Gidea Park near Romford,Hornchurch,Rainham
Opening hours 7am to 10pm
7 days a week
Triathlete/ runners massage
1 hour £60 1.5 hours £90 2 hours £120
Why is a specialist massage good for triathletes?
Doing a triathlon puts a lot of stress on your muscles both during the actual race and during training with repetitive motions that you sustain over a long period of time. This can cause injuries.
Triathlete injuries that may be avoided or respond well to a specialist triathlon massage
Lower back pain
General sore and strained muscles
Benefits to regular specialist triathlon massage
Recovery after races and injury
Injury prevention by keeping muscles supple
Psychological – you have a bit of me time to recover from the mental strain of racing
Body awareness – you’ll feel things in your massage you ignore during your training which can act as a warning
Stimulates your blood to circulate which increases oxygen flow and nutrients to your cells and tissues
Keeps your muscles supple, restoring flexibility to tight, sore muscles
Relieves chronic muscular stress and breaks up adhesions caused by micro scarring. We’ll use myofascial release to free up movement and alleviate trigger points to enhance performance when racing and training
Helps your metabolic waste drain away by encouraging lymphatic drainage
Stimulates endorphins to reduce pain naturally
I’m training am I OK to have a deep tissue massage?
Yes, we recommend leaving 3 – 4 days before you race do your body has time to fix everything before the big day, but if you have an injury and want relief, there is no reason at all why you can’t have a massage we just need to know where you are in your training programme so that we can ensure we’re giving you the correct massage therapy.
When is the best time for me to get a triathlete massage?
If you can only have one then we’d recommend having your massage in the week after
you have raced in your triathlon, ideally 2 – 3 days when your training workload
is lighter and you’re recovering. This will help you get back to optimal performance
again by helping to reduce micro-
I don’t have a lot of time; can you concentrate on an area at a time?
Yes of course, the important thing is that you are getting regular massage as tired muscles don’t perform to their optimum and are prone to injury.
We can do one session on your back, shoulders and neck for example if you’ve been doing lots of swim training and then another time concentrate on your calves and legs if you’ve been doing more hill training or glutes and legs on bike runs. We can work a schedule around whatever suits you and your training programme.
That said there is no replacement for a full body in the same session as at the end all of your muscles have been put back to the same starting point, we just know the pressures of daily life don’t always make that possible that’s all.
How do I know what massage to ask for?
You can tell us the training you have been doing and we can go from there, alternatively, just tell us where it hurts and we can work around that area.
To give you a guide though:
Swim – shoulder, back, neck, abdominals, gluteals (glutes), hamstrings and quadriceps
Bike – quadriceps, gluteals, calves, lower back, shoulders and neck
Run – legs and lower back, shoulders and arms
Is there a consultation process?
Yes, we’ll send you a consultation form to complete via email before you come along for your first triathlete massage. You can either complete this online and email it back to us, or print it out and bring it with you to your session.
When you arrive we’ll discuss this and build your programme around your specific needs.
Your form will remain confidential.
Where will I be treated?
You’ll have your triathlete massage in a comfortable, calm treatment room with soft lighting.
After your consultation, your therapist will show you to your treatment room where
you will undress to your lower underwear whilst the therapist is out of the room.
You will then lie on the bed, cover yourself with 2 luxury towels & only then will
your therapist re-
Who will treat me?
Generally Charlton a highly qualified and experienced massage therapist will be your massage therapist.
What do I do during a massage therapy treatment?
You do whatever makes you feel comfortable, you can lie back and relax or if you prefer to chat or discuss your programme that is fine too.
If we need you to adjust your position, we’ll either move you or let you know so you don’t need to worry about whether you’re in the right position.
Everyone is different and during your triathlete massage we’ll be releasing toxins. This can mean that your body temperature changes so please don’t be afraid to say if you’re too cold or warm. Likewise, different areas of your body can feel tenderness at different levels so again, if the pressure is too light or hard, then please do say and we’ll adapt accordingly.
How will I feel after a triathletes massage?
You may feel tired or relaxed after your massage, or even sometimes emotional, however due to the toxins that we’ve released. Please do drink lots of water after a massage to help to flush these out.
How often will I need a deep tissue massage?
This is entirely down to you and your triathlon training programme and can change as well depending on your body’s level of fitness.
The more triathlete massages you have though, the less propensity you’ll have for injury.
Why would I not be able to have a massage?
There are a few conditions which mean massage would not be the best holistic therapy for you. In this instance, we wouldn’t be able to treat you with massage, but there are plenty of other therapies that would be more suitable and we can help and advise you in making the best choice.
The following conditions would not be suitable:
Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
Immediately after surgery
Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage.
If you have a bruise, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumours, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures the massage will work around these areas.
Please Note: Deep tissue massage is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment).If you are in any doubt at all, please consult with your GP prior to treatment