Services

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of soft tissue therapy that despite its name is not only beneficial for those involved in sports and competition. It may help improve circulation, increase muscle tone and remodel scar tissue after injury. The aim is to relieve any symptoms and improve function and range of motion thus hopefully preventing injury.

Human

Sports Massage

Initial Consultation – in the first appointment a full medical history is taken as well as lifestyle questions. Any relevant physical assessments will be carried out as well as a postural analysis followed by the massage session. The first appointment is approximately 60 minutes. Following this initial intake appointment, massages are either 30 or 60 minutes in length depending on what is recommended for your individual needs.

60 minute massage – usually for full body massage or if there are several areas of concern to address.

30 minute massage – Great for either back, neck and shoulders or legs, or if there is one particular are that needs working on.

Equine

Sports Massage

Our Equine sessions are not timed but typically take around 60 minutes (first appointment may be longer to allow forms to be completed). The session will always include a gait analysis and full body assessment as well as a full body massage.

Canine

Sports Massage

Sessions with your dog take place either on a table or floor depending on the size of dog and where they are most comfortable. Sessions are not for a specific length of time but usually take around 45 – 60 minutes of which about 30 minutes is massage time. This may be longer but it depends on the tolerance and attention span of your dog as we always want it to be a positive experience. (first appointments may take longer to allow forms to be completed). The rest of the session is made up of a gait analysis and setting up the massage area.

Pregnancy Massage

Massage during the second and third trimester is extremely beneficial. Not only does it focus on the soft tissue but has the added benefits of aiding relaxation as well as the oils having a moisturising effect on the skin particularly important as your body changes shape during pregnancy. During pregnancy your position during the massage is modified to make sure the session is both comfortable and safe for your baby. Pressure is lighter than a conventional sports massage as hormones already have an affect on the soft tissue, however the aim is still to leave you feeling at your best and to help any issues that may arise or be exacerbated during pregnancy.

60 minute massage – usually for full body massage or if there are several areas of concern to address.

30 minute massage – Great for either back, neck and shoulders or legs, or if there is one particular are that needs working on.

Myofascial Release

A slow and gentle technique, myofascial release (MFR) is used to an extent during all of our sessions, especially for animals as it is particularly effective over sensitive areas without being too uncomfortable for the patient. Some clients ask specifically for this technique alone and it is great for those who may not tolerate the usual deeper sports massage techniques, such as people with fibromyalgia or horses who have had spinal or saddle issues. Fascia is the membrane that covers everything in the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone and organs. MFR gently stretches this fascia and may remove any areas of scar tissue or adhesions and so aiming to restore function and circulation and relieve symptoms.

Veterinary Consent

Under the Veterinary surgeons act a licensed veterinarian must give consent or a direct referral before an animal can have a sports massage session. This is easily done via our consent form which can be downloaded from our downloads section or will be sent to you once you have booked your appointment.

Price List

Sports Massage / Pregnancy Massage

Initial Consultation – £30

30 Minutes – £30

60 Minutes – £45

Equine Massage – £40

Canine Massage – £30