A massage targetting specific muscle groups, ligaments and tendons. You call this a ‘sports massage’ but I call it a “sorts massage” as it will sort you out.

Get rid of the ankle and knee pain holding you back or that backache that talks to you when you least want it to speak!

This specific therapy is always based around the exercise you do or competitions you want to attend, so I assess and treat the cause of the issue.  Deep tissue, soft tissue, active stretching to help muscle fibres, warmth or cold and gentle manipulation is key to helping you be pain-free and get to the cause of any pain. It will vary from person to person. 

This treatment is recommended for you if you are a runner, cyclist or rower or if you participate in regular sports.  (If you are not the sporty, competitive type, I would recommend my a general remedial or relaxation massage to help ease general aches throughout the whole body)

You will need help to maintain your flexibility and strength, reduce pain and move forward with your personal exercise goals. 

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The aim of this massage is to help muscle groups affected by strenuous exercise or athletic activities.   Lactic acid or lactate can build up and cause further aches and over-exercising can increase free radicals* in the muscles.  So whilst you may feel healthier from exercise you may also experience backache, sore gluts, hamstrings, calves and elbows.

Treating sports related issues DOES NOT HAVE TO HURT.  That is what put me off in the past! Muscles and ligaments love it when when we take it easy to help them release blockages and tension.  Unnessary pressure and pain causes the muscle to tense up as it reacts to what it thinks is a treat.  Muscle memory is very clever and will respond to limited pressure or manipulation.

Over the past 8 years, I have worked successfully with cyclists, runners, tennis players, horse riders and yoga instructors.  Whilst half of you hate to admit you overdo things, I do not judge but help you physically get to your goals.  If you want to run 10 marathons in 10 weeks, we can discuss the plan for that.  If you want to exercise consistently but a niggling knee or ankle issue is holding you back, then we will work with that on a different level.  If you just want to get out of bed each day and walk up the Looe hills at a leisurely pace but cannot, then I can help achieve that too.

The technique I use is deep tissue massage but also gentle manipulation and trigger point release of smaller areas to restore the muscle and surrounding ligaments to their ‘normal’ positions.

People also underestimate the issues which come from another parts of the body.  For example, I see people with knee pain and it is coming from their hips and lower back.  Or it could be creeping up from your ankles if your skeleton is out of balance.  Ask yourself this-is the pain on the inside or outside of my knee?  Does it hurt to stand up from sitting or just when I run?  Does it hurt to walk uphill? Does it affect me when the weather changes?  So many factors can come into this but I am experienced enough to work out the best reason and result for you. Give me a try and see what we can do.

Once we relax the central nervous system, your muscles and heart will respond better to the therapy.   Therefore, I will ALWAYS include a back massage in my treatments to get the best results.  We work with issue of concern first as this can often take up the full session time.  I use my own mixed essential oils for muscle ache as these complement and can help warm, sooth or cool the muscle groups concerned.

We will do a full assessment beforehand to avoid aggravating any weak areas or existing injuries during the session.

You may need further sessions but following your treatment, I can also suggest one or two specific stretches to take away to do in your own time and a continual plan to help you reach your goals.

The more I get to know you, the better your treatment plan as we can both be honest about what is or is not working for you and amend the sessions depending on what your response is.

Overall, I do get results or I will give your money back within a week.

I am just walking distance from town within West Looe. Up the Polperro Road, past Polean Lane and the first turning on the right hand side. I accept appointments at 7pm to allow those who are working to benefit.

Give me a call to discuss your competition and sports goals 07903 215524 email christine@makingyouhealthier.com
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* Free Radicals cause cell damage and oxidative stress. Eating foods or taking supplements with antioxidants will prevent cellular damage and strengthen your body’s defenses.

 

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