What is Sports & Remedial Massage..?
It's a lot more than just massage, and it's not just for athletes! It's great for anyone who wants a deeper massage for general health and wellbeing. It’s called Sports Massage when applied to athletes, and Remedial Massage when used to treat aches, pains and injuries caused by other things.
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy is a collection of highly effective techniques for treating deep seated muscular tension, as well as injured muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and other connective tissues of the body. It draws from the fields of clinical-massage, physiotherapy, osteopathy, and other physical therapies to give a thorough and well-rounded approach to treating a huge variety of muscle pain and injuries.
Treatments involve pressure techniques, stretches and mobilisations, which allow the therapist to give focussed relief to your muscle and joint pain, speed recovery and improve associated postural problems. As well as being effective treatment for injuries already sustained, regular sessions are an excellent preventative measure for keeping aches, pains and injuries from arising if your lifestyle makes you prone to them.
Conditions I Commonly Treat
Upper and lower back pain
Elbow, wrist, and arm pain
Tennis & Golfer's Elbow
Tendonitis and tendinosis
Neck and shoulder pain
Strains, pain and soreness
Sports & lifestyle Injuries
Painful hips and knees
Achilles injuries & Achilles Tendonitis
Foot and leg pain
Acute injuries - less than a week old
Chronic, long term pain - persistent or recurring
People I Commonly Treat
Computer users & office-workers
Parents lifting & holding young children
Sports & fitness enthusiasts and athletes
Gardeners & construction workers
Dancers, musicians and other performing artists
Vehicle drivers & manual workers
Older people, pre or post-operative joint replacement
Anyone suffering from aches & pains, strains or sprains
Treatments I Use
A variety of treatment methods are used, selecting those that best meet your needs, including…
Deep Tissue Massage
Soft Tissue Release
Trigger Point & Neuromuscular Therapy
Connective Tissue & Fascial Manipulation
Stretches & Joint Mobilisations
Postural Alignment Techniques
I’ve suffered with back pain from a young age myself. It was from this background of personal experience that I decided to become a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist.
I've been working as a professional therapist for several years now, and I've had the privilege of helping many people to become pain free, even those with long-term chronic pain conditions like mine. I've also been able to free myself from pain.
My experiences as a back pain sufferer and as a professional therapist have given me a clear insight into the causes of back, joint and muscle pain and the techniques that are most effective for treating these conditions.
I also have a sincere empathy with anyone who is suffering from muscle or joint pain. Helping anyone who has such a condition will always hold a great deal of personal fulfilment for me.
Advanced Diploma - Manipulative Therapy (Midlands School of Massage & Manipulative Therapy)
Diploma - Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy (London School of Sports Massage)
Diploma - Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain (Premier Training International)
Masters Diploma - Personal Training & Corrective Exercise
SEVA Acupressure - Level 2
Reiki Master - Level 3
"My long term mobility has improved with each session.”
“I have no hesitation recommending him to others. I just wish I had found him earlier.”
"When I first saw Chris, I had recently strained my back. His therapy worked wonders.”
“I've had a lot of pain and stiffness in my shoulders for a long time, and after one session they felt better than they have in years.”
“Chris works on joint flexibility as well as the muscles. I've found this means the results from a session with Chris last a lot longer than a standard sports massage.”
“I thoroughly recommend Chris, no matter how old you are!” - Gillian, age 76
"I can’t recommend his sports massages highly enough."
"He found problems that I hadn't even mentioned and sorted them out too."
"I’m deeply grateful for his caring and expert help."
"Having deep tissue massages with Chris has been fundamental to my recovery."
"I have no hesitation recommending him to others. I just wish I had found him earlier.”
"A friend recommended Chris James's services to me, and I haven't been back to the chiropractor since..."
"Thanks to Chris I'm pain-free and my shoulder has full movement again..."
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chris' treatments to anyone suffering with injuries or muscle pain..."