Individual sports like running and cycling and team sports like football and rugby take it out on our bodies. Muscles get pulled, tendons get strained and sprained. We get sore!
Sports massage therapy offers stress release and can help relieve headaches and migraines. It can improve muscle tightness, muscular atrophy and speeds up the injury recovery process.
Having been a keen footballer, cyclist, swimmer, track and field competitor and distance runner over the years, Carl has always been passionate about the overall benefits of physical activities, training, eating healthily and managing decent fitness levels.
In 2018 Carl decided to study and train to be a practitioner in Sports Massage Therapy, as like many sports orientated individuals Carl has in the past suffered from common niggles and injuries and felt the desire to help people avoid getting repeatedly sore or injured. Starting in January 2019, he began his studies with the Sports Massage Academy, reputably the best and currently the UK’s leading provider of Sports Massage and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Carl featured as the GRADUATE OF THE MONTH in February 2020
Graduating with a National Diploma at level 3 and level 4, Carl is now a fully insured (with Balens) professional practitioner, being able to analyse posture and asymmetry, plus assess, treat and provide a rehabilitation plan for common and not so common injuries. Since graduating Carl has completed five CPD courses (including Kinesiology “KT” Taping) which gives him a greater scope by being able to offer traditional and up to date treatments.
Some injuries can be a quick fix, whilst others need to be managed over time with maintenance treatments coupled with “back to activity” advice, exercises and stretches which form the rehabilitation program, the main focus being on correct and balanced movement.
The main aim is to get you “back on track” in the shortest possible time and reduce the chance of the problem recurring.
The techniques and special tests Carl has learnt can benefit virtually everyone who may be suffering from injury, muscular aches, pains and strains.
The key to finding out exactly why a client has a problem is to establish the actual cause of it.
Potential causes where an athlete is concerned can be over training for example.
Excessive frequency, intensity, duration and type of activities can equate to overuse if the body is not prepared for the increase, so the same can apply to anyone, athlete or not, as can incorrect posture.
General problems may arise from: Certain occupational movements and/or too little inactivity, occupational and hobby related repetitive movements and physical demands, sleeping and relaxing positions, in fact there can be many other factors, including ill – fitting footwear, an imbalance of posture in occupational, hobby activities or sporting pursuits which can lead to muscle shortening/lengthening as well as altered joint mechanics due to the aforementioned.
It can improve back and neck pain, tackle repetitive strain injuries, benefits as stress relief, lessens migraines and headaches, detoxify, and increase blood flow as well as assisting with injury repair.
From the moment you arrive you’ll be treated with respect, courtesy, professionalism and your dignity will be assured.
You’ll be requested to wear loose fitting clothing such as shorts and a T shirt or sports vest depending on the reason for your visit, so please bare this in mind.
Please allow around 60 – 75 minutes for the initial consultation as a postural assessment and client confidentiality record form will need to be completed, which can take up to 15 minutes – During, and after the Covid-19 pandemic we will try to reduce the “in clinic” consultation time by collecting as much information either over the phone or by email prior to your physical appointment.
If your GP or a Healthcare Professional has referred you for treatment you’ll need to bring a referral letter with you to your appointment, a copy of which will then be kept in your file.
Prior to any treatment, your medical history and any possible contraindications will need to be recorded.
The treatment process will be discussed with you prior to any physical examination or assessment.
The consultation will give you the opportunity to explain and discuss the reasons for your visit, ask any questions, be involved in the treatment planning process and agree to the examination procedure by recording your signature on the client record form.
Honest answers will be required to assure the best possible treatment and importantly, for your safety, during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
WHERE IS OUR CLINIC?
We’re extremely pleased to have our own dedicated clinic in Gayton PE32 1PF – close to King’s Lynn, central to Swaffham, Downham Market, Fakenham and the Norfolk Coast.
Are we able to treat you in your own home?
MOBILE TREATMENTS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION. PLEASE ASK IF WE’RE ABLE TO HELP.
Carl would be happy to travel to your home as he has an extremely comfortable top of the range portable massage couch (so comfortable that people have fallen asleep during treatments!).
nb The working area would need to be large enough for the couch, and for Carl to be able to walk around it unimpeded.
*An additional charge will be applied to cover fuel and travel time expenses.*
How should you contact us/make an appointment, and what will you need to let us know initially?
Please email: email@example.com
with your name, phone number, email address and the reason for your visit. You may also call or text but email is preferable if possible please.
We will endeavour to contact you at the first opportunity.
We are extremely proud to have recently provided Gayton Church of England Primary School with a hand washing and sanitising water station. This will consolidate their efforts in keeping Coronavirus at bay.
Call: 07773 773195