Sports massage at Maidstone YMCA
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I have been treated by Shelly on several occasions over a period of some weeks and have always found her to be extremely professional and very helpful. Following a very serious car accident some years ago I have had various problems and have benefited greatly from regular treatment.
Not only does Shelly treat the symptom of the moment she looks at the whole body and has been most helpful with advice on various conditions. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other people.....which I have already done.
I have had treatment by Shelly for a variety of conditions, both chronic and acute, often sport related. The treatments have been effective and have been combined with regular post treatment exercises, stretches and home care advice, that have produced long term improvements. Shelly is well organised and professional.
I really look forward to my regular sports massage with Shelly. It is invaluable in preventing injury and I find after a hard week of work and training it is a great way to unwind. Good sports massage therapists are hard to find.
Sports Massage with Shelly & Emma
Shelly is a professionally qualified Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner. She has a comprehensive and knowledgeable understanding of anatomy and physiology combined with extensive experience within the health and fitness industry. Focusing on tailored client assessments providing highly effective treatments and post care advice, ensuring rapid recovery and injury prevention.
Shelly has over 8 years experience as a Professional Studio Instructor, teaching a wide variety of classes including fitness Pilates which compliments her work as a Deep Tissue & Sports Massage Therapist perfectly.
Emma received a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy in 2015; she subsequently completed an MSc Sports Science for Optimal Performance, graduating 2016. Emma has worked within a variety of sports including Football, Running, Rugby and Trampolining, as well as gaining clinical experience at her University’s Sports Ready Therapy Clinic. She is now a Sports Technician at The University of Kent (School of Sport and Exercise Sciences); within this job Emma works with active researchers and lecturers within Sports Therapy, and assists the supervision of Sports Therapy students at sporting events such as The London Marathon. Throughout the rugby season she also provides pre-match sports massage and pitch side assistance for Medway RFC.
Emma regularly utilises sports massage to assist exercise preparation/recovery, injury prevention or treatment during rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries; and believes the deep tissue techniques within sports massage can also be promoted as a treatment choice, to combat stress-related tension and encourage relaxation.
What is Sports Massage?
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger. This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage.
Benefits of Deep Tissue & Sports Massage:
- Relieves tired & aching muscles
- Reduces Chronic Pain
- Prevents injuries & Improves Mobility
- Loosens tight muscles
- Speeds recovery from injury
- Provides a feeling of well being & reduces mental stress
Initial treatment and consultation requires a 60 minute appointment.
- 60 minute appointment £45
- 30 minute appointment £25
Our Wellness Practitioners
Maidstone Wellness Centre has highly qualified and experienced practitioners providing excellent care and instruction.
All our practitioners manage their own bookings and enquiries, please contact them directly.
Our Studio is for hire for small groups and classes at a competitive rate. Please see our contact page for more info.