FAQs Is a Sports Massage just for Sports players? No. Many injuries and tension are caused by bad posture or overuse of muscles due to heavy lifting or sitting at a desk. A deep tissue sports massage can be really helpful to alleviate these general aches and pains. I have lots of clients who come to me that have a sore back from bad posture or from sitting at a desk all day. I can help you no matter how active you are. Is a Sports Massage for suitable for all ages? Absolutely. Should someone under the age of 18 need a sports massage I ask that a parent or guardian attends with them and sits in for the duration of the massage. The pressure of the massage will be adjusted for each client so come along so I can help with those aches and pains. What should I expect? We will fill in a client consultation form outlining any medical conditions, doctors details and your personal details. You will also undergo a postural assessment and some range of movement tests prior to the massage. We will discuss and explain the treatment prior to starting so you are happy with the proposed treatment. Is a Sports Massage painful? Yes and no. You may have heard people say 'sports massage is painful but its a good pain'. As we will be working on areas of tension it is normal to feel a bit of pain but if you feel like crawling off the couch and screaming then no the massage shouldn't feel like that. As pain is a personal emotion that everyone tolerates pain differently, as a therapist I am sensitive to this and I change my techniques accordingly making sure that every client gets the most out of the treatment. Throughout the massage I will check that the pressure is ok but feel free to tell me if it is too much and I will ease off. What should I wear? Shorts and a t-shirt. How often do I need a massage? This differs for every individual and for every injury. After your first appointment we will discuss a treatment plan Is there anytime that you shouldn't have a massage? There are times that a massage should be avoided. If you have things like an open wound, fracture, rash then you may still be able to have a massage just avoiding the affected area. However if you have an infection or circulatory disorders it may be best to avoid a massage or check with your doctor first if a massage is appropriate. Should you want to discuss if a massage is suitable for you, please give me a call and we can discuss further.