Welcome to Essential Therapy

A helping hand towards optimal health

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Sport Massage / Deep Tissue Massage


Sport Massage otherwise known as Deep Tissue Massage, is an advanced form of Swedish Massage, popularised by its use on professional athletes. There is a misconception that Sports Massage is painful, but the old mantra, “No pain, no gain,” was rejected a long time ago. Some techniques may be uncomfortable, but they should not generate pain. Clear communication between the therapist and client is conducive, in order to achieve the desired result.

The main focus of a Sport Massage is to eliminate pain and dysfunction within specific muscle groups around the clients’ skeletal body. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a casual hiker. Sport massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open up, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through. This helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourage the muscles to recover quicker.

Effects Of Sports Massage

Deep tissue massage generally focuses on a deeper layer of musculature, fascia and nerve routes. Fascia is a membrane or sheathe that presents throughout the body and surrounds both individual muscles and groups of muscles as well as the viscera. Fascia can become scarred, dehydrated and inoperative in various areas of the body, causing symptoms of pain and a limited range of motion.

Sports Massage Techniques

Here at Essential Therapy I may well use a number of techniques and modalities, taking your unique lifestyle into consideration in order to formulate a plan. These include myofascial cupping, hot stone therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue release. Other specialised Sports Massage strategies, include Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Muscle Energy Techniques to name just a few. The ability to use wide-ranging techniques, enables me to work with clients troubled by more diverse issues caused by illness or trauma other than sport or work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Ailments such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuralgia, diabetes, insomnia, and headaches respond well to massage therapy.

Essential Oil Use In Massage Therapy

Essential oils are an integral element of my treatments. In general, Essential Oils reduce healing time, relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation.


The most common reason people visit a Sports Therapist is to recover from an injury (new or old), surgery, medical condition, or to alleviate pain. I will work with you to strive towards a full recovery, teaching you the proper way to heal your body under your specific circumstances. Everyone is different, so we will adjust the treatment so it suits you and your lifestyle.

Improve Mobility

Struggle with certain movements, or even day-to-day tasks that are simple for others? No need to suffer in silence or put up with chronic pain/mobility issues. Sports Therapy can help you improve your lifestyle. I will diagnose your specific problem(s) and work to strengthen and improve your strength and mobility in these areas. This will prevent injury in the future.

A happier, healthier you!

Sports Therapy can improve your quality of life greatly by healing and strengthening your body so you can take on the daily challenges of life more easily. Sports Therapy can also help give you the independence you may have been missing, and show you how to maintain a healthy body. Our health is our wealth! Get in touch to arrange a free 30 minute assessment today.

What can Sports Therapy help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of problems. Here are a few of the more common issues that sports therapy can help with:


Joint pain



Muscle spasms

Back/neck/shoulder/knee pain


Tendon tears

Plantar Fasciitis

Sprains and strains

Trapped nerve issues

Recovery from surgery, stroke, etc.

Sessions & Fees

I offer a free 30-minute assessment to discuss your physical health and develop a plan for your recovery. With a detailed awareness of your medical history, I can devise the best approach for you.

New Clients:

30 minutes assessment with 1 hour treatment, £40 per session.

Return Treatments From:

£40 per person for one hour.

I accept payment in cash, by

cheque or by bank transfer.

About Me

About Me

I qualified as an Aromatherapist in 1998, at Bolton Community College, in Lancashire. I worked as a mobile therapist for a few years. In 2004, I decided to further my career and gained Diplomas in Sports Therapy and Personal Training. In 2008, I successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Sports Science and Injury Rehabilitation, at Truro College, Cornwall. In 2015, I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Developing Professional Practice in Complementary Therapy, at Blackburn University Centre.

Personal Beliefs

I believe we as human beings, should take responsibility for our own health. Eat healthy food, participate in regular exercise, and above all take time out to relax. Don’t rely on some ones opinion, just because they are in a position of authority. Your body has the ability to heal itself, and as a therapist my aim is to facilitate that healing process in the most efficient and compassionate way. I believe in treating the cause of an injury or disease rather than the symptoms. Both Allopathic and Complementary Therapies should work in collaboration.


I have enjoyed participating in numerous sports and outdoor activities throughout life, including surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and mountain biking. I currently maintain my fitness levels using resistance bands and suspension straps. In 2021 I began open water swimming, going out as often as possible, and searching out new venues along the Cornish Coast.

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My Location

1 Ardross Street





Opening Hours:

Closed Until September 2023

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how physiotherapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of starting physiotherapy and whether I can help you. You can also call me on 07493778733 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.