After graduating as a Sports Massage Therapist Level 3 through Sports Therapy UK, Sharon Morris has focussed on Sports Massage which she sees as a key component to aiding recovery from training and from injury. Of course, you don’t need to be injured to benefit from Sports Massage. It has many benefits including increasing blood flow providing oxygen and nutrients to the muscles; it is a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, assisting with range of movement and quality of posture. Injury especially often starves the muscle of oxygen and Sports Massage is recommended after 72 hours after the injury has occurred.
A typical session would involve an assessment of the inflicted area and a deep tissue massage. No specialist equipment is used, just the hands which, through using different massage techniques, can locate the problem area and using the located trigger points, realigns muscle and breaks down scarred muscle tissue. Only the problem area is exposed and Sharon is excellent at communicating with her clients throughout the sessions. Sharon would recommend 3-4 sessions initially with the first 2 sessions being within 2 weeks and then spreading out the last session/s over a 2/3 week break. This allows for repair and for the body to recover between sessions.
Initial Consultation – first 15 minute assessment is free of charge. Followed by 3/4 hour Sports Massage = £35
Full Hour Sports Massage = £40
1/2 Hour Sports Massage = £25
Block of 4 sessions bought = 5th session 1/2 price
Our sports therapist, Sharon, is passionate about sport, in particular athletics where she has represented Great Britain at the World and European Cross Country Championships and represented England in Cross Country and road races. After experiencing a range of injuries throughout her competitive years, Sharon has dedicated the next chapter in her life to helping others to get back on the road as soon as possible.
Sharon keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques through the Sport Massage Association where she is a full-time member. As part of this she spends at least 40 hours per year attending courses and keeping her skills up-to-date. Some of the courses she has taken in addition to her Sports Massage training are Myofacial Release Course, Psoas Course (Hip Muscle) and is taking the Kinesiology Taping Course June this year.