Why do I need an injury / rehab session?
It would be great if muscle injury or tendon issue could be fully repaired with just a few massage sessions, however this is rarely the case. If you are having problems with walking, sore knees, ankle issues, hip pain or lower back pain, there’s a good chance that the problem is related to systemic weaknesses that are affecting every part of your body.
There really is only one way to cure a weakness – make it strong. This means a targeted strengthening program of exercises designed with your specific injury in mind and created to be carried out both with your practitioner and at home.
How does the Injury / Rehab Session work?
We take our patients through a series of tests and assessments to establish the source of the pain and we put together a bespoke exercise program that is tailored to each person. At your rehab session we will:
- Assess your movement, how you walk, the range of motion and any mobility difficulties to find out the source of the problem.
- Look for shortened muscles, inhibited or lengthened muscles, pain or restricted movement.
- Take a full history of when the pain started and if there was any specific cause.
- Provide you with an exercise program that is created with your issues in mind and designed to get you back to full health as quickly as possible.
Will you show me what to do?
Absolutely! Our rehab session involves a full one-to-one training session to show you exactly how to carry out each exercise and how to assess improvements. We repeat this each time we meet so we can work out how you are progressing and if any changes should be made.
What types of exercises will I need to do?
While rehab exercises are designed to be challenging, they should never be too hard to complete safely. Your program may include gentle stretches, resistance training with bands or weights and activation work to get those muscles fired up and strengthened.
If you are finding you are recovering from injury more slowly than you would like, ask us about a rehab plan that is tailored for your requirements.
What types of exercises will I need to do?
Gain confidence in using gym equipment and free weights
Learn about gym etiquette – look like a pro from your very first visit
Learn what you should wear to keep yourself safe
And there’s more…
If you would like a personalised exercise program, tailored to your needs or a few personal training sessions, these can be provided at an extra cost.
Ant was welcoming, took my pain history and talked me through what he was manipulating. Been having a lot of trouble with my left hip, went for a walk today and no hint of old pain. He sent me exercises to do after my appointment to continue to strengthen my problem areas. Will be booking again soon.
Ant is brilliant – he really knows anatomy and massage, and will not only fix you with his hands, but also send you exercises to help prevent issues reoccurring. In addition, you'll have a good chat, get film recommendations, and all with alt rock background music – far better than the usual ambient pan pipe nonsense. Highly recommended!
Ant is brilliant ! He has the knowledge of a great physio combined with strong and targeted massage technique that just works and gets me moving again ! Turned up with a sore kneee that wouldnt bend left completely fine and fixed plus a clear understanding of what had caused the problem. He even emailed me exercises later that day to help avoid future problems. Cannot recommend enough !! Thanks Ant !
Really good massage. I've been used to massage therapists just going in with their hands and not asking questions, but Jessika talked to me about my motivations for booking and then worked on the specific areas that needed it. I came out feeling like I had clouds for muscles, and my posture is already better. Amazing!
I’ve had chronic issues with my neck and back and I always leave Circle 8 feeling miles better. Ant is very knowledgeable and always makes sure to explain what may be causing the pain and discomfort. He is brilliant at what he does and is also really friendly. Definitely would recommend!
Circle8 is top notch for any niggles you might have, however big or small. Ant and the team are mega knowledgeable, they can feel exactly where you pain might be coming from, release your tension professionally, and even offer follow up exercises and mobility work to treat and prevent further issues. I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking for sports massage in Leeds city centre.
Best massage ive ever had. Ant is really friendly, great to chat to on the more painful areas of the massage and excellent aftercare advice. Wish I'd have found this place sooner! Cannot recommend enough, will definitely be back!
At Circle8Massage we are passionate about what we do, so we are continuously developing and improving our high-quality service. We are delighted to offer this innovative massage therapy option, which can improve circulation, alleviate sore muscles and reduce pain. Currently, Circle8Massage Leeds is one of the few therapy centres that offer Hypervolt Therapy.
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