Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist
BTEC ITEC APTI SMA
My journey as a bodyworker began in 2004. But it wasn’t until a couple of years later when I obtained my BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage that things started to get interesting for me and ever since then I have continued to feed my hunger for knowledge with ongoing training and self study, all of which have enabled me to treat an increasingly wider range of musculoskeletal issues.
Contrary to what some believe, sports massage is not solely the preserve of athletes and fitness fanatics. Many of my sports massage clients just lead very busy and stressful lives. So whilst many will seek sports massage for injury prevention or performance enhancement many others will use it to help them manage pain or tension resulting from their jobs and lifestyles.
Another misconception of sports massage is that it's intrinsically painful. But the ‘no pain no gain’ approach is not one that I subscribe to. Whilst you may on occasion experience some discomfort, the overriding response should still be one that’s relaxed in nature as opposed to how you’d feel after going ten rounds with Mike Tyson!
Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy are both specialised soft tissue modalities that along with joint mobilisation and stretching are integral to how I work. Additionally, depending on your symptoms and needs, a physical assessment and exercise therapy may be offered as part of your treatment.
Besides my clinic work is a passion for teaching and over the years I have had the pleasure of training many new sports massage therapists and running my own workshops.
So whether it’s a chronic back issue, stiff joints, nerve pain, a recurring injury or your body just aches, don’t wait for it to get better on its own. Book in for a session today.