When can a massage help?
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Intense physical exercise can lead to delayed onset muscle soreness ("the DOMS") but luckily massage therapy can be an effective way to tackle this painful condition. Find out which of our massages could be the most effective to help ease your DOMS.
What is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?
Delayed muscle onset soreness, knowns as DOMS, is muscle pain that starts a day or two after a workout. DOMS is caused by microscopic muscle damage and is completely normal, it's quite common after taking time off from exercising or sporting or exerting yourself in a new type of way that your body isn't used to.
Can massage help delayed onset muscle soreness?
Massage therapy can be effective in alleviating DOMS by reducing swelling, easing discomfort and improving flexibility.
There are so many different circumstances where massage could help bring about an improvement physically, mentally and emotionally. You might be training for the 2023 Sheffield Half Marathon or other large sport event, have a football or roller derby match coming up or perhaps you're feeling burnt out from a previous event or need to tackle an old or new injury. Massage can help you on the road to recovery. Find out more.
Benefits of massage for DOMS
This may tie in with stress reduction but people who are more relaxed, generally, get less sick less often than those who don't.
Massage can stimulate blood flow to areas of the body where it might be particularly needed and help you recover from injury.
When muscles and tendons are helped to ease off you could find you experience increased flexibility.
If you suffer with headaches, neck, shoulder or back pain, massage therapy could help to alleviate your symptoms and provide relief.
Improved blood circulation
Massage promotes blood circulation which means many people feel more energetic after a massage.
Massage therapy focuses on muscle relaxation through touch, this will help you thoroughly relax and feel soothed.
Which massage is best for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?
Some people prefer a harder massage style to tackle muscle tightness. Others prefer a softer, more soothing approach. Luckily we can offer styles of massage to suit all tastes.
Your delayed onset muscle soreness questions answered
Many people are intrigued by massage therapy and the potential benefits that it can bring into a person's life. We have gathered some of the more common questions about the benefits of massage therapy below but if you have a question that isn't answered here you can contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer.
Meet our massage therapists below and find out about the different types of massage treatments and sessions they have available. Click on each page to find more information and book your session.
Origin massage reviews
We have had a lot of lovely reviews from people who have experienced our massage sessions and it is clear that the warmed towels are a big hit!
Update - had a hot stone massage with Fi which I was a little apprehensive about as I hadn’t had one before.. and oh my goddd I would never get anything else now!! Fi was communicative and always made sure the stones were the right temperature and that I was comfortable. Amazing experience. Next time I want an Indian head massage. 😍
How do I book a massage session?
Give the gift of massage
Are you are looking for a present that is sure to be warmly received? Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Would you like to give an experience rather than 'stuff'? When you want to give someone the opportunity to have some time to relax and unwind but you aren't quite sure what kind of massage they would like a gift card is the ideal option!
You can either gift someone a specific massage treatment, a package or a monetary voucher they can redeem on any treatment at Origin Massage.