Remedial Massage & Bodywork
Treating muscular pain & injuries
Aiding postural alignment & flexibility
I specialise in Soft Tissue Therapy to ease muscle and joint pain, increase mobility and flexibility, and restore normal movement.
Practising a unique blend of Advanced Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release, my approach aims to identify and address the underlying cause of your pain or discomfort, rather than merely treat the symptoms, to achieve lasting improvements and get you back to doing what you love.
Anyone can benefit, whether you are struggling with a specific injury, chronic pain caused by long-standing postural imbalances, or looking to maintain or improve your overall fitness and performance.
I have an established practice near Pershore in Worcestershire, built up largely through word of mouth referrals, and treat clients of all ages and lifestyles, helping them to achieve greater ease and flexibility of movement.
Your first session includes a full consultation as well as an assessment of your overall posture to help understand what might be causing discomfort in a particular area. I may also carry out some functional tests to identify any restrictions and muscle imbalances.
I use a combination of deep tissue work, myofascial release, and sports massage techniques to address specific areas of tension, break down adhesions (those 'knots' we all have) and address faulty postural patterns, as well as stretching and mobilising to improve flexibility and free up stiff joints. I may also suggest some self-care exercises for you to do at home to reinforce the benefit of the treatment.
Several treatments may be necessary, depending on the nature of the problem and how long it has been ongoing. Many of my clients find that they benefit from regular sessions - the effects are cumulative, and potential problems can be identified and addressed early on before they become, quite literally, a pain.
What to expect
Working with you in this way can bring:
Relief from pain
Greater freedom and ease of movement
Improved strength and balance
Deeper awareness of how you use your body and what might be contributing to your pain
More efficient healing and reduction in reoccurrence of injuries
Structural Bodywork focusses on the web of connective tissue - or fascia - that surrounds and connects all of the body's structures. Like muscles, fascia is subject to all sorts of stresses and strains as we go through life, leading to restrictions, postural imbalances and compensations, fatigue, and eventually pain. Working with the fascia can help to release long-held patterns of strain to restore postural alignment and bring about greater ease and flexibility of movement.
This approach views the body as a whole rather than focussing on individual 'problem areas'. A restriction or injury in one area will inevitably have a knock-on effect elsewhere, so the focus is on bringing the body into better alignment so that it can function efficiently and with ease. Working in this way helps to address the underlying cause of many long-standing 'niggles' rather than simply 'chasing the pain'.
Structural Bodywork is delivered over three sessions initially, which build on each other to balance the lower body, the upper body, and finally the spine. Each session typically lasts around 90 minutes and starts with a postural assessment, followed by deep tissue work combined with active movement.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"I saw Sally recently for a long-standing painful, stiff back - it felt like I’d been digging the garden all day. After one treatment I could walk 6 miles and feel no discomfort – bliss. She flagged up problems with my posture and muscles that needed strengthening and I now have some exercises to do to help. I shall have top-up treatments from time to time to make sure things don't revert.”
Mrs C, Kemerton
I first experienced the benefits of massage when struggling with my own back years ago. I used to have regular chiropractic or osteopathic treatment, which would help for a while, but it wasn't until I started combining treatments with massage therapy that I really started to notice the difference. That's when my journey into the fascinating world of bodywork began....
I am qualified in Advanced Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, and Structural Bodywork and have also explored other modalities over the years, including Acupressure, Zero Balancing, and Emmett Technique, and draw on all of these to offer the most effective and appropriate treatment.
I love learning and regularly attend advanced workshops to learn new skills and gain new insights.
I'm a big fan of Yoga, and also love being outdoors - when I'm not working you'll either find me in the garden or out walking on Bredon Hill!
I am registered and fully insured with the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.