Why is a triathlon Massage great for athletes?
A triathlon massage is a specialist massage for all athletes which includes runners, cyclists and swimmers that takes into consideration the strains on your body and your often gruelling training schedule.
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.
Charlie Botha ITEC
Your ITEC qualified massage therapist
Questions & Answers
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.
If it’s too close to your event, then we can substitute deep tissue with deep oscillation therapy or perhaps you’ll benefit more from ultrasonic cavitation.
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-scarring in your muscles and eases your blood flow so oxygen and nutrients can feed and repair your muscles again meaning you can get back to your normal training routine soon.
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:
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?
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 at our treatment rooms in Gidea Park, Romford, Essex.
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-enter the treatment room.
Want an appointment today?
If you would like to book a last-minute appointment, please text us on 07757 946023 and we’ll try our best to sort something out within 24 hours.
Once you book
We’ll send over everything you need including consultation form and directions.
We have free off street parking directly outside our treatment rooms.