Personable, professional and more than competent, helping me with a long–standing problem, relieving me of pain which I had thought would be with me for life.
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Christine Styles is a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and belongs to the Federation of Holistic Therapists. She has worked with a wide variety of clients from elite athletes to office workers and has a comprehensive understanding of the physiology, psychology and biomechanics behind sport, exercise and health.
If you're struggling with muscular aches and pains or want regular massages to help maintain full fitness get in touch with Christine today.
Hours & prices
- 60 minute Sports or Remedial Massage - £45
- 30 minute Sports or Remedial Massage - £25
- Monday - 3pm to 7pm
- Wednesday - 3pm to 7pm
- Thursday - 3pm to 7pm
- Friday - 12 to 5pm
- Saturday - 9.30am to 2pm
Benefits of sports massage
- Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
- Aids the removal of waste products from the muscles
- Improves tissue length and quality
- Assists in mental/physical preparation for an event
- Reduces tightness and pressure in muscles and joints
- Encourage scar tissue to form in the correct direction
- Palpation - Exploration of tissues by touch to identify problem areas
- Effleurage - A flowing/gliding movement with the hands and forearms often used at the beginning and end of treatments.
- Petrissage - Kneading and manipulation of soft tissues.
- Compressions - Localised compressions using thumbs, knuckles or elbows. This aims to relieve localised tension and knots.
- Frictions - A deep tissue technique, this is used to break up localised scar tissue and increase mobility of soft tissues. Can be used to optimise formation of scar tissue during soft tissue repair
- Tapotement - Light tapping of the muscles to activate the nervous system and prime the muscle for action. Primarily used before events.
- Vibrations - Localised pressure combined with a vibrating motion which aims to enhance nerve function and relax soft tissue.
- Shaking - Shaking of limbs or muscle mass to enhance nervous function and encourage the muscles to relax.
- Muscle energy techniques (MET) - A form of assisted stretching that aims to restore proper length to short muscles through neurological influence of proprioceptors within the muscle-tendon complex.
"I developed a minor injury under my shoulder blade due to overexertion while playing tennis. I also have quite a physically demanding job and there are also days where I am sitting in front of a computer, working for long periods of time, causing back and shoulder pain. I received deep tissue sports massage therapy to alleviate all the stress and tension which had built up over time and caused severe discomfort. The professionalism, knowledge, expertise and advice in this area have alleviated all the pain and I am now attending regular sessions to prevent further injuries."
Bridget Andreas, Energy Consultant & Tennis Player
"I spend far too long at work sitting in front of a computer and as a result tend to suffer from “computer neck”. Regular massages stop me from seizing up. I would recommend wholeheartedly."
Barbara Muston - City Regulation Consultant & Tennis player