New Price List 2021

TreatmentPrices from April 12thScarborough AC
Injury Consultation (up to 1hr 20mins)£38£32
Follow up (40mins)£32£28
Sports Massage 40 mins£32£28
Sports Massage 1hr£36£32
Sports Massage 1hr 30mins£45£40
Health Scheme contracts 1 yearPay MonthlyPay Monthly
Basic 6 £16 mth£14 mth
Monthly 12£30 mth£28 mth
Marathon7
(4 mth package)
£44N/A
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Gift cards available Custom amounts
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Check out our new loyalty card offer

New loyalty scheme for our massage service

From 12th April our massage treatments are back on the table.

The past 12 months has been very frustrating for me not been able to open for hands on treatments. I am so looking forward to getting back into the clinic full time.

Massage returns to the table

Patients right now are noticing how shattered and tense they’ve been feeling and how much this past twelve months has taken its toll.

This latest lockdown, we have seen persistent niggling injuries that just won’t clear without hands on treatment and also a lot of people who feel generally stiff and out of condition. Everyone has tried hard to stay fit and stretch at home but it doesn’t always get to the heart of the problem.

As a trial run we are launching a loyalty scheme for our sports and relaxation massage treatments which will last 3 mths.

Here is how it will work;

From 12th April – 11th July you will be given a gift card to record your 1st visit.

On your 2nd visit this card will turn into a £10 gift card to go towards your 3rd visit which must be used before 11th July.

We don’t want you to be getting back into the activities you love all stiff and sore. Book in for some massage treatments to get you moving better and iron out the physical and mental effects that stress has had on the body, so you can enjoy, your activities again, with ease.

Competition Time

To celebrate our 15 years in business we would have loved to have had a party to invite all current and past customers. However Covid has got in the way and we want everyone to be safe, so we thought we would give some prizes away.

To enter all you have to do is book in for any treatment between the 12th April and 11th May. If you would like to treat someone to one of our gift cards then you and your receiver will also be entered.

What’s the prize?

One of these lovely lavendar scented wheat bags, measuring 46cm by 14cm frm the Wheatbag Company. These are great to ease sore achy muscles by popping it in the microwave to heat up or pop in the freezer to ease any inflammation.

To book in just call 01723 363332 or fill in one of our contact forms.

Anxiety, stress and depression. How can massage help?

We can all suffer from anxiety, stress and or depression from time to time. Stress can be good for you but repeatedly pressing the stress response button can start to negatively effect the body. Finding the cause of your anxiety, stress and or depression is very important. Everybody has different triggers and will require different approaches to manage the effects these conditions have on the body. Our advice is to always be open and willing to try different strategies whether it is meditation, yoga, bootcamp, cold water swimming, running, crafting or under guidance of your doctor cognitive behavioral therapy, counselling or medication. Sometimes we are our worst enemy in that we have an excuse for not trying things like I don’t have time, its just part of my job, I don’t want to let anybody down, its our willpower or lack of. This is not the article to go into this but if you want a really great read about willpower and why we make the choices we do and how to change your approach, Kelly Mcgonigal ‘how to master the new science of self control – maximum willpower’ is a great start.

Below is a table showing just some of the symptoms related to anxiety, stress and depression.

Anxiety StressDepression
Physical symptoms
Feeling irritableGrinding teeth, clenched jawLack of energy
Problems with sleepHeadachesUnexplained aches and pains
Feeling of dread, panic or impending doomIndigestion or acid reflux symptomsChanges in appetite
Racing thoughtsDizziness or general feeling of ‘being out of it’Moving or speaking more slowly than usual
Difficulty concentratingMuscle tension in neck, face or shoulders.Disturbed sleep

The above table is just a very simple example and you can have anxiety, stress and depression seperately but you can have all 3. Sypmtoms can be very similar for all 3 which is why it is always best to speak to a medical professional to work out your cause and triggers and how to manage it the best way for you.

Massage can be effective to treat some symptoms of mild, short term cases by helping with muscle tension, decreasing pain, helping sleep etc. It can also be very useful for severe chronic cases but must be part of a treatment strategy as it will not work on its own.

Massage helps to reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) and muscle tension by eliciting feelings of calm and deep relaxation. Massage increases localised blood flow which helps the travel of positive hormones like endorphins, serotonin and dopamine to areas of high stress and give a sense of well being. Massage can also reduce feelings of stiffness by increasing tissue elasticity by rising muscle temperature. Very similar effects to exercise.

