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Massage Therapy

Massage at Christ Church Sport

It’s time to relax, de-stress and utilise our massage therapy service.

About Massage Therapy

We offer a professional massage therapy service aiming to aid recovery from muscle tension, aches, pains and injuries - returning you to your normal daily routine.

  • Postural Assessments
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Hand and Wrist pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Muscle Injuries

Sports massage isn’t just for sportspeople but anyone who is suffering from muscle aches and distress from activities such as DIY, gardening and office work.

Sports massage can play a vital part in the recovery from an injury or difficulties caused by stress, work-load, posture, or exercise and sport. Tight and stiff muscles can easily cause discomfort, poor focus, tiredness, headaches, fatigue, back pain, and reduce your overall quality of life.

When stressed it’s possible to hold tension in your neck and shoulders, causing frequent headaches and other symptoms. Massage can help to relieve these tensions.

Service Price
30min Sports Massage  £30.00
60min Sports Massage  £40.00
30min Block of 5 Massages  £140.00
60min Block of 5 Massages  £190.00

What is a sports massage?

  • A sport massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscle) in order to prevent or improve sports injuries

What is a deep tissue massage?

  • A deep tissue massage is perfectly explained by its name. The pressure is adjusted to manipulate the deeper tissue layers in the body

What’s the difference between sports massage and normal massage?

  • The difference is more release of muscle tension; the therapist will use a deep and intense technique, which results in the mobilisation of the tissues when carrying out a sports massage.

Should I eat before a massage?

  • The recommendation is to eat something light before your massage.  Having a meal a few hours prior to your massage would be ideal.

Why do massages feel good?

  • As soon as your skin's nerve cells feel pressure, they signal the brain to release’ feel-good’ chemicals called endorphins, which boost your mood and give you a natural high. Researchers have found that massage decreases the inflammation caused by exercise and increases the occurrence of cell repair.

Can I exercise before a sports massage?

  • There are benefits of a pre-workout massage. Getting a massage before working out allows the muscles to get warmed up and stretched out so you're more flexible.  A pre-workout massage is not a deep tissue massage, it’s a light, fast palpation of the muscles to stimulate them to perform to their maximum potential.

What should I wear?

  • Massaging the lower half of your body:  for feet, calves, thighs and glutes, shorts are always the best option. Cycling shorts aren't great if you want your quads or hamstrings massaged, as they restrict access to the top ⅓ of the muscle. Loose-legged shorts, like football shorts, are best.  When receiving a neck and back massage, the therapist drapes your upper half with a towel, and only uncovers the area of your body being worked at the time.

Is trigger point therapy the same as myofascial release?

  • Myofascial release is often used over a broad area of muscle and tissue rather than at single points. Trigger Point Therapy is a form of Remedial Massage Therapy in which direct pressure is applied to specified points on tender muscle tissue to bring about reduction in muscle tension and pain relief.

How often can you have a massage?

  • It's okay to have a session twice a week if you are having a lot of tension or pain. If you are suffering with muscle spasms you can do massage several times a week until you reach a happy place. We would recommend having a massage quarterly as part of a normal maintenance programme.

How to Book

 

Book or find out more

Booking a massage is easy, simply fill in our booking form and one of our team will contact you regarding your enquiry

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To find out more contact Christ Church Sport:
Email:   sport@canterbury.ac.uk  |  Tel: 01227 923500

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Last edited: 19/06/2019 12:28:00