Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of hands on manual therapy. It works deeply with the soft tissues of your body to help with mobilisation of muscles and connective tissue due to excessive physical activity or muscle imbalance. Sports massage can be used for general relaxation, as well as being directed to work on problem areas within the musculoskeletal system.

Benefits include :

Reduce and release muscle tension
Improved circulation
Helps with waste/ toxin removal
Better sleep
Reduce pain
Improve general well-being
Improves flexibility
Improves neural tone

Frequently asked questions include


What is the difference between a sports massage and a regular massage?
Sports massage involves less aromatherapy oils, and utilises more release of muscle tension using deep and sometimes intense techniques. Usually one area of the body may be focused on to help with injury or imbalance in that area. It is not uncommon to feel a little sore during and after a sports massage compared to a regular massage.


Who can benefit from a sports massage?
Anyone who is experiencing muscle or body aches and pains due to their job, lifestyle or hobbies.

Dry Cupping

Dry cupping is another form of manual therapy, which involves positioning a cup on an area of your skin and creating negative pressure through a vacuum. This negative pressure allows blood flow to come to the surface of your skin and stretches the associated soft tissue and fascia. The cups may be left stationary in one area of your skin or moved around the surface area to provide a deep tissue massage effect. Hence why cupping can be used to complement a Sports Massage, Dry Needling or Acupuncture.


Benefits include:

Improved localised circulation
Increasing nutrients and oxygenation within the tissues
Removal of waste products/ toxins
Stretching of fascia and connective tissues leading to relaxation
Re-initiates healing due to micro trauma
Reduces pain and inflammation

Frequently asked questions include


Is Dry Cupping painful?
No more than a firm massage. The bruises often seen and associated with dry cupping are not like the traumatic bruises you see from a knock or fall, they are less achy and more superficial. 

How long do the cupping marks last?

Your cupping marks may be instant or develop over the first 24 hours. After 3 days, they start to disappear and should be gone after a week.