Maintenance Massage or MOT?

If you don’t have a specific problem, you may be looking for sport/remedial massage to support your body as you go through a training programme, or just with the stresses of day to day life. 

You may want to start with an MOT, or look at having maintenance sessions – and if you’d like regular maintenance, our memberships may be a good option. 

MOT + Report

If it’s your first session with us, you may want to try an MOT + report to get a sense of what imbalances you’re already carrying & get further resources on how to support yourself. 

We offer MOT + reports for deskworkers, runners, cyclists, and general MOTs.

 

Maintenance & Membership

You don’t need to have a ‘problem’ to have clinical massage therapy – you can use it to help prevent problems, or help with stress and tension. 

If you know you’d like a monthly maintenance, our memberships might be a good fit for you: 

 

What Is a Maintenance Session?

A maintenance session is a session you have on a regular basis to keep an eye on your muscles and reduce the chances you'll have problem in future. 

Maintenance isn’t just for sports people – we also see:

  • office workers for posture & stress,
  • freelancers who feel their job puts strain on their bodies, and
  • stay-at-home parents who want to be able to keep up with their kids
  • people with chronic illness to manage their symptoms

… to name a few. 

What is a ‘Maintenance Massage’?

Massage for Stress

A ‘maintenance massage‘ is usually a session scheduled at a regular interval for the purpose of checking and addressing tension build up,  before it becomes a life-interrupting problem. 

It’s also a good opportunity to be reminded of the self-maintenance exercises, stretches, and postural adjustments you have been given in previous sessions.

These intervals can be anywhere from fortnightly to every three months. The most popular option is monthly, the second is every six weeks.

The goal for your maintenance session may be a slight niggle that came up since the last session (the body has a way of letting you know what it wants to be worked on), to check on historic problems, or do a full-body check to see how all the major muscles are doing. 

Who is a maintenance massage for?

We see a huge variety in our maintenance clients. 

People who work in an office, or have a stressful or physical job, or have small children, will find themselves doing repetitive movements that can, over time, build up muscle tension or imbalances that lead to pain or issues.

People who train regularly, within a variety of sport such as weightlifting, running, cycling, or martial arts will opt for a maintenance massage alongside their training, to loosen overworked muscles and identify uneven patterns of movement so they can adjust their training accordingly.

When you plan on coming for regular maintenance sessions, we can rotate our focus each time.

Because there’s not always a specific issue that’s come up, we can often incorporate some more relaxing massage techniques in the session as well.

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