What is a postural assessment and why is it necessary?
Before treatment, the Sports Massage Therapist will conduct a postural assessment. This is where the therapist looks at your standing posture and range of movement. This enables the therapist to judge which areas of the body may be causing postural imbalances or aches and pains.
What should I wear for a sports massage?
As your therapist will need to conduct a postural assessment, ideally you should wear shorts and sports bras/crop tops for the ladies.
How is a sports massage different to the kind of massage I get at a spa?
There are a number of differences! Firstly, a sports massage involves a detailed postural analysis and your therapist will also take a subjective history from you, which details any injuries or aches and pains you may be experiencing. A sports massage will involves more deep tissue manipulation and the therapist may use a range of techniques such as trigger pointing.
Will a sports massage hurt?
A sports massage can often be uncomfortable but no, you shouldn’t be in excruciating pain! The therapist will be in constant dialogue with you throughout the treatment in order to communicate the treatment types and to explain which may be more uncomfortable than others.