So you have some Questions?
And I hope you do. If you are a stranger to the treatment scenario, be it medical or beauty, it can be a minefield of mental images in your head. What to do? What not to do? What to wear? The list goes on.
Hopefully this 'Frequently Asked' section will go some way to answering your questions. If you need more help and advice please feel free to send me a message from the website or an email. The bottom line is that the happier and less tense you are with the treatment process, the easier it will be to treat your ailments.
What should I wear for a Sports Massage
Don't worry, you don't have to get naked, although you will be asked to undress down to your underwear (briefs are better than boxers and ladies, ensure you have a rear-fasten bra). Whilst it may seem a little intimidating at first, you will be covered with towels and drapes during your treatment with only the area being worked on being uncovered at any one time.
But I don't do sport, is it really right for me?
Rest assured, you don't have to be Bradley Wiggins or Jessica Ennis - in actual fact, many city workers have now hijacked Sports Massage treatment to get relief from their back, neck and shoulder tension.
For Amateur Athletes the benefits can be invaluable in keeping their muscles in tip-top condition. It is also a great motivator during the long winter months of base training.
Where can I get my Sports Massage?
Centrally Located less than 2 miles from the Chiverton Roundabout and the main A30, The Activate4 HQ at Silverwell Forge is extremely straight forward to get to from most of the county. Specific directions can be found here.
Do you do house calls?
Due to the sheer number of clients and the logistics involved generally House calls are no longer available. However if getting to Activate4 HQ is going to be a struggle then send me a message and we might be able to come to some arrangement.
How often can I have Sports Massage?
There is no limit to the amount of massage you can receive, the only factor is if you have a contra-indication that would make massage detrimental to your soft tissues, for example bruising. Some clients book in for a regular weekly or monthly slot, others on a more ad-hoc basis simply when they are feeling a bit tense or their muscles are tied up. Whatever your needs, there's always the opportunity to book a session around your schedule.
What Qualifications do you have? How do I know you are for real?
A valid question that is easily answered, but not necessarily very well understood. I studied at the YMCA Y-Fit in Central London where I gained my initial Sports Massage Association Level 4 qualification. Since then I have undertaken numerous other courses as part of my annual Continuing Professional Development commitment.