DEEP TISSUE SPORTS MASSAGE

What is a Deep Tissue Sports Massage?

A sports massage is more invigorating than a standard 'relaxation' style massage and the goal is to prepare, treat and maintain the athlete. It is geared towards athletes, although anyone who regularly works out in the gym or exercises will benefit from this.

Some of my more common massage clients are those who suffer back pains from a poor posture being sat down at a desk/PC or who stand up for long periods of time. I also help releif sciatic pains often caused by tight muscles putting uneccessary pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing pain and numbness.

Sports Massage can be broken down into 3 main groups...

Pre-Event

Quick, energetic techniques are used to enhance an athlete’s warm up. This will increase circulation, stimulate the muscles and increase flexibility and range of motion. This reduces muscle p[ain and soreness and preps the athlete for their performance.

Post Event

A more calming technique is used to aid muscles in returning to their natural state. This can also bring the athlete down from the adrenaline of performing. Circulation is increased to aid in elimination of toxins to prevent muscle soreness, fatigue and spasms.

Maintenance

This uses different techniques to aid an athlete throughout their training. Myofacial release, neuromuscular therapy, orthopaedic sports and PNF stretching all help to keep the athlete in top shape. Some techniques are used to aid during certain injuries as well.

30 minute Sports Massage - £30

60 minute Sports Massage - £40

90 minute Sports Massage - £60

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Location...

Most of my hours are spend training my 121 clients in at the gym. As such I do not offer my Sports Massages in the surroundings of a typical massage parlour or clinical setting.

I will set up a massage table (with towels, oils, etc) in one of the Consultation Rooms at The Gym Group on Deansgate (M3 4EN) where inductions and consultations take place. The room will be private with no interuptions during your massage. I will typically only perform Sports Massages at the gym when trying to fit an appointment between my PT Sessions.

Or more commonly they take place at my Home in Ancoats. Most people prefer this setting, with no interuptions or gym noise, a relaxing atmorphere and chilled out background music with diffused aromatherapy and chillout mood lighting.

What to expect in a typical Sports Massage...

I will meet and greet you at the front of my apartment complex. Before your first Sports Massage I will ask you to fill out a short but basic health questionnaire, in particular to identify any injuries, aches or pains you have that I will need to be aware of before your massage begins.

When ready, I will leave the room to allow you to change and position yourself on the massage table, with towels and head/face pillows. For full body and/or leg massages, please be sure to wear short shorts or short underware to allow access to your upper legs during the massage. For back only massages, please wear shorts or trousers you feel comfortable in.

Your Sports Massage will be themes around your requirements, and will of course target any problem areas you have mentioned. It is advised that you ideally do not drink alcohol for 24 hours following your massage or engage in a strenuous weights workout. I strongly recommend you drink plenty of water following your massage to help rid the body of toxins released into your lymphatic system.

Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist

With over 12 years experience as a full time Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist, I am also in a unique position to offer additional advice and support with any issues you are experiencing. These can including both showing and assisting you with various stretches to improve your flexibility and posture. I will also be able to suggest various nutritional interventions you may wish to consider, as many issues, which can include things such as muscle soreness, muscle tightness, sciatic and nerve pains, joint pains, slow muscle heeling, regular cramping, and many others, are often strongly linked to deficiencies in particular nutrients.

Feel free to drop me an email today to book your Sports Massage

or to ask any questions you have...

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