What should I do if I get an injury?

  • 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. 

Allergies?

  • 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

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