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SPORTS THERAPY

I offer massage therapy from Lily House, 11 The Shrubberries, George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1BD. I also offer home visits.

I am a skilled massage therapist, specialising in a combination of sports massage, Swedish massage and Lomi Lomi massage. 

Mark R Fitness - Sports Therapy

About The Different Massage Techniques

Sports massage techniques focus on relieving muscle tension, reducing pain and improving flexibility, making it ideal for athletes and active individuals seeking enhanced performance and injury prevention.

 

Swedish massage promotes relaxation, stress reduction and overall wellbeing by targeting the superficial muscles and utilising long, flowing strokes.

 

Lomi Lomi massage, which originates from Hawaii, incorporates rhythmic motions and deep pressure, fostering a sense of harmony, emotional balance and deep healing.

 

By integrating these three modalities, I am able to provide a comprehensive massage experience that addresses physical discomfort, supports relaxation, and rejuvenates both body and mind.

 

My Approach


In addition to my diverse range of massage techniques, my approach as a therapist sets me apart. I firmly believe in the power of personalisation and customisation. I take the time to listen to my clients, understanding their unique needs and concerns. By actively engaging with them and paying close attention to their verbal and non-verbal cues, I am able to identify areas of need and focus on specific tight spots and knots that require attention. This personalised approach ensures that each massage session is tailored to the individual, maximising its therapeutic benefits.

 

Whether the client is seeking deep tissue work for targeted muscle relief or a more gentle touch for relaxation, I adapt my techniques accordingly, making the massage experience as therapeutic or as relaxing as possible. Ultimately, my goal is to provide a customised and deeply beneficial massage that addresses both the physical and emotional wellbeing of my clients.


Sports Therapy & Biomechanics

 

Regular sports massage therapy can help avoid overuse injuries and traumas. Massage should play an essential part in any athletes or recreational sports persons training program. Through massage, we can help remove the build-up of general aches and pains that most sports persons seem to accept.


A muscle spasm is nothing more than a contraction that has failed to release. Muscles normally spasm to protect other damaged tissue; the more damage, the more spasm, and the more joint restriction.


Breaking down scar tissue is important as scar tissue can build up in soft tissue such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, and may be present due to past injuries and repeated micro-trauma. This build up can conceivably lead to tension and inflexibility. Deep tissue massage will help return normal tissue tension by breaking down scar tissue and adhesions.


Sports massage induces a relaxation and works perfectly alongside the biomechanics screening and re-aligning process. The two can work hand in hand to speed up the process towards becoming pain-free, with increased power and speed, and the ability to move more freely.

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