During your Sports massage treatment
Your therapist may begin with a postural and gait analysis, and will discuss your medical history and any current injuries. This treatment takes place on a table, so you will need to undress and will be covered with a towel. Sports massage uses oil, cream or wax to work into deep pressure points, so the experience can be very intense at times.
Sports massage techniques
Your therapist will use a combination of trigger point techniques, cross-fibre friction and myofascial release, alongside joint mobilisations and stretches. Sports massages combine elements of Swedish massage and Deep Tissue massage to improve blood flow to your muscles and increase oxygen levels in the body.
After your Sports massage
Following your massage, your muscles may feel sore for a day or two, though it may also help to alleviate existing soreness. Take a warm bath, ensure you get adequate rest and drink plenty of water. Never put strain on muscles that are already feeling tender.