Sports massage can be used to aid recovery from an injury or an event or as part of a training programme. It is not just for elite athletes but the club sportsperson as well. This form of massage focuses on specific muscle groups and is therefore tailored to the individual, it combines a deeper massage with trigger points compression, neuromuscular techniques and ultrasound therapy to reduce soreness and help enhance power, endurance and flexibility. This massage isn’t necessarily for the sports person it’s also very useful in helping to release tension and working out the knotted muscles which can arise from remaining in similar positions for long periods of time, at work, at a computer or even driving. Sports/Remedial massage can help with:
- Shoulder & neck problems
- Back problems
- Pelvic & Groin Strain
- Hamstring Problems
- Knee, Ankle & Foot problems
Sports Injuries Treatments
Treatment of sports injuries benefits individuals at all levels of sport and physical activity. It aims to optimise your body’s recovery time to allow you to participate in sport. Every sport has different demands on the body and when treating sports injuries it is important to condition the body to cope with these demands. This means that every treatment must be adapted to the individual and what they wish to achieve. Treatment of sports injuries helps to increase your range of motion and flexibility as well as increasing strength in the injured area.
Reflexology is a relaxing treatment based on the principal that reflex points on the feet are connected to corresponding areas throughout the body. In this way the feet can be seen as a map of the body. Gentle specialised massage techniques are done with thumbs and fingers to the reflex areas, which help correct imbalances throughout the body and release blocked energy.
Reflexology can help with:
- Sciatic pain
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Regulating diabetes and blood sugar levels in early stages
- IBS and constipation
Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive, holistic therapy consisting of a sequence of gentle moves over muscles and soft tissue interspersed with periods of rest. The therapist uses thumbs and fingers on precise points on the body making gentle rolling-type moves which aim to stimulate energy into the muscles and soft tissue and encourage re-alignment of the body to relieve tension and reduce pain. This treatment can be applied through light clothing. Bowen therapy can help with:
- Shoulder & Elbow problems
- Hip, Pelvis and Knee Problems
- Back problems
- Indigestion problems & Infant colic
A safe and professional massage to help you through your pregnancy which is suitable for all stages. Pregnancy massage can help with:
- Backache & pelvic joint pain
- High blood pressure
- Indigestion and Heartburn
- Stretch marks
- Swollen ankles
Pregnancy Reflexology & Bowen Therapy also available for all of the above, to engage the baby & to encourage labour when overdue. Benefits include:
- General relaxation
- A sense that the whole body is better balanced
Massage your baby on a one to one basis or in a group. Learn about Reflexology points and what Aromatherapy oils to use. Everyone receives a teaching pack and a free bottle of massage oil. Baby massage can help with:
- Promotes deep sleep.
- Improves the texture of the baby’s skin.
- Aids relaxation of the child.
- Relieves trauma and colic.
- Soothes and comforts
- Reduces tension, restlessness and irritability.
- Assists the parent in bonding with the child.
Indian Head Massage
This is a massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face and is done in a seated position. This is a great massage for upper back and neck tension. Oil will not be used in the client’s hair unless requested. Indian Head Massage can help with:
- Tension in the upper back & neck
- Migraines & headaches
- Jaw grinding & tensions
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot stone therapy is an exceptionally relaxing treatment, providing a deep massage using hot basalt stones with the temperature tailored to the individual. The heat from the stones increases blood flow and relaxes muscles resulting in a variety of health benefits. Hot Stone Therapy can help with:
- Muscular tension
- Circulatory problems
Aromatherapy works with the pure properties of plants, using their essential oils in a natural, complementary therapy which can help improve both physical and emotional well-being. Massage is one of the ways to apply the essential oils into the skin, bringing about a physical effect through chemical changes in your body’s system and a psychological effect through inhaling the fragrances.
Aromatherapy can help with:
- Stress & Tension
- Circulatory Problems
- Immune Deficiencies
Hopi Ear Candles
This is a great treatment for nose, ear and throat problems, it can also be an alternative to ear syringing. The candles are made from linen paper and soaked in essential oils and are placed in the ear one at a time. The warmth helps soften the ear wax and any impurities in the ear whilst the candle creates a light suction action, which also generates a massage like effect on the eardrum.
Hopi Ear Candles can help with:
- Tinnitus & Sinusitis
- Sinus related migraines
- Head colds
- Ear wax build up
Hypnotherapy is a fast, effective way to achieve goals and modify undesirable patterns of behaviour, using the power of the subconscious to reinforce the conscious mind to overcome negative habits and reactions.
We decide to make changes consciously, but it’s an uphill struggle, because the subconscious mind, which judges nothing, simply repeats the old patterns. Hypnotherapy helps you update your mind to the here and now. Helping you overcome those negative feelings giving you a confidence boost to help you achieve anything you desire.
Hypnosis is a pleasant state of altered consciousness, similar to the feelings you experience when day-dreaming, driving on auto-pilot, or falling asleep. You are totally in control at all times.
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Annie WhitakerAnnie Whitaker DCH DHP SQHP Clinical Hypnotherapist & EFT Practitioner I’m a fully trained Hypnotherapist, with advanced qualifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy. I trained in London with the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis. I am also trained in Emoti...
June 3, 2019
Welcome Lisa Craine to the team!We are pleased to announce that from this week Lisa Craine has joined the Leamington Therapy Centre Team! Lisa is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer. Lisa will start work for us this week and currently will be taking appointments on Tuesdays and Fri...
Contact us on 01926 833003
I’m Lisa Moore and I’ve had my own Holistic and Sports Therapy business now in Leamington Spa since August 2002. I’ve operated out of The Dell Practice, The Traditional Acupuncture Centre and more recently from my own clinic The Leamington Therapy Centre based at No 7, Clarendon Place, just by the fire station.
