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How does sports and remedial massage differ from normal massage?

Sports and Remedial massage is aimed to treat specific injuries, muscle imbalances or areas of pain that are crying for attention. 
I also treat the body simply as whole, but applying techniques with your goals in mind.. 

I don't do sports - can I still have a Sports Massage? 

I get many people coming to me who don't do any sports, and have overuse injuries for example due to their work - whether it's manual work or sitting in an office most day. Injuries can occur in everyday life and are generally brought on by the things we do repetitively everyday. 
I can use this deep massage to treat you and look at what day to day activities could be the cause and can give you simple solutions to help with this. Even making a few small changes can have a big effect.

Does sports massage hurt? 

Yes and no. When deep pressure is applied it can feel sensitive especially in the areas that require treatment.  
Everyone tolerates pain differently, and as a therapist I will work with you to regulate the techniques and intensity to get the muscle tissue to respond to the treatment within your comfort zone. I don't want you to feel that the treatment is either unbearable or not effective enough, because this does not bring results - you know your pain tolerance better than me and I am more than happy to ease up on your request.

What should I wear? 

I use towels during the treatment and require that you keep your underwear on. 
You  can bring a pair of loose shorts too especially if I will be treating legs.

How often should I have Sports Massage? 

If time and money weren't a problem, every week. But the reality is that for many people they are. 
So if you are on a budget and treating yourself to a massage, then (as a sports enthusiast) I would suggest having a treatment when ever you can (maybe monthly).
If you're training for something specific, then definitely (about a week) before your event so you are ready to compete. 
If you get regular massages, that's always better - always remember to keep your goals in mind.