I'm recovering well and getting faster....I'm so grateful I got it fixed....my instep was really worrying me.....you also let me know to take care of my body and to take twinges etc seriously.

Nigel, a runner

Over the last year, a deteriorating condition in my upper thigh had got even worse with increasing pain and stiffness, which no longer improved with use, and I felt my limp was in danger of being permanent....and acting on a personal recommendation I consulted Mike. After one treatment there was a marked improvement and now it seems to have completely gone and after some months there has been no sign of a return. Mike's treatment has been amazing.... I now attend the gym again with no problems.

Christopher Harbord, retired

I think this Pilates thing is really working...

Nick, after only six lessons

When you find a good masseur you stick to them, that's why I've been seeing Mike for more than 10 years. Having regular treatment has kept me running injury free and ready for my next workout with fresh legs. He always takes time on the problem areas and never rushes through the treatment - I would recommend him to anyone - give him a go, to help you achieve the best you can.

Hayley Yelling, European cross country champion 2005 and 2009

"Being treated by Mike has been a revelation. He pin-pointed the issues in my long-term back problem almost immediately and in just two sessions he has already made a huge difference. No drugs, no complex exercises just clear analysis and straight-forward corrective action."

 

Great Results, Personable, Expert

 

Peter hollingsworth 2011

Mike intuitively knows how to use his hands to release muscle tension, enabling me to move more fluidly again. He also imparts a load of knowledge which I hungrily absorb. After a session with Mike I always feel like dancing!

 

Mary Nonde Dance-Movement and Creative Arts Teacher

"I was desperately looking for someone who could help me with my back, neck and knee problems, all made worse by arthritis. Mike is VERY professional and knows what he is talking about. He knows exactly how to keep me on my feet and as for sorting out my neck pain and headaches, there is no one like him! So many people feel they need to go to someone who will crunch their bones to get relief but really the bones are being held together by muscle, so why not go for the root cause! I hope Mike never retires... as I couldn't do without him."

 

Marion

I very much enjoy and look forward to my weekly Pilates class with Mike. Being new to Pilates I appreciate the way Mike breaks down the exercises step by step, which is the way I learn best. I also appreciate the time he takes to encourage me to stretch myself  that little bit further each week to get the most from the class. Mike has a teaching style that works superbly well  for me for which is firm, caring and fun.

 

Dermot Fitzpatrick.

MASSAGE

 

Q: Is Sports Massage for me, if I don't do sports?
A: Techniques that work well on muscles that have become tight or strained from use on the sports field will work equally well on muscles that have become tight or strained from use (or mis-use) in the garden, at work or through recreation.

 

Q: Can massage harm me?
A: There are some contra-indications to massage treatment, such as over open wounds or over tumours. Good professional training informs the Practitioner what can and can not be attempted. Any SMA member will have had this training.
Too heavy massage of delicate tissue can cause bruising. Whilst this is undesirable, it is usually unlikely to cause any serious damage. It is however, one reason why I ask my patients always to tell me, at the time, if they feel any pain or discomfort.

 

Q: What are the benefits of sports massage?
A: Massage eases tight muscles and connective tissue, resulting in better muscle balance and function. This may, in turn, ease many painful joint conditions.
Massage improves the flow of blood and other fluids in the body, which means that the body will work more efficiently.
Massage relaxes the body and the mind
For the sports person these benefits mean more, and more effective, training, which should lead to improved performance.

 

Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: You will be assessed at your first consultation. Usually no more than 3 treatments (frequently less) will be needed to establish whether these treatments are for you or whether they are helping, or will help, your condition. It may be that to maintain an improvement more treatments may be needed.
Regular treatment can be of great benefit from a preventative point of view.

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