When helping me recover from a tendon injury, Rachel went above and beyond her professional duties. Not only did she take great care in both treating the symptoms and figuring out the underlying cause (in my case, improper exercise technique), she has also been making sure that my form is now correct and safe by evaluating lifting videos that I have sent her.
Treated for elbow pain
Rachel provides one of the best sport massage treatments I’ve had in the UK. She is punctual and consistent with her focus and understanding of your needs. Great person to help recover or rejuvenate your muscles!
Having signed up for an English Channel 2 person relay in Sept 2017, the most common piece of advice was to have as many massages as possible. I was somewhat sceptical as to the benefits of these but decided to go ahead and book some sessions with Rachel - I have never looked back. Rachel is extremely knowledgeable, passionate about the needs of her patients and her work ethic is second to none. My treatments are aligned to my training regime and no two treatments have ever been the same. Every session starts with a discussion around where I am in my training program, any particular areas that need attention at that point in time and then she aligns the session to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment. This is definitely not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. From my very first treatment I saw a number of positive changes - less pain, more flexibility and faster recovery following longer swims. I am now a complete convert and I am recognising the far reaching benefits of regular treatments.
Channel swimmer, treated for tricep pain
I have been seeing Rachel for a few weeks and she has been treating a problem with my knee which I have had for a few months.I have to say that in some instances the work Rachel does can be painful as part of the treatment but in only a few weeks my knee is so much better. Rachel makes me feel at ease and she will always explain the treatment as we go along I come away from each of Rachel’s sessions with a number of exercises to do at home but more intricate exercises are taken forward to my PT sessions. There is a way to go yet but I am confident of a successful outcome. If you need help to resolve aches or pains speak to Rachel as I feel sure she will be willing to help in any way she can.
Treated for knee pain
I have high expectations when it comes to treatments, and I can honestly say that Rachel exceeds them every time. Hers skills and knowledge are exceptional and she genuinely cares. She often gives me additional advice and exercise programmes to help aid my recovery, and also checks up on my progress in between treatments. With Rachel you feel her goal is to get you to a place where you don’t require treatments anymore. It goes without says, that I highly recommend her, which I have done to several friends and they would all say the same.
Treated for back pain
Both my 10 year old Trampolinist and 13 year old Irish Dancer have had cause to use Rachel’s services over the past 12 months due to injuries sustained both in and outside their sport! I have always found Rachel to be flexible, timely, courteous and professional. Rachel ‘gets’ young people and was able to engage both my daughters and really involve them in their own treatment. She knew how much she could expect of them and they were both keen to follow through on their exercises to impress her and hence improvement was evident at every step of the way. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rachel to anyone, young and old alike, needing treatment for sports related injuries or with longstanding complaints. I will go back in a heartbeat should the need arise.
My job involves working on the move hunched over a laptop a lot. This was causing me to have pain in my back, neck, shoulders and lower arms, and sometimes bad enough to cause headaches. Rachel has been treating me for approx a year now and the results have been dramatic. Not only do the treatments ease my symptoms, but her advice and guidance has helped me manage the activities which were causing the pain in the first place. She's always incredibly professional and fits my treatment in around my hectic lifestyle, even at my office if necessary! I highly recommend her if you have any pain or niggles you'd like to get sorted!
Amazing service! Always treats me before a race or if I have an injury. Rachel gives great advice on preventing problems too which really help in the lead up to events.
Half marathon runner
Started seeing Rachel several months ago for lower back pain. Each session is very painful so I think in another life she worked in the tower. However, her efforts far better than the physio I was sent to. Thanks to Rachel my back is a lot more relaxed. Highly recommend.
Treated for lower back fusion
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