Guest blog: Susan Maire – Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist

Susan Maire is a regular Thursday Yoga class member. We both have regular sports massage with her and enjoy the benefits of doing so. We firmly believe that a combination of Yoga and regular massage helps to keep you in great condition! Susan currently has a great offer on at the moment that new clients can take advantage of, 3 massages for the price of 2, this works out at 3 massages for £60. We will hand you over to Susan to talk about massage…..

What is Sports Massage?

  • Massage is one of the earliest forms of physical therapy and was used over 3000 years ago in China, India and Greece.
  • It involves manipulating soft tissue.
  • Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage eg muscles, skin and fascia.
  • It’s designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. 
  • A sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Q: Is it just for athletes?

A: Not at all! Soft tissue massage can help almost anyone who is experiencing aches and pains, whether they are caused by sport, work or from sitting too much in a car or at a computer. 

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Massage of tight “knotty“ muscles can be uncomfortable as they are released, however as a therapist I believe it’s important to communicate with clients throughout the treatment to ensure that it isn’t too painful. 

I don’t believe it’s a case of no pain no gain!

Q: How long does it take to work?

A: This depends on lots of factors. I’d expect most clients to see some benefit in the day or two after a treatment. However, if an injury has been present for some time it’s likely to take more than one session to correct it. I will usually suggest some stretches to do between sessions too.

Q: Do I need to be injured to benefit? 

A: No definitely not! As with most things prevention is usually better than cure and picking up and correcting tight areas may prevent an injury.

About Me

  • I’m based in West Kirby and have a clinic room at home. I’m a keen triathlete and understand the love of training and racing.
  • I love what I do as I get to see real improvements in clients’ pain and movement.
  • I have a Level 3 VCTC qualification and full insurance.
  • Sessions cost £30 per hour and I offer reductions for regular clients booking blocks of sessions.

Susan can be contacted via her Facebook Business page, link below;

https://www.facebook.com/susanjmaire/

And by telephone on 07702 827022