Qualified Sports Masseur Sam Clark, who works at Kippie Lodge, says you don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from treatment.

‘I qualified in Remedial and Sports Massage after my degree in Sports and Exercise Science. As a member of the swimming, boxing and climbing societies, it was inevitable I’d spend time with therapists and learning more about sports injuries!’ Sam explained.

‘Sports massage provides many benefits, from reducing pain and muscle tension, to improving joint mobility,
circulation and lymphatic drainage. I see people from all walks of life, from young athletes to people who’ve injured themselves gardening or have back or neck problems from sitting at a desk all day.

‘Sports massage can be more beneficial than other types of massage because we work deeper in the muscle tissue to alleviate tightness and adhesions. Studies also suggest massage can improve immunity, and can also relieve tension brought on by stress and depression.’

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