Sports Massage Treatments From The Lycium Centre
DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE?
ARE YOU IN PAIN AS A RESULT OF A SPORTING EVENT OR INJURY?
ARE YOU FEELING SORE AFTER STARTING A NEW EXERCISE REGIME?
Try our sports massage session...
At The Lycium Centre in Bangor, we offer an extensive range of therapies and clinical experience in the treatment of Sports Injuries. In fact, we were the first therapy clinic in Bangor (est. 1995) to offer massage, acupuncture and mobilisation in the same treatment.
WHY PUT UP WITH PAIN OR DISCOMFORT?
It is, after all, your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Best to get it handled. The sooner the better.
I offer personalised sports injury massage treatments here in Bangor. Treatment is designed to reduce and eliminate pain - allowing you to both attain and maintain your optimal degree of flexibility and performance.
WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports Massage is an extremely effective deep tissue massage which incorporates a wide range of mobilisation techniques - tailored to your own needs. As such, it is excellent for loosening up tight muscles, breaking up knots and adhesions in soft tissues and relieving pain.
It is NOT just for athletes. Many home activities such as gardening or decorating can result in similar issues such as back and neck tension and pain. These too can benefit from sports massage.
During your treatment with me I can also share with you many exercises and techniques I have learned over the last 30 years. Some of these - you can do at home - will further enhance your rehabilitation and wellbeing.
Massage/ Advanced Massage in the 1980’s morphed into a myriad of different massage forms each with their own label. Each form evolved and new techniques were added and new names coined.
This powerful manipulative treatment is used to great effect in the treatment of Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee pain.
SPORTS MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
These techniques help to rehabilitate and promote pliability. They are used to maintain or increase range of motion within a joint and release tension. May include slow controlled movements (e.g. stretching) to target tight or injured area or rapid movement (e.g. friction) for stimulation.
SOFT TISSUE RELEASE
Advanced massage technique widely used in assessing and stretching to ease pain and tension from tired, taut or overworked muscles. Very safe technique and invaluable in helping to overcome excessive spasm or tightness.
Promotes the flow of interstitial fluid to enhance daily recovery and treat injuries of soft tissue (muscle fibres, tendons, & fascia). Affords decongestion and improves circulation of blood and lymph.
Key Chinese Medicine tool used to invigorate body energy and support recovery and maintenance of Qi (Life Force). After an in-depth consultation and diagnosis, single-use, very fine needles are inserted at specific points to dispel pain, release tension and strengthen the body.
Can be used with or without acupuncture needles to apply heat to acupoints and thereby stimulate the body’s own healing process.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SPORTS MASSAGE?
I have treated a wide range of injuries resulting from rugby, football, golf, skiing, power-lifting, cycling, swimming, running, tennis and gym workouts - to name a few.
But, it is not just for sporty athletes. Many of us have deskbound jobs or jobs that require many hours of driving.
Similarly, repetitive movement such as decorating, gardening and DIY can all take their toll and can cause injury and pain. These too can benefit from a sports massage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE SPORTS MASSAGES ONLY FOR SPORTS INJURIES?
Not at all. Many different people, young and old, active or deskbound can benefit. It is ideal for releasing muscular tension and improving mobility and vitality.
CAN SPORTS MASSAGE HELP PREVENT INJURY?
Yes it can. Remember it is loosening you and making you more supple and flexible. It is only when someone is tight and not ‘warmed-up’ or overdoing it that most injuries occur.
ROUGHLY HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Varies depending on the length of treatment. Can be 20 - 60 minutes … depending on who you go to. My sessions are usually 60 minutes and I charge around £50.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A SPORTS MASSAGE?
Depends if you have an issue (injury) or a long-standing (chronic) condition. If so, weekly visits until successful resolution then monthly for maintenance/ as a preventative measure.
Everyone is different. May just want one before and after a sporting event to keep yourself in top form. Once pain issues are resolved - YOU determine because you know how stiff or tight you are - and when you need a massage - and when you can afford it.
Benefits from regular massage are cumulative and Prevention is key to Health.
IS SPORTS MASSAGE PAINFUL?
Can initially be some discomfort - but remember you are in pain anyway. It is important that you are assessed to determine the appropriate degree of pressure is applied and that it is appropriate for your needs.
May experience short-term tenderness after treatment but this should subside quickly.
ARE THERE ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN I SHOULD NOT HAVE ONE?
I always have an in-depth consultation and diagnosis period prior to treatment. If I determine it is not suitable due to your condition/symptoms, I will not offer treatment and may suggest or recommend another medical professional (e.g. if I think you should have further exploratory scans). In this situation, I would not charge treatment fee.
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