Sports Massage Therapy & Deep Tissue Massage in Reading, Wokingham and surrounding areas

Personal Fitness Trainers in Reading, Thatcham, Tadley, Wokingham, Fleet, Yateley, Sandhurst, Bracknell, Henley, Wallingford, Didcot, Newbury and Basingstoke. Personal Fitness Trainer Ryan Phillips provides one to one Personal Fitness Training, free fitness program, exercise program and workouts routines, free consultation, group fitness training in Reading, healthy eating, weight management and nutritional advice to help lose weight, tone up, get fit, build muscle, sports specific training in Reading, Tilehurst, Berkshire.

If you're feelng stiff, tight and achy then a professional Sports Massage with either Phil Chalmers or Sadie Lee is a very effective way to treat the symptoms of muscle tightness and promote recovery. Guaranteed to ease off all those areas that get tight and sore after hard training or poor posture, Phil and Sadie are both renown for their ability to help facilitate recovery so you too can be one of the many satisfied clients in and around the Reading and Wokingham area who have benefited from their excellent sports massages.

In fact, we're so confident in our ability to help you and are entirely confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your sports massage, that we even offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That's right, if you are not entirely satisfied with your Sports Massage for whatever reason simply let us know there and then and we won't ask you to pay single penny!

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About Phil Chalmers: 

Phil is a fully qualified Sports Massage therapist, through the highly respected Premier Training International. He has provided pre & post event sports massage services for major events such as the Flora London Marathon, Asics Reading Half Marathon and Reading Rowing Club Amateur Regatta to name but a few.

Phil Chalmers

He has practiced sports massage since the beginning of 2005 and has used his skills & experience to compliment his Personal Training expertise, enabling clients to overcome short- and long-term injuries & to boost their performance.
The service he provides can be performed at the private studio in Tilehurst, Reading or in your own home, whichever is more convenient or comfortable for you. See the areas Phil covers.

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"During my running training sessions over a period of a few months, I found that I would suffer cramp in my left calf almost every time I ran.  This wasn't just painful, it seriously limited the progress I was able to make.  When I discussed this with Phil he started out by making sure that some of the basics were covered off, such as making sure my fluid and salt intake were appropriate for my exercise regime.  He then recommended a sports massage session to see if that would alleviate the problem.  I took him up on the offer and was amazed by the results.  It's hard to believe how big a difference it has made.  I've not had cramp since and my running has improved beyond measure."
Kieran - Reading

 

"On behalf of our running team at Cancer Research UK, thank you so much for giving your time to massage our runners at this year's Flora London Marathon. After a gruelling 26 miles on a hot sunny day, our runners were delighted to be met at the post-race recetion with a reviving massage, so thank you very much. By volunteering to massage them, you definitely helped us give our runners an unforgettable experience."
Barbara O'Sullivan (Cancer Research UK)

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About Sadie Lee: 

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Sadie is a fully insured member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and bases her Sports Massage in Wokingham. Her diploma in Holistic Therapy incorporates Anatomy & Physiology, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Swedish Massage. She is qualified in Sports Massage and holds diplomas in Nutrition, Indian Head Massage, On-site Acupressure and DSE Risk Assessment. She has massaged a number of celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Lenny Henry along with professional sports people and busy professionals and those with chronic conditions that have all benefited from her expertise. You will be amazed at how relaxed and refreshed you will feel after one of Sadie's massages but don't just take our word for it, see what some of our clients had to say:

"That was great!"
Simon Cowell

"Sadie did in one session what years of painkillers couldn't"
S. Hawan

"I feel incredible"
Head of security for Prince

"I feel excellent for my show now, thanks Sadie"
Lenny Henry

"You are suprisingly tough"
N. Addision NFL

"My game has improved more than i imagined since visiting Sadie"
A. Williams

"I now know who to use when i'm in the UK"
Herbie Hancock

"You have a magic touch"
Sherpa Thapa

"I was actually going to call to say how pleased I was with the massage. I woke up the next day feeling a little bruised then the following day felt AMAZING ! Whatever Sadie did WORKED ! So just wanted to say Thanks and will be in contact in due coarse to re-book.
Kind Regards
Craig"

Sessions can be performed at the private studio in Wokingham or in your own home, whichever is more convenient or comfortable for you.

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Q & A's:

What is sports massage?

Basically, it’s a corrective massage technique, generally using firmer techniques than therapeutic massage, (which primarily focuses on relaxation & well-being). How deep the massage is applied depends on the reason for the sports massage & the desires of the recipient. For example, sports massage can use a pressure-release technique known as trigger pointing which can be used to relieve “hyperirritable spots” often responsible for long-term (chronic) aches & pains.

