Massage therapy is massage based treatment for pain and discomfort of muscles and joints. It works by manipulating soft tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin. It rebalances muscle groups, improves circulation and lymph drainage and rejuvenates tissue. A good massage can leave you feeling calm, relaxed and free from pain.
This massage is very gentle, promotes well-being and leaves you de-stressed. If you have never had massage before, this is a good one to try first.
Many people sometimes suffer from backache, shoulder problems, stiff joints etc. This may be a result of injury, bad posture, tension, stress etc. When muscles stay contracted – or tightened - for a long time, they don’t work properly. Remedial massage is very good at dealing with this. It reduces pain and tension, improves muscle tone and enables movement. It helps to speed up circulation and flushes out the toxins causing pain and stiffness. Other benefits are: improving skin elasticity, breaking down fatty tissue, speeding up recovery, removing scar tissue and preventing injury.
Sport massage is designed for people involved in physical activity. But you do not have to be a professional athlete to have one! Anyone leading an active life might benefit. It prevents and treats injury and improves performance. Sport massage is deep and intense. It includes Swedish massage techniques, friction, soft tissue release, trigger point response (similar to acupressure) and stretching.
The benefits of Massage include:
"I started training with Magnus five years ago following a relapse of a chronic health problem. In that time I have gone from hardly being able to walk to running 10K races. Magnus tailors an exercise or rehabilitation program to your individual needs. He is passionate about health & fitness and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Training with Magnus is an absolute joy and I am pleased to call him a friend. I have no reservations at all in recommending Magnus as a Personal Trainer."
"I have trained with Magnus over the past year or so. Initially working with Magnus to improve running times Magnus identified my strengths and areas which required Focus . Over a 3 month period working with Magnus my marathon time last year improved by around 20 minutes and this year the aim is achieve under 3 Hours for the Marathon, with Magnus support understanding and knowledge each session is adapted to suit the weekly Marathon schedule. In addition Magnus flexibility to suit busy lifestyles is excellent and all round approach has given me the confidence to keep setting new goals. "
"I’ve worked with Magnus for about three years now and am much stronger and fitter as a result. We go Nordic walking and do kettlebells and, occasionally, core and Boxercise. I respect Magnus’ professionalism and skills, and find him always motivating and flexible. Sessions are really enjoyable but also challenging – I’m very conscious of the effort I have to put in and the progress I’m making. I feel Magnus understands the training I need. A real plus for me is working out-of-doors. I wouldn’t have thought it in the beginning but training outside is fun and much better than being stuck in a conventional gym."
"I have found my time with Magnus to be both beneficial and enjoyable. He has the knack of pushing me just hard enough to get the maximum benefit whilst keeping it fun. I would also add that I find Magnus good company which is important when you spend lots of time together."
"5 years ago I decided I needed a personal trainer as I lacked the motivation to sustain an excercise regimne alone. I contacted several people that I found via the internet. Magnus was one of the few people who responded to my enquiry in a quick and proffessional manner. At my initial session he took a full medical history, discussed nutrion at length and asked me about any goals i had in mind. Since then I have been seeing him on a weekly basis and undetake a wide range of activities. I have increased my strength using a combination kettle bells and core excerices. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs extra motivation while training. I appreciate his honest approach and have found him to exttremly accommodatinfg at arranging sessions around my working hours. A further benefit is his expertise in massage which has come in useful for various aches and pains!"
"Magnus has been training me for over a year now. Starting with a practical approach to a diet that works with my lifestyle (rather than a regimented ‘fad’ diet that some are too keen to push) his combination of cardio, kettlebells, floor exercises and interval training mean that I never get bored, unlike the monotony of the gym. The sports massage every now and again is an added bonus. His holistic approach to personal fitness has helped me improve both physical and mental aspects of my life. I am much happier with myself and would recommend him to anyone, however fit they are."
"Training with Magnus was easily one of the best decisions I made in my life. Not only did I lose weight and get fit but also became more strong mentally. This is due to the fact that Magnus although being trained in many disciplines of training he's also a great life coach and I find him inspiring . The value for money is great as Magnus far under sells his services as what you get as a client is pure dedication."