Sports and deep tissue massage
What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure.

It has many benefits including;

  • Helping to loosen muscle tension

  • Aiding the release of toxins from muscles

  • Allowing blood and oxygen to circulate properly throughout the body

  • Helping to increase flexibility

Before your first treatment a detailed consultation will be carried out to make sure the massage is tailored to your exact needs.

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy which utilises deep tissue techniques, with the aim of reducing muscular tension, discomfort and pain. During a sports massage the Therapist may use a variety of soft tissue techniques based upon their assessment findings of your presenting issues which will contribute towards ensuring that you obtain the most benefit from your massage.

It is a common misconception that sports massage is only for elite athletes. Starting a new fitness regime or increasing the time, intensity and/or frequency of exercise can leave muscles feeling increasingly tight and sore over time.

Poor posture and stress can also often lead to tension in the neck and shoulders. A lot of the time it is linked to our daily routine such as sitting at a computer desk, carrying children around, gardening, or driving for long periods.

It has many benefits including;

  • Releasing muscle tension

  • Supporting good posture

  • Reducing muscular pain

  • Reducing muscle stiffness and soreness - including DOMS after exercise or daily activities

​For sports massage at your first appointment we will go through a new assessment /consultation which takes around 20 – 25 minutes depending on the area of focus. Whilst is included in the cost of your massage you will need to allow this additional time onto the length of your appointment.

 

Appointments are available for male and female clients in Fordingbridge.

COVID19 update

Following the updated government guidance massage appointments are  now available. I will be using the following protocol to ensure the safety of myself and clients.

  • Clients will screened against current Covid19 identified symptoms on booking of appointments

  • Clients will be temperature checked with an infrared thermometer on arrival.

  • Antibacterial hand gel/hand wash facilities will be available for clients use on arrival.

  • I will be wearing a mask and clear face visor during your treatment. 

  • Clients will be asked to wear a face mask during treatment.

  • Payment will be via electronic means only - I have a card machine available.

  • Full decontamination of equipment and the room will take place before and after massage treatment so appointments will be well spaced to allow time for this.

Although i operate a women's focused fitness business Sports Massage appointments are also available for male clients.