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Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy

What is Sports Massage? Can Sports Massage be helpful for me?

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 fundamental 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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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.


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Mary is a fantastic therapist and I would highly recommend her services, either to locate and treat an existing problem or as general maintenance in order to prevent future injury/issues. The location and venue are great too.



Mary is professional and extremely helpful, as well as a fantastic sports massage she also provided a lot of advice and information around my injury which I am certain will aid my return to sport. I would highly recommend this service to those who are looking to recover from an injury, or prevent future injuries.


Lower back pain

Having had lower back problems for years and seeing many osteopaths & physiotherapists I have been so impressed with Mary’s treatment of my current pain & lack of mobility in my lower back and right leg. Mary asked questions before each session to assess progress to try and get to the bottom of the issue rather than just ploughing on. Her approach is very technical and she has come up with suggestions and treatments that no one has suggested in 23 years of back pain. Thoroughly impressed with Mary as a dedicated & effective sports massage & remedial therapist.


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NLSSM was founded in 2004 with the aim of providing training for massage therapists wanting to have a significant role within a medical and rehabilitative setting. Their flagship Level 5 Professional Qualification in Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, which I gained, covers assessment skills in palpation, posture and movement, how to treat using advanced soft tissue massage techniques & how to implement a rehabilitation program and more.

The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA) aims include establishing and maintaining minimum standards for sports massage training and ethical, professional and educational standards for soft tissue therapists. By using an SMA practitioner, such as myself, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality massage. 

I am first aid qualified and hold professional and public liability insurance.

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