Massage Therapy

Massage is defined as ‘‘mechanical manipulation of body tissues with rhythmical pressure and stroking for the purpose of promoting health and well-being’’, and it is used in sport for many purposes.

These include:

  • Pre-exercise preparation

  • Post-exercise recovery

  • Injury prevention

  • Injury rehabilitation

The practice of using post-exercise massage to facilitate recovery has been used for many years with scientific research dating back to the early 1970s. Over time, this recovery strategy has become a staple in many high-performance sport environments. Classical massage, otherwise known as Swedish or Western massage, appears to be the most common form of massage used within sporting settings.

This form of massage includes techniques such as:

  • Effleurage (sliding/gliding movements)

  • Petrissage (tissue kneading or pressing)

  • Tapotement (rapid striking)

  • Friction (pressure application)

  • Vibration (Tremulous shaking movements)

 

 

 

 

Online Bookings

Please allow 75 minutes for your initial appointment, so James can assess you first and then work his magic.

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Magdale

James Fitzpatrick

Knowledge, experience, passion and proven results.

James has been training clients for over 13 years, helping a range of people achieve goals and reach their full potential. From weight loss to bodybuilding, from sports specific training to injury rehabilitation, He has a highly qualified skill set to help anyone better themselves, look better, move better and perform better.

In the UK James worked with a range of GB junior athletes, covering a wide range of sports and disciplines.  He has spent time on the WTA tour working with professional tennis players, in part with the Netherlands Fed Cup team. James also works with music artists and entertainers, including 5 Seconds of Summer and helped trained the band on a world wide tour.

Having a BSc degree in Sports Therapy underpins James’ outlook to training and rehabilitation, whilst enabling his clients to receive hands on manual therapy and massage. James’ MSc experience in Strength and Conditioning enables him to properly apply scientific theory to practice and his elective in Sports Nutrition means he can precisely fuel and educate all of his clients.