Sports Therapists can help you prepare for a sporting event, optimise your performance, and recover quickly. And should you sustain an injury, we carry out a thorough assessment, provide pain relieving treatment, and implement an appropriate rehabilitation program to get you to your optimum level of fitness.
Sports Therapy is not just beneficial for sports people, as the name suggests. The same treatment modalities can be used to great affect in eradicating twinges and niggles that arise from our occupations and everyday living habits. With experience in treating road traffic accident injuries, young athletes, elderly less mobile clients, and your average Joe’s, Holly has built up a catalogue of skills and treatment methods to provide the most appropriate means of treatment.
Any new injuries require an initial consultation, this will then be followed up with a treatment/rehab program, which may include any of the following:
Sports Massage is a form of massage that incorporates many different techniques to manipulate the soft tissue. It is widely used on athletes pre and post events, to aid optimal performance and enhance recovery. Many athletes also benefit from regular sports massages alongside their training to help them function well and prevent injury. It is also used to assist in correcting problems and imbalances that have resulted or may lead to an injury.
Contrary to what the name suggests, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from Sports Massage. The same principles are used, and the therapist will be guided by what they feel in the soft tissue. Sometimes the site of pain is not necessarily the cause of the problem, so don’t be surprised if we massage an alternative area to treat the issue.
Sports Massage can also be beneficial for those postural aches and pains that commonly occur due to our work habits. Whether that’s spending many hours a day sat in front of a computer screen, or doing a manual job, our soft tissue needs a little help every now and then.
From 12 weeks pregnant you can receive a massage to help with any aches and pains, or if you are lucky enough to not have any aches there are many other benefits for you and your baby:
Reduces stress on weight bearing joints
Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
Reduces stress/anxiety through relaxation
Supports your body and improves posture during the changes of pregnancy
Improves placenta function
Improves immune function
Releases the vital ‘feel good’ hormone, cortisol
Helps prepare the body for labour
Gives expecting mother some ‘me time’
“We signed up for a monthly corporate day with Holly just before Christmas and it was one of the best decisions we made. Out of the perks we offer our employees highlight it as their favourite, not only does it provide stress relief for employees (and directors!) but it also allows us to provide sports therapy based services to our employees with recurring injuries or problems. In our industry we can often be sitting in our chairs in bad positions for large periods of a day, to have Holly come in and relieve the tension that is built up is priceless. Ergonomics can only go so far when it comes to bad posture, and whilst we provide the tools for our employees to use to look after their health it’s nice to know that every month Holly will be in to help with any issues that have arose. I can not recommend the services highly enough and I know we will be using Holly every month for the rest of the companies existence.”
AJ Grand-Scrutton, CEO Dlala Studios