Massage has been used for rehabilitation and training as well as relaxation for centuries.
Ancient Greek athletes used massage before and after competition, and some injuries of Roman gladiators were supported by massage therapy.
Today we recognised the potential for massage to increase flexibility, reduce injury healing time, and improve circulation, and many major sports teams employ full time physiotherapists and massage therapists.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from a deeper treatment though, many clients use this deeper work to recover from a weekends gardening, or from the effects of sitting behind a desk for long periods of time. It’s the treat most ladies book for their husbands – 30 minutes back, neck and shoulder massage at a sports depth, to really release those locked in shoulders.