Angela Burnikell

Angela Burnikell

Massage Therapist in Romsey

Angela qualified in 1989 with a degree in Biological and Biochemical Science at Salford University and began a career in the pharmaceutical industry in clinical trials for new drugs.

In 2011 Angela gave up her pharmaceutical career to focus more on her love of sport combined with the human body, its movements and the dysfunction of its movements and studied for the highest level Sports and Remedial Massage / Soft Tissue Therapy qualification in the UK (a Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy (Level 5) from the London School of Sport and Remedial Massage). To pass the course required a thorough knowledge of most of the muscles in the body, where they attach and their movements, multiple massage techniques (including Deep Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Friction, Muscle Energy Techniques - Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition, Neuromuscular techniques and Positional Release), stretching and strengthening exercises, Anatomy and Physiology and Rehabilitation plans. She qualified with the highest mark on her course in June 2012. Subsequently she set up Muscle Matters Massage as her Sports and Remedial Massage Treatment / Soft Tissue Therapy business.

Angela has completed 9 marathons in the past and a number of half marathons, 10k and 5 mile races, she is now focussing on cycling and particularly enjoys racing in Time Trials over 10, 15, 25 and 50 mile distances. She has also competed in a number of triathlons (sprint, Olympic and Half IronMan distances) and duathlons so is qualified professionally and via personal experience in over-training, overuse injuries and rehabilitation in addition to massage treatments, taping and strapping and Medical Acupuncture and ElectroAcupuncture.

Having worked in a career that involves spending hours on the computer, phone or driving or flying long distances, Angela is also acutely aware how important a good balanced posture is to ensure minimising aches and pains. A bad posture either seated or standing can result in muscle imbalances that can cause (amongst other things) neck, back, shoulder, knee, hip, elbow or wrist pain. She is experienced in treating many clients who complain of these conditions and can also give good advice to help postural imbalances.

Since qualifying Angela has obtained additional training and qualifications in Myofasicial Release, Taping and Strapping (including Kinesiology (K) Taping) and Medical Acupuncture, Advanced Medical Acupuncture and ElectroAcupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions. She is fully insured to practise all of the techniques she has been trained in and certificates and insurance qualifications plus CRB documentation can be provided upon request.

Angela also became qualified in LashNV Lash Lift in 2017.

Background & Qualifications

1989 - 2:1 BSc in Biological and Biochemical Science
2012 - BTEC Professional Qualification in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage / Soft Tissue Therapy

My Specialisms

Sports, Remedial and Postural massage
Soft Tissue Therapy
Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture
Soft Tissue Release
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle Energy Techniques
Strapping and Taping including Kinesiology Taping

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Every client is an individual to me and I always adapt my treatments to what my clients need and what I find upon palpation. I am very communicative and like to spend time explaining to my clients what I am doing and why, sometimes with the help of pictures so that they understand their injury better.
I also ask for regular feedback on how things feel when I am treating.
I care enormously about my clients and take great pleasure when receiving feedback that I've helped :):):)

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupuncture In Person £45 per 60 minutes
Massage Therapy In Person £45 per 60 minutes
Sports Therapy In Person £45 per 60 minutes
Myofascial Release In Person £45 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

A combination of some or all the above plus Kinesiology (K) Taping is included in the price of £45 per hour. I also do packages of 4 x 1 hour treatments for £160. These are payable in advance, non transferrable and valid for 4 months.