Massage is a simple, hands-on therapy and regular sessions can (together with a sensible diet and exercise) keep you feeling fit, healthy and supple. As well as inducing relaxation, massage promotes circulation, helps to maintain joint flexibility, relieve muscle tension and prevent musculoskeletal injury.Appointment Details
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Kathryn Miller specialises in sports and remedial massage, and pregnancy massage and is skilled in treating a variety of symptoms and conditions including neck and shoulder pain, back pain, stress and anxiety and muscle tension as well as sports injuries.
Kathryn is a fully qualified and insured massage therapist practising sports and remedial massage, Swedish massage, and pregnancy and postnatal massage. Kathryn tailors each massage treatment to the individual client.
She works with people ranging from worn-out working professionals busy parents to triathletes, ultra-runners and amateur rugby players. She also has experience working with members of the wider community including seniors (age 60+), minors (under-16s), and people with cancer, cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. Kathryn participates in sporting events such as marathons and half-marathons, at which she offers pre and post-event sports massage.
Kathryn is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys hill walking, trail running, cycling and horse riding. She is currently working towards her REPS qualification in personal training and gym instruction.
Before your first treatment, Kathryn will take your medical history to enable her to tailor your treatment to your needs; this will take 10-15 minutes. Please book a 60 or 90-minute appointment for your initial treatment.
Kathryn will give you personalised aftercare advice, which might include specific stretches or mobility exercises.
Classic Swedish massage, also called holistic massage, is a hands-on therapy that enhances feelings of well-being and encourages relaxation. It is designed to help you slow down, rest your weary muscles and joints and enjoy ‘me’ time.
The deep tissue massage techniques used in sports massage help to release knots and tension in muscle fibres experienced in conditions including chronic back or neck pain or restricted range of movement in one or more joints. Sports massage is often used in rehabilitation from injury or illness and in preventing musculoskeletal injury.
In sports and remedial massage, Kathryn commonly uses techniques such as passive and dynamic stretches, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release and trigger point therapy.
Kathryn holds an advanced postgraduate qualification in pregnancy and postnatal massage and is fully qualified and insured to massage in all three trimesters.
As a woman’s body adapts to accommodate the new baby, her pelvis rotates forwards, causing her lumbar spine to increase its curvature, which puts pressure on the abdominal muscles as the baby grows. For many women, the lower back and gluteals feel particularly achy as the body adjusts to accommodate the baby and this, including other changes such as weight gain, cramps and headaches can lead to feelings of physical tiredness and emotional fluctuations.
Massage can take place within a few days of giving birth, providing there have been no complications. Massage is a wonderful treatment to ease muscular tension and for a mother-to-be or a new mother to feel pampered.
To discuss any specific requirements you may have, or to talk in more depth about a treatment, please contact Kathryn.
Most people visit a massage therapist as a private patient and pay for their treatment.