I am a male therapist, qualified to an internationally recognised standard in both sports massage therapy and body massage therapy. I studied at the Manchester School of Massage and Therapies and hold the following qualifications:
Diploma in Body Massage for Complementary Therapies
Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and Sports Massage Association (silver member)
I have been involved in healthcare for a number of years and I am a qualified Fitness Instructor. In my role as a Fitness Instructor I perceived a need for sports massage therapy and decided to undertake the above courses. Qualification as a therapist has enabled me to combine my new skills with skills previously learnt and utilised in both healthcare and as a fitness instructor for the benefit of my clients.
Sports Massage - Sports Massage Therapy is a deeper tissue massage developed to help athletes prepare and recover from training, sporting events and competitions. As a Sports Massage Therapist I aim to help individuals reach their best possible performance and to contribute in rehabilitation from sports related injuries. Although sports massage is designed to assist people involved in sporting activity and is sometimes referred to as performance massage, anyone with an injury, chronic pain or issues with range of motion could benefit from this deeper form of massage, which can help to relieve many day to day problems that everyone experiences.
Body Massage - Full body massage is a holistic therapy, which utilises techniques of manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Through tactile pressure and speed, a sensory stimulus is generated that stimulates the sensory nerve ending in the dermis. Impulses are conveyed to the brain for interpretation along sensory nerves and a message conveyed back to the area, along a motor nerve, to initiate a reaction within the muscle. Massage has specific effects on the different systems of the body by helping to keep the body tissues healthy, enhance healing and improve function. Since body systems interact the benefits of massage on any system will impact on others. The benefits of massage can be classified according to their physiological and psychological effects.
Massage techniques date back to very early civilisations and have been utilised for a variety of purposes. Today, the therapeutic benefit of massage is well accepted with specific techniques continuing to develop throughout Westernised societies and used to improve general health and wellbeing. Massage is now building a body of clinical evidence to support its use in the healthcare arena. Guidelines recently published by the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) recommends that patients with persistent, non-specific low back pain have access to a choice of different treatments, including massage. The NICE guidelines state “The effect of massage on patients with chronic low back pain lasted at least a year after the end of treatment.”
As your therapist I will devise the most suitable programme for your body, your sport and the problems you present with. Your treatment may also involve manual manipulation of your muscles and limbs through a range of passive stretching techniques. Due to the nature of deep tissue manipulation, sports massage can be uncomfortable at first, but as your body responds, the benefits will be felt, as muscle stiffness reduces, problems resolve and flexibility increases.
As with all treatments, a full assessment will be completed on your initial visit, to ensure there are no contra indications to treatment. The initial and subsequent assessments will include objective and subjective assessment to identify problem areas and to monitor and evaluate progress. Treatment at each visit will be planned and agreed with each individual client before proceeding.
I am professional, friendly and polite in my approach to clients and aim to make my clients feel relaxed and at ease. All treatments are aimed to meet the individual needs and requirements of my clients and are carried out according to prior agreement between myself and my client with privacy, dignity, confidentiality and anti discriminatory practice promoted at all times.
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.
|Massage Therapy||In Person||£35 per 60 minutes|
|Massage Therapy||In Person||£50 per 90 minutes|