Sports massage treatments

After 15 years of sports massage and myofascial treatments, that's close to 20,000 hours of hands on time with Peta's clients, she gets to work on some very interesting cases. Many clients, especially those who are referred to Peta come because they are looking for a solution to a problem they have and are unable to find a permanent fix for the pain or niggles. Our aliments linger for a number of reasons and finding those reasons is key to how Peta treats and the success of getting people out of pain, playing sports better or recovering from major injury or surgery. Whilst we advertise as a sports massage therapists and possibly your here because you searched for sports massage, what we do is beyond sports massage. We'd like to give you an insight into the injuries Peta and her team treat and a little summary of some of the months we have in clinic. If you are suffering a long term issue previous seen by a physio or doctor but find the pain or the problem remains, please get in touch with Peta - or take a look at the reviews on Google.

 

Our Sports Massage clinic near Liverpool Street and Moorgate had a busy start to the year, helped by the mild weather and increasing numbers of clients going skiing over the festive season as well as increasing numbers if people running early season marathons and half marathons. We've been getting many requests for our Marathon MOT, to pre-empt any issues before the miles ramp up.

Our Sports Massage clinic at Bank, Liverpool Street and Moorgate treats clients for a variety of injuries or desk related neck and back pain. Finding a sports massage therapist to target the areas causing pain can be difficult. One of the most common things ours clients say is “that’s the spot”, meaning it’s the part of the muscle or fascia where the pain stems from, this can be different from where they feel pain when moving. Find that deep seated problem area takes knowledge and skill, but also knowing how the body ties together and how movement channels throughout the body.

Our Sports Massage clinic near Liverpool Street and Moorgate had a busy start to the year, helped by the mild weather and increasing numbers of clients going skiing over the festive season as well as increasing numbers if people running early season marathons and half marathons.

2018 was another great year for us at our Sports Massage Clinic in Moorgate. Not just in the numbers of people coming to see us, but the variety of injuries, postural issues, pain and dysfunction we get to treat. From the more common sitting at a desk problem with necks and backs, to the more unusual improving the range of movement after a full knee replacement, post-cancer surgery recovery, running injuries, cycling injuries, whiplash type injuries, those pesky reoccurring groin strains. We are always happy to hear from our clients when we've managed to get them pain-free, back placing sports, helping their legs feel like new for a race. It puts a smile on our faces and that's worth more than an annual bonus in the City.

Our Moorgate Sports Massage therapists treated some interesting cases in November. Our fascial treatments form a large part of our sports massage service, Peta’s training and 15 years experience give her a good knowledge of your body’s biomechanics, this allows her to get to the root cause of issues. We also have Tammy in clinic, she has a level 5 diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy (the same qualification as Peta). You'll be hearing more about Soft Tissue Therapy. as the Sports Massage market became diluted with qualifications not requiring a regulated diploma, it is hard for clients to understand whether someone advertising sports massage has a weekend course or has a full year plus study towards a diploma. The Associations offering the highest level of qualification (The ISRM and SMA) took the decision to rebrand their Sports Massage courses to reflect the depth of knowledge their courses offer - they choose Soft Tissue Therapy as a new way of raising the sports massage level offered. In essence this is sports massage, however it is underpinned with a solid knowledge base in Anatomy and Physiology, along with remedial training, essentially this looks at dysfunction and offers ways to restore your muscular system back to a standard operating mode.

Our sports massage clinic experiences seasonal changes throughout the year, marathon season tends to be March / April and October / November. New York marathon is the big draw card in the autumn but many others are popping up and with more clients running half marathons, it's a busy time for runners. We've seen an increase in clients coming from Bank for sports massage, due to changes in services in their area. It's a short walk from Bank station to our clinic, so we welcome the new opportunities. I'll start introducing some of the work I do with myofascial release or myofascial therapy, if you've read the reviews about Peta on Google, you'll know she has a reputation for fixing problems, this comes from her 15 years experience as a myofascial therapist.

Back from the Silk Road Mountain Race, mentally refreshed though still feeling the effects of the 800km of hard racing kilometres in my legs, it was great to see so many of my regular clients back in clinic. The increase in endurance sport brings us many clients needing ongoing help in recovery. The toll taken when doing longer training sessions of requires some myofascial or sports massage intervention and over this season a number of endurance swimmers sought our help. As an endurance athlete myself, I understand the mental effort required to finish these events resulting in my hands-on session including some mental preparation too.

Our Moorgate sports massage clinic is always busy with interesting injuries to fix, we get many referrals from our existing clients for both sports and non-sports muscular problems. But that’s not all we do, Peta is a myofascial therapist and it is this training that allows her to fix injuries rather than treat symptoms and the reason you may have read her Google Reviews. Many of us live with ongoing issues thinking this is just how we are built, or inherited it from our parents. Changing these problems is a team effort and we see many clients who are keen to put in some work to fix their ailments. Many instances clients are doing the remedial exercises and foam rolling regularly but the problem remains. It is in these cases Peta often finds a gap in the remedial program preventing the recovery from injury. August saw Peta out of clinic for much of the time as she headed to Kyrgyzstan to do the Silk Road Mountain Race, a beast of an off-road race over 1,700km. Instead of a monthly clinic summary, Peta will talk about instances where clients were doing remedial exercises and foam rolling but not seeing any results. This month she’ll talk about a common runners and cyclists complaint:

Peta does something called “Structural Integration”, she looks at the body as a structural engineer looks at a building and identifies where the stresses and strains of an out of balance body add load resulting in pain and identifies how to remove the affecting load. Tammy who is new to the clinic and passed her level 5 qualification (the highest in the industry) brings a good strong treatment to the clinic. As an endurance cyclist, Peta makes full use of Tammy’s services when the clinic is quiet and is back from riding the length of Wales from Bangor to Cardiff (310Km) on road and gravel over two days with 7,000m of climbing.

This month sees us help a variety of people, mostly from our local area: Moorgate, Bank, Old Steet, Spiltalfields, London Bridge, Farringdon, St Pauls and Cannon Street. But we have also had clients from Camden, Brazil, France and Switzerland in the clinic this month. Some have come via recommendations to see Peta McSharry and others have been looking for a resolution to a problem they’ve not been able to resolve elsewhere. Read about some of the interesting cases we've worked on this month.

Sports Massage Zone

Sports Massage Zone - Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Bank EC2
3rd Floor (Bell Court Dental Practice)
1 Throgmorton Avenue
London EC2N 2JJ

07799037773

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