Sports Massage

An aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient

Sports massage uses a variety of techniques and pressure to help prevent injury and in some cases to speed up recovery time post injury.

In the world of sport it is generally agreed that a complete training programme should not just include exercise, but also regular massage. Different sports use muscle groups in different ways, a sports massage is often tailored to each individual’s activities.

A sports massage is not just for athletes and can benefit anyone doing any type of exercise. What are the benefits? A sports massage can relax muscles, relieve any swelling around joints, boost circulation and the immune system so that the body heals more quickly, improve flexibility and body strength, reduce heart rate and blood pressure and increase circulation and lymph flow,

Although sports massage is aimed at people who push their bodies through exercise, it can benefit those that don’t exercise. If you’re running around with small children all the time, or you have a physically demanding job, a regular sports massage may help you with general aches and stiffness. Sports massage is often prescribed by doctors to treat back or muscle strain or as part of a rehabilitation programme for people who’ve had an injury. After injuries sports massage can make recovery easier and reduce risks of further injury.

Contraindications

As with all types of massage there may be contraindications.

Massage therapists are trained to recognise when and whether a massage will do their client more harm than good. If such a situation arises, you will be referred on to another health professional.

Aftercare

You may feel a bit sore, after a sports massage, so allow time for rest and recovery.

Massage can have a dehydrating effect on the body, but you can combat this by drinking plenty of water before and afterwards.

 

Holistic/Swedish Massage

Uses a variety of specially developed techniques to ease tension, aching and stiffness in all the different muscle groups of the body.

Facials & Facial Acupressure

Addresses many levels, including toning muscles, energy balance and flow, specific point remedies, general wellness, skin tone and circulation

Corporate/Worplace and Event Massage

An onsite chair massage is an increasingly popular way to increase the feeling of wellbeing in a workplace.

Terms and Conditions

Initial Consultation

During your first treatment, a full consultation will be completed to understand your lifestyle, medical and personal details. Any contraindications will be assessed and any treatments adapted accordingly. For a Sports Massage both a postural assessment and further testing will be conducted to understand the current range of movement to understand which muscles need to be addressed, so a specific treatment plan can be devised.

Aftercare advice will be given to help prolong the positive effects of the massage. Stretches may be advised to help the muscle recover and improve. Further aftercare is available on this website.

Cancellation Policy

Please give 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Cancellations within 24 hours will incur a 50% treatment charge.

Gift Vouchers

FHT Approved gift vouchers are available and can be purchased in any denomination. Vouchers can also be purchased online.
Expiry dates apply. Cancellation charges apply.

Data Protection

All the information captured during the consultation is stored according to the Data Protection Act 1998. Information will not be passed on to any third parties.