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 &
Hello all, my name is Emma Coleman from Phoenix Mobile Sports Therapies.I am fairly new to You Massage Therapy, Southampton and would like to take an opportunity to introduce myself and let you have an insight in to how I got here and what I can do to help you get back to feeling better.
I am qualified Sports and Remedial Massage therapist, Sports therapist, Sports exercise and fitness first aider; I am also currently a Physiotherapy student at the University of Southampton.
My background is in the Armed forces and I served 15 years as a Vehicle Mechanic and carried out deployments to Afghanistan, Kenya and Sierra Leone. During my time serving in the Army I trained as a Sports therapist and Archery Coach. As a coach I delivered training sessions to personnel recovering from mild traumatic brain injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD.
Sports have always been a huge part of my life having been a competitive archer representing the Army at competitions, representing REME at Football and Hockey, and more recently, playing rugby for the Southampton University Ladies Rugby Team. I now support the team as Pitch Side first aid for the first team.
Treatments offered by Emma
Below is some information on the treatments I can offer:
This is a group of massage techniques delivered to the body’s soft tissues. It aims to remove muscular tension, improve circulation, stretch muscles and to break down unwanted adhesions between the soft tissues.
The methods used are Soft tissue release (STR), Myofascial release (MFR), Deep tissue massage (DT), Muscle energy techniques (MET) and Trigger pointing (TP).
Even though this category of massage therapy is called sports massage it is beneficial for all individuals who find they are in discomfort, not just for those who are sporty. If you find yourself with aches and pains from everyday life, recovering from and preventing injuries or just having done a bit too much at the gym, work or at home, a sports or remedial massage will help you get balance back into your body by helping to work away the stress and tension in muscles, helping to relieve discomfort.
Sports Therapy is great to help you recover from injury (rehab), increase mobility, build strength and make postural changes. The therapy is about working with you to achieve your goals through exercise to build strength, flexibility, endurance and confidence in exercise. If you have been out of exercise for a while or have noticed that you are getting aches and pains, this therapy will help bring structural balance to your musculoskeletal system.
Sports therapy aims to educate individuals in exercise and rehabilitate following injury or operation, but is equally applicable for those who just want to learn some exercises they can do at home or place of comfort.
During my time studying Sports and Remedial Massage and treating clients I have gained a lot of experience from those that were teaching me, my fellow students and co workers as well as the clients that I have been treating.
Throughout my studies I gained so much insight into the world of Sports Massage, I learnt the basic massage techniques, more advanced Sports Massage techniques, how to keep my posture whilst massaging, masses of anatomy and physiology which I continue to learn everyday and plenty more. I learned in various ways such as watching others through treatments, listening to my teachers and classmates describe what they were doing but most importantly to an up and coming Massage Therapist was the amount of practical work I was able to carry out during my studies at lessons and in my own time. The only way to get better at something is to carry it out over and over, so that what we did and it was very effective. Remember PRACTICE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT, PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT!