Halifax Sports Massage
Focused, deep tissue massage to help facilitate muscle healing and relaxation.
Is it for me?
Sports massage is a deep tissue massage suitable for anybody whether active or not so active.
As well as being beneficial for athletes of all levels, sports massage can also help to relieve muscular aches and pains arising from many other causes such as sitting at a computer, lifting heavy objects, or playing musical instruments.
Top Common Issues Addressed:
- Hip and knee pain in runners
- Lower back pain e.g. from gardening, lifting heavy objects, driving for long periods
- Shoulder stiffness, common amongst people with desk jobs as well as those with active jobs that involve working in tight spaces, e.g. electricians, decorators...
- General aches and pains caused by bad posture leading to musculoskeletal imbalances
- Maintenance to help prevent issues arising, especially for those who have experienced chronic pain in the past
- Relieves pain, muscle tension and spasms
- Reduces musculoskeletal imbalances
- Assists injury rehabilitation
- Relieves tension and anxiety
- Improves flexibility
- Encourages the formation of healthy scar tissue to aid healing
- Promotes recovery and can reduce injury risk
What to expect on your first visit
Appointments are normally 50 minutes although shorter (30 minute) appointments are available. Please bring or wear some shorts for the treatment, especially if it is likely that we will need to work on your legs.
On your first appointment, we will go through a brief assessment so that I can understand your needs and ensure there are no ‘contra-indications’. This will be by way of a short questionnaire and may include a brief posture assessment. If you have a particular health issue and are concerned that this may affect whether or not you can receive a treatment (e.g. cancer, arthritis, diabetes), please feel free to call to discuss before arranging an appointment.
More generally, during the treatment I will use a variety of techniques and skills, in addition to deep tissue massage, such as trigger point release and assisted stretching. Despite the reputation sports massage has for being painful, I always work within your pain comfort zone in order to achieve the most effective results.
In cases where pain is the result of a muscular imbalance or injury, I will typically recommend specific exercises for my clients to carry out at home in order to continue the benefit of the treatment.
Lastly, it is not unusual to feel some soreness for a day or two after a sports massage! If you are planning a treatment prior to taking part in a sporting activity, please ensure that your appointment is at least 48 hours before the event.
First treatment session today and received some great advice.
Extremely professional and very helpfulPeter A
Qualification and Experience
I am VTCT qualified in sports massage and dry needling therapy and have been practising since 2013. I am a member of, and insured by, Independent Professional Therapists International.
Halifax Sports Massage periodically gets ‘out into the field’ and has provided sports massage services at the London Marathon (for Macmillan Cancer Support), Halifax Marathon, The Pain Barrier (Tong, Bradford), to two ultra runners on their Liverpool to Leeds run, and – most bizarrely – on an ad hoc basis at Mount Elbrus base camp in Russia!
Jenny spent a lot of her own time investigating my injury and applied all her knowledge to put together a back to fitness regime for me, which has worked.
The sports massages were first class and very thorough, many thanks.Simon J
I am a keen runner and am a member of Halifax Harriers Athletic Club, Northowram Pumas Running Club, Halifax Imperial Wheelers Cycling Club and Team Bear Triathlon Club.
I have completed five marathons so far: Chicago, London, New York, Berlin and most recently Tokyo (with a London and Boston marathon ‘good for age’ qualifying personal best of 3hr 39m in Berlin) plus one local ultra-marathon (the Calderdale Way Ultra – about 50 miles - in 11hr 45m), as well as many more ‘normal’ distance races.
More recently, I turned my efforts towards duathlons and triathlons and in June 2017 I completed my first ‘iron’ distance triathlon (the Lakesman) where I was delighted to achieve 1st place in my age group. I went on to represent the GB Age Group Team at Rotterdam in September 2017 in the Olympic distance triathlon and in October 2018 I will be competing again for the GB Age Group Team in Ibiza in the Olympic distance duathlon.
Besides sport, I have been on quite a few mountaineering expeditions and have been lucky enough to have summited Kilimanjaro (highest freestanding summit in the World), Mount Elbrus, Russia (the highest mountain in Europe) and Aconcagua, Argentina (the highest mountain in the World outside the Himalayas).
It may be possible to arrange appointments outside these hours.
Dean Clough Mills,
50 minutes - £35
GIFT VOUCHERS are available
Saturday was my first sports massage to help me on my road to recovery. I was made to feel at ease and can not wait for my next session.
Thank you so much, I would highly recommend Jenny.Sherridon G