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SPorts MAssage Therapist

 Claire Desroches



Sports (deep tissue) massage

Sports massage, also known as deep tissue massage, aims to relieve pain caused by tension in the body - whether that is caused by strenuous physical activity, repetitive movements in everyday life, poor posture or stress. 

Treatment involves using the hands to warm the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (connective tissue), applying pressure to stimulate blood flow, which in turn helps carry oxygen to the tissues for recovery and healing, and remove waste products from stressed tissues.


Who can benefit from sports massage?

Anyone can benefit from sports massage, whether they exercise or not. Many people suffer from muscle tension from desk work, physically demanding jobs, or parenting!


From Roy, one of Claire's massage clients:

"Just recently I have been suffering with a tight back, both upper and lower and so I have been seeing Claire for some regular treatments. These treatments have really helped, and following Claire's advice to also see an Osteopath for a manipulation of my spine my back pain is decreasing and I am feeling much happier and in a lot less pain."

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A little bit about claire


As well as a Sports Massage Therapist Claire is a National Strength and Conditioning Assocation qualified personal trainer and a Sports Nutritionist.

Claire has also trained in Thai boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

With regard to her sports massage Claire has worked with everyone from non-athletes to recreational athletes training for marathons and duathlons, as well as professional athletes competing in a range of sports including:

  • Rugby Union (New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina)
  • Rugby League (Australia, New Zealand, Brisbane Broncos)
  • Rugby 7s (Fiji, South Africa)
  • Cricket (South Africa)
  • NFL (New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars)