Sports Massage

£50 for 45 minutes

Will has 15 years experience in sports massage therapy. Will raced at pro level triathlon and long distance running with a specialism in functional strength training for endurance sports. With a real love for helping people discover stronger movement and a greater confidence in what they're able to achieve.

Interests - Running, surfing, yoga, live music, Scottish Islands, climate change & environmentalism

Qualifications - REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer, Premier Training Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, Triathlon and Running Coach, BSc Physics

Jack is a sports therapist and personal trainer. With a wide range of experience from working with SPL football teams, team GB athletes and world champion strong athletes he has built up a wealth of knowledge in human biomechanics. Jack strives to continue building on both his knowledge and hands on experience of working with all kinds of populations.

Interests - Brazilian jiu-jitsu, triathlon training, travelling

Qualifications - Diploma in Sports Therapy

Christine is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, and has worked out of the Achilles Heel clinic for the last 20 years. As well as treating runners and individuals suffering with general muscular aches and pains, she has also been involved with providing SMT at several events. These have included the Mens under 21 World Rugby Championships, Swimmers competing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Irish dances performing at Riverdance Glasgow, and cyclists talking part in the 2023 UCI World Championships.

Interests - Running, strength & conditions, skiing, paddle boarding, hill walking.

Qualifications - Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, RSA Exercise to Music/Personal Training & NABBA Resistance Training

Beth has over 10 years experience in Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy and has enjoyed experiences in professional football, rugby, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and is also contracted with the Scottish Institute of Sport, where she continues her work helping to nurture Scotland's future sporting talent. A registered member of the SMTO, Beth is qualified in sports & remedial massage, cranial therapy, acupressure and CORE Fascial Release techniques.

Interests - Running, cycling, hiking, pilates

Qualifications - BSc (Hons), MSc Biomedical Science

Caroline is a sports therapist and a qualified pilates instructor, with over 20 years of industry experience. In addition to Sports Massage, Caroline has qualifications in Kinesiotherapy Taping, Medical Acupuncture, Functional Cupping, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology, just to name a few.

Interests - Gym, pilates, dog walking

Qualifications - HND, BSc (Hons)

Alec is a Sports Therapist with 7 years of experience and a Podiatrist working in the National Health Service. Alec’s qualifications include deep tissue / sports massage, acupuncture / dry needling, Swedish massage, and mobilisations / manipulations of the foot and ankle.

Interests - Boxing, running

Qualifications - Higher National Diploma in Sports Therapy, BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Achilles Heel Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic

Massage has long been recognised for its benefits in healing of mind, body and spirit. The Chinese, Greeks, Egyptians and Romans are amongst some of the major civilisations who recognised the healing effects of massage. Massage can help to relieve muscle tension and restore balance to the musculoskeletal system.

Sports massage is a type of massage therapy that has been specifically developed for sports performance. This type of massage is applied at a much deeper level into the tissues in order to stimulate the muscular and nervous systems. Your therapist can adapt the application of the sports massage to your specific needs whether you are preparing for an event or need assistance with recovery post-event.

At Achilles Heel Clinic our massage therapists are all appropriately qualified with the relevant qualifications.

At your first Sports Massage consultation you will be asked to complete a short form providing personal details, any relevant medical conditions and any previous injuries you may have experienced. Your massage therapists will then speak with you at the start of your session to determine exactly what your needs are from the visit. You may be asked to remove some clothing depending on the area which needs to be worked on. We will provide shorts if necessary and during the treatment your therapist will ensure your dignity and comfort is maintained at all times. Sports massage can be a little uncomfortable however it shouldn't be painful and your therapist will continually ask you if the treatment is too deep or perhaps not deep enough in order to ensure that you are getting the most from your appointment.

Appointments last for 45 minutes. This allows the massage therapist to give a much thorough treatment and enables them to focus on particularly troublesome areas. During the session your therapist will be constantly assessing for areas of muscle imbalance or tightness, trigger points or areas of tissue thickness. Your therapist will then discuss whether or not further sessions are necessary. During the appointment your therapist may feel it necessary for you to be referred onto another health professional if the problem does not seem straightforward.

Athletes and non athletes alike, are prone to developing overuse injuries. Regular sports massage is a great way to help avoid developing injuries. As athletes train regularly tension can begin to build up in the muscles which may then affect the joint mobility. This may then cause excessive stress on the ligaments, joints and tendons and the muscular system itself. If left undiagnosed this may eventually lead to pain and affect the athlete's performance. A skilled massage therapists can detect these tissue changes through touch and by manipulating and mobilising the soft tissues they can help restore balance to the area.

Reduce muscle tightness
 Increase range of motion
 Injury prevention
 Aids recovery
 Reduce lactic acid Stress relief Reduce scar tissue Reduce blood pressure Improves performance


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