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Sports Massage

Improves the efficiency of the muscles and tendons and hence accelerates sports performance

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a technique of mobilising the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues of the body. It is proven that sports massage improves the efficiency of the muscles and tendons and hence accelerates sports performance. Also, these massage techniques prepare the muscles for sports and help to prevent injuries..

Sports and remedial massage can be used for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of a wide range of injuries. It has many benefits including healing from injury, pain relief, improved circulation, accelerated recovery, and improved strength. We work closely with a number of sports clubs and professional athletes who book in regular massage to promote faster recovery between training sessions and prevent injury.

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Sports massage isn’t just for sportswomen and sportsmen, it can be used to promote health and well-being by getting rid of your aches and pains and returning you to full fitness irrespective of your sporting participation. Our clients often recommend our clinic to friends and family for sports therapy or sports massage to support the healing process following any type of injury.

Give us a call on 01795 60 60 66 and book an appointment to see one of our experts physiotherapists.

Benefits:

Sports massage has been proven to be effective for

  • Minimising tension in the muscles and joint stiffness
  • Improve muscles and tendons flexibility
  • Facilitating circulation
  • Gets rid of waste products such as lactic acid and
  • Increasing or decreasing nerve activity.

Massage also helps to mentally prepare the sportsmen/women for the activity ahead. Massage can be efficacious in all stages of sports – preparation, training, competition, and recovery. It relaxes the body after sports/exercise and hence preventing injuries and helps the recovery process before the next training.

Contraindications:

Although Sports massage can be extremely beneficial in preparing an athlete for exercise as well as during the recovery phase, massage can be contraindicated in certain specific situations. Massage should be avoided if the athlete suffers from an illness or infection. Massage should not be performed if the athlete is diagnosed with a serious health condition such as cancer. Massage is not generally advisable for athletes suffering from diabetes.

Some of the techniques are not to be used on:

  • Inflamed areas
  • Hernia
  • During pregnancy

Xcel Health Injury Prevention Tips & Tricks

Wear the right equipment for sports injury prevention

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Don’t push yourself too hard, too fast

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Wear the right equipment for sports injury prevention

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Don’t push yourself too hard, too fast

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Know your pain

FAQ's

General

We advise that you arrive 5-10 minutes early for your first appointment to allow time to complete registration documents. Your therapist will then greet you from reception and take you through to the consultation room where you will be asked your reason for attending, the nature and history of your condition and any details that may be relevant to your assessment or treatment. The therapist will then do a detailed assessment on you to arrive at a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been made, the therapist will explain the findings and outline a treatment plan. If there is time, treatment will be given as part of your first session.

We generally advise that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. We also suggest that you wear/bring shorts for hip, knee or back problems. You may be asked to remove one or more items of clothing to enable the therapist to assess your condition. Any clients wishing to bring a chaperone are more than welcome.

The follow up sessions generally last for 30 minutes. During the follow up session, we discuss the progress with you and alter the management plan if needed, after discussing with you various options of treatment available.

Everyone is different and responds differently to treatment. In the majority of cases, we would expect to see symptoms eased after the first session but in other cases it may take a few sessions to really notice a difference. It is important to note that on some occasions, your symptoms may become temporarily aggravated following a session. This is a normal reaction, particular if your injury is quite acute. It is nothing to be worried about but is important to feedback to your therapist so treatment can be adjusted in subsequent sessions.

Reach Us

We have 5 allocated parking spaces including one disabled car parking space. The disabled car park space is right in front of the entrance to the clinic building. Our clinic benefits from visitor car parking spaces around the estate.

Should you wish to cancel your appointment, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours’ notice so that we can offer the slot to someone else. For late cancellations, we reserve the rights to charge you for the full cost of the appointment.

We are able to bill your insurance provider directly but the contract for payment is held with the individual client. Should the insurance company refuse to pay; the client will be asked to settle the account in full. In order for us to bill your insurance provider, we simply need the name of the policy holder, your membership or policy number and authorisation code. We also need to know details of excess and treatment limitations prior to starting your course of treatment. We are recognised by all major medical insurers. Please ask us for a full list. If we are not recognised by your insurer, we may be able to apply for recognition so please ask.

Payment & Policy

We currently accept cheques, cash and debit or credit card payments (we do not accept american express). We can also take payments over the phone and will shortly be introducing web payments so you can pay as you book to make it even more convenient for you.

If for any reason you are unhappy with the service you have received, please do not hesitate to email us at admin@xcelhealth.co.uk Our practice manager will get back to you within 2 working days. We take all complaints very seriously and use the feedback to improve our service for all clients.

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