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Mary Brooking

Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy

For both sports people and anyone wishing to prevent or recover from a soft tissue injury.

 

About Mary

I have a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy from the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) and am a member of the SMA (The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists).


I am a keen runner, outdoor swimmer, triathlete and cross-country & telemark skier and have participated in many events, including marathons and a half ironman triathlon, and have experienced first hand the benefits sports massage can bring to endurance athletes. 

I have treated a wide variety of clients with soft tissue issues arising from sport, posture, work/desk setup, common accidents such as sprained ankles and overuse injuries. I use a range of soft tissue therapy techniques including massage, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques and myofascial release.

I work with my clients to understand their goals and expectations which range from reducing pain and restoring movement to sporting performance goals. I communicate clearly how, and to what extent, soft tissue therapy could form part of achieving those goals. I have excellent listening skills and extensive experience in problem solving, analysis and attention to detail from a previous career in financial services which help me deliver very client focused treatments.

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Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy

What is it and who can benefit?

Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy are both forms of soft tissue therapy and use similar techniques. Benefits can include improved recovery from activity or injury, injury prevention, pain reduction and greater flexibility, range of motion and performance enhancement. 


Assessment and evaluation of soft tissue condition and understanding client needs is a fundamentation part of the therapy meaning each treatment is highly individual and focused. This includes advising on alternative action if soft tissue therapy is not appropriate at the time and providing rehabilitation exercises.

 

Sports Massage

If you are a sportsperson, of any level, a sports massage can be beneficial.


Regular sports massage can form a useful part of a training programme in order to contribute to performance enhancement and injury prevention by reducing soft tissue tension and muscle imbalances to result in greater flexibility, range of motion and muscle tissue recruitment.


By increasing circulation and promoting tissue formation and repair sports massage can help improve recovery times from activity and rehabilitation from injury.

Remedial Therapy

You do not need to be an athlete to benefit from soft tissue remedial therapy.


Its benefits can also help relieve day to day problems including muscle tension, fatigue and pain that many experience due to workplace set-up, repetitive tasks, caring/family requirements or other activities.  Remedial therapists work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery. 


Remedial therapy can be beneficial post surgery through softening and realigning scar tissue thereby helping restore movement, or as part of physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic led treatment.

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Greenwich Market Studios

Wellness Centre

Durnford Street, Greenwich Market

SE10 9HZ

These beautiful, light studios and treatment rooms offer Pilates, Yoga and an excellent team of therapists. They are situated in the heart of Greenwich, next to Greenwich Market, five minutes from the station and Greenwich/Cutty Sark DLR.
Access is via Durnford Street from the West entrance to the Greenwich covered market.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9 - 2:30

 

I am offering more limited appointments over the summer months. Next appointments available in Greenwich will be on 10 & 11 August. Full appointment availability will start again from 1 September.

60mins: £60   30mins: £40

 
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Calmer Clinics 

Dolphin Square, Chichester Street, Pimlico, SW1V 3LX 

Calmer Clinics is located within the Dolphin Square Fitness & Spa complex, an easy walk from Pimlico underground or Victoria mainline station. It hosts a dedicated team of experienced healthcare professionals who believe in a person-centred approach: aiming to target underlying causes to help you feel and perform the best you can.

Thursdays 8 - 1

Appointments will start on 9th September.

60mins: £70  30mins: £47

 

Greenwich Market Studios

Calmer Clinics, Pimlico

 
 
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Mary has magic hands! I have been to see Mary for various muscle issues over a few months and she has managed to get rid of each one and they have stayed away! I would highly recommend Mary to anyone, she is kind, gentle and gets to the root of the issue fast and efficiently.

Katherine

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The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA), formerly known as the Sports Massage Association aims include to establish and maintain minimum standards for sports massage training and ethical, professional and educational standards for soft tissue therapists. By using an SMA practitioner, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality massage. 


In additional to being a member of the SMA I am first aid qualified and hold professional and public liability insurance.