What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage uses a variety of skills adopted from different massage techniques. The prime objective of sports massage is to alleviate tension and stress that has built up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. It is designed to improve circulation and lymphatic flow, remove waste and alter muscle tone and length. Where minor injuries and lesions have occurred, sports massage can break these down quickly and effectively. It can help prevent niggling injuries and areas of tension which often get in the way of performance, achievements or just daily function.
It is important, therefore, to realise this treatment is not just for the sports person. It can also benefit not only those individuals who have physically demanding jobs but those who experience occupational, emotional and postural stresses which may lead to similar complaints.
It should be stressed that sports massage is not designed to be relaxing and calming, it has a therapeutic aim. It tends to be deeper and more intense and as a result you may feel a little sore afterwards. This should however leave your body feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Our skilled therapists will bring together a blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment in order to bring about optimum performance, recovery and long term rehabilitation.Sports Massage Fees£32 for 30 minute treatment
£48 for 60 minute treatment
The Sports Massage Practitioners
Bsc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science, L3 Diploma Instructing Matwork Pilates (REPs Registered Instructor),
L3 Diploma Sports Massage
After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science, Katherine studied to gain a diploma in Sports massage. Working within a multidisciplinary team Katherine has gained hands on experience treating musculoskeletal injuries, and designing individual rehabilitation programmes to assist with an individual’s recovery and return to sport or full function. She is currently working with a local Rugby team and has taken part in a number of Sporting events such as the Cambridge half marathon treating participants.Kat has always been actively involved in participating and coaching Sport and Exercise. This has allowed her to enjoy promoting the benefits of physical activity and seeing the results it has to offer. In her spare time you can find Kat at the beach out on the water windsurfing.
BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science (completion May 2018), L4 Certificate Sports Massage, L3 Diploma Personal Training, L4 Cancer Rehab Exercise Specialist, British Weight Lifting Level 1 Coach.
Amy is qualified as a L4 sports massage therapist, personal trainer, cancer rehabilitation exercise specialist, and a British weightlifting L1 coach. Additionally, she is about to graduate from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. She has gained hands on treatment and training experience, working one-to-one with clients, athletes and sporting teams including Portsmouth FC.
Amy treats musculoskeletal injuries, designs rehabilitation programmes and delivers injury prevention strategies to assist with full recovery or the optimisation of performance. She is able to complement this with training programmes working on movement, mobility, strength and power development.
If she isn’t working, you’ll find Amy in the gym lifting weights, out cycling or running in the countryside, or curled up reading a good book.
After receiving a sports massage at The Totalcare Clinic, whether it is a 30 minute or 60 minute massage, we will stamp your loyalty card. Once you have six loyalty stamps we will pay for your next 30 mins Sports Massage treatment.