Sports Massage

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Sports massage is not just for sports people. It’s for anyone who is looking for an intensive massage treatment. Perhaps you have a stiff neck, tight hamstrings or achy arms?

Sports Massage will help to improve the condition of your muscles, to remove lactic acid build up, to reduce tension and help muscles repair. It’s an intense, revitalising treatment using a variety of massage and facilitated stretching techniques.

We usually focus on one particular part of your body for the duration of the treatment, depending on what feels most uncomfortable to you on a frequent basis. Sports Massage generally feels uncomfortable during the treatment and for up to twenty-four hours afterwards, but with plenty of rest, fluids and by following our aftercare advice, it will definitely improve your body’s performance and help your muscles to relax.

There are several different types of sports massage. If you’re not sure which treatment you need, email or call us to discuss your options.

  • A.G. May 2024
    The treatment is always amazing and the difference here compared to other places is astounding. Jayne really listens and understands the body and exactly where the issue is coming from and even provides more insight into what could be causing certain tension or soreness. There is no rushing and you can tell that she cares a lot about her practice, she spends time on each part of the body and I can confidently say that I have noticed huge changes to my body since I started receiving treatment.

Sports Massage – £50/hr – 60 minutes

Remedial Sports Massage is the deepest treatment we offer. In one hour we can work specific muscle groups to stretch, release tension and break down lactic acid build up. With long-term problems, it can often take more than one session to release all of the tension that has built up, but you should notice a difference almost immediately. Sports massage hurts and continues to feel uncomfortable for a few days afterwards, but “no pain, no gain”, as they say.

Remedial Hot Stone Massage – £55/hr – 60 minutes

Remedial Hot Stone Massage is a slightly gentler sports massage. We incorporate the same techniques, but use the heat and strength of the stones to ease tension in a more fluid way. The members of Absolute Health gym love it – so why not give it a try?

Pre-Event Massage – £20 per person

Massage before a sports event can be an integral component of the pre-event preparation for many athletes. Pre-event massage can create a state of readiness in the muscles and tissues so that your performance can be optimized. In general a pre-event massage will assist in increasing the circulation of blood to the muscles to allow the muscles to be flushed and oxygenated. Tight muscles may be relaxed so that joints can be moved through their range of motion. Emphasis is placed on the muscles used during the activity to improve performance and also reduce the chance of injuries. The treatment will only take up to 20 minutes, so you can use the time to focus on your event, to relax or complete your mental preparation. At the end of the massage, you should feel great!

Post-Event Massage – £20 per person

The purpose of a massage after a major event is simply to help you to recover from the activity. This is achieved by reducing post-exercise soreness, re-establishing full range of motion and enhancing blood flow to tight muscles. The length of recovery time from strenuous competition can be dramatically reduced with a good post-event massage. Studies have found that correctly applied massage in the first two hours after activity can be critical for reducing the effect of delayed onset muscle soreness. Post-event massage can also be employed after (heavy) training sessions as well as competition.
The primary goal of post-event massage is to promote circulation and to lengthen tight muscles. However, the difference is that the muscles are now in a state of congestion and fatigue following maximal effort and performance. Therefore the objective is to increase your rate of recovery by decreasing soreness and fatigue, speeding up the removal of metabolic by-products and relieving the increased tone of the muscles. Treatments last for about 20 minutes, are gentle and may include some light stretching.

It is beneficial to work with the same therapist in advance of any events or competitions in order for that therapist to gain an understanding of your individual pain thresholds, your response to pressure and to reduce the risk of any misjudgments being made by the therapist during the event.

Full Body MOT – £50/hr – as long as it takes

You like the sound of a full body treatment, but you want all of the issues to be addressed and don’t think that a Swedish massage is going to quite cut it? – achy shoulders, achy legs, tight IT Band, neck pain…. Choose our full body MOT and we will work on it all. It takes as long as it takes – dependent upon your body size and issues. You pay an hourly rate of £40 and need to allow for a minimum of two hours for this treatment. Under no circumstances should you plan to do ANYTHING after this treatment, except sleep and drink water and relax – completely. The last time this was done, it took 3hrs 15 minutes and the client in question slept for 18 hours after…

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  • A.M. April 2024
    The experience was lovely and I was very chilled out for the rest of the day. I actually fell asleep when I got home which is very unlike me. Jayne made me feel totally relaxed and gave me so many tips on how to stretch and most importantly relax!
  • SD February 2023
    "Jayne Sarah Therapies is a complete one woman package for your physical and mental wellbeing” I first met Jayne Sarah in 2017 as a massage therapist when I was living in Bristol. She was great, super knowledgeable and really kind. Instantly making me feel calm and relaxed ahead of a deep tissue massage. I started seeing Jayne regularly for massage and she provided lots of really helpful advice to improve my muscular aches and pains. Jayne has a really calming influence and positive mindset. She is really easy to talk to and I found I could talk to her about anything and she would happily listen and help me to rationalise certain thoughts. At the time I was going through a tricky time adjusting to my new life in Bristol. I had left all my friends and family in Devon to pursue my career options. I also had some longterm anxiety issues around eating certain types of food. After having a chat around my various food issues, Jayne explained that she also offered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and I decided I would give it a try. I had not had any previous counselling or talking therapy at this stage and will admit I was skeptical about the benefits of therapy for the mind. I put those skeptical thoughts to one side and went in with an open mind. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy with Jayne completely changed my life and my mindset. She helped me to work through a number of social and food related anxieties and helped me build my own mental health tool box for managing my mental health in the longterm. I still use a lot of the things I learned from Jayne to this day and recommend her therapies to as many people as possible. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the science of the mind. Jayne makes it easy is understand what is going on in the brain from a scientific/neurological perspective. This definitely helped me to rationalise a lot of my general anxieties and come up with solutions to resolve the issues. Jayne has a way of getting it all to make sense. Jayne is now based in Magor and I am so pleased she is back from Maternity Leave! I will definitely be booking in a Deep Tissue Massage in the new year to take away those pesky January blues and winter aches and pains. If you are looking for any support either Massage Therapy or Solution Focused Therapy, please contact Jayne as you will not be disappointed.