When booking a massage to help with your stress and anxiety management notify the therapist of why you want the treatment. This way they can create the right environment for you to be able to relax. Asking the therapist to not talk during your treatment is absolutely fine. We are here to help.

Marathon Treatment Package

As well as our new 2018 Health Scheme packages we have designed a SPECIAL package for anyone training for a marathon.

The Package

Total Cost £176 can be paid whole or in 4 monthly payments £44 (saves £6 per treatment)

(The contract runs for 4 months from the date of first payment received. Once expired any outstanding treatments are lost. Any payments not received make the contract null and void any treatments completed will be charged at full price and an invoice issued to be paid immediately)

What is included?

7 x 40 minute treatments to use as you please within a 4 mth period.

Recommended usage 5 treatments (1 every two weeks) training up for the marathon, 1 pre race massage (2-4 days before race day) and 1 post race massage (4-6 days after race day). To be started 12 weeks out from your race day. Or to be started 6 weeks out from race day having 1 massage a week using your 7th as a post race treatment.

Having a sports massage program can not guarantee you stay injury free, high mileage is tough on the body but if one occurs you can use your treatments for the injury instead of sports massage, with any extra sessions required at 15% discount.

Why go for this package?

For most of us, running a marathon is a massive challenge and commitment. So the last thing you want is an injury that could force you to pull out before the big day.

Sports massage can help you through to the finish line. But many runners are unaware of the physical and psychological benefits of sports massage when preparing for a marathon – maybe considering it a luxury. Everybody is different and the effects of heavy mileage is different for each person, understanding how your body responds can help you recovery better and prevent injury. Sports massage can help by making you more in tune with how your body feels, your muscle may feel fine until some one works through them. Our bodies are pretty good at telling us when something is sore we just have to work out why. Along with the sports massage we can discuss how you are training and make changes if needed.

Vinyasa Yoga

This months newsletter will be out in the next few weeks. It is all about yoga and how you can use it help prevent injury by helping with strength and mobility. It is great to help balance the body. Don’t want to miss this article? sign up to our newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. It will only take a few minutes. Enter you email and confirm your request by clicking on the link sent to your email account.

The Pro-Am newsletter goes out every two months.

 

Interact with Pro-Am

There are various ways to keep in contact with Pro-Am after your visit

Telephone 01723 363332

Email proaminjury@gmail.com

We love to hear how you are progressing and what activities you are up to!

Interact with Pro-Am via Facebook @proaminjury or Twitter #ProamInjury

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Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday 24th Open 10am-2pm

Sunday 25th-Tuesday 27th Closed

Wednesday 28th-Friday 30th Open 9am-8pm

Saturday 31st Open 10am-2pm

Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd Closed

Tuesday 3rd Back to normal hours

We also have Christmas gift vouchers available £35 the receiver can use if for any service they want (1hr). That means they can use it for an injury, sports massage or just for relaxation.

We also have some super stocking fillers of reusable cold/hot pack £3 and exercise bands/kits starting from £3. If you want any pillows tape or foam rollers you need to order before 5th Dec.

 

 

Myths about tendons

As a Sports Therapist it is vital to keep up to date with the latest research and thanks to technology and the development of blogs and webinars it has become a lot easier to find out what is being studied and the results.

One blog I follow is by Dr Peter Malliaras (Tendinopathy Rehabilitation). I was lucky to go on one of his courses a few years ago but even now things are moving on. His latest post was updating his own most popular blog post 9 tendinopathy truths that you MUST know.

In short for those suffering with Tendonipathy, here are the truths

1) Tendinopathy does not improve with rest

2) Tendinopathy is not considered to have a classic inflammatory response, no need for anti-inflammatories.

3) Tendinopathy can be caused by many different risk factors, not just related to activity changes.

4) Exercise is the most evidence based treatment for Tendinopathy.

5) Modifying load is important in settling tendon pain.

6) Pathology on imaging is NOT equal to pain

7) Tendinopathy rarely improves long term with passive treatments such as massage, therapeutic ultrasound, injections, shock wave therapy etc.

8) Exercise needs to be individualised.

9) Tendinopathy responds slowly to exercise. You have to have patience.

Conclusion

There are no short cuts is recovering from Tendinopath, exercises have to be adjusted to pain and function and progressive loading applied to enable restoration. Seeking out a therapist to discuss and talk through your Tendinopathy is recommended. Usually only a few appointments are needed to explain and advance the rehabilitation process with continued minimal contact with the therapist to monitor and discuss progress (mainly via phone, email)

If you are a clinician for more in depth information on Tendinopathy I recommend you check out Tendinopathy Rehabilitation