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Why choose massage treatment with Fit With?
Personable, quality service. Sianne has 14 years experience as a therapist working with clients of all ages, occupations and conditions. She has a loyal customer base and is proud to be a 5 star rated service in Nottingham & Lincoln. Learn more about Sianne here.
Why choose fitness/ nutrition coaching with Fit With?
Fit With value themselves on providing a quality, individual service. Your PT/ Nutritionist will listen to your goals and work WITH you to put together a realistic fitness and/ or nutrition plan. Appropriate adjustments will be made along the way and support throughout the process.
What happens during your massage appointment?
You will be welcomed by Sianne at one of the clinics. She will start by going through a subjective history discussing for example; your presenting problem and past medical history. An objective assessment will be performed, looking at posture and mobility; you will be asked to perform a range of movements. Sianne will palpate soft tissue and assess movements of appropriate joints. This thorough assessment will help identify any movement restriction, pain, stiffness, weakness, or muscular imbalances. This thorough assessment will allow Sianne to tailor the treatment to your individual needs and provide appropriate aftercare advice through exercise prescription of mobility, stretching and/or strengthing exercises.
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Can I still have a sports massage even if I don't do sport?
Absolutely! You don't have to be a sportsperson or participate in sport to benefit from a sports massage. Sianne often treats clients due to occupational, postural issues. Many people find deep more targeted massage more beneficial for their aches and pains.
How often should I get a Sports Massage?
This is very individual and the amount of mobility and/ or strengthening work you complete will affect this. Generally those that follow a regular mobility program will have treatment less frequently. Initially until we get 'on top' of your issues you will benefit from more frequent treatment. However, for maintenance, we recommend having a sports massage once every 3 - 6 weeks. Sianne, however, does have clients on a weekly and fortnightly basis as this is what the feel works for them. Treatment does come at a cost but self-care is an investment in your body, providing longevity in good health. If you want to commit to regular treatment - various discounted direct debit subscriptions will be available soon.
I have a health condition; can I still have a massage?
Sianne will complete an initial consultation to check for any concerns/ contraindications - your safety always comes first. If you have any concerns, please contact us to discuss your treatment in confidence. We may recommend you check with your GP that it’s ok for you to have a treatment.
What sort of conditions can sports massage help with?
Back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, tension headaches, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, runners knee, general stiffness and muscular strains are all examples of conditions that can benefit from sports massage. Your initial consultation will identify any areas of concern, and Sianne will work with you to provide the most appropriate treatment and advice.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Generally loose comfortable clothing is recommended. Your privacy will be maintained at all times. Shorts are advised if receiving lower body treatment. If you are a female receiving upper body treatment, a bra that unfastens at the back is recommended over a sports bra.
Is Sports Massage painful?
Sports massage is a firm treatment; however, as treatment is individualised, pressure is tailored to a client's needs, tolerance and comfort. Although a sports massage can be uncomfortable in some areas, it shouldn't be painful. We advise that clients' discomfort should stay below approximately 7/10. Using an individual measure to stay within a client's threshold. You will be asked throughout your treatment (particularly a first appointment) if the pressure if okay, and if you would like more or less.
Is Cupping painful?
Cupping shouldn't cause pain, though you may experience some skin tightness during the procedure. After static cupping therapy, you may feel slightly sore, but you shouldn't have severe discomfort. Static cupping can leave red/ purple circular marks but will fade within a week or so, dependant on depth of colour. Gliding cupping you won't experience circular marks but may feel some skin tightness in some areas.
I see a physiotherapist/ Osteopath/ Chiropractor already, is massage still suitable?
Absolutely, we often work alongside other health care professionals. Sianne will be very happy to have a confidential call with them when required.