What is Sports Massage
Sports Massage or Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is applicable not only to people who participate in sport but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue / muscle injury.
Sports massage is not solely for athletes and sports injuries. Sports Massage includes treatment of the muscles and soft tissues of the body, and is suitable for anybody and a wide variety of conditions including; Headaches, Migraines, Lower Back Pain, Runners Knee, Tendinitis, Tennis / Golfers Elbow, RSI, Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Shin Splints.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Many benefits from sports massage have been reported based on experience and observation. Some are beneficial to the mind (psychological) and some to the body (physiological).
Some of the reported benefits of sports massage include:
Increased joint range of motion (ROM)
Increased sense of well-being
Decreased muscle tension
Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
Decreased muscle spasms
Purported benefits that are not supported by research include:
Increased blood flow
Increased elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid)
Decreased chance of injury
Decreased recovery time between workouts
Fountain Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy Updates
Covid Guidlines in Clinic
You will, of course, see many changes in the clinic to help keep us all safe, including:
Once your appointment is made you will receive an online screening form. This form should be completed 24 hours before you appointment.
Please remember that certain health conditions make you more vulnerable to getting COVID-19. You can check out the details here:
Upon arrival at the clinic, please stay in your car. There is no longer a waiting room. I shall contact you when I am ready and meet you at the entrance to the clinic.
You will need to wear a mask on entering the clinic and it will have to remain in place until you leave the clinic.You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering the clinic.
There will be a contactless bluetooth thermometer that I will use to take your temperature at the entrance of the clinic. If your temperature is high then you must leave immediately and follow government guidance.
Bring your own water bottle and leave it in the car so you can rehydrate after the treatment. Leave unnecessary belongings at home or in the car.
I shall be wearing a mask at all times and PPE when carrying out treatments
The couch will not have towels on. I will be using paper couch and paper face hole coverings instead.
I have scheduled in 30 minutes between clients to allow time to air, sanitise rooms and collect/escort clients in/out.
If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 before your appointment (fever, cough, loss of sense of smell/taste) please cancel your appointment.
If you have been in contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 or with a positive test you must self isolate for 14 days.
If you experience any symptoms after your appointment (up to 7 days) you must inform me.
You must come to the appointment alone where possible and if you have someone with you they must wait in the car after escorting you to the entrance.
The toilet is of very high risk and so therefore should not be used if at all possible.
All persons to try to avoid touching surfaces where possible.
I hope this is all clear and reassures you that we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe.
My clinics at Ashwood Chiropractic and ProActive Therapies have their own set of guidelines that may differ to the King’s Lynn clinic relating to Covid 19 from their respective governing bodies. When making appointments at these clinics you can view their COVID procedures here and here
Thank you for your custom and patience. I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Update January 2021
Due to the latest National lockdown measures imposed by the Government i remain closed. I'm still available via telephone or email if you any injuries, aches or pains. I won't be charging for this service so please feel free to contact me should you need help.