Sports Massage

Andy Gardner provides sports massage sessions in the Stroud and Five Valleys area focussed on the needs of the individual. The sessions will help you remain injury free and able to maintain an active lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a massage to help you with your general conditioning; resolve niggles, aches and pains; as part of an injury rehabilitation programme or are looking for a pre/post event massage Andy will be able to help. 

Anyone can benefit from sports massage, not just athletes; people with physically demanding jobs and those with jobs that make them prone to postural problems, i.e. spending a lot of time sitting, can all benefit from massage.

As a coach and experienced runner, cyclist, swimmer and triathlete, Andy  understands the stresses put on the body through training and racing. This enables him to provide effective sports massage and sports taping techniques that meet the specific needs of the active athlete. The sports massage sessions will help you remain injury free and will ensure the muscles you use for your sport are strong, flexible and in balance.

Should you have an injury, Andy’s experience as an athlete, coach and personal trainer will enable him to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation programme that will help get you back on track as safely and quickly as feasible. 

Sports Massage Therapy helps maintain the body in a generally better condition, prevents injuries and loss of mobility, cures and restores injured muscle tissue and can help improve sporting performance and/or movement in normal everyday life.

As part of a regular training programme, sports massage can help develop and maintain strong, flexible muscles that are in balance with each other, thus reducing the risk of injury. Sports massage will help release tension and stress and remove general aches, pains and niggles that can build up over time. Should injury occur, massage helps restore mobility and function and aids the return to normality with minimal interuption.

Sports Massage Therapy Sessions cost £40 and they typically last about 60 minutes.

Kinesiology/sports taping can provide benefits to all. Helping to reduce pain and swelling post injury and aiding rehabilitation and performance through muscle facilitation and inhibition as appropriate and through functional and postural correction. Contact us for more information.

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We provide On-site / Seated Massage to help relieve work based stress. Sessions typically take place in the workplace (with employers permission), the massage is performed through the clothes and doesn’t require the use of oils or lotions. A session typically lasts 20 minutes and helps to relieve stress and anxiety, helps prevent repetitive strain injuries, relieves muscle tension and pain and can increase energy and mental clarity. For more information please click here.

We also provide all of our services at the Wellness Spa, Richmond Village, Painswick for non-members and members. For more details please click here.

For more information regarding any of the above or to book an appointment please feel free to contact us

Andy is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).