New Sports Massage Therapist

We would love to introduce you to Steve James, who will be offering Sports Massage services every Tuesday from 2nd May 2023.

Steve James is our new resident Soft Tissue Therapist.

He treats a wide range of patients with varying levels of fitness and fitness goals.

As well as traditional maintenance style Sports Massage, patients are often referred to Steve by other therapists and so we collaborate and work together to deliver the right treatment plan. 

This could include some simple stretches, strength & conditioning as well as rehabilitation exercises.

Typical clients range from those with everyday aches and pains and tensions – often due to working environment, lifestyle & stress as well as week-end warriors overdoing their training.

Steve has worked & coached athletes at local running and tri-sport clubs with a wide range of age & ability.  Fully understanding the psychological importance of exercise & being outdoors and the frustration of reoccurring injuries interrupting exercise.

Interview with Steve

Why did you become a soft tissue therapist?

I had regular treatment when training and competing and I know what a difference they made to my everyday life.

What makes your job worthwhile?

In the space of 45mins you can positively affect someone’s outlook for the rest of the day & beyond, potentially preventing a minor issue becoming chronic.

What is unique about how you work?

Every days a ‘school’ day ( I love to learn) and finding the right treatment plan for different individuals – one that works for them.

Who has influenced you most in your career as a soft tissue therapist?

A book by Peter Coe & Dr David Martin which highlighted how the body adapts to the stress experienced. This helped understand how we develop, how to prevent injury through good posture, perfect practice & building strength & condition.

What’s the piece of advice you give to your patients/clients most often?

Prevention is key, have good working environment & posture, take regularly breaks & try to stretch a little but often.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?

Campervan weekends visiting new places, outside is free – no subscriptions & no repeats. Riding my bike, usually up/down hill as the sun is coming up on a warm spring day.