About Sports and Remedial Massage in Reading
The benefits massage can have on the body are immense. Massaging will stretch and manipulate muscles and this will increase nutrients and blood flow to the area, whilst efficiently removing waste and lactic acid from the muscles. Also, any postural imbalances due to tight or short muscles will be addressed using massage.
Massage is very beneficial to your health, whether it is deep tissue, sports or remedial. Appointments are available six days a week at Theale Wellbeing Centre and include evenings and weekends. We are based on the High Street in Theale, near Reading.
Our massage therapists are:
Janet Gray Injury Therapist Dip MSMA L3
Janet completed her Diploma in Sports massage in 2006, including remedial and advanced massage techniques. Further study included joint assessment and treatment. She also is experienced in Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
Janet has supported Newbury Rugby Club for 4 years, Newbury and Kintbury Football Clubs and attended events such as Reading Marathon and local cycling races; treating and giving advice for many injuries. She also has experience with other injuries and symptoms for example, whiplash, tension headaches, back and neck pain and neural symptoms as a result of tight muscles. She enjoys working with various other therapists.
Naomi Qualters BSc (Hons), STO, MISRM
Naomi completed a Sports & Exercise Science degree at Brighton University in 2004 and went on to train as a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist with Premier Training International qualifying in 2007. As her passion for Sports Massage continued to grow Naomi decided to expand her knowledge and studied with The London School of Sports Massage graduating with a BTEC Diploma in Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage (Level 5) in 2009 and is a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. She has recently added AHG level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy to her list of qualifications and will shortly be learning about kinesio-taping.
Naomi’s special interests are in treating posture related problems and soft tissue injuries. She also enjoys working at sporting events providing pre and post event massage.
This form of massage involves manipulation using stretching techniques and pressure along the energy lines of the body.