Sports Therapy and Remedial Massage

Sports Massage for Pre and Post Event

What are the benefits of having a pre and post sports massage by Jīròu?

Pre event: A pre event massage can help an athlete by assisting in their warm up routine by; warming the main muscles to be used, increasing circulation, warming joints, improving the neuromuscular responses required for the activity, invigorate and providing a psychological boost. (either invigorate or calming). Techniques used are not deep but should be brisk and may include effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, as well as mobilising and stretching. If you are new to massage it is a good idea to try out a pre event massage prior to any major event e.g. before a training session, so that you know what to expect.

Post event: Massage can help an athlete recover from an event as it helps return the athlete to their pre event state, relax them and encourage the removal of toxins, including lactate and also reduce the effect of DOMs (delayed onset of muscle soreness). It is more relaxing and deeper than pre event massage and it is an opportunity for a therapist to identify any minor injuries and niggles and tight areas which may require treatment. Techniques are performed slowly and include effleurage, vibration, stretching and light stripping.

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Rachel conducted a thorough and professional posture assessment. She provided me with both general advice and specific exercises to improve my gait and extend the degree of bend in my bilateral knee replacements. LS-S
After many years with a shoulder problem Rachel’s therapy and massage is having a marked effect. My shoulder is now moving more freely and I’ve lost that grating noise when I climb. BB
Fantastic massage last week – thank you so much Rachel Sutton at Jīròu Sports Therapy – really sorted my serious back and hip pains! Have recommended you to other MK locals. AH
Five stars. Immediate benefit from her actions and clear explanations relating to a persistent sports injury. She has also identified other physical matters of which I was unaware, and has started to take corrective action. Helpful exercises have been advised: her powerful and pragmatic encouragement ensures that these are being pursued as recommended! TA
I consulted Rachel about a persistent pain in my knee. I am delighted that her treatment has solved my problem and her advice on this and on my general posture has enabled me to go for pain free country walks. Thank you, Rachel. BS
Rachel thank you so much for an amazing massage, you really know how to find those tricky spots. Eternally grateful. BH