DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE & SPORTS MASSAGE
Rest and relax with a deep tissue or sports massage in our comfortable clinic in the heart of Sevenoaks. Our qualified and experienced massage therapists will help relieve muscle tension. Perfect post exercise.
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The main difference is that a Sports massage is going to target the specific areas that you need the therapist to work on, either an injury or area of tension. This is established in the consultation.
Q. Will it be painful?
During the treatment there can be some tenderness, especially if it’s your first treatment. The therapist wants to work within your pain threshold and the idea is not to cause unnecessary pain. They will communicate with you throughout your treatment.
Q. Will it feel painful later or the next day?
Everyone is different. If the correct pressure has been applied it is common to feel sore or tender, partly the therapist has been breaking down toxins in the muscles. Sports massage is a passive form of exercise for the muscles so it can feel like you have had a tough work out at the gym.
Hydrate – Straight after your massage you should increase you water intake, even if you are already good at hydrating, still increase your intake! This will aid the lymphatic system and encourage toxins to leave the body.
Bathe – Having a warm bath after a massage will help the muscles relax and ease post massage aches and pains. It also opens the blood vessels, which increases blood flow further encouraging the recovery of muscles.
Light Stretching – You should avoid any strenuous exercise or training sessions after the massage. But some light stretching can help the lymph system to clear out toxins, as well as help realign the muscle fibres. Especially in areas that were highlighted as tight during your treatment.