I have been practicing sports and remedial massage in Windsor since 2002 and work very closely with runners, triathletes, netball players and hockey players. I also have a regular client base with local polo players. I am a keen cyclist, swimmer and gym user and can relate to the frustration of niggles and injuries which can impede our performance. Sports and remedial massage is an effective way to prevent muscle tension, strains and sprains.
My interest in the health and welfare of pregnant women has led me to gain a WellMother© qualification in Pregnancy and Post-natal Massage. Working with pregnant women is a great joy and being allowed to help them cope with the inevitable physical and emotional changes which occur during pregnancy is a privilege.
I am fully qualified and insured in Massage (ITEC dip), Sports Massage (ITEC dip), Massage for Pregnancy and Labour (Wellmother© APNT dip). I work within the Code of Ethics laid down by Association of Physical and Natural Therapists, and the Complementary Therapists Association. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Council which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Your privacy and confidentiality is guaranteed.
My location is Thames Valley Athletics Centre.
If you have sustained an injury or are simply an athlete looking to reach your optimum performance level, then sports massage therapy can help you to achieve your goal.
Sports massage therapy is an effective method of reducing tension in the muscles, mobilizing joints, stimulating circulation, promoting healing, and encouraging the removal of waste products, such as lactic acid, from the body. Keeping your muscles in peak condition can significantly reduce your risk of injury.
Pregnancy is a time of great joy but for some women it can be a difficult and emotional journey. During pregnancy hormonal changes cause ligaments and joints to soften leading to additional strain on the skeletal system. This often causes aches and pains most commonly in the hips, buttocks and lower back.
The increasing weight of the baby can pull on the lumbar spine causing postural imbalances. These changes can be difficult to prepare for, but massage during pregnancy can help to reduce these discomforts, and promote relaxation and a sense of well being.
Deep tissue massage is used to treat muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and uses a particular set of massage techniques. It is not simply a massage with deep pressure, but a specific treatment for targeting deeper muscle groups.
If you are suffering from pain related to poor posture, or involved in heavy physical activity, or if you have been physically injured then deep tissue massage could play an important role in helping address your discomfort.
Thank you to all my clients for their continued support and custom and for referring their friends, family and colleagues.
Their testimonials can be seen below:
“I have benefited from Ruth's expertise & skilful massage for about 10 years. She has been very knowledgeable about the conditions I have presented & has given me useful advice, such as specific exercises to help. She regularly evaluates & adapts her treatment as required. Ruth is very professional. Appointments are always on time, her room is clean & fresh & she creates a calm, quiet atmosphere conducive to relaxation & well-being. An appointment with Ruth is a very positive experience & I would definitely recommend it”
— Pat Lawson
"I recommend the service wholeheartedly. I have a monthly back and neck massage and have found it invaluable in helping me manage back ache, shoulder tension and migraines."
“Ruth is incredibly skilled. I have been going to her for massages to relieve stress and tension on a regular basis over two years now. She has become part of my stress management routine. I would recommend her to anyone with a stressful job who holds that tension in their muscles. She will help you sort it out! She will also give you exercise advice and tips on posture and stretching which I find very useful”
— Rachel Bentley
"Ruth is an intuitive professional with an innate understanding of the needs of her clients. I would recommend Ruth without hesitation."
"I have always carried my tension and stress in my neck and shoulders which has led to injury, pain and headaches - all of which Ruth has helped me to resolve. I now see Ruth on a regular basis which I find helps to prevent these problems occurring in the first place. I arrive with my shoulders up around my ears and float out after my treatment! Ruth is professional, knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of remedial or therapeutic massage."
— Karen Bolt
“I’ve used Ruth’s services over 2 years now. Perfect. So friendly and thorough. Great attention to detail whether it’s the treatment room ambience or a text to warn about expected traffic en-route. Ruth’s knowledge of physiology, muscle and skeletal systems is exhaustive. Happy to advise on best course of action for your condition including referral to other specialists to get the best outcome for you. Thank you for an excellent service."
— Maya Murrell
"I was recommended to Ruth by members of my running club when I began experiencing leg and foot muscle strains. Ruth has comprehensive physiology and other medical knowledge. After a thorough assessment of the condition she prescribed therapy that got me back to my sports activities very quickly with ongoing support to maintain my fitness. She has a network of excellent practitioners when issues may need more specialist attention, and in my case a nerve system problem and I always refer to her now as my ‘leg manager’ that enables me to keep on running. She has an excellent and upbeat personality, is very professional and approachable, and I have no hesitation in recommending her services."
— JOE NOLAN
Thames Valley Athletics Centre
Tel: 07761 811 117
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Thames Valley Athletics Centre is easily reached from the M4 - junctions 5 or 6.
It is also easily reached from Windsor, Ascot, Slough, Datchet, Farnham Common and Burnham.
There is parking available on-site.