Crowthorne Natural Health

Sports Massage near Bracknell - Kim Weir

Some might say that Kim has "magic hands".

She works Tuesdays in our clinic in Crowthorne, which is not far from Bracknell or Wokingham for expert and effective Sports Massage.

Graduating in 2000 with a Certificate of Sports Massage FSMT (Level 2), Kim has gone on to further study Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation, Taping and Bandaging for Sport FSMT (Level 3), Ultrasound Therapy, Nutrition for Sport FSMT (Level 3), Sport and Exercise First Aid and Fitball Training.

Kim has not only worked in private practice, but has also worked at various sporting clubs and events including - Reading RFC as a Sports Massage Therapist and Sports First Aider.

Kim is an associate member of the Fellowship of Sports Massage Therapists (FSMT),the General Council for Massage Therapy and The London & Counties Scoiety of Physiologists (LCSP).

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So what exactly is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage Therapy utilises a variety of techniques and modalities to treat a wide range of musculo-skeletal problems. It may also help to prevent the onset of injury, improve flexibility and promote relaxation and well being.

It is obviously suitable for people who participate in sporting or leisure activities. However, however, it's not only just for them. You don't need to be sporty in any way to benefit from a sports massage - as the underlying pathology of a sports injuries is in no way different to injuries caused at work or at home.

But Why choose Sports Massage?

If you enjoy being an active participant in sport or any leisure pursuit, you may have experienced pain and also frustration when pain or injury prevents you taking part. By seeking prompt professional help, recovery from the injury and from the associated pain may be reduced, with the likelihood that the further risk of injury will be reduced and the length of time away from your chosen leisure or sport activity may be reduced.

How does it work?

Sports Massage Therapy aids recovery and prevention from injury by:

  • improving blood and lymph flow
  • removing lactic acid which builds up during and after exercise
  • stretching muscles to increase their length and flexibility
  • releasing muscle tension and trigger points
  • breaking down scar tissue to improve function
  • improving elasticity to give muscles their optimum length
  • increasing range of movement of joints
  • reducing pain caused by tense congested muscles
  • repairing damaged ligaments and tendons with ultrasound

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    What sort of things may it help?

    Kim has seen and treated a wide variety of clientele, of whom some have coming complaining of the following:-

  • Tendonitis
  • Torn/ruptured ligaments
  • Muscular spasm
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Groin Strain
  • Back Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Runners Knee
  • Work Strain

  • What happens during the treatment?

    During the first session, Kim takes a detailed case history, checking on your current state of health and medical history. If you are on any medication, she will need to know, and if you have any current X-rays to hand, please bring them with you. This ensures, that Sports Massage Therapy is the appropriate treatment for your condition.

    From this information a personalised treatment protocol is prescribed, which may include a rehabilitation plan specific to your individual needs.

    Every treatment varies from person to person, as they individually based on need and circumstance, most include a "hands-on" approach. You may find also that you are given nutritional advice, which will consist of a full lifestyle questionnaire, diet diary, feedback and advice.

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    What a treatment may involve

    As each treatment is individual, no two sessions may be the same, but you can be sure that one or more of the following tecchniques may be used:-

  • Assessment of muscles and joints
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Trigger Pointing
  • Positional Release
  • Ultrasound
  • Stretching
  • Rehabilitation programs or Exercises and Stretching to be done at home
  • Taping / Strapping

  • It's definitely more than a massage!

    Kim and her Sports Massage Therapy - might just be what you have been searching for - Why not see if this is for you?
    Sports Massage Therapy near Bracknell in Crowthorne with Kim Weir.

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