Sports massage is like a reset for your body, ensuring it performs at its best when you need it most
The aim of sports massage is to reduce pain and improve freedom of movement. So whether or not you do sports, if you’ve got any aches or niggles, then a session or a series can help relieve these.
I apply a ‘treatment with intention’ method, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. After an assessment, I’ll plan your treatment and the appropriate techniques to meet your goals. It’s important to see the bigger picture with massage. In many instances, your massage isn’t just a massage – it’s troubleshooting, it’s helping you find ways to stretch and move areas which feel restricted, and there may be homecare (exercises or stretches for you to in your own time).
To get the best results from a sports massage, I’ll ask you some questions before we start, and after I might also give you simple exercises to continue with. Where applicable, I might also use kinesiology tape to help prolong the effects.
How is sports massage different from deep tissue massage?
Sports massage targets certain issues or areas which are causing problems. Often, there’s a bit of detective work which happens, as I’ll try to find out why you’re having these aches and pains, especially if they reoccur. And then, I’ll work with you to help reduce these in future. Often, deep tissue massage can be a general, full body massage, which focuses on relaxation Someone once told me that ‘sports massage had fewer candles and whale music!’
I offer sports masssage and postnatal massage in Islington.
Head to The Pelvic Academy to book a sport massage or postnatal massage appointment with me.
If you have any questions, please send me a message.
I don’t have any ‘problem’ areas – will I still benefit?
Absolutely. Massage can be great for relieving tension you didn’t know you had as well as improving mood and feelings of wellbeing. If you lead a busy life, it can help you find time to unwind.
Do you do pre and postnatal massage?
I’m not currently prenatal qualified, but I can still work with you once you’ve had your baby. Postnatal massage can really help soothe your aching back and shoulders and make you feel more ‘you’ again. And if you fall asleep on the table, I won’t mind! As well as helping alleviate tight spots such as in your lower back, hips, back or neck, it can also help you reconnect with your stomach muscles.
Unfortunately, babies aren’t allowed in the treatment room.
Do you also do pre and post-event massage?
Yes, I do. Massage before an event can help you physically and mentally prepare and reduce injuries. Massage after an event can improve your recovery time and get you moving without feeling so ‘creaky’.
Message me to discuss your requirements – it can be beneficial to have a series of massages in the lead-up to your event.
Is sports massage painful?
This isn’t a ‘no pain, no gain’ session. Massage doesn’t have to be painful to be beneficial and in fact, too much pain can have the opposite effort and cause you to tense up. That’s not what we’re aiming for!