What is sports massage?

Sports massage is a form of therapy involving the manipulation of soft tissue. It is designed to help with aches, pains and imbalances caused by things such as posture, trauma, and/or physical activity.

Despite the name, sports massage is not just for the serious seasoned athlete. Sports massage uses a combination of techniques and pressures that are specifically tailored to an individual’s needs, anyone can benefit from this treatment.

But for the recreational athelete, having sports massage prior to and after exercise may also help enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

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What to expect from your first massage:

Prior to your first appointment: You will be asked to complete a new patient form.

Before your massage: At your first appointment we will discuss the reason for your visit. If clinically indicated, it may be relevant to do a physical assessment which may include a range of motion tests, visual/manual assessment of a joint or area and/or a posture analysis. It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing. Prior to your massage, your therapist will also discuss with you the areas they will focus on in order to achieve the best outcome for you.

During your massage: Your therapist will tailor the massage to meet your individual needs and comfort levels by using a variety of techniques and pressures. During the massage, your therapist may find specific areas of tension and focus on releasing these. Throughout the massage, please let your therapist know if the pressure is too much or too little at any point.

After your massage: Your therapist will give you personalised aftercare advice and if relevant, make further recommendations for care.

Book a Sports Massage at Flex&Flow Kent

What to expect from your first massage:

Prior to your first appointment: You will be asked to complete a new patient form.

Before your massage: At your first appointment we will discuss the reason for your visit. If clinically indicated, it may be relevant to do a physical assessment which may include a range of motion tests, visual/manual assessment of a joint or area and/or a posture analysis. It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing. Prior to your massage, your therapist will also discuss with you the areas they will focus on in order to achieve the best outcome for you.

During your massage: Your therapist will tailor the massage to meet your individual needs and comfort levels by using a variety of techniques and pressures. During the massage, your therapist may find specific areas of tension and focus on releasing these. Throughout the massage, please let your therapist know if the pressure is too much or too little at any point.

After your massage: Your therapist will give you personalised aftercare advice and if relevant, make further recommendations for care.