I started out with Aromatherapy and Reflexology and since then I have expanded the treatments that I offer and now specialise in Sports and Remedial Massage. Other treatments which I am qualified to give include Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Hot Stone Therapy and Bowen Therapy. I am also a Baby Massage Instructor so I can teach you how to massage your baby in a group or on a one to one basis. Please see the News section for up and coming courses.
I’ve also worked at many conferences providing stress busting massage (which I offer as a lunchtime special) and at sporting events. For 3 years I had the contract to provide sport and general massage for WWE wrestling whenever they were at the Birmingham NIA and NEC and Wembley Arena.
Every year I refresh my knowledge and add to my existing qualifications. I have expanded my skills to include Aromatherapy and Reflexology during pregnancy, Aromatherapy in alcohol & drug dependencies, Aromatherapy in cancer & palliative care and Sports Injuries & Ultrasound Therapy.
Gemma Preston BSc. Sports Therapy MSST.
I’m Gemma Preston and I am a Coventry University Sports Therapy Graduate. I graduated in 2015 with a 2.1 Bachelor of Science. I have worked with the university rugby league and netball teams during my time at university and have also worked in the sports therapy clinic based at Coventry University.
My degree allowed me to specialise in sports massage and sports injury treatment and have also had experience with sports taping. I have a passion for sports massage and after graduating I have worked alongside Lisa to develop my sports massage skills even further. As a member of the Society of Sports Therapists I carry out continuing professional development allowing me to develop my existing skills and keep up to date with latest treatment techniques.
I’m James Egginton I graduated with a BSc Degree in Sports Science in 2012 then went on to study with the London School of Sports and Remedial Massage in 2013 where I qualified as a Soft Tissue Therapist.
I’m also a qualified RockDoc with Rock Tape (kinesiology taping) and RockBlades (Instrument Assisted Sports Massage Tool).
I have treated a variety of clients from 170kg powerlifter to weekend warriors and people through their occupation that have picked up injuries.
I am a member of The Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage Therapists and I develop my skills and add to my qualifications annually giving my clients a more effective treatment to their individual needs.
I’m Lisa Craine, I am a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer with over 20 years experience of endurance training and fitness.
I have a passion for fitness, wellbeing and sport, in particular running. Having completed many races including 5 marathons, I fully understand the benefits that sports massage brings.
I previously worked at a chiropractors in Leamington Spa providing sports massage and since working alongside Lisa I’ve broadened my knowledge and understanding of massage.
As a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, I plan to build on my existing knowledge and develop my skills further.
Annie Whitaker DCH DHP SQHP
Clinical Hypnotherapist & EFT Practitioner
I’m a fully trained Hypnotherapist, with advanced qualifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy. I trained in London with the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis. I am also trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques also known as Energy Meridian Therapy.
I specialise in HypnoBirthing, Stop Smoking, confidence building which can be great for achieving those PB’s and Phobia procedure.
My Stop Smoking therapy has been positively reviewed in the Daily Mail and I’ve appeared on The One Show with Dr Sarah Jarvis.
My hypnotherapy sessions are friendly, professional and confidential – I like my clients to feel comfortable and at ease.
Lisa is an amazing massage therapist. I went to her suffering from migraines and headaches.
Prior to that I had tried everything from Chiro to acupuncture and although they may have helped
slightly my massage with Lisa brought me back to life!
I now make sure to book monthly appts with her to keep the headaches at bay!
I first had RockBlades used on me when I had pain in my ankle. I didn’t know how I had developed this problem but I woke one day and I was unable to walk and put weight on my ankle. I had broken it about 15 years previously and that’s how it felt again… ‘Broken!’ I didn’t know what to make of it at first but when I got off the couch I couldn’t believe how much movement I had in my ankle and I could walk on it with my weight without any issues. I was completely surprised of the impact this small instrument made to my ankle. I’d highly recommend a treatment with the RockBlades.
Although the RockBlades looks and sounds rather alarming it was a revelation! Lisa used it on my legs and ankles and once I got used to the pressure (firm!) it was an extraordinary sensation. It gives Lisa the capacity to do long deep sweeps and work on soft tissue and connective tissue. I came out feeling like my legs had softened and they honestly felt lighter. The chronic pains and stiffness I was getting have been greatly reduced with each treatment. After three I am now barely noticing my previously sore and stiff Achilles’ tendons!
I went to the therapy centre was seen by Gemma, I found her to be one of the best sports therapist I have had treatment by. I would definitely recommend her.
Waking up almost pain free after injury treatment and ultrasound last night – miracle worker!
I have been using Lisa for a sports massage for over 5 years. (I play a lot of sports). Without a doubt I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a first class service.
I have seen other therapists in the past and have to say that Lisa is in a different league. I think that she is probably one of the best in Warwickshire if not the best.
I first met Lisa a few years ago when I was just 2 weeks into my marathon training program, I was out running and developed a calf injury. Within just one treatment I was running again pain free and decided to continue with maintenance treatments throughout my training program, I also recommended Lisa to my wife for her maintenance treatments & since then have done so to most of the guys I play football and cycle with.
Mike and Kath Cleary
I’ve had several back massages with Lisa.
I cant recommend her highly enough. 5*****
Michelle Louise Nugent
Lisa is amazing – I am running the Coventry Half Marathon on Sunday 1st March and this is my third sports massage and my legs have never felt so good. I am able to run further and with hardly any aches the following day – Thank you so much Lisa
Just took a last minute appointment with Lisa as was struggling with tension and sinus pressure, she raced back to fit me in between clients and was friendly professional and very thorough! I have just left feeling clear headed and relaxed with no pain anymore! Would certainly recommend!! 🙂