As a professional dancer and choreographer, I know the trials and tribulations of maintaining optimum health and fitness. It can be the most frustrating thing in the world to be unable to do, pain-free, what used to be effortless. Knowing this battle of body maintenance and fending off injury, and having - throughout my career in dance and in my wider experience of illness and dysfunction - seen the benefits of massage in rehabilitating and preventing injury and reducing symptoms and pain, I sought to train in Sports And Remedial Massage Therapy at the highly regarded North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM).
I work with runners, cyclists, field athletes, dancers, aerial artists, actors, puppeteers, musicians, singers, arthritis sufferers and those simply wanting to reduce stress levels and offer their body a regular dose of care and attention for their overall improved well-being. Soft Tissue Therapy can help in a multitude of contexts and can be of great benefit to a lot of people.
Every good soft tissue therapist will listen carefully to your needs and reasons for seeking treatment - they vary a lot! There is no one-size-fits-all way to manage a specific complaint, injury, condition or dysfunction.
In order to tailor your treatment to suit your goals, treatment includes a range of assessment and planning, including appropriate home care advice and exercises to help you continue improvement and maintain the benefits of treatment beyond the clinic.Just some of the ways in which sports and remedial massage could benefit you:
- Preparation for competitions, events and performances
- Pre- and post-event treatments
- Rehabilitation from injury
- Prevention of injury and body maintenance throughout training
- Optimising sporting/athletic performance
- Post-surgery recovery and rehabilitation
- Addressing postural and bio-mechanical dysfunction
- Stress relief and reduction in anxiety
- Restoring and developing proprioception
- Restoring range of motion and flexibility
- Improvement to lymphatic system and fluid exchange
- Aiding digestive complaints
- Pain relief and management
- Optimising health of soft tissue and the musculoskeletal system
- Reducing symptoms of arthritis
- Rebalancing of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems