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Is sports massage right for me?
Sports massage is a type of massage therapy, rather than something that’s exclusively for sportsmen and women.
It was primarily designed to help improve performance in sport, fitness and exercise, helping to reduce pain and injury, but it can help improve a variety of issues for just about everybody.
It is also highly effective for anyone looking to improve flexibility, ease tight or painful muscles or combat postural or musculoskeletal pain – whether that's from an every day injury or simply (and frequently) from spending long hours sitting at a desk.
Benefits of sports massage therapy
Eases sore muscles and joints
Relieves stress and anxiety
Promotes soft tissue healing
Improves blood flow
Aids relaxation and well-being
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I am Louise Acher, Sports Massage Therapist. I qualified in 2005 with a BSc Honours in Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness at the University of Medway Kent. For 6 years I worked as a self employed therapist and became the Sports Therapist for AFC Wimbledon Ladies FC as well as volunteering with Corinthian Casuals FC. I have worked with many local running clubs and continue to give treatments to those runners. I also qualified as a Personal Trainer with the NASM and have completed CPD in Nutrition, GP Exercise Referral.
In 2011 I took a break to start a family and since 2018 I have retrained in Sports Massage Therapy with Sports therapy UK.
I predominantly work from home in Tadworth, however I am also mobile and can treat you in the comfort of your own home.
I have a big love for sport, especially long distance running, which I have been doing for 20 years. I have completed many half marathons and 10Ks, six marathons and so far one ultra. I know how it feels to enjoy a sport that you love, build confidence and have a positive mindset in order to achieve goals and succeed, though it is not always plain sailing! Injuries, aches and pains prevent our bodies from fulfilling our potential, which is frustrating.
This is where I come in, with the right advice, support and treatment, sports massage, injury rehabilitation and positive energy to get you back to doing the sport you love pain free and with confidence.
Thank you for taking a look around my website, I hope it has inspired you to contact me should you need my help!
On your first visit I will carry out an assessment which includes finding out about you, the type of exercise you do and the reason for treatment. I take a full medical history and then do a postural assessment. From this I can decide on which treatments are needed and proceed with the correct treatment. The initial session can be from 1 - 1 hour 30 minutes.
I am able to offer deep tissue sports massage for injury prevention, during the healing of an injury and to improve sports performance. Reduce pain and increase flexibility, reduce anxiety and improve well being. Taping technique to support joints and prevent further injury. Advice on injury rehab and exercise programs.
To avoid injury or re-injury I offer treatment plans which include regular sports massage treatments and exercise programs, regular re-assessments to improve flexibility and prevent further muscle imbalances.
Treatments start from £35 for 50 minutes
Mobile treatments from £40 for 50 mins
Taping from £10 per session
Treatment plans can be booked as a block of 6 - 10 sessions with a 10% discount
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