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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.
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A thigh massage at Origin Massage

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.

When can a massage help?

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

Promotes healing

This may tie in with stress reduction but people who are more relaxed, generally, get less sick less often than those who don't.

Increased flexibility

When muscles and tendons are helped to ease off you could find you experience increased flexibility.

Ease tight muscles

Massage can stimulate blood flow to areas of the body where it might be particularly needed and help you recover from injury.

Improved blood circulation

Massage promotes blood circulation which means many people feel more energetic after a massage.

Reduces pain

If you suffer with headaches, neck, shoulder or back pain, massage therapy could help to alleviate your symptoms and provide relief.

Improved sleep

The various styles, strokes and techniques of massage are ideal for helping muscles to ease off and soften.

Which massage is best for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

We are pleased to offer a variety of massage styles to suit all needs.
A deep tissue massage therapy session works on the muscles and connective tissue at a deeper level and can assist in bringing relief to muscle soreness as well as speed up recovery for aches, pains and injuries.
A Swedish massage is a full body massage and is a great way to let go of stress and to unwind. With this can then also come the added benefit of helping you sleep better, among many other possible benefits.
Giving birth is one of the most physically and mentally demanding experiences a person can go through. To help you on your journey of recovery one of our specialist post-natal massages could be what you need.
The smooth black volcanic stones are heated and smoothed over you skin and worked into muscles in this wonderfully calming and deeply relaxing treatment that can help to reduce muscle tension and pain.
We specialise in pregnancy massage so when you book a session with us you can be sure that you are in safe hands. You and your bump will be well cared for, aches soothed away and your energy levels refreshed.
Tui Na is a Chinese style of deep tissue massage that translates as “pinch and pull” which helps to get rid of blockages or imbalances that are believed to lead to pain and illness.

Origin Massage Reviews

We are very proud of our reviews and hope that the positive comments from our previous clients will encourage you to come and visit us.

Aimee P.
Aimee P.
Highly recommend! What an experience. Can't wait to book again and try one of the other massages. Thank You!!! xxxx
Emily B.
Emily B.
Had a massage with Fi after shortly having had covid - it was restorative. She took time to ask about my symptoms and any lasting effects, and and really tailored the treatment. I can't recommend origin massage highly enough!
Erica S.
Erica S.
Terrific massage - extremely relaxing. I'm definitely going to make a habit of this!
Michelle C.
Michelle C.
Had a wonderful sports massage from Natalie! She got into all the tight spots on my neck, shoulders and back and released so much tension. Feeling much more relaxed now! Thank you đŸ™‚
Dom W.
Dom W.
I came to Fi as a first timer to massage and I'll definitely be coming back soon! She was really good at explaining things and clearly knows her stuff. In addition to an excellent massage that loosened up my tight shoulders she also helped loosen my tight injured back up. Fi gave me some good tips and advice on where to seek further help to avoid injuring myself again which I really appreciated. I walked away very happy with my experience and couldn't recommend her more!
Barbara C.
Barbara C.
Had a wonderful Indian head massage with Kate. Left feeling very relaxed and refreshed. I would highly recommend.
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Massage Therapists

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.

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.

Relaxing tired and sore muscles. Flowing strokes, with varied pressure, gentle joint manipulations and various techniques – help return muscles to their original state of relaxation. Easing out the fibres to allow the muscle to work from a place of efficiency and not over strung.

Easing aches and pains from poor posture, working from home, caring for children and babies – holding out posture while we work or care for babies is one of the key reasons people come to have a massage.

Your therapist will work with your body to help massage away the feelings of pain and soreness. You will leave feeling lighter, taller, more open and invigorated.

Helping a variety of ailments, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, sciatica etc. Massage is not just for muscles! Your body works together as an amazing collection of fibres, nerves, bones and amazing substances.

When you experience an illness or condition which affects your body, many systems are affected along the way. A sore hip can result in a pressure on the opposite knee as you compensate for your hip not functioning well. Massage can help to ease the pain felt through your body as a whole, not just the affected area.

Massage therapy can help you to experience less tension and soreness in your muscles. Not only does muscle manipulation help muscles to relax, regular massage can help to align muscle fibers which results in better balance and posture.

Anxiety and other challenges can cause us to hold tension in our body because we are worried, on high alert, unable to rest and relax properly. This can in turn cause issues with digestion and sleep.

Massage works to allow this state of anxiety and high alert to calm and switch off, allowing the restorative ‘rest and digest’ phase to switch on. This helps digestion work better, easing symptoms of IBS for example, as well as improving sleep and helping your body heal and repair.

There are many skilled and experienced massage therapists in each city in the country. We always recommend Googling for something like “massage therapy near me” and have a look at the local results and read the reviews. At Origin Massage we are very proud of the results we have got for our happy clients and if you are in South Sheffield you can reach us quickly and easily.

How to book a massage session

When you book a session with us, you’ll be seen by one of our professionally trained massage therapists at the Origin Massage studio which is right next door to the Sheffield Wellness Centre. Our location is a small haven of peace and tranquillity to the south of the city centre on Abbeydale Road.

To book your massage session, click the “Book a session” button and choose the type of treatment you would like, select your preferred date and time and confirm using the form.

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.