Who could benefit from sports massage?

The simple answer is practically anyone. You don’t just need to have an injury to benefit from it. Sports massage is indeed an ideal way to help you minimise the risk of developing injuries, aches & pains whether you’re active in sport or are confined to a fixed position in your workplace. It also plays an important (and often forgotten) part in injury rehabilitation, whether recent or longer-term.

What benefits can sports massage provide?

These can be physical, physiological or psychological. Below is a short list of reasons why you might consider sports massage:

  •  Injury prevention – optimise condition of tissues, reduce risk of overuse injuries
  •  Improved posture/flexibility – address muscular imbalances, increase range of motion
  •  Ache/pain relief – relieve muscle tightness, improve blood flow
  •  Accelerated injury rehabilitation – breakdown scar tissue, restore normal/painfree mobility
  •  Pre- sports event – prepare body physically for an event, increase alertness
  •  Post- sports event – reduce muscle tension, remove waste products accumulated in blood

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How can I be sure that sports massage is safe for me?

This is a very important consideration. Though the benefits can be huge, there are important factors to consider before undertaking sports massage. The factors that may exclude you from initially receiving any form of massage are known as contraindications. These may range from observable conditions (eg. open wounds, varicose veins) to medical conditions that need clearance from your GP (eg. severe diabetes, stroke/heart disease) or precautionary conditions for which particular care may need to be taken (eg. pregnancy & low blood pressure). If you’re unsure, our team will be able to advise whether it would be appropriate & safe to conduct sports massage. In most cases, there will be no issues.

What happens before, during & after a sports massage appointment?

The appointment will be conducted in a professional & ethical manner either in a private studio or in your home. Every effort will be made to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease, as relaxation is crucial to effective massage treatment.

An initial assessment will take place, that may examine musculo-skeletal symmetry & range of motion as well as any specialised tests that ensure suitable treatment is given.

During the appointment, appropriate sports massage techniques will be used to maximise the benefit of the appointment. A variety of different massage oils are available to cater for any specific allergies (eg. from nuts). Our therapists are happy to explain the techniques & their benefits during the massage.

Before you leave, you’ll also be advised on appropriate strength & flexibility exercises to compliment your needs and help you achieve improved function, whether it’s prevention or recovery from injury.

Do I need a 30 mins or a 1 hour sports massage?

This depends on the area of your body that you need massaging. If for instance it is just your neck then 30 mins would be enough but if its your back you would need 1 hour as there are more muscles to be massaged. 30 min treatments are only available at the studio, as set up times during home visits require the full hour.

How much does sports massage cost?

Phil Chalmers:

£30 for a half hour Sports Massage - at the studio in Tilehurst, Reading

£50 for a one hour Sports Massage - at the studio in Tilehurst, Reading

£60 + for a one hour Sports Massage - home visit (Price may vary based on your location)

Cash payment only and fees must be paid on completion of your session.

Sadie Lee:

£40 for a half hour Sports Massage - at the studio in Wokingham

£60 for a one hour Sports Massage - at the studio in Wokingham

£65 + for a one hour Sports Massage - home visit (Price may vary based on your location)

Advanced payment required via Paypal or credit/debit card

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy whereby any cancellations made within 24 hours of the start time of your appointment are fully chargeable. 

What if I wasn't happy with my sports massage?

Please be rest assured that we are 100% confident in our ability to help you, and that you'll be completely happy with your sports massage, so much so that we even offer you a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That's right, if you are not entirely satisfied with our service for whatever reason simply let us know there and then and we won't ask you to pay a penny! Please be aware that in extreme cases of muscle tension or injury, it may take several treatments to make significant improvements, however even in extreme cases you should experience noticeable improvements even after your first treatment. Phil or Sadie will be able to assess your current situation and advise you accordingly. If however you suffer from chronic pain or tightness then an MAT® treatment would be more appropriate. If you are in any doubt please feel free to contact me or call for advice on 07801 556 778

Where are the studios based?

Phil Chalmers: Partridge Drive, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 4SX 

Sadie Lee:  The Haven Wellbeing, 171 Evendons lane, Wokingham, RG41 4EH

I still have some unanswered questions?

If you’re at all unsure whether you’ll benefit from sports massage, please feel free to contact us to discuss your circumstances. All discussions will be completely confidential. Click here to submit your questions, queries or concerns.

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