Sports Massage in Nottingham
We now offer sports massage in Nottingham at Real World Fitness.
Please get in touch to book in for your sports massage.
The cost is £45 for an initial visit including a consultation, then £40 per session subsequently.
Who am I seeing?
Tim Wheatcroft is a fully qualified , experienced sports massage therapist and personal trainer.
We have a dedicated massage room within the RWF Gym in Nottingham, ensuring your massage is private and undisturbed. We have shower and change facilities available, so it’s possible to freshen up before/afterwards, making it easy to come before or after work.
What is it?
Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of all the soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Sports massage can play an important role in keeping anyone fit and mobile regardless of. Massage has a number of physical, physiological and psychological benefits.
What does it do?
Maintaining your body’s health takes time and dedication. Preventing injuries and loss of mobility, curing and restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue, boosting performance and extending the longevity of physical activity.
Increased circulation – The stroking movements in massage push fluid through blood vessels and lymph vessels improving circulation. Pressure is increased in front of each stroke while a vacuum is created behind which acts like a pump. This is a crucial process for tight or damaged muscle tissue as a tight muscle will squeeze blood out like a sponge, depriving the tissues of vital nutrients and energy with which to repair.
Increased tissue permeability – Deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through. This helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourages the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker.
Improved flexibility – massage restores muscle length and is more powerful for improving flexibility than traditional stretching methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways with massage which also stretches the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up. This impact on fascia is significant as injury research shows that fascia is responsible for a large percentage of injuries, chronic pain and ineffective response to treatment.
Breaks down scar tissue – Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can affect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can then lead to inflexible tissues which are prone to re-injury and long-term pain.
Improved tissue elasticity – Hard training and long-term exercising can make tissues hard and inelastic and this can reduce the gains expected from training, leading to plateaus and motivational lows. Massage helps to reset and maintain the natural elastic properties of soft tissue.
Pain reduction – Tension and excess waste products in muscles can often cause pain. Massage helps reduce this in many ways, including releasing the bodies endorphins.
Relaxation – Muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching. Mechano-receptors which sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are stimulated causing a reflex relaxation.