Simon Allum MSMA
Sports & Remedial Massage
The Benefits of Sports & Remedial Massage
Treatment & Prices
What you can expect: the first session will include a postural and range of movement assessment as appropriate. This will ensure that I can provide you with the most appropriate therapy to meet your individual needs.
I will discuss my assessment findings with you and we will agree appropriate treatment goals to meet your short, medium and long term aims.
The techniques used have been developed to ensure that effective and efficient results are gained from each massage session. Treatments will include the full range of appropriate sport and remedial massage techniques and may include:
Soft Tissue Release
Muscle Energy Techniques
Trigger Point Therapy
Kinesio Taping for sport and/or remedial purposes
At the end of the session we will discuss homecare advice to ensure that you maximise the benefit of each treatment.
1hour - £35.
1/2 hour - £25.
Sports and remedial massage is often referred to as soft tissue therapy and is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body including the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Soft tissue therapy is not just beneficial for people participating in sport and has numerous benefits for most people. It can help relieve the day to day issues that most people experience including repetitive strain issues, sprains, tension and fatigue.
Soft tissue therapists' work with a wide range of people assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery. The numerous positive benefits include:
Reducing pain and muscle tension
Early detection and treatment of soft tissue issues.
Improving circulation and lymphatic flow
Assisting the removal of metabolic waste
Relaxing or stimulating nerve endings
Increasing or decreasing muscle tone
Increasing or decreasing muscle length
Remodelling scar tissue when required
Assisting psychological well-being
Preparation for sporting events
If you are participating in sport at any level, soft tissue therapy can be beneficial at the different stages of competition to help ensure that you are performoing at your very best e.g.:
During conditioning/training phase
Reducing the impact after travel
More information about sports massage is provided by the Sports Massage Association
As a member of the Sports Massage Association I will aim to identify anyone for who soft tissue therapy is ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term well-being. Before every treatment I assess each person to ensure that the appropriate massage techniques are used will advise on alternative action if it is required.
I am a life-long cyclist, having raced and ridden in the UK and numerous other countries for over 30 years. I competed in athletics and played rugby for 10 years and also enjoy climbing and kayaking. I am a qualified British Cycling Level 2 general and mountain bike coach. I am passionate about helping and supporting people to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
After 20 years working in and teaching acute nursing, in a range of settings, I wanted to combine my health care experience and knowledge, with my love of sport. I therefore undertook a sport and exercise science degree followed by some PhD research.
I benefited from sport and remedial massage therapy to help me successfully recover from a significant mountain bike crash. This led me to undertake a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage at the prestigious North London School of Sports Massage. I have also undertaken the BikeFit Pro training and feel this is an excellent way for me to practically combine my sport & exercise science qualification, health care experience and my years of sport participation to benefit other people. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council and I am a member of the Sports Massage Association.
70 The Street
Kent ME13 9AS