The bike fitting process begins with a short interview to discuss your sporting history, ascertain your individual goal/s, any past or present injuries, how you’re feeling on the bike and your current training volume.
We will then undergo a biomechanical assessment of your body which will highlight the areas where your muscles are tight. We can determine muscle imbalances and find out what, if any, areas you need to work on to maximise your contact and connection with your bike.
This is an important process and highly individual. While we can fit you to a piece of high-tech body geometry equipment, we prefer not to use this type of equipment as it doesn’t take into consideration the individual’s flexibility or whether their muscles are being activated. One person may have the same geometry as the next but their positioning will be totally different due to back or hamstring tightness or and their quads may be doing all the work as their glutes aren’t being activated (a common example).
We will provide you with some exercises to help any major imbalances and a series of stretches for tight muscles.
Onto the bike, we will firstly take a “before” video so we can readily see changes.
We make sure everything is in your neutral and natural posture on the bike and that all your angles are correct, based off the limitations or your body.
Our aim is improve efficiency and prevent injuries. The fitting comes down to the connection points between you and your bike and we make adjustments to these moving points on your bike. There are five connection points on your bike (9 on a triathlon or TT bike) to achieve a comfortable bike position.
After completing the measurements and adjustments, we will take an “after” video for you to be able to see the difference when compared to your “before” positioning.
Finally, we write up a customised report and send it through to you which will outline all your exact measurements as well as any exercises discussed during your consultation.
The bike fit will take approximately 2 hours and the cost is $250.
Swedish massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who are new to massage or have a lot of tension.
It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage. The massage therapist will use a combination of kneading, long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart, deep circular motions, vibration and tapping and passive joint movement techniques.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage. It’s a good option if you have chronic muscle problems, such as soreness, injury, or imbalance. It can help relieve tight muscles, chronic muscle pain, and anxiety.
During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. While deep tissue may be more intense, you shouldn’t feel any pain or soreness.
Sports massage is a good option if you have a repetitive use injury to a muscle, such as what you may get from playing a sport. It’s also a good option if you’re prone to injuries because it can be used to help prevent sports injuries. You may also use sports massage to increase flexibility and performance. Additionally, sports massage can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, and muscle tension.
A sports massage can be done as a full-body massage or the massage therapist may focus on the parts of the body that need the most attention.
Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.
Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using plastic or glass cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin. Cupping is typically applied on the neck, shoulders, back, sacrum, hip, abdomen, thigh, calves, and upper arms.
Myofascial cupping can help treat soft tissue conditions and musculoskeletal tension, pain, and common sporting injuries. It can also create relaxation by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
$110 for a 1 hour massage.