My name is Claire and I am passionate about sports massage and soft tissue therapy. Whether its to assist in rehabilitation following an injury or merely getting you through the week to soothe away aches and pains, I can help!
I am a level 5 qualified therapist, having studied and trained with LSSM (London School of Sport and Remedial Massage) and am a member of the ISRM ( Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage). I also hold an A-level in Physical Education, Biology and Sociology, as well as spending 16 years working in the healthcare sector.
Online booking currently closedI am currently rebooking all of my backlogged clients therefore Online booking is closed. Please email or phone to arrange an appointment.
Soft Tissue Therapists treat clients who have musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life’s stresses and from all walks of life. Although sport can be a common factor with many of our clients symptoms, this is far from being the main issue we deal with.
Soft Tissue Therapy integrates three essential clinical elements:
Assessment Applying a range of assessment methods to determine whether Soft Tissue Therapy is appropriate and devise a suitable treatment plan for the individual client. This will include range of motion tests and posture assessment. See more detail here.
Treatment Applying a range of soft tissue techniques (including massage) to aid recovery from injury and improve soft tissue condition and joint mobility.
Rehabilitation Offering advice on a range of remedial exercises and lifestyle factors aimed at speeding up recovery, preventing injury recurrence as well as improving posture, performance and function.
I am often told people are worried that a sports massage might be too much, but looking at my infographic below you can see some statistics about the clients I have treated.
I now provide Kinesio taping as part of rehabilitative therapy. Kinesio taping is applied post soft tissue therapy to facilitate the body’s natural healing process whilst providing support and stability without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Sports – Support for sport where injury has occurred.
I have taped for regular niggles and sore muscles and have also taped for support for events. I have taped a shoulder to help support a damaged muscle for sailing, several ankles in different areas after sprains and strains, one for marathon training and one for a 5k obstacle course.
Injury – Support for work and rehabilitate effects.
I have taped knees to help stop medial tracking of the patella, I have taped lower backs, shoulders and necks to help off load muscles and help alleviate trigger points, I have also used it to lift muscle to help alleviate nerve impingement at the shoulder and neck.
Rehabilitation – Swelling reduction and increases blood flow.
Kinesio taping lifts the skin and fascia which facilitates swelling reduction and increases blood flow to injured areas.
As well as treating clients, I have treated myself! Taping my foot and ankle after a sprain, helping to support it so I could run, I have also taped my wrist, and it has to be said I was surprised at how good the tape was for supporting the muscles and at aiding the speed of my recovery.
If you are interested in Kinesio taping please book a session with me and I can apply post massage, if you are a regular customer who wants taping for a specific event then please contact me.
If you are unsure that I can provide any benefit or would like to talk me please contact me to discuss a free consultation where I will go through an assessment. All free consultations are in my treatment room based in East Preston.
Please fill out a client intake formif possible before the consultation or an appointment to speed up the process.
I will then recommend a therapy which could benefit you and we can discuss how many sessions may be required. Along with this therapy I will offer advice on a range of remedial exercises / stretches to aid recovery.
4 x 1 hour
(4 hours for the price of 3. To be paid upfront.)
(Cancellation fee if cancelled on the day.)
*Processing fee’s apply. Payment can also be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
I understand that not everyone wants to pay up front or under estimates the amount of massages they need, so have come up with a loyalty card. Your 5th Massage is now half price. (Loyalty discount not applied to 4 for 3 offer, valid on both 40 min and 1 hour massages).
Gift Vouchers also available in various denominations, these can be emailed for you to print out. Please contact me to order a voucher or pick one up from my East Preston treatment room.
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