Sports Therapy and Remedial Massage
Sports therapy and Remedial Massage in Semington
Brett Jackson became interested in sports therapy due to an early commitment to amateur cycling and snow boarding in Europe.
After securing qualifications in Practical Zen Shiatsu and an ITEC in Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology Brett secured his certificate in Sports Massage in 1999. Since then he has developed a busy practice in London but on moving to Westbury has developed a Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation practice in Semington on Thursdays.
Brett treats a wide range of sports injuries using a wide variety of soft tissue techniques, including ice, stretching, mobilisation and retraining. He advises on specific exercise routines at home or in the gym to support his hands on work in the clinic.
Sports massage is a beneficial therapy for anyone who exercises. It favours injury prevention and management by monitoring the condition of the soft tissues.
A variety of stroke techniques are used to treat areas of tension, fibrosis and any scar tissue. An invigorating massage reduces muscle tension and lactic acid and, in conjunction with passive stretching, will help speed recovery.
Sports Massage promotes recovery, flexibility and quality of performance.
At the initial session the therapist will take a through medical case history. This will help provide a diagnosis upon which to work so that the method of treatment can be tailored to the patient's needs. It will also determine whether the patient should be referred elsewhere if massage is not appropriate for the condition.
If appropriate, the patient is offered a gown to wear and changes in an adjoining cubicle.