Being seen early can make the difference between an injury keeps on recurring and one that is nipped in the bud. Leaving things to develop without any advice or professional opinions can be costly for people, especially those who play sports.
What is a Sports Massage?
If you’ve never had a sports massage before, you might be a little unsure about what makes it different to a standard massage treatment.
A sports massage is specifically tailored for athletes and is essential for those who take part in intensive training or are suffering from muscle aches and pains. This type of massage assists in the treatment of sports injuries and helps improve the health of connective tissues and muscles. Regular sport massages are recommended in order to boost your mobility, muscle recovery and posture.
Do I need a Sports Massage?
The earlier you receive treatment after an injury or after you’ve noticed a bit of muscle tension, the sooner you can get back on track. Don’t ignore a strain until it gets too painful – our sports massages can nip your muscular issues in the bud.
Although we specialise in treating athletes, as a non-athlete, you could benefit from this kind of massage if:
- You are experiencing muscle pain
- Your muscles are tense or feel stiff
- You have localised muscle pain, such as a stiff neck or bad back
- You simply want to relax
From sports professionals to office workers, a sports massage could be just the thing you need to fix any kind of muscle tension, whether it’s a pesky strain or a painful pulled muscle.
Our specialists understand that every client is different and will work with you to ensure that you get exactly the treatment that you need. You will get a massage tailored to your specific needs – whether it be a full body muscle massage or specific area.
Will a Sports Massage Hurt?
Whatever your issue or injury is, our sports injury specialists will assess you and your injury to work out exactly what is needed to make things better. That means we might want to ask a couple of questions about your lifestyle – such as how many hours a day you spend sitting at a desk – and your training habits. It might be that you require another one of our services instead. We strive to ensure that our clients receive the right treatments and will consult with you so that we can always recommend the right one.
During the sports massage you may be asked to move around or change positions, so that problem areas can be treated in the right way. Sports massages have earned a bit of a reputation for being painful. While initial treatments can be a little challenging, repeated sessions reap ample rewards for your body and your mobility.
How do I Book a Sport Massage?
It’s simple; call us or fill in our contact form and your assigned athlete services manager will arrange an appointment for you. Even if you are not a member you can still contact us and reception will help book an appointment for you.
Since being an athlete means you need speedy responses and no clashes with training, PB Athlete Services arranges appointments to fit around your lifestyle – and as quickly as possible. If you require regular treatment, we’ll set up flexible or fixed times according to your needs.
We can provide sports massage treatment to individuals, teams and clubs.
If you are an athlete services team member you can receive significant discount on the costs of your X-rays as well as other diagnostic testing. If you book your appointment through your athlete services manager they will advise you on what your membership entitles you to. Please remember to state your name and your Athlete number when you arrange this.