I specialise in Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy.
My treatment for Sports Massage takes different forms depending on the outcome you require. A treatment can comprise a range of techniques to get the best results for you:
• Assessment General/Swedish Massage - to palpate and identify the working area.
• Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - to warm, realign and stretch soft tissue.
• Neuro Muscular Techniques - to work sensitive tissue areas through trigger points.
• Muscle Energy Technique - to stretch and manipulate specific muscles.
• Soft Tissue Release - to stretch and release target muscle groups and superficial tissue.
Although there is no "typical" treatment, I will always carry out a full consultation, to assess your suitability for treatment.
Depending on the reason for your visit, I will also carry out a posture analysis to identify any postural or gait imbalances.
Where appropriate I can provide you with guidance on stretching and warm up techniques to enable you to continue and manage your own recovery.
This is treatment that focuses on aiding your recovery following an injury or any long term muscular problems, repetitive strain injuries, posture habits or muscular spasm.
This approach is suitable for active (athletic) and not so active people, and those of us who spend long periods in front of computers or driving.
I can help with pain and dysfunction associated with
• Rotator cuff / Frozen Shoulder / Shoulder Muscles
• Neck muscles
• Lower back pain
• Muscle Pain related to posture
• Sciatic Pain and Piriformis syndrome
• Tight Hamstrings and Calf Muscles.
I am qualified for on site sports events - (pitch side) and hold a Sports Specific First Aid Qualification.
Pre-Event Massage - I offer massage techniques as preparation and warm up for sporting events. This helps prepare for physical activity with the main objective being to improve performance and prevent injury. I have worked at The Mill Run in Talgarth and Hereford Park Runs.
Post- Event Massage This helps to speed up recovery time following physical activity, essential if you are serious about your sport or gym work Frozen Shoulder andRotator Cuff Injuries. and I practise recognised methods and techniques for these conditions.
My Sports Massage therapy is aimed at both the active among us and the not so active…, it is great for those who spend a lot of time in the same position or posture (repetitive strain injury). Also, it is tailored to those who prefer deep tissue massage and soft tissue manipulation.
What to expect
Treatments will all require some level of undress to shorts or underwear. Only the treatment area will be exposed.
My massage treatments focus on the soft tissues within the body, releasing tension and improving blood flow to the tissues.
I work on postural imbalances brought about through your daily routine, habits and training to offer an improvement on the range of motion.
Repetitive holding patterns or habits may lead to a shortening and tightening of muscles that may result in postural imbalances.
I use different techniques to ensure the treatment is effective. This may include a combination of deep tissue massage, energy techniques, stretching, neuromuscular techniques, and soft tissue release so that a better posture can be achieved.
Your first appointment will last just over an hour to allow for a full postural assessment, functional testing and to determine what treatment is required. However, some specific treatments can still be carried out in 30mins.
Payment can be made in person at the appointment, or online using a banking app.