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Sports Injury

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage and Sports massage

Whilst coming under the same massage umbrella, therapeutic massage is more about relaxing the mind, and body.

Sports  Massage is a type of massage therapy which utilises deep tissue techniques, with the aim of reducing muscular tension, discomfort and pain. Your therapist will discuss your movement health Journey and help decide on the best techniques to suit your needs.

More about Sports Massage:  Although sports participants benefit from sports massage, this method of massage isn’t restricted to sports participants, as the deep tissue massage techniques can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as:

*Muscular and joint injuries such as sprains and strains
*Postural related pain
* Whiplash
* Golfers and tennis elbow
* Repetitive strain injuries
* Back and neck pain

* Shoulder pain

* Hip pain

* Golfers and tennis elbow

* Sciatica

* Foot pain and Achilles pain

* Anxiety and stress

Typically, sports massage techniques are fast-paced and incorporate stretching and compression movements. A sports massage therapist will use a variety of deep tissue techniques throughout a treatment which involve longitudinal stripping, friction techniques, tapotement and muscle energy techniques such as PNF stretching, active movement and trigger point compression.

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About Sports Masseur Josh Eardley

Josh has a first class Degree in Sports Science and  a Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning. this training helps him to understand anatomy and function of the body to a high level. Josh also offers laser therapy to aid the treatments and healing.

 Josh has been qualified in Sports Massage for several years 

  • M.Sc. Master of Science in Strength in conditioning

  • B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Sports Science

  • Level 3 ITEC Sports Massage

Josh has a professional attentiveness that doesn’t go unnoticed. Here’s a few words from him.

“Hi Team, if Sports Massage is something you’re used to  or you simply want to give it a try, The Gait Clinic is the place for you. Doesn’t muscle recovery & relaxation, grinding out those knots, locating imbalances or getting a well-deserved treatment just sound good? Here we will lay out the path to getting you back moving the way you want. Being back on top form isn’t just a want, it’s a need. Your recovery, comfort and wellbeing will be at the centre of each treatment, in a safe professional environment. Whether you simply need 30 minutes to unwind, or a vigorous 1 hour full body treatment, I am here to help! I look forward to meeting you, Josh.”

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