Sports Massage at LiveWell health, based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham we offer Sports Massage through our Clinic Address in Sutton Coldfield and we also offer a mobile Sports Massage service across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Our services are to provide people with relief from pain & stress.
Sports and Remedial massage therapy is not just for athletes. Whether you’re an office worker, a soon-to-be mum, or an ultra marathon runner; our sports massage and deep tissue massage gets results. This is why LiveWell Health attract referrals from across the globe from all types of professionals and companies. We currently work with some of the biggest organisations not just in sport but in general day to day life. With clients such as Team GB, West Midlands Police, the NHS and Netball West Midlands you can be sure your in safe hands. Our team are also among a small group of highly trained therapists, currently the highest trained Sports & Injury Massage Specialists across the UK being trained at the prestigious Oxford School of Sports Massage to a Level 5 standard.
Why use Sports Massage?
Feeling the ache of long days at your computer or on your feet? Being held back by a niggle or Recovering from a sporting injury? Keen to prevent future injuries and perform to the best of your ability? Or looking to support your body while training for your latest challenge?
Sports and Remedial Massage can help to:
relieve muscle tension
reduce aches and pains
rehabilitate minor injuries and persistent niggles
support your training in the build-up to an event
speed up recovery after your exertion
prevent injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments
What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a no-nonsense massage treatment, which aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. Sports massage enables you to move your body more freely and can, in time, improve your posture. As the name suggests it is popular with sports people, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury, but these are benefits that we can all enjoy.
As part of human nature we tend to push our bodies hard, short-changing it on recovery and sleep in the quest of balancing work, life and sport; or in some cases fitting work and life around sport. Sports massage not only helps sort out injuries, it can keep you on track with your training plan.
Why use LiveWell Health?
All of our staff are Level 5 qualified with the prestigious Oxford School of Sports Massage. This means they have a wealth of knowledge that most other therapists just don’t have. We are also members of the SMA, Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage and the Federation of Hollistic Therapists meaning we carry the very best recommendations from across the Industry.
Our Qualified and fully insured staff also offer a truly unique service, as they are all fully MOBILE. This means we are not based in a clinic, you don’t have to drive miles to find us, find parking and then after your massage drive all the way home again. You can simply head home after your training session or hard day at work and our therapists will meet you there!
Your goals drive our sports massage treatments. Are we dealing with an injury, helping you through a heavy training period, or do you just simply need to liven up your legs before an event? As sports people ourselves, we know the value of a good sports massage but more importantly we know what works and when. To this end we keep abreast of the developments in soft tissue work and our goals are to give you the best treatment depending on your needs. We take pride in fixing injuries or simply offering advice, for instance getting through your first marathon.
As we do a lot of work with many sporting organisations such as Team GB and WBA Football club to name but a few, you can be sure you are in safe hands.
Based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham we offer Sports Massage services across the West Midlands and Staffordshire
Frequently Asked Questions…
- I am not an athlete – is sports massage suitable for me?
You don’t have to be a top-flight athlete or even remotely sporty to appreciate the benefits of a good sports massage. Spending time sat at a desk can cause muscular tension and over use, which can be freed most effectively using sports massage.
- Is sports massage painful?
When tight or overworked muscles are worked on they will transmit pain sensations. During treatment our therapists will be guided by your feedback. Often you will feel ‘good’ pain, which responds to the technique we apply, but other times pain may feel ‘bad’ and indicate that treatment is not currently suitable. Always tell your therapist how you feel so they can ensure your treatment is effective at reducing or removing muscular pain.
- During treatment will I have to do anything?
Yes, expect to be fully involved in your treatment! This means you may be asked to move into different positions, push against the therapist or move a limb in a specific direction. They will also ask you to provide feedback about how you are feeling. They will communicate quite a lot during your session but please don’t feel that you have to chat if you would rather have some quiet time.
- What should I wear during treatment?
During assessment it is best to wear comfortable underwear or some people prefer to wear shorts. During treatment towels will be used to keep you warm, comfortable and decent.
- I am under 17 years old – can I have Sports Massage?
Yes. Under 17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at each treatment. Sports massage can be very helpful for young people who take part in a lot of sporting activities. It can prevent injury and support recovery from training at a time when their bodies are changing fast.
- I have an injury – is sports massage appropriate for me?
It might be. Many soft tissue injuries benefit greatly from sports massage, but it is best to contact us and check first. You might need to wait for a few days if your injury is very new. If after assessing your injury we are not able to provide you with suitable treatment then we will recommend that you see a doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor or other medical professional for a diagnosis. After diagnosis we may be able to help you recover, so keep in touch.
- I have a medical condition – can I have sports massage treatment and how will it effect me?
Sports massage can be very helpful for many medical conditions. The treatment techniques, duration or positioning can all be modified to ensure they are suitable for your condition. People with conditions such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, ME and stress can all benefit. There are some conditions for which sports massage is not suitable. If you are unsure please contact us.
- I am taking medications – can I still receive sports massage?
Most likely yes, but please tell us or your therapist about your medications on the consultation or at time of booking. If you are taking pain medication you may need to stop taking them before your session.
- How will I feel after my treatment?
You should feel more relaxed after your treatment. Some people feel cold and thirsty, so having warm clothes with you is a good idea. It is advisable to drink plenty of water after treatment and try to keep moving a bit. Depending on your condition and the techniques used you may feel a little soreness, but this should ease within 24 hours. Some people feel tired, energized or even emotional after receiving sports massage treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact us or your therapist should you experience any surprising effects.
- How often should I have Sports Massage Treatment?
This will depend on the reasons why you are having treatment. Some problems respond best to short, frequent treatments, for example 30 minutes every three to five days. Those people wishing to support their body during training may find one hour each week or fortnight best for them. After your first session your therapist will be able to provide clearer advice as to when your next treatment should be.
- Is there anything I can do to prolong the benefits of my treatment?
Yes… stretch! Many people find stretching dull and time consuming but it really can help to prolong the benefits of your treatment. Your therapist will provide you with focused home care advice, which will be explained, demonstrated and practiced during your treatment. Please contact us if you are unsure, finding your stretches difficult or experiencing pain, there are always alternatives.
Why not get in touch…
For further information or to book a treatment please contact our team on 0121 798 0098 / 07939 212739 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively you can visit our contact page.
Please note, some home visit appointments can include additional travel costs if outside a 15 mile radius of Birmingham Centre. This will depend on a number of factors so if in doubt please contact us directly and speak to a member of staff.
Clinic visits are available at the Sutton Coldfield Clinic ONLY.
Please note block booking discounts are available so please contact us for more information.
Areas we cover…
Based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
We currently cover several areas across the West Midlands including Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth, Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Solihull, Shirley, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Great Barr, Cannock and many more.