Introducing your Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist,
Ros Matthews BA (Hons) MISRM
I am a full member of the ISRM (Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage) and began a journey into different holistic practices after qualifying in Swedish Body Massage in 2004. Following this, I went on to qualify in other holistic massage techniques including Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy (this was all alongside my full-time office job in marketing consultancy). In 2010, I attained a Level 3 VTCT in Sports Massage from Leamington College and inspired by this, I really wanted to take my skills to the next level to give clients the best possible treatment.
In 2011 I embarked on a BTEC Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage at the Active School of Complementary Therapy in Loughborough where I benefited in learning from lecturers who trained with the some of the world’s foremost authorities in massage therapy. I qualified in the Autumn 2011 with the Level 5 qualification, currently the highest obtainable level in the UK. I am registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) for Sports & Remedial therapy and Massage therapy which means I am committed to CPD (continuous professional development) so continuing to learn new skills to meet expected standards of treatment.
I am empathetic with client’s sporting demands as a seasoned runner and Ladies Captain for Kenilworth Runners, I am a keen member of the club and care very much about the concerns of my running fellows. Through a deep understanding of how important the goals and physical demands are and through an excellent network of other sporting professionals in the Warwickshire area, whatever the need, I can quickly recommend the best course of action. Having set challenging goals myself, including completing the Snowdon Marathon in 2010 and battling through my own injuries, I understand the frustrations of the hard working athlete as well as the similarly hard working desk-bound office worker!
A believer in a holistic approach and through a great depth of practical knowledge, I can provide massage for people in sport, as well as treatments for non-sporting persons. Any massage is tailor-made both to the individual’s needs and circumstances and is always given with understanding, commitment and care.
I currently treat a wide range of individuals from retired gardening enthusiasts and chronic back pain sufferers to those involved in different sporting disciplines including GB duathlon, rugby, running, football, basketball, badminton, motorsport, rowing, javelin, cycling, golf, weight-training, superbike racing, tennis and squash.