You don’t have to be a sports performer to benefit from a sports massage.
Whether you are a sports person, a fitness enthusiast or simply want to be able to perform day-to-day activities more freely, everyone can benefit from a sports massage.
The sports massage treatment includes an intrinsic biomechanical assessment. The assessment will identify how key joints, muscles and nerves are functioning by looking at every part of your body’s movement, not just the part that may be sore or tight.
This assessment highlights areas of dysfunction which you may not always be aware of. These can interfere with the normal flow of nerves, blood and lymph and can lead to injury.
The results of your assessment will enable Libby to adapt your massage, working on any muscles that are weak or tight. She will provide corrective exercises to do at home to maintain the benefits of the treatment and empower you to take control of your issues in-between massage sessions.
As a RockDoc practitioner, Libby uses RockTape, where appropriate, to treat, support and enhance the massage treatment.
Deep tissue massage is designed to help ease chronic pain and muscle concerns, however it can also promote relaxation and reduce muscle tension caused by everyday activities and postural issues.
While the pressure of a deep tissue massage is more than a Swedish massage, Libby will ensure the pressure is right for you so you remain comfortable throughout the treatment.
Clients often use deep tissue massage to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems.
Libby has experience with a number of clients with chronic illnesses and understands the need for an individual approach to each client.
Gentle massage can dramatically improve daily quality of life by reducing pain, restriction and spasm and inflammation, increasing mobility, assisting with balance and reducing muscle fatigue. It can also ease the feelings of depression and improve sleep.
Increasing evidence suggests that massage can be effective in helping to treat certain chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and low back pain. In guidelines produced in 2009 by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) massage is one of the manual therapies recommended for the early management of persistent, non-specific low back pain.
The lymphatic system does not have its own pump unlike the heart that pumps the blood, and requires muscle contractions to get it flowing.
Libby uses gentle, slow and rhythmic massage techniques to increase lymph circulation, reduce swelling and improve your immune system. It can also help with easing headaches, constipation and reducing fatigue.
Results can often be seen in the first session. A course of treatments in close succession is suggested maximum results. Please contact Libby to discuss your indvidual requirements and goals.
30 minute £30
60 minute £45
90 minute £70
Single Session 60 minute £60
Love your Lymph packages are available. Price on request depending on requirements.