My Journey to Sports Massage
My background of work prior to sports massage has been rather varied, however they have always been centred around helping other people. I have worked hands on in various care settings, I have played a managerial role within a care agency, I have worked in a hospital setting and most recently within the Ambulance service. I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and love to find solutions to problems so when I then found a love for the health and fitness industry, I just knew that I had to find myself a career that meant I could be my own boss and I could merge these passions and interests and then along came sports massage...So whilst I was working for the ambulance service and raising two young children I studied and practised over 2 years to become a qualified sports massage therapist and have now been running Forest Sport Massage for just over a year and what an amazing year its been! I started off being predominantly mobile around the Forest of Dean, as I wanted to make it as easy and accessible as possible for people to fit this service in around their progressively busier lives, however when COVID hit I had to re-think how I delivered my services and what would be the best way for my clients to still be able to have access to my physical therapies moving forward with "the new normal". I was very fortunate that an opportunity arose for me to be able to create my very own little clinic in Lydney and I am now back up and running!
I am passionate about helping people, whether its with postural issues from repetitive/strenuous jobs, assisting with recovery, injury prevention for sports, general aches and pains or increasing relaxation and wellbeing. The hands on techniques are incredibly effective at freeing up tight tissues which will release tension, reduce pain, balance posture and restore function/ range of movement in joints. You don’t need to be involved in sports in order to benefit from a treatment as the techniques I use treat the soft tissues of the body, which everyone has so pretty much any one can benefit from my therapy and this is why I love what I do!
Testimonials and reviews
"I’ve had trouble with tight calves whilst getting back into running. Katy has been great at sorting the knots out enabling me to keep training."
"Katy has been amazing helping me through my ankle rehab post tendon injury working on all the other areas that have been affected too. I would highly recommend Katy for recovery and maintenance"
"Highly recommend this professional service. Katy was good at identifying problems and working hard to get them sorted. Good prompt and clear communication. I will definitely be going back."
"Thorough treatment with a good and clear knowledge of the issues I was facing and how to manage the symptoms combined with the treatment on the day. Amazing value and service."
"Katy did a great job at sorting my shoulders out, a good combination of feeling relaxed and work being done on the area that needs fixing!! I have been waiting a while now for it to flare up so I can book another session but all is good . Katy has done a great job and I would highly recommend."
"Very very good
knowledgeable sports therapist"