Alex Starkie Level 5 MTI Sports & Remedial Massage
" Massage is an investment in your athletic success"
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Sports massage can play an important role in the physical and psychological well being as well as reducing everyday aches and pains, the benefits of sports massage are numerous and it isn't just for athletes, it can benfit anyone who feels tight and tense by releasing tension and restoring balance to the muscular-skeletal system.
Alex will target his sessions to your injury or tense area, he will look at the biomechanical and physical needs of your body, incorporated in the sports massage session may be stretches and exercises to maintain the gain from your massage, treatment time will vary to suit your needs and may take 45 min to 60 mins for assement and massage.
For athletes and the sportsperson: we recommend not having the massage the day before your event, look at the 7 day window prior to your event, booking a session a few months is ideal so you'll know how your body responds to sports massage, this will reduce the risk of race/match day soreness.
Sports massage doesn't have to hurt to be beneficial!
We encourage patient/masseuse interaction, the massage technique is firm (as opposed to holistic massage) to break down adhesions and scar tissue, it should not be a full hour of eyewatering pain!
Post-session soreness can be normal, be relieving muscle tension, the body will begin to heal and recover. Soreness will probably last 48 hours and we recommend that no heavy exercise session is undertaken within this period.
We recommend to patients with regular training schedules and competition to have regular massage as part of their training plan, this can also be said for patients who have active jobs or those who sit at desks for long periods of the day or drive long distances for a living.
Massage is an investment!
What to bring:
Shorts and loose fitting sports trousers, women can bring a vest top, we also have clinical gowns for the comfort of our female patients.