Choosing the right massage


If you’re anything like me, you are constantly breaking yourself! I’m so clumsy… It certainly sucks!

Whether you train too hard, forget to warm up or stretch (don’t let Kate see this), walk into things, fall down the stairs or just do daft crazy things! I hate asking for help… if i have a tonne of stones to move in an hour, I’ll get moving!

So what do you do if you are constantly broken? Or pull a muscle?

What really helps me is massage. I have an appointment with a sports therapist every week! I spend all week breaking myself and on Friday’s he fixes me so I can start all over again!

Even if you don’t spend all week injuring yourself like me, a massage is great to have. It helps get any tension, trigger points and general aches and pains away. Massage helps circulation and blood flow, and even helps to gain flexibility and keep your muscles strong.

Over the years I’ve seen so many physios, chiropractors, osteopaths and massage therapists. Most have had no idea what to do with me… Some have even discharged me!

Then I met Craig! He helped fix my elbows that had been sore for years, and even found the root of the problems!

Here are some tips to choosing the right massage therapist for you:

1. Know your goals

We’re all looking for something different from a massage. It’s important to ask yourself what you’re looking to get out of the treatment. Are you looking for pain relief? Treatment for a medical condition such as tennis elbow or back injury? Or are you just looking to relax?

Different massage therapists also specialize in different techniques. For instance, if you’re an athlete, you may be interested in seeing someone who is trained in dealing with injuries or reducing recovery time so you can perform better. Or, if you’re just stressed out and want some general tension relief most therapists should be able to help if they’re good. If it’s Craig though make sure you ask for a fluffy massage!

2. Learn about the various types of massage

There are numerous massage methods that therapists can be trained in. For example, if you’re just looking for a relaxing massage then most would be fine.

However, if you’re looking for specific work then perhaps you should find someone who is trained in deep-tissue, myofascial release. You may even want to try acupuncture.

3. Figure out what your preferences are

Once you know your goals and the type of method that you’d like to try, decide what your preferences are when actually getting the session.

Ask them to focus on your painful areas, tell them your goals, whether it is flexibility or strength.

Most of us from the studio would benefit in a deep tissue sports massage. Because each sport uses muscle groups in different ways, a qualified sports massage therapist will have a sound knowledge of muscular and skeletal systems, and tailor the treatment for each individual athlete. A good sports massage will relax your muscles, help you fight fatigue, relieve any swelling around your joints and boost your circulation and immune system.

Once you’ve figured all this out, call them and make an appointment! Even if it’s a fluffy massage, you’ll certainly reap the benefits!

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