Massage

SPORTS MASSAGE

Here at A1 Health and Fitness we offer sports massage to cater for injury prevention, rehabilitation from injury and to enhance physical performance.  These treatments are not just for those competing in sports, at whatever level, but also for those who want to maintain peak physical condition, posture and flexibility.
We also offer relaxation massage for those with tired and aching limbs who just want to feel refreshed, revitalised and ready for the rigours of daily life.

Frequently asked questions:

What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.  The techniques used by sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given.  Sports Massage also helps with the management of pain and overuse injuries such as tennis elbow, shin splints or repetitive injuries caused by such activities as sitting in front of the computer all day! Massage will alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.

The benefits of sports massage include:

  • Improved circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone and/or length
  • Remodel Scar tissue when required
  • Assist in mental preparation for sports competition
  • Increase flexibility and range of movement
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury rehabilitation

Sports massage is not suitable for everyone and further advice can be given before seeking your first treatment.

How is this Achieved?
Sports massage is the use of various soft tissue manipulation techniques to help rehabilitate the soft tissues of the body e.g. muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Elite athletes will use Sports Massage on a regular basis, sometimes daily.  For most people this is not affordable.  Once every 4 weeks, however, makes it more viable.  This period between treatments usually keeps most potential problems at bay.

Who Do We Treat?
We treat a whole range of people from athletes like runners, triathletes, cyclists through to builders, electricians, hairdressers, computer programmers, gardeners and domestic engineers!

Where?
We are lucky enough to have premises in various locations so can offer our services over a wide area.  We cover Grantham/Meltown Mowbray and surrounding villages from our studio in the village of Saltby.
We also offer a mobile service depending on location and availability; contact us to find out more.

Price
1 hour treatment including any consultation £35
½ hour treatment £20
If you book 5 treatments in advance you get the 6th treatment free; this can be booked after the 1st treatment.

Corporate
We offer the opportunity for businesses to book A1 Health and Fitness at the work place to provide treatments at a reduced price for their employees.  Contact us to make prior arrangements.

Event Massage
A1 Health and Fitness also offers pre and post event massage for your sporting events.  Sports Massage is often requested at events for those athletes who want to ensure they are ready to perform prior to or to recover after the event.  Contact us to discuss your requirements.