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Sports Massage and Manual Therapy

1. Who can benefit from Sports Massage ?

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies
Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

Regular clients include amongst others ...

  • MMA

2. How does Sports Massage & Manual Therapy differ from other massage ?

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

Sports Massage use a range of advanced bodywork and joint mobilisation techniques to help the athlete, it is typically divided into three types :

  • 1. Pre-event ... helping someone prepare for an upcoming event
  • 2. Inter-event ... working at a sporting event to help with preformance and injury
  • 3. Post-event ... working with an athlete after a sporting event to aid recovery ...for example post marathon

Sports Massage & Manual Therapy is focused on relieving areas of discomfort and restoring correct muscle and joint function and balance where possible.It employs deep remedial style massage and joint mobilisation as well as remedial home exercise to help with rehabilitation.

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

3. Sports Massage Therapy benefits

  • Improved performance & increased strength, range of motion of joints and limbs
  • Acceleration of soft tissue healing return to sport
  • Reduction of inflammation across the body, reduction of pain
  • Reduction of muscle spasm which can interfere with movement
  • Injury recovery and management

4. "I've never had a Sports Massage ... what happens during an appointment ?"

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

At the first appointment a comprehensive consultation is undertaken to screen out anything which would require medical intervention. This is followed by an assessment of the areas of discomfort and a general postural assessment to help identify areas of imbalance across the body; this information is recorded and used to formulate a treatment plan. The initial consultation and assessment usually take around 20 minutes…longer for more complex cases. From here hands on treatment is undertaken. Treatment will be a combination of different advanced massage and manual therapy techniques and remedial exercise as required.

5. How many appointments will I need and how long are they ?

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

This depends on the nature of the problem. The first appointment is 60 minutes in length which includes : consultation / assessment / treatment. Injuries usually require a course of treatment ranging from two to three for a simple muscle strain … sometimes several treatments are needed over a number of weeks for more complicated issues. On going regular maintenance treatments are popular and effective in helping with chronic long standing MSK issues. Home care advice is also given to help you speed up the process and help you manage the presenting issues.

6. Therapy Room

I work from home and have created a bright, uplifting therapy studio. The massage couch I use is a fully electric - height / back rest / knee lift - adjustable thickly padded, extra wide, heated spa couch. Changing facilities are provided in the therapy room which is closed off by screened doors whilst you prepare for your treatment.

7. Booking an appointment

Message - Text 07747 842 748 with your name and best contact details, Please include the following:

  • Type of massage you want.
  • Brief description of what you need help with.
  • Dates and times you are available.

…I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible.

All treatments are 60 minute appointments, unless otherwise indicated and are charged as follows :

  • Massage & Manual Therapy - £60
  • Sports Massage - £60
  • MLD - £70
  • Reiki - £60
  • Lomi Lomi - £70
  • Relax Massage - £60

Appointment Times...(varies)
9am / 10.30am / 12.00 / 1.30pm / 3pm / 4.30pm

Payments Accepted
All major cards, Apple Pay, Bank Transfer, Cash

Payments taken via: Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Credit, AMEX & Mastercard



Cancellation Charges … unless the appointment can be filled the following charges apply :
  • Less than 48 hours notice, 100% of appointment fee.
  • Missed appointments, 100% of appointment fee.

8. Qualifications and Training

Andrew Brown - NAMMT (RMAdv), Dip. Tui Na F BH®

Professional Associations - Registered Member Of

  1. NAMMT - National Association of Massage & Manipulative Therapists

Qualifications & Training

  1. Sports Massage & Rehab (VTCT level 5)
  2. Advanced Remedial Massage (Northern Institute of Massage level 5)
  3. Hendrickson Method Practitioner (level 5)
  4. Tui-Na (Master CPD)
  5. Dr. Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  6. Somatic Movement Coaching
  1. Holistic Massage (ITEC level 3)
  2. Thai Massage (Gateway level 2)
  3. Lomi-Lomi (Diploma - Infinity Training Academy)
  4. Reiki (Master Teacher)