Who can benefit?
Peter is comfortable working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and believes that Sports massage is not just for sports people but anyone who uses their body to perform tasks. Any activity can lead to an injury or build-up of tension. Peter regularly treats:
- Amateur and professional sports people
- People with work related issues
- Parents that are sore from the demands of parenthood
- People with chronic pain
Chronic conditions and injuries: Peter always tries to work within your pain threshold and will seek feedback and give advice to help you relax. This can mean some discomfort but leads to a long lasting relief of symptoms. Peter uses a variety of techniques based around Deep -Tissue Massage, incorporating:
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myo-fascial Release
- Dry Needling (acupuncture)
- Muscle Energy Techniques
Maintenance and less specific issues: Peter can provide more generalised deep tissue work to help relax and rejuvenate tired overworked muscles, helping to prevent the build-up of chronic tension and aiding recovery from activity and exercise.
Aftercare: Peter can help you to plan how massage can fit into training or practice schedules and how to vary massage around performances and events to get the most out of it. Peter can also give advice about self-massage techniques and exercises you can do at home to help.
What to wear?
Before your treatment you will be left to get changed. This will usually mean undressing to underwear, but if you are not comfortable with this there are always other options, just speak to your therapist! You can bring loose fitting shorts and if you prefer to wear a bra during treatment, it is best to wear a NON sports type bra. You will be covered with towels to keep you warm and only the area that is being treated is exposed.