Sports massage is a variety of soft tissue mobilisation, massage strokes and myofascial release techniques applied with the aim of reducing pain and improving movement.
Mostly it feels pleasant, at times it can be uncomfortable and occasionally it is painful. Treatment however is very safe and rewarding; both physically and psychologically. At MOVE you are always in control though, if something is too sore or pressure not deep enough; you just tell us!
Many athletes with demanding training and people with busy lifestyles, find sports massage a vital part of keeping their body painfree and fully functional. Think of it a well deserved treat for your body in return for all the amazing things it does for you.
For some it’s an occasional treat for others it’s a regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly affair. Choose whatever suits you budget, schedule and body best.
We offer 3 appointment lengths at MOVE:
30mins: Enough time to do one body region really well. Best for those a little short on time.
60mins: Our most popular massage slot. An hour allows plenty of time to work several areas, explore some deeper restrictions and generally take your massage to the next level.
90mins: If it’s quicker to list the bits that don’t hurt than the ones that do this is the slot for you! 1.5hrs of massage induced nirvana. It’s also useful for those who can’t make it in for regular treatments.
Your first appointment will start with a short interview to establish your relevant medical history and priority areas for treatment. For treatment itself you will be asked to undress to your underwear or shorts/vest top. You will mostly be lying down for treatment but it’s not entirely passive, you will be asked to move, stretch etc at times during the treatment. You will remain in charge throughout treatment, open communication between therapist and client is vital to maximise effects of treatment