Sports Massage FAQs
Do I have to be Sporty to enjoy the benefits of Sports Massage? No, Sports Massage can be beneficial to anyone who experiences neck, back, shoulder, leg pain.
What Happens in A typical Session? The therapist will complete a questionnaire with the patient, attaining background information, medical history, purpose of the visit. The therapist will then look at the patient’s posture and may perform some tests which may include gait analysis to help assess the patient’s range of movement.
What do I need to do after a session? Massage helps to release waste products from soft tissues, therefore it is advisable to avoid alcohol and other toxic substances as well as drinking plenty of water to help the body to eliminate these waste products. It is normal to feel a little tender or ‘heavy’ in the areas that have been worked on for a couple of days & for deeper treatment up to a week. Contact the therapist for advice with any concerns you have following the treatment.
Why do I have to do exercises between sessions? You will normally be given exercises such as stretching, proprioceptive (balance and movement patterning) and strengthening to perform in between sessions. These will help you to improve the way you move and perform, reduce the rehabilitation time and help to prevent recurring injuries.
How Many Sessions will I need? This depends on a number of factors including diet, stress-levels, sleep pattern, training/exercise & repetitive movements and therefore varies according to the condition.
The tape that was applied is itchy and uncomfortable what should I do? Sometimes the glue on tape causes an allergic reaction, if you experience any itching, swelling or redness, remove the tape, wash the area with your normal shower gel or soap and if symptoms do not ease or get worst contact your General Practitioner or a Pharmacist for advice.