Treatment and Prevention of Injuries
If you’re struggling with hamstring niggles when you run, or with shoulder discomfort when you lift weights in the gym, don’t ignore it! Getting timely treatment and the right treatment is crucial for getting you back on track quickly and preventing an injury that’ll prevent you from exercising.
For these types of muscle and joint issues, whether it’s low level discomfort or full blown injury, sports massage should be your first port of call. The type of focused, deep soit tissue massage offered by our therapists will get to the heart of the problem, speed up your recovery and give you the flexibility to push on with your chosen sport or exercise free from the worry of injury.
Treatment for non-sporty types!
Sports Massage should probably be best thought of as deep massage. It’s not just for symptoms that you might feel when exercising or playing sports. Tight muscles can cause problems that affect all of us. These are often caused by long periods sitting at work and home or by underlying postural issues. Symptoms might show throughout the body causing issues such as back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. Deep massage to the problem areas will ease out any knots and tightness through the muscles giving you better flexibility and better able to deal with the demands of life!
Leigh Smith – Sports Massage Therapist
Leigh is a highly qualified and experienced sports massage therapist having run his own successful clinic in Burgess Hill for several years.
Running is his passion and speciality. As well as treating runners, he is a qualified running coach (VDOT-certified and Coaching in Running Fitness accredited with English Athletics) and is Head Coach for Burgess Hill Runners. He is insured with UK Athletics and the Federation of Holistic Therapies. His own personal experience of training for marathons has given him his drive for injury prevention through sports massage.
Sophie Baldwin – Sports Massage Therapist
Sophie is a Level 3 sports massage therapist and fully insured member of the Sports Therapy Association. She has spent the past few years running her own business – BWD Sports Therapy – offering sports massage at outdoor events throughout Sussex.
Her interests include Crossfit, weightlifting, running and cycling. She has a keen interest in health, fitness and nutrition as well as the role that massage can have in self care and recovery.