Sports & Remedial Massage

Massage Therapy

There are no massage appointments available at this time. Please check back in the new year for more information here at Happy Being.

In the meantime if you would like to keep those muscles strong and flexible over the winter why not try the online Pilates classes. The recent blog gives you 10 reasons why online classes are the way to go!

Hope to see you at class soon. Beginners classes available.

Massage Edinburgh

Jane Haddow offers sports massage and remedial massage as a holistic treatment to help you in recovery from injury and chronic pain. A full consultation to personalise your massage is essential and is undertaken by experienced massage therapist Jane Haddow.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a massage that people that play sport should have regularly to help them to recover from injury, to keep at optimum fitness and allow them to fully enjoy the sport they play.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is a massage aimed at those that don’t play regular sport but have injuries, pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and repetitive movements carried out badly through daily living for example at work (particularly desk-bound work) cleaning, gardening, DIY.

The same massage techniques are used for both Sports and Remedial Massage to help reduce pain and get the body back to a body at ease.

What does Sports & Remedial Massage do?

Sports and Remedial Massage involves manipulating muscles, ligament and tendons to bring about a therapeutic change. It is considered one of the more effective treatments for many conditions, the most common being lower back pain. Jane can successfully treat lower back pain allowing for improved function, as well as many other complaints.

Regular Remedial and Sports Massage can help with symptoms and conditions such as:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscular pain
  • Knee pain
  • Calf strains
  • Hamstring strain
  • Chronic pain
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Hip pain
  • Shin splints
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Poor circulation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Pain
Sports massage

Sports & remedial massage is manual therapy which is suitable for everyone whether active or inactive. At Happy Being each treatment with Jane is individually tailored to offer you a way to better health and well being. For more active people and those in training for sport, massage helps improve your physical performance. It aids recovery from injuries such as strains and sprains and helps you prepare for upcoming events and recuperate successfully after events. Remedial massage benefits those who have stress and soreness from busy, daily, repetitive activities particularly benefiting those working in an office environment who sit in the same position for long periods of time.

Sports & remedial massage restores movement and mobility around joints, revitalises aching, tired limbs and releases tension in the lower to upper back resulting in a body at ease.

Massage is based on the philosophy that direct techniques can reduce pain, enhance healing and restore and/or maintain optimum muscle function. A wonderful way to become a happier being.

A full consultation is carried out to ensure the massage is personalised to you as an individual. This also means that all areas of tightness are identified and can be effectively treated. At Happy Being you will be treated by Jane Haddow who has expert professional physiological knowledge who will put you at your ease the minute you walk through the door. Jane listens in a caring, attentive way to what you expect to get out of the treatment and she aims to meet this as much as possible. You can expect clear communication between yourself and Jane.

Sports & Remedial Massage Techniques

The techniques used by Jane at Happy Being will be tailored to you, your activities, symptoms and preferences.

Your treatment at Happy Being may include

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Stretching (MET)
  • Trigger pointing
  • Soft tissue release (STR)
  • Neuromuscular technique (NMT)

At Happy Being body awareness is strongly encouraged and self treatment by teaching stretching techniques that can be used at home between sessions and if necessary help you change habits that are causing muscular distress. This maximises the effect of the treatment making it more worthwhile for your body and more cost effective.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything I need to bring to the treatment?
There is no need to bring anything with you although you may want to bring shorts if you have them.

How many sessions will I need and how frequently?
If there is a specific problem on average three to four sessions are needed every week or two weeks then a treatment once a month or every six weeks for preventative care.

Is there anything I should avoid doing before or after the massage?
It is advisable not to eat two hours before a treatment and not to drink alcohol immediately before or after the massage. Make sure you drink plenty of water after your treatment.

Is it ok to exercise after a massage?
Active rest is needed which means avoiding strenuous activity for 24hrs after a massage but at the same time do not sit in one position either for long periods of time. Its best to move around, this gives your body time to relax and recover.


Jane Haddow

Massage Therapist & Pilates teacher

Edinburgh based massage therapist, Jane Haddow qualified from the London School of Sports Massage in 2004 and has built up over the years a successful and busy practice in Edinburgh. In 2009 Jane qualified with a certificate in Mat Pilates, Teaching Level 3 CYQ (Central YMCA Qualifications) and teaches small, friendly classes from beginners to advanced and many of her class members have been coming along to for more than five years.