WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports Massage has an overall aim of treatment to help enhance the athlete's performance at whatever level the sports person has reached. This can be achieved by helping to prevent injury, to identify potential overuse injuries, improve the athlete's self awareness and to help increase flexibility.
If you are a sports performer at any level, a targeted sports massage can be beneficial at various stages when competing in sports events. For example:
● The conditioning / training phase
● Pre competition
● Inter competition
● Post competition
● Post travel
● Injury prevention
● Injury recovery
Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise, whether you exercise socially or compete at an international level; sports massage may have something to offer you.
Rachael Hufton is our in-house sports massage therapist. Rachel qualified from the London School of Sports Massage and holds a Level 4 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.
She employs a variety of techniques in her treatments including deep tissue massage, neuromuscular techniques and active and passive soft tissue release. Rachael can also advise on suitable home-based stretches to further aid recovery or prevent injury.
During her 12 years of experience, Rachael has helped a huge variety of people overcome their aches and pains and achieve their individual goals. She provides treatments for sporty and non-sporty alike; her clients have ranged from Iron Man competitors to professional singers, Pilates instructors to ultra-marathon runners, desk workers to builders.
Rachael is available on Tuesdays and Thursday and offers a 1 hr sports massage for £58 or 40 minutes for £45.