I am a sports and remedial massage therapist (soft tissue therapist). I treat recreational and pre-existing conditions: other muscle groups consequently affecting posture, and causing referred pain in other areas.
LSSM Dip.5: ISRM; CNHC approved; myofascial work
Sports therapy is wrongly named as it covers many conditions, as well as general muscle pain, tears and pulls, other disorders such as Spondylitis and Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis. It covers therapy after invasive back surgery (rehabilitation and recovery).
Saying this it also covers sports related injuries, torn calf muscles, overuse injuries and general soft tissue problems, tendonitis and SI joint pain, neck pain and general sedentary problems, from sitting at a desk all day to standing on a trading floor. It covers sciatica and related problems.
I have four years’ practical experience of being a soft tissue/massage therapist. To create a programme of treatment for my clients, to help them better understand what is going on with their body (body mapping) and how we can both help to combat whatever their problem may be, as well as to help them maintain a better pain free lifestyle. Also, for my triathletes to keep their muscles healthy and free of injury. Prevention rather than cure in some cases.
My experience as a massage therapist was expanded in the Alps, earlier this year working for, Morzine Massage. Treating skiers and snowboarders, ski instructors, skiers training for Euro Test, locals as well as tourists. Working on groin injuries, ACL and medial collateral injuries; muscle tear recovery and regaining flexibility, I also treated sciatica and planta fasciitis and paraplegics. Preparing some clients for races and treating general injuries.
In 2013, I was part of a group called the, Healing Exchange, where therapists come together and share ideas. We volunteered for team events such as local races (at home and abroad) to pass on any information/skill sharing ideas/courses such as myofascial work – that has helped other therapists and opened the doors to another type of massage that has become so important in soft tissue therapy.
In 2012 I volunteered in a group for the London Marathon working for the charity Meningitis. I treated the runners as they finished the race back to recovery, and home.
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- Level 5 Sports Massage Therapist
- Sports Massage Therapist
- Deep Tissue Therapy
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“Ruth identified a long existing problem and treated me accordingly. Such a change to have a really good professional who knows their stuff and a great personality with it, so thank you and will get on with everything you've suggested.”– Customer in London, 21 March 2016
“After hurting my back whilst on holiday, Ruth was able to visit and treat me the same morning as contacting her. From barely being able to get off the floor the previous day, Ruth’s advice and treatment made such a difference I was able to spend the following day (the last of my holiday) back out on my bike enjoying a brilliant day. It was a great pleasure to be treated by such a kind, knowledgeable and conscientious person. Cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you very much!”– Customer in London, 21 March 2016