Will has a Wealth of Experience in Massage and Sports Therapies and offers Tailored Treatments for You
I am a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, TPI Certified Fitness Professional Level 2, Golf Fitness Specialist, Gym Instructor and I’m certified in Tool Assisted Massage with the EDGE Tool. With over 15 years of experience through my work with amateur sports teams, clinical based treatments and in gym environments, I have extensive understanding and experience of the movements, stresses and strains we put on our bodies and how best to alleviate them.
I am a member of the International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (IIHHT), Titleist Performance Institute, The International Institute of Sports Therapy (IIST), Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI) and The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In addition I have internationally recognised qualifications in Personal Training (PTICPT) and Gym Instruction (PTICGI) from Premier Training International and have a Golf Fitness Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
I incorporate functional and correctional exercises into my aftercare and use various techniques including Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Tool Assissted Myofascial Release, Muscle Release &
Lengthening Techniques and Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT) such as Trigger Point Therapy to help the body readjust back to a natural, more functional position.
Myofascia is the connective tissue (fascia) in and around muscles, where muscles are the powerhouses of locomotion and posture for the body. Myofascial release is an application used to alleviate tension, restrictions and adhesions in the myofascia in order to restore balance and function.
A corrective exercise by its simplest definition is a movement or exercise chosen to correct a specific movement or muscle dysfunction. This in turn can correct posture to prevent injuries, pain and muscle spasms.
Massage is one of man’s oldest healing methods and can assist in the recovery of a wide variety of different injury problems. Sports & Remedial Massage is a form of deep tissue massage and it works by encouraging the body to heal itself. It does this by increasing blood flow to injured areas bringing much needed nutrients and improving circulation in the body generally. It also mobilises toxins that build up in tight muscles allowing the body to remove them naturally.
Back problems top the list of common health complaints in the UK. Many people find that back pain restricts their everyday life and leisure activities. Sports massages from a qualified therapist can greatly ease back and joint pain and increase movement and energy levels. Sports massage can also aid with sleep problems and headaches.
The EDGE Tool is a great painless method of increasing mobility and flexibility. It does this by removing restrictions from the muscle fascia which is a type of connective tissue found in the musculoskeletal system. This fascia can become ‘sticky’ or restricted for several reasons, the most common are exercise, general daily use or limited movement or use of that particular area or muscle group. Using this tool the majority of patients notice an improvement instantly.
When not working, I have played 11 aside and 5 aside football in my 20’s and have played golf since my teens. I also enjoy walking our two dogs in the New Forest with a good country pub at the end!
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Article written by Will and edited by YOU Massage Therapy