Equine & Human Sports Massage Therapist
My name is Emily Thorp. I have been working as an Equine and Human Sports Massage therapist for 10 years.
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Human Sports Massage, working from my clinic in Tongham, Farnham, Surrey.
I studied Equine Sports Massage with the late Mary Bromiley, who created the first recognised qualification 'EMA' in Equine Sports Massage in the UK. Her incredible knowledge and training set me up to have a high standard of practice and huge enjoyment for the job.
Sports Massage Therapy in Tongham, Farnham, Surrey
Will sports massage help me?
Whatever your age, activity level, health condition or occupation, regular targeted massage will be hugely beneficial.
Sports Massage is a manual therapy, working deep into the muscles and surrounding soft tissues. It can be used pre and post performance, during training and for rehabilitation but you DO NOT need to be an be an athlete to reap the benefits of a good Sports Massage. Dysfunction of muscles due to overuse, poor posture, repetitive strain, poor feet balance to name just a few all have an impact on our body.
Do you work at a desk all day and get sore shoulders and neck?
Have you started running or going to the gym and your knees and hips have become painful?
Have you been gardening and now have sore elbows?
There are many causes of muscle and joint pain, please get in touch to see if I can help and if I can't I will make sure you are referred to the right people.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Increased joint range of motion, increased flexibility, increased sense of wellbeing, decreased muscle tension, decreased neurological excitability, decreased muscle spasms, myofascial release, better sleep.
Dry cupping - to promote cell repair through increased blood flow, loosen and lift the connective tissue in the body.
Exercises and stretches - help to create longevity to your recovery keeping the muscles flexible, strong and healthy. Exercises are imperative to not only help your muscles recover but more importantly it can help to stop reinjury or the pain and discomfort from returning.
Equine Sports Massage is a hands on approach using a variety of techniques for the purpose of increasing circulation, relieving trigger points and muscle tension, enhancing muscle tone, and increasing range of motion in all types of horses and ponies.
The techniques used will influence the horses superficial and deep muscles, the facia and nervous system, which will improve the horses mechanics and welfare.