David Daniels, Sports Massage Therapist
During careers in both the Army and Police Service spanning 33 years I have been involved in various sports including rugby, judo, squash, running and general fitness training. Having returned back to running in late 2017 I completed the Brighton marathon in April 2018 and am presently preparing to undertake the 24 hour Cotswold Challenge. Being a Sports Massage Therapist myself I understand the benefits of a massage and therefore during my preparation for both events I have received frequent sports massages in order to maintain good health and limit any injuries.
Sports massage treatments aim to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. It is a deeper massage that repairs muscle fibres and adhesions. It also reduces postural problems and tensions, relieves aches and pains and is a vital element in the recovery from a variety of soft tissue injuries. Sports massage enables you to move your body more freely and can improve posture. It can also relieve pain, tension and anxiety.
This form of massage therapy is popular with sports people as it may enhance performance. Sports massage promotes recovery and prevents overuse. This is achieved through increasing the blood and lymph circulation, ensuring the effective removal of waste products produced by the body due to physical activity and enhancing the supply of nutrients to the muscles. Sports massage releases tight muscles that could cause a reduction in movement which could lead to muscular imbalances and postural problems causing aches pain and even further injury. Sports massage may also prevent injury, promote healing, restore mobility and promote confidence.
Contrary to common belief you don’t need to be an athlete or even sporty to appreciate the benefits of sports massage. Spending time at a desk or behind a driving wheel can cause muscular tension and over use, which can be freed effectively using sports massage.
I am also qualified in Myofascial cupping which is a modified version of the ancient Eastern style cupping. A hand operated vacuum pump is used to induce a vacuum inside a cylinder sealed to the skin using a lotion. The vacuum draws the soft tissue perpendicular to the skin this providing a tensile force to the soft tissue system. The process draws blood from your vessels and provides increased circulation to stretch muscle tissue. Myofascial cupping will normally be provided in conjunction with a sports massage.
I am also a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
As a committed Sports Massage therapist my main aim is to help my clients resume their pursuit of health, fitness and well-being. I will provide hands-on treatment and educate you, thereby enabling you to become an active participant in your recovery and future physical health.
I will carry out a consultation and assessment to ascertain the best treatment for you. Once we have agreed on that treatment plan I will carry out a treatment.
This will take up to 60 minutes – £50
40 minutes – £40
60 minutes – £45