Do I have to participate in a sport to need a sports Massage?
No, everyone can benefit from a Sports Massage. Stress, posture, working from a desk, pregnancy etc all contribute to muscle strain & tension that can be relieved through good professional sports massage regardless of lifestyle, fitness or age.
How frequently should I have a Sports Massage?
If it is assist your training approx every 1 - 4 weeks are advised. If you have an injury, it will depend on other factors that will be discussed. Generally, for muscle stress/maintenance I say to my clients that they should book a session only when feel they require one.
Do you do home visits?
Yes , but there will be a travelling charge per visit.
Does it hurt?
Sports Massage should be delivered to the clients tolerance, so generally no. Although, there may be some circumstances where it may be slightly uncomfortable (injury, after a big event etc). experience a little discomfort afterwards until your muscles have settled from the treatment.
Will I be naked during the Sports Massage?
No, you will be draped with towels throughout the session. Your modesty will be protected at all times.
I have heard of some companies hiring masseurs for their staff, how do I arrange for you to come?
Corporate Sports Massage to relieve stress & tension is becoming extremely popular & if you are lucky enough to have a very caring Manager / boss, then they contact me directly. Also, there should be an appropriate room available.
Corporate massages will be designed around the time available, usually 20 / 30 mins per staff member is the most common session.
Should I stretch before or after a race?
This issue has always been debated. I personally feel that if you have a few minutes before a run then it is better to warm up by jogging slowly than just stretching. I
think that stretching is more beneficial after an event when the muscles are warmer, but if you have the time before an event you will benefit from both a warm up and
then light stretches.
If there are any other questions or concerns then please contact me directly.