To your muscles, it makes no difference whether you're training hard in the gym, or performing the same motions over and over in daily life.
Tired muscles become tight and sore.
Working at a desk, driving for long periods and performing manual labour can all lead to muscle tightness and, subsequently, pain.
'My upper back goes tight and painful from sitting in a slouched position. I didn't realise sports massage was just the thing it needed!'
- Naomi Rich, massage customer
While these may be the most common causes, any activity done repetitively will have the same effect.
It's not only the obvious areas, such as the back and neck, that suffer either.
Pain in the front of the shoulders is common from steering wheel and mouse work, and the legs are prone to tightness from operating the pedals of cars, to name but a few.
If you, or someone you know, suffer from frequent aches in any area that you regularly use, but has no obvious cause, then sports massage may be as useful to you as to an avid exerciser.
If you're unsure if massage would help, try the 'Would Massage Help My Pain?' form below.
You'll receive a free reply, with no obligation to buy, detailing how well your pain would respond to massage.
Already know that you want massage? Head straight to 'Book Now'.
While sports massage has many targetted techniques, it can also be performed for relaxation, too.
Just looking to unwind?
Try sports massage!
Relaxation massage can be performed on its own for the whole session, or added onto a sports massage treatment.
Whether it's training, playing competitively or hitting the gym, it all takes its toll on the body!
Not only do tired muscles go tight, but injuries - even minor ones like strains - can cause muscles to go into protective spasm.
Sometimes, the healing process doesn't resolve correctly, leading to an ongoing cycle of spasms and inflammation that exacerbate one another, and leads to the creation of chronic, niggling injuries.
Even once the healing process is complete, scar tissue, and more minor damage to the layers of the connective fascia between muscles, can cause muscles to stick and not move smoothly.
These types of dysfuction are what sports massage therapy was created to treat.
Not only am I able to work with these dysfunctions, but as an experienced personal trainer, I'm able to design programmes to strengthen weakened areas, helping correct the healing process, and provide the strength and stamina prevent re-injury and further pain.
'While having sports massage for my legs, I always book some of each session at the end for relaxation'
- Miriam C, massage customer
Strength and Recovery
Sometimes, massage alone is all that's needed.
Sometimes, the affected area needs increased strengthening and stamina to cope with the demands that caused it to tighten up initially.
As an experienced personal trainer, I'm able to provide strengthening programmes to prevent recurrences of pain as part of the package of care that comes with massage sessions.
Check out the 'About Me' section to find out more about me, including how I overcame cancer.
There's no sign up fee or membership, and you don't need to book in bulk. Just straight forwards pay-as-you go sessions.
A discount on sports massage is available for regular personal training clients.
All prices above include the call out fee. The price you see is all you'll pay.
Unsure if massage is right for you, or need to add more information?
Use 'Could This Help My Pain?' above
07749 725 488
I operate out of Leonard House, close to Tamworth Castle and just off the A5, as shown on the map below, providing easy access for anyone from Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Walmley, Middleton and surrounding areas.
8am - 9pm .................... Mon - Sun