Swindon Osteopath fully registered and specialising in Musculoskeletal pain and Sports Massage

T: 07860 568 946
E: info@swindon-osteo.co.uk

T: 07860 568 946   E: info@swindon-osteo.co.uk

Sports Massage

First Visit – 45 Minutes £35.00
Follow Up Visits – 30 Minutes £30.00

Sports Massage is a deep tissue treatment that can help alleviate muscular aches and pains whether obtained from bad posture, sports injuries and fatigue or simply a bad night’s sleep! The treatments typically last for 30 minutes and help with:

  • Releasing muscle tension
  • Restoring muscular balance
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Relaxation

There are three main techniques in sports massage. Effleurage, petrissage and frictions. The majority of these techniques are aimed to be used in the direction of the heart, in keeping with the direction of venous and lymphatic flow. However, sometimes it is necessary for cross sectional techniques in order to stretch and pull the fibres (these techniques are used briefly).

Trigger pointing and myofascial release can also be used which can involve focal points of pressure and very light superficial pulling. Hacking and cupping techniques are also used which are highly stimulating and help warm the muscles up.

Does it hurt?

Some of the techniques such as trigger pointing and friction work can be a little uncomfortable. This is different for everyone as it all depends on the state of the tissues to start with, the treatment needed and individual pain perception. Massages can be light to help with blood flow and muscular relaxation or contain the deeper techniques to promote re modelling of fibrous tissue and release tense muscles.

I’m in lots of pain, is sports massage appropriate?

Sports massage is not appropriate for acute/chronic, severe pain without a diagnosis (unless referred by a primary care practitioner with a diagnosis).