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Sports Massage

Sports Massage treatments in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Solihull

Sports Massage is essential for keeping injuries at bay. This is a deep massage which can work on individual areas or the whole body. Not just for sports people, anyone can benefit from a regular Sports Massage.

During a massage session we can feel for any imbalances in your body and advise on any issues starting to show. Not just for Sports people, massage is a great way to maintain for your body keeping you in top shape. ​

What makes us different?

Sports Massage treatments in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Solihull

At the Reinge Clinic, we approach Sports Massage slightly differently. We listen to your complaint and ensure we loosen the right muscles to give a long term effect. ​

For example, let’s say you had a tight back. Tight backs can be caused by a rounding of the shoulders, creating tension in the upper back, or a tilted pelvis, creating tension in the lower back. ​

We could just loosen the back, but we haven’t removed the reason for the tightness, so within a few days, the tight back will return. If we loosen the front of the shoulders, to help them return to the correct position, before we loosen the upper back, there will be a longer term response to the Sports Massage. ​

Similarly, if your pelvis is tipped forward, from too much sitting, we would start by loosening the front of your legs, allowing your pelvis to return to a more neutral position. Meaning that when we loosen your back, it is more likely to remain loose.

Why do we give exercises?

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The biggest complaint that we hear about Sports Massage, is that you feel great for a short while but after a week or so you just feel tight again. This is because a massage only loosens muscles, it doesn’t alter your muscle memory. ​

Over time, your muscles get used to the position they are in and if you alter this position through massage, the muscle will, over time, try to return to that position. The muscle feels strong in its old position and weak in the new position. So we reinforce the new position by giving you a strength exercise and often a stretch.

After a few massage sessions with the strengthening in between, the body will learn to feel strong in the new position and your massage will then last.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sports Massage

Depending which area you are having massaged, we would ask you to bring some shorts and a crop top. If possible, but is best of you don’t wear a sports bra. 

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All our Sports Massage sessions are 50 mins long. We do spend some of this time checking your history and doing a quick posture check to ensure we loosen the correct areas. 

No, we will provide a towel if one is required. Sports Massage is different to a holistic massage session, so a towel is not always needed. We will always  preserve your modesty with a towel, should one be needed for the specific body part we are loosening. 

Sports Massage is a deep massage and can be uncomfortable.  We use a pain scale to determine pain levels; and regularly ask you what pain level you are at and whether it is dropping. We will then modify the treatment based on what you tell us. You are always in control of the massage depth and we will always lower the depth if you are finding it too uncomfortable.

Absolutely, you can choose which of our therapists you see. If you prefer a woman you can book with Gina, if you would prefer a man , you can book with Ian.

Just let us know when you book whether you have a preference. If you choose to book on line, you can choose which therapist you use. 

If you are using Sports Massage for maintenance, to keep your body in great shape and avoid pain and injury, we would suggest a Sports Massage every 4 to 6 weeks. 

If you have a specific problem or tightness you would like us to sort. It would be better to do a few sessions a week apart. This is because, muscle has memory and will try to tighten again quickly. To stop this we will usually give you an exercise to strengthen and one to stretch alongside your massage.

Most insurance companies don’t accept Sports Massage.  However, some cash back schemes do. If you want to use your cash back scheme, please just let us know and we can give you a receipt to allow you to claim your treatment back. 

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