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Background and Training

I have worked in the fitness industry for several years where I have taught a range of different group exercise classes such as Indoor Group Cycling, Kettlebells, Abs Blast and Pilates. I also work for the NHS as a Therapy Support Worker where I support patients in the community to help regain their mobility and independence. Previously I spent several years in an administrative role where daily desk work resulted in back pain associated with sitting for long periods. I meet many people who suffer with muscular pain, from sports men and women to clerical workers. I understand the frustration caused by immobility and tension from muscular injury/strain and I have a passion for massage treatment and aftercare guidance and support. As a Sports Massage Therapist, I am able to offer a holistic approach to treatment. I discuss lifestyle, occupation, fitness training and hobbies with my clients to gain a valuable insight into their daily movements and routines.

This approach allows the treatment to be targeted effectively and also broadens my client’s aftercare support options.

I currently massage from my clinic in Beeston.

Qualifications

I carried out my Sports Massage Therapy training with the Sports Massage Academy. During the course I undertook practical assessments, case studies and an Anatomy and Physiology exam. All of the skills required to become a fully qualified Therapist.

Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Diploma
Mat Based Pilates

Level 4 Diploma Sports Massage Therapy

Certificate in Dry Needling

Certificate in Dry Cupping

 

Result and effects of Sports Massage

 Physiological-Nervous System

  • Dilate blood vessels to increase
    blood flow
  • Dilate Lymph vessels that flush out toxins and pathogens (bacteria which causes infection)
  • Reduces sensation such as pain/soreness in muscles
  • Reduces the stress hormone

Psychological-State of Mind 

  • Pre-Event massage uses quick and
    light techniques to 'wake up' the
    muscles
  • Post Event and maintenance massage
    uses deeper techniques to aid relaxation
  • Pain reduction by increasing
    endorphins 'feel good hormone'
  • Relaxation results in a decrease of anxiety

Physical-Massage Techniques

  • Break down of scar tissue to promote it to re-form correctly
  • Increase muscle mobility by releasing lactic acid
  • Strokes create a pumping action which promotes blood flow and increases nutrients to the muscle
  • Increase tissue permeabibility to allow more nutrients and vitamins to circulate through them
  • Increases recovery time