There is a point in the latest blog post which I wanted to build upon and discuss in more detail, Timings when booking a Sports Massage.
So, you may or may not be aware of the different durations a sports massage can last. The three most common are 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes.
First, let’s discuss the 30-minute option. This option is usually for a few different types of people; those with a specific need or injury, those who are low on time or those who are on a bit more of a budget but still enjoy a sports massage. This option is perfect for treating injuries and the surrounding areas. This option is also for someone with a busy schedule who likes a few muscle groups treated because they are too busy for a full body treatment, on a side note, this would be the back area most likely as busier people tend to carry stress with them and massaging the back can help to decrease the stress levels and recharge the body. And finally, for those on a budget and more sensible with their pennies they can still enjoy the benefit and treatment of a sports massage whilst keeping an eye on their finances as the thirty-minute treatments are often cheaper than the other options.
Next, let’s move on to the 60-minute sports massage. This option is the most widely chosen option here at Ultimate Recovery and is usually chosen for a combination of reasons. People usually opt for the 60-minute treatment because they feel this option is just perfect to have all their target areas treated adequately, it costs less per hour when compared to the 30-minute option and they usually feel ready for the session to end by the end of the massage. The 60-minute option also allows for a more thorough treatment when compared to the 30-minute session because the therapist can spend longer on each muscle group and also spend a large amount of time working on target areas such as the back. Also, this option isn’t too expensive either and people usually feel the money is well spent as they feel good and didn’t break the bank in the process.
Finally, the ninety-minute sports massage is usually for those who have a few different problem areas, have more of a budget to spend, possibly some spare time on their hands or those who want a very thorough full body massage. The session can be divided up into different parts, for example if you are carrying three different problem areas of focus, this can provide plenty of time for thorough treatment to these areas and still have time for a full body massage. This option is the most expensive of the three times stated. Therefore, if you are working on a budget then this option may be beyond your means. This option can provide a more in depth full-body massage compared to the 60-minute massage because the therapist can spend longer on each muscle group and spend longer on any target areas.
Whatever your reason for booking a Sports Massage, make sure you consider these options as they may end up saving you time, money or energy.