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“I am currently offering sports massage and rehabilitation services at Quay Physio on a Saturday morning. Alongside part time work in private practice, I am also studying for a physiotherapy degree at UWE Bristol. I am a huge lover of all things sport (mainly rugby!) and have been fortunate enough to work with rugby teams including New Zealand and Australia, professional cyclists and athletes.”
There are three main things I love about my job. The first being that from just one sports massage session I can help someone who has been suffering with a long term issue and make day to day life that bit easier and pain free. The second is being able to keep people injury free from continued sports massage, educating them on how to keep as mobile as possible with a number of different exercises. The third is I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world with sports massage and been part of British team successes in multiple sports.
1. Increased range of movement and education of exercises to increase flexibility2. Reduced pain from muscle tightness and spasm3. The feeling of having a weight lifted off your shoulders!
Can I have a sports massage if I don’t do sport?
Absolutely, the majority of people I see tend to be those who are working hard often at desks and end up having real tightness around their neck and shoulders!
No is the easy answer. As a sports massage therapist I will always look to work to each patients requirements. Yes, it can sometimes feel a little uncomfortable but that tends to be due to a niggly muscle that we are trying to fix for you!
Yes there is! The first purchase I would recommend is a foam roller, these are great at working through the muscles of the body and reducing those aches and pains. (If you’re struggling with how to use it feel free to pop in and ask me!) The second is to purchase spikes balls which are sold at QuayPhysio, these help get into the smaller muscles which the foam roller misses! I would recommend booking in for a sports massage before trying this one though!