Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage involving the manipulation of various layers of soft tissue and lengthening of the muscles.

Sports massage will benefit any person engaged in regular physical activity. Various techniques are used to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, can be used to enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

In addition to Sports Massage techniques your Sports Therapist may offer any one or combination of additional treatments if he thinks they will be beneficial to you.

Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Taping

Sports Taping

Sports taping with Kinesiology tape is a technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation

This technique is very popular in the USA where it is known as the Graston technique. In the UK it is commonly referred to as IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation). Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists use this technique in addition to other types of manual therapy. Specially designed hand-held massage tools (usually made from smooth stainless steel) are used to apply pressure in small, careful motions. Typically this technique is used for myofascial release where these instruments can effectively work to break up areas of tension including scar tissue.

 

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy uses specialised equipment to warm up specifically targeted areas of tissue giving a deeply warming effect to aid recovery. Gel is used on the skin to reduce friction and aid transmission of ultrasonic waves which can help muscles, tendons and ligaments.

 

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Suresh Ebert
Sports & Remedial Therapist

Suresh moved to Taunton in 2001 from Sri Lanka where he was already working in the health and fitness industry. He studied at the London School of Sports Massage where he gained a Diploma in Sports and Remedial Therapy.

Suresh has always been a keen cricketer and plays for a local team in Taunton. He has a long history of providing sports massage and functional training to various groups including the Somerset Cricket Academy and Taunton Deane Swimming Club. During the 2007 T20 Cricket World Cup he worked with the England, Australia and New Zealand women’s teams providing pre and post match sports massage. He has built up a great reputation locally and continues to work with a number of professional and semi professional sports men and women.

Suresh also has a wide range of non-sporting patients and he treats a variety of ages from 9 to 90!  Many clients find that the combination of Chiropractic or Osteopathy treatments alternated with Suresh’s soft tissue pain management techniques give them fantastic results in keeping pain free, flexible and enjoying their life to the full. Suresh also provides rehabilitation advice in the form of stretches, exercises and self massage techniques in order to speed up the recovery process and prevent injuries from recurring.

When he's not treating clients his two children keep him busy, as well as walking the dog and visits to his family in Sri Lanka.

Registered

  Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage
  
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Techniques

 Soft Tissue Release
 Deep Tissue Massage
 Sports Taping / Sports Strapping
  Ultrasound Therapy
 Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage Therapy (Graston)
 Muscle Energy Techniques
 Post-isometric Relaxation

 Rehabilitation

 

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