Hi I’m Lucy H-J owner of Alliance Sports Massage Therapy, we’re a new company and we’re excited to be able to offer Sports Massage treatment in Mansfield and the Surrounding Nottinghamshire area.
I am a fully accredited & insured level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, I hold a BA Hons in Physical Education and Sports Studies and have taught PE for a number of years.
I enjoy sport and try to keep injury free, I play for North Nottinghamshire Ladies Hockey First team and am a competitive runner. Having a husband who coaches and rides Mountain Bikes means I am adept at tailoring Sports Massage Treatment to riders, but I deal with many sports and fitness participants from hockey players to dancers.
In addition to my set working hours I can by prior appointment do evening work in client homes or attend events, contact me to discuss these options.
I look forward to meeting you soon,
Sports massage was developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasises prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
But you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.
The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area that you present.
Sports massage is the manipulation of soft tissue to release tension, reduce pain, restore range of movement and promote good condition’. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues).
A Sports Massage treatment uses a combination of techniques, with deep pressure pinpointing pain to relaxing stretches. It’s not what we would describe as relaxing, it’s more revitalising and better for long term relief from pain and injury
There are four types of Sports Massage:
Pre-Event Sports Massage: a short, stimulating massage 15-45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.
Post-Event Sports Massage: given within an hour or two of the event, to normalise the body’s tissues.
Restorative Sports Massage: given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
Rehabilitative Sports Massage: aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.
Sports massage has immediate physiological benefits. It works to eliminate tension and waste products that can cause you pain. Massage also assists your body to release endorphins, which will give you a natural high.
In addition sports massage will aid your body’s circulation, and will warm and stretch your muscles, giving you improved flexibility and a reduced risk of injury. This will give you a feeling of deep relaxation.
There are also important psychological effects of massage. After your massage is over you the relaxation induced will help reduce anxiety and leave you feeling fresh and energised. Massage has been very effective in reducing depression and it can also bolster your immune system. Sports Massage is also great for relieving pain brought on by some illnesses and conditions, as very deep pressure would be applied. Deep massage and stretching techniques would be beneficial for those with chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and migraine sufferers
You might not be an athlete or sportsman but you may be putting your body through stress on a daily basis, probably without realising it. Many our us spend our days hunched in front of a computer. Everyday activities such as DIY, gardening, or playing a musical instrument can also cause unexpected strains and injuries.
Although sports massage was developed for individuals active in sporting competition, its techniques are also invaluable for us non-athletes to help us through our daily lives.
A sports massage therapist will take a brief medical history from you prior to the treatment. Then discuss and assess the presenting complaint with you. The massage will be tailored to your needs and will last between 30 to 60 minutes. Varying massage techniques will be used. These techniques and movements are designed to encourage the flow of blood and lymph. If you are injured, your body’s muscles will be tight and lacking in blood supply. The massage will help transport oxygen and nutrients to your muscles to help remove waste products and facilitate repair and healing. Sports massage will also help stretch muscles tissues which can be tense and knotted due to overuse or injury.
The frequency of your massage treatment depends on your particular circumstances. Some people like to have a session every week. Others are content with a session every few weeks.
Appointments are available:
9AM until 4 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:30AM unti 11:30 AM on Fridays
£30 for 1 hour treatment
£20 for 1/2 an hour treatment
To book Please call or text 07737805100 or email email@example.com