Sports Massage Cheltenham
Creating an environment for you to recover
Have you been suffering from consistent aches and pains leaving you unsure on how to resolve them?. Sports massage has been proven to help release muscle tension, improve circulation and remove any waste products built in the muscles. If you are prone to overuse injuries in the workplace or in sport, a sports massage will help progress you in the right direction.
Here at Rob Ingram Fitness we have our own private studio containing a gym and therapy clinic all suited to insure you get the best treatment and aftercare possible.
Following your treatment we will provide additional support in the form of home exercises, stretching routines and myofascial release techniques to eliminate your pain and become stronger altogether
How Can Sports Massage Help You
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone or cartilage; structures include the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances within these soft tissues that are caused from repetitive work or physical activity related activities. In addition a sports massage can be used to enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent further injuries from occurring.
Other benefits include:
Improving overall posture
Address muscle imbalances
Prevention of scar tissue build up
Increased range of movement
Relive tired and achy muscles
Your First Appointment
After our initial telephone or email conversation I will schedule you in for your first consultation appointment.
The first 15 - 20 Minutes will be a conversation around the history of your symptoms and how they are affecting your daily living. Following this I will begin to build an understanding on how best to treat your symptoms going forward.
We will then progress onto an assessment of your current symptoms through a variety of range of movement exercises. This will help identify the next steps of your treatment.
Once the range of movement exercises have been completed in your first session we will begin helping you right away and apply techniques to relive the muscle tension, pain or tightness you are experiencing.
At the end of your first appointment I will then offer some home strength or stretching exercises that will improve your symptoms going forward. This will be alongside some general aftercare advice following your sports massage.
What are your current Prices?: Currently our prices are £50 for 60 minutes or £30 for 30 minutes of treatment and this includes all the aftercare advice and support we will give going forward.
Do you diagnose injuries?: No as sports massage therapists we are not qualified to diagnose injuries. This must be performed by an appropriate physio/sports therapist. In addition if I suspect a more serious pathology during your consultation/assessment I will refer to the appropriate health professional insuring you get the best treatment for your current needs.
Is sports massage only suitable for people who undertake sport often? Not at all, Sports massage is a fantastic tool to relieve any soft tissue related dysfunction. A large amount of these can occur from work and life related factors not just sport alone.
Does Sports massage hurt? We will try to keep pain to a comfortable level. We use a scale from working in a 2 out of 5 pain to help relive scar tissue and tension that has built up. However, we refer to this as good pain and progressive for you and your symptoms.
What should I wear for sports massage treatment? This will depend on the area we need to work on but generally you only need to expose skin that needs to be treated.
What do I need in preparation for a sports massage? Make sure you are nice and hydrated and have appropriate clothing.
How often should I get a sports massage? This will depend on the individual. Some people will require just a couple of sessions while others depending on their circumstances may need regular fortnightly to monthly sessions. My job is to make you need me less and less not more often and we we will strive towards that.
Do you work with other Health Professionals? Yes, in certain circumstances it will be more appropriate to refer you to a health professional better suited to your current needs. In instances where your symptoms do not improve or other areas become aware to me during your consultation or treatment. I will always direct you towards the appropriate professional
Hear What Others Have to Say
Rob is a great trainer who really takes the time to get to know you and your goals. Having had covid take away my usual access to sport, I started to really feel the effects of inactivity and apprehensively sought out a PT who could help make the most of this ‘down time’. Rob came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. We’ve worked on overall strength and fitness with focus on areas where I’m prone to injury. With Rob’s support I’m confident that as soon as I can, I’ll be back on court!
Rob has also gone really above and beyond to support me through the latest lockdowns by understanding what works best for me whether that’s home workouts or encouragement and support to get out on a run.
I cannot recommend Rob enough!
Rob is a great trainer, he keeps me motivated even when I’m having bad days.
I have struggled in the past with quitting and giving up when being impatient and wanted fast results. Rob keeps me focused and reminds me every session of the progress I am making.
The gym is lovely, tidy and allows you to focus on your training without any distractions. Rob keeps you entertained throughout chatting away and providing advice on diet and sleeping routines.
I would 100% recommend Rob as a trainer.
I’ve been going to Rob Ingram since August 2020 to get help for my knock knees. He has researched my problem and identified areas that needed work. This work is ongoing and he’s definitely made a positive difference. Rob is someone who cares about the individual and wants to help them succeed-you’ve nothing to lose but everything to gain! Give him a g0
Rob put me at ease right from the start. I was nervous and completely new to any sort of gym or training.
Within a couple of weeks I could already see great improvements in my performance, and actually looked forward to my sessions with Rob.
Rob has the ability to push you to do your absolute best, without standing over you shouting like a drill sergeant!
I would highly recommend Rob as a Personal Trainer, I don't think I could go to anyone else!