Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist
Place of Study:
- University of Portsmouth, 2012 – BSc Hons in Sport and Exercise Science
- St Marys University, Twickenham, 2017 – Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage
Work history:Jonathan has been working as a Sports Massage Therapist since June 2016, predominantly on his clients from personal training. Jonathan completed his level 3 massage course last summer and found it so interesting he went on to do his level 4 straight away. The course has given him the skills to identify tight muscles and different ways to relax and stretch them. Massage isn’t just for sportsmen and women, it can help people with bad posture, sore or tight muscles from work, help muscle recovery from injury, and relieve stress. Jonathan has worked at the London Marathon,, Richmond Duathlon, and Blenheim Palace doing pre and post race massages, and has signed up for Triathlon events based at Dorney Lake this year. He has seen the benefits that pre and post race massage gives to athletes, it prepares the muscles by increasing blood flow and flexibility plus it stimulates the muscle fibres preparing them for physical exertion. Using the skills gained from Sports Massage has helped me achieve better results with my clients by being able to identify and target weak areas and also reducing the chance of any injury occurring.
Other Specialties:Jonathan also works as a personal trainer and has a variety of clients who’s goals vary from weight loss, recovery from injury to increasing fitness and strength that are specified for certain events. Working along side the Physiotherapists at The Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Clinic we are in the process of devising specific exercises programmes, which will be rolled out later this year. Jonathan has found a key interest in helping people recover from injury and surgery and getting back their strength and fitness.
When Jonathan isn’t training his clients he is training himself for sport events, currently the Edinburgh Marathon. He has taken part in tough mudders, sprint triathlons, half marathons among other sports.
For further information about our services or the conditions we treat please call 01923 897 514 or email