Massage is not recommended in cases where you may suffer from the following conditions:

  • infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
  • immediately after surgery
  • immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
  • people with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage
  • prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
  • massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures

What is involved in an appointment at Performance Sports Therapy?

What can Deep Tissue Massage help with?

Deep Tissue Massage can help with a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions from muscular strains, lower back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, pelvic and knee problems. The range is vast as many problems are soft tissue in origin and this is exactly what is worked on within the treatments.

How often should I have massage therapy?

How often you have massage therapy depends on many factors relating to what your injury/problem area is and what your goals are.
Are you after some maintenance work? Then perhaps once per month might be enough, especially if you take the time to do a bit of homework such as this.
Do you have a long standing issue that you wish to get addressed properly? Then a number of sessions spread over a few weeks would be more appropriate,the number will depend on how much you do the exercises you get to help increase your mobility and how long the problem has been there but often 3-4 will clear most of it up.
An athlete in hard training? Perhaps once per week, or more, leading up to a competition.
As you see it all depends on your goals.

Will Deep Tissue Massage hurt?

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain, we try to avoid this . It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. the last thing we are looking to do is add more discomfort on top of any you are already experiencing an it is very easy to adjust the level of pressure to suit you. There can be some stiffness or discomfort after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.