I provide mobile massage treatments and personal fitness training to clients of all ages and fitness levels in North Devon. Modern life is hectic, which is why rather than treat clients from a single base, I prefer to offer a flexible service at local gyms, in your home, or even at your workplace. As a fully qualified sports masseuse I specialise in helping people to recover from aches, pains and muscle strain caused by exercise and physical activity. I also offer massage treatments for more specific injuries and problems – these treatments include soft tissue massage and remedial massage.
I have regular clients in Bideford, Barnstaple, Braunton, Westward Ho! and the surrounding areas in North Devon who benefit from the pain relieving effects of sports massage and other massage therapies. Being mobile, I am able to provide services at a place of your choosing when it’s convenient for you – don’t let work or the school run stop you from keeping fit!
Sports massage, soft tissue massage, remedial massage…with so many to types of massage available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Let me explain:
Sports Massage– Is a massage style used for maintaining healthy muscle wellbeing, as well as for muscle-specific injury or pain. With a sports massage, I will massage over the appropriate muscle groups for your condition or injury.
Sports massage is used to help aid recovery from exercise and sport by removing the waste products of physical activity, improving general fibres. This treatment is suitable for those who do not have specific muscular problems but wish to maintain good muscle health, or for those with a specific injury or condition for treatment.
Soft Tissue Massage– Is an area-specific massage treatment that targets individual muscles. This treatment isn’t offered by many sports therapists as it requires advance knowledge of muscles and muscle groups.
Soft tissue massage helps to remove the waste products of physical activity, improve circulation to the muscle being targeted, and improve and maintain good muscle fibres. Most importantly, soft tissue massage helps to remove all adhesions within the individual muscle, not matter what their size. This treatment is for those who are looking for a muscle-specific massage for a certain injury, rather than a generic treatment such as Sports Massage. Soft tissue massage is often used as part of remedial treatment therapy (see below).
Remedial Massage– This rehabilitation treatment is for those with injuries such as sports injuries, compact, whiplash, and even stress. Remedial massage is also an effective treatment for postural problems, for example incorrect posture/alignment.
I will work right from the ankles right up to the neck using a wide range of treatment methods to improve the posture of your whole body. Treatments included in remedial massage may include soft tissue massage, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, flexibility exercises, and mobility work. As part of your rehabilitation treatment, you will receive a personalised exercise program to take home, designed to complement your one-on-one training and get you on the road to recovery!
Matt often has limited availability for his personal training and massage services, but he is currently taking appointments Monday to Saturday and will always try and accommodate you.