Sports Massage

Sports massage has been my foundational training for Anatomy and Physiology. I love the variety and the opportunity to problem solve structural issues. I use many techniques such as soft tissue release, melt methods, trigger point work, joint mobilisations, PNF stretching, muscle energy techniques, dry needling and lymph clearing.

We will work together to find solutions to injuries caused by overuse from sporting activities or the working environment, postural dysfunction. Working in partnership we will make a plan to adapt and change lifestyle choices for positive change.

Sports massage is used for muscle injuries, pain, posture RSI’s and sports men and women.  It helps to keep muscles supple and flexible and to eliminate toxins and waste products. It is used to speed up recovery time of damaged and overworked tissues, prevent injuries and speed up recovery after injury as well as enhancing performance.

Sports massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and is aimed at clients who are suffering with chronic aches and pains and contracted muscles. This treatment will work mainly on the affected area, until the pain has eased.

Since going to Sam a few months ago after (unknowingly) partially dislocating my shoulder in a cycling accident I am transformed. I had just 2 massages from Sam (following one session with local physio Lucy Tighe who is also amazing) and I cannot believe the difference – I’ve gone from not being able to sleep due to the pain to pretty much being back to normal.

My husband is a builder and keen surfer and paddle boarder and recently underwent a hip replacement at a fairly young age. He had regular massages before and after surgery and (coupled with great physio from Lucy Tighe) thanks to Sam’s amazing massages was back on the water after 8 weeks and is felling brilliant. After his first massage with Sam he said to me “I finally get it now – I have never had a proper massage before” (having had over 10 with various therapists).Verity Munden

As an osteopath, massage therapist and athlete, I am very fussy when it comes to people working on my body! Sam spent an hour and a half working on my back, shoulders, neck and legs... she could feel exactly what was going on and has an extensive range of techniques to release all the problem areas... I will be going back for more!Josie Dade

Whether it's for sports recovery, injury rehab, or just relaxation, Samantha is fantastic. Her massages always feel personalised, intuitive and full of good energy. I've been recommending her to everyone I know!Fred stone

Just had my 2nd neck, shoulder and back massage, with Samantha "magic hands" James. I went to see Sam at hands on because I had pain in my left shoulder and neck, I could barely lift my arm to shoulder level, let alone above my head.

The first massage was admittedly pain full, but within a couple of days of the massage I had full movement back and my pain score had decreased from an 8 to a 2. Today, a week later I've had a second massage. Neck and shoulder feel great, this massage wasn't painful, and my pain level is 0…

Sam is brilliant…"Lyne Ackland

Samantha is an absolute miracle worker and has worked wonders with her Bowen and deep tissue massage work. As an athlete this is my go-to place and Sam is part of my regular Regime to allow me to perform at my very best.Nicki Carter