Player and Athlete Recovery Sessions

Achieving an appropriate balance between training, competition stresses and recovery is important in maximising the performance of players and athletes.

The Mardyke Arena UCC Recovery Sessions offer a range of recovery strategies to help attain this balance.

The sessions are carefully designed to assist with optimal recovery post workout.

Each session will be delivered by a qualified member of our Sport Science / Fitness team.

Classes take place on Monday & Friday evening from 19:00 - 20:00


The goals of the recovery sessions include;

  • Improve mobility
  • Improve muscle recovery after exercising
  • Remove lactic acid to aid recovery
  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease/control inflammation


Player and Athlete Recovery Sessions consist of the following:

Foam Rolling and Gentle Stretching
Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release technique used by therapists and athletes to maximise muscle recovery. Our instructors will demonstrate a variety of exercises emphasising correct technique. Foam rollers will be provided by the Mardyke Arena but participants are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

Contrast Water Therapy Treatment
During contrast water therapy, athletes alternate between heat exposure and cold exposure by immersion in the hydrotherapy and cold plunge pool.



Category Member Non - Member
Single Pass €10 €12
Book of 10 Passes €90 €100


How to book?
Patrons may book by dropping in to the arena clinic or main reception.

Alternatively, book your place by phone by contacting the following numbers at the specified times.

the arena clinic -  Monday - Friday (09:00 – 17:00) Tel: 021 4904760
Main Reception -  Outside of Clinic Hours Tel: 021 4904751

Places are limited so you are advised to book as early as possible.

Patrons who purchase a book of 10 passes must contact the Arena in advance of each visit to book their place on a specific session.

Passes must be presented to the instructor at the commencement of each session.


What to wear?
Suitable clothing must be worn at all times:

  • Studio based activities – clean exercise clothing and footwear
  • Water based activities – clean swim attire and swim hat


For further information please contact the arena clinic on 021 490 47 60