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When can a massage help?

Post-event massage

After serious physical exertion like running a marathon or doing Tough Mudder is the perfect time for a massage. The benefits of doing so can be considerable.
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Fi Hennessy giving a leg massage at Origin Massage
Fi Hennessy giving a leg massage at Origin Massage

What style of post-event massage is best?

There are two answers to this question. Some people prefer to be physically and mentally soothed after an event. The adrenaline can be very high and the massage can help bring that back down to normal levels.

Other people prefer a harder or deeper massage after an event to help really work on the muscles and tendons that have been through so much.

Whatever your preference, we have massage therapists who can help you.

When can a massage help?

After a large physical exertion, massage can be a fantastic way to tackle a wide range of issues that have the potential to have a big impact. One of the biggest benefits of a massage in these circumstances is that it reduces the severity of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

By softening, stretching and lengthening the muscles which became tight during the event it decreases the effect of DOMS. Getting any kind of massage withing 72 hours of the end of the event could make a huge difference to your recovery. Find out more.

Benefits of massage after an event

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.

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.

Increased flexibility

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

Reduces risk of injury

Increasing oxygen through massage therapy energises muscles as well as keeping them strong and healthy.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

After physical exertion there is the potential for muscles to be tight and sore in the following days. Massage can help alleviate this soreness.

Reduce adrenaline and Relax

Massage helps to reduce adrenaline levels which cause tense muscles and increased heart rate, so you can relax and feel soothed.

Which massage is best post-event?

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.
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.

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.

Jo H.
Jo H.
I want to Fi for a pregnancy massage and it was incredible. I was suffering with painful back and shoulders as well as needing vital relaxation. Fi took the time to listen and understand my needs, was thorough and thoughtful in her approach.Her knowledge and passion around pregnancy and post natal care is incredible. I felt cared for and safe at all times. From giving me the time to get myself together pre massage, to the cleverly placed pillows for additional comfort and the time post massage. Nothing ever felt rushed or hurried.The massage itself was one of the best I've had (and I've had many). My comfort was considered through out and the environment was so cosy. It was exactly what I needed to help me reset and face the oncoming pregnancy challenges in a positive state of mind.I will definately be going back for my post natal care package 🙂
Victoria D.
Victoria D.
A wonderful antenatal massage from Fi. Clearly very experienced and took the time to identify problem areas and tailor the massage accordingly. Very relaxing. Will definitely be back and highly recommend to all!
H C
H C
My first hot stone massage was a wonderful experience, Fi was absolutely brilliant and explained everything beforehand, she made sure I was comfortable and showed great consideration throughout. I look forward to returning for my next massage
Sarah G.
Sarah G.
I have been to Fi on 2 occasions for postnatal massages and can honestly say they have been the best massages I have ever had! I have been experiencing back and neck pain postpartum and the massages with Fi really help to ease this! I would highly recommend for anyone wanting to ease postpartum aches/ pains or if you are in need of relaxation and calm! I can’t wait book again.
Sophie H.
Sophie H.
Felt the most relaxed we’ve ever been. Olivia and Fi have my partner and I a Swedish massage. It was utterly amazing and we will be returning!
Debbie F.
Debbie F.
Had an antenatal massage with Fi, was so calm and relaxing, just what I needed. 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 post event massage 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.

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.