Steve has been treating injured sportsmen and women for 39 years, became a full member of the register of Massage Therapists in 1979 and qualified at The Reade School of Manipulative Therapy in Swedish massage the same year.
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension built up in the body’s soft tissues during physical exercise. Where injuries occur, massage can help break them down – furthermore, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often hinder performance and achievement.
Those in physically demanding or stressful jobs (which can present similar symptoms to sports injuries) will also benefit from sports massage, since it tends to be deeper and more intense – it incorporates Swedish massage and a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu.
The G5 massage machine Steve uses is particularly effective in speeding up the healing process, since it increases blood flow to the skin, stimulates circulation and aids the removal of lactic acid from the muscles and consequently relaxes them.
Why opt for a sports massage:
- General tension
- Injury – sports massage can speed heeling and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process
- Stressed/tired muscles
- Pre-post sports event
- Improving flexibility and range of movement
- Sports injury treatment half hour £35
- Sports injury treatment one hour £60
- Massage, half hour treatment £ 35
- Massage, one hour treatment £ 60