Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you recommend getting a massage ?
At Jackie’s Sports Massage we recommend a monthly massage as a minimum requirement for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. If you have an injury or pain then we may need to see you weekly initially to help the body balance and become pain free before we get you into a regular monthly maintenance massage. For athletes leading up to an event we recommend weekly sessions to ensure your remain injury free and to help the body cope with your increased exercise levels. For pregnant ladies we also recommend fortnightly to monthly massages leading up to the birth.
Do you need regular massage even if you are not doing competitive or elite level sports??
Tight muscles can develop in anyone, not just elite athletes. Tight muscles can be caused from stress, sitting behind a desk all day, moderate exercise without stretching, over exercising, walking or running in the wrong type of shoes, the list goes on…
Anyone is at risk of developing an injury or general muscular pain if they are not seeing a professional sports masseuse on a regular basis.
It’s the old saying that prevention is the best cure and we know this to be true for our health. Well, this applies to our muscular health also.
WHICH THERAPIST SHOULD I SEE?
All of the team are trained by Jackie once hired to ensure that all therapists treat in a uniform manner to give an outstanding massage to every client. There are over 16 therapists to choose from and each brings their own touch and specialties to the clinic. We do have some of Sydney’s best therapists and are 100% confident that after trying out a few you will find your perfect masseuse and have your best massage ever at Jackie’s Sports Massage.
Please see our therapist profile page for more information on each.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A SPORTS MASSAGE?
We recommend most people to get a monthly remedial massage to maintain good muscle health and to prevent injuries and pain
Some clients do need it more often depending on lifestyle, stress and the amount of sports training they do. If you are desk bound and work long hours or are training for a sporting event such as a marathon or triathlon or are just exercising enough to keep fit then you may need a weekly to fortnightly massage for a while to get you through pain free and performing at your best. Remember “Prevention is better than cure”
HOW SOON CAN I EXERCISE AFTER A SPORTS MASSAGE?
Jackie recommends not to exercise on the same day after your massage treatment. You need to let your body re-set with a good sleep in between your massage treatment and your next training session. Ideally 24 hours rest is best however we know that everyone’s schedules are jam packed and this is not always possible. We have found that having a good night’s rest is enough to ensure your receive all the benefits of your recent Sports Massage.
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Suite 605, 185 Elizabeth Street – next door to The SHERATON HOTEL on HYDE PARK - a short 3 minute walk from Town Hall, Martin Place, and Museum train stations.
(02) 9261 4071
Mon - Fri - 8:00am - 9:00pm
Weekend- 9:00am - 6:00pm
118 Sutherland Street -Located in the lovely Paddington Wellbeing Centre. Just a 5 minute walk from Oxford Street or Five Ways. Enjoy 2 hour off street parking daily.
0434 313 335
Tues & Fridays - 9:30am - 7:30pm
SYDNEY CBD | PADDINGTON