Sports Massage

Holly Derrick is a level 4 Sports Massage Therapist. She has been working in the sports industry since 2007, she has a degree in Sports Conditioning and Coaching completed in 2009 from the University of the West of England.

"Over the last few years I’ve suffered for the first time with injuries which have left me unable to do the things I love, I understand how frustrating it is and during this time visiting physiotherapists and sports masseurs on my way to recovery I decided to train in Sports Massage Therapy.  Everybody is different and my aim is to provide you with an effective sports massage, which will benefit you". Holly Derrick

What is Sports Massage?

As sports people we tend to push our bodies hard, sometimes not allowing for enough recovery and sleep in the pursuit of balancing work, life and sport.

Sports massage not only helps sort out injuries, it can also keep you on track with your training plan, rejuvenating you after a hard training session or identifying potential problems before they develop.

Regardless of you being an Elite athlete or a mother who suffers from back pain after lifting her child, sports massage can help.

Sports massage is not about causing as much pain as possible by sticking elbows into sore muscles. It is about working at the depth needed, and within your pain tolerance. The manipulation of soft tissue prior to and after exercise promotes physical, physiological, neurological and psychological changes that aid performance and particularly recovery. Some examples of the benefits of sports massage are:

  • The release of muscle tension and pain
  • The removal of waste products such as acetic acid and carbon dioxide 
  • Reduced discomfort of DOMS as a result of vigorous exercise 
  • And improved posture and flexibility 

Holly charges £40 an hour or £35 for 45 minutes.

 

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