Adele Fowler, MSMA of Optimum Body is a fully qualified Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist, RockDoc and Gym instructor, located on the outskirts of central Oxford.
Contrary to popular belief, sports massage is not a painful experience, and will not leave you covered in bruises – that is the sign of a bad massage!
On your first treatment, you will be asked to wear loose fitting clothing and shorts. I will conduct a full postural assessment, medical record and discuss any pain or injury you are suffering. You will be covered with towels to keep you warm, ensuring only the area that needs treating to be exposed. I will then treat the problem and surrounding areas of pain/tension, and investigate any underlying issues that could be causing injury. Although sometimes this may feel uncomfortable, I will work with you to ensure that any discomfort felt will be comfortably within your pain range.
At the end of the treatment I may recommend to you to carry out some ‘homework’ in the form of strengthening exercises or stretches and nutritional advice, which will aid and speed up your recovery.