If you get a severe injury during your sport, such as concussion from a blow to the head, or a deep cut, you should go the Accident and Emergency Department at the hospital.
If the injury does not require immediate medical attention, but causes severe pain, swelling or numbness you should go to your GP or NHS walk-in centre.
For other injury you should follow the P.R.I.C.E procedure (Protect, Rest. Ice. Compression and Elevation) for the first 24-48hrs prior to consulting a sports massage and remedial therapist.
What should I expect from a treatment?
Sport and remedial massage works directly with the body’s soft tissues.
During the massage your muscles will be explored and you may discover areas of tenderness that you were unaware of. Any discomfort should only be in areas where there is a problem and it should feel like a good pain. Some techniques used will be different to what you may have experienced before, but I always adapt to your body and comfort zone.
Common advice after a sports massage includes warming the treated area with a hot water bottle or a hot bath, drinking plenty of water and undertaking gentle yet progressive stretching.
What should I wear?
I massage with towels and only expose the treatment area. Therefore you should wear underwear in which you feel comfortable. Some people prefer to wear shorts or a bikini/sports bra.
I use a hypoallergenic massage cream/ wax but if you do have an allergy please let me know.
How often should I have a massage?
How often you have a massage is your choice.
Some people make it part of their weekly training schedule or find that a weekly massage helps to control their stress levels.
Others find that a maintenance treatment every few weeks works well.
I don’t do sport, is sports massage for me?
You don’t have to do a sport to benefit from sport and remedial massage.
Anyone who suffers from muscular aches and pains whether they are a result of training or every day activities can benefit from sport and remedial massage.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Missed appointments will be charged for unless 24 hours notice is given.
Can my child have treatment?
Clients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent who will be required to sign a consent form.
Are there Sports & Remedial massage regulators?
Yes. I am registered with:
SMA – Sports Massage Association
ISRM – The Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage