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Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Mum to Be Massage, Equine Sports Massage, Corporate Massage, Seated Massage, Taping, Infant Massage Courses, Baby Massage

Contact NameJoanna Baxter
Cirencester GL7 2AA
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Welcome to JKH Sports & Relaxation Massage

What drives me
I aim to offer an alternative to chiropractic care or physiotherapy for people with musculoskeletal problems.

I run my own business, I aim to offer a competitive service that helps people to regain full functional use of their body.

Treatments Available
Sports Massage
Remedial Massage
Relaxation Massage
Mum to Be Massage
Indian Head Massage
Equine Sports Massage
Corporate Massage
Seated Massage
Strapping and Taping
Infant Massage Courses
Baby Massage

Benefits of Sports Massage

  • The stroking techniques of massage have a pumping effect, which stimulates the circulation of blood and so increases both the supply and removal of substances at a cellular level, this improves recovery of body systems after exercise.

  • After an injury the excess fluid is removed by the lymphatic system. Lymph is moved by contraction of muscles which is often reduced after injury. Massage can provide stimulation of lymph vessels which aids dispersal of fluid from the injured area reducing recovery time.

  • Massage shortly after an injury has begun to heal can prevent excess scar tissue from forming, friction techniques can be used to break down scar tissue into smaller particles that can be removed by phagocyte cells (cells that remove waste products from injured areas).

  • Knots (adhesions) can be removed. This may take more than one session as knots are usually a result of long term build up of tension. Friction techniques loosen the knot allowing blood to flow more easily through it; this allows the phagocytes to access the damaged tissue and remove it, reducing the size and effect on movement of the knot.

  • Prevention of acute injuries occurs through regular massage which increases body’s ability to heal small injuries. This prevents small injuries building up to an acute injury.

  • Massage increases self awareness, this prevents future injury by identifying and treating current muscle weakness, tiredness and problems.

  • Massage can stretch specific areas of tissue that may not be possible with functional exercise; this can increase range and ease of movement.

  • Massage also has an effect on the nervous system. By releasing tension massage can restore balance in the parasympathetic nervous system and can have a positive effect on high blood pressure, migraines and insomnia. Massage reduces symptoms that cause negative sensory input; this is why most patients feel generally better after a treatment.

  • Sports Massage increases fitness capabilities and performance potential, peak performance can be reached faster and sustained for longer.

    Information from Mel Cash Sports Massage and Louise Tucker An Introductory Guide to Massage

    I also provide Equine Sports Massage and Rehabilitation. Advice on Nutrition, Grassland Management and Stud Management is also available.

    Equine Sports Massage is a non invasive, hands on therapy which relieves stress, improves flexibilty and overall performance.

    All horses should be able to reach the potential that their rider desires.

    Massage can relieve tension from the muscles of a competetion horse in hard training or a highly strung, nervous leisure horse.

    All horses enjoy and benefit physically and emotionally from a Massage.
    Some horses are more nervous than others and may take time to get used to a new person in their space.

    I want to help any horse be the best it can be at it's job.

    I aim to provide an approachable service in conjunction with local vets. I am based in Cirencester.


    Fully Qualified and Insured Level 4 BTEC National Diploma in Sports Massage ITEC Diploma in Relaxation Massage BSc (hons) 2:1 Equine Science from University of Wales, Aberystwyth. ITEC Equine Sports Massage Diploma in Indian Head Massage Pregnancy Massage Diploma Diploma in Seated Massage Diploma in Strapping and Taping, Diploma in Infant Massage Instruction

    Service Categories
    Animal Therapy, Children’s Health, Deep Tissue Massage, Mens Health, Mobile Service Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Remedial Massage, Sports Injury Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Womens Health

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