Matt Bate – Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy
Matt qualified in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at the Raworth Institute of Sport. He is a full member of the Sports Massage Association (Level 4) and has been on the National Register since he graduated in 2002.
Aside to this, he has also acquired an HND in Sports Science with Sport Injuries in association with the Nottingham Trent University.
Matt provides sports massage therapy from the Peterborough, Spalding and Stamford clinics. He works closely with a number of local running clubs including Stamford Striders and Park Run.
His skills range from Pre and Post event treatment, employing numerous Muscle Energy Techniques as part of Injury Rehabilitation to decrease pain and increase strength and flexibility.
Treatments are geared towards professional sports people but the techniques can be transferred to all members of the public, including working posture and the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Matt has always been a keen sports enthusiast and uses this in evaluating and tailoring his treatments to suit the clients needs.
Massage at Total Health
Massage is one of the most popular treatments available at our clinics. This is because we provide a wide range of different types of treatments and have over 30 practitioners qualified to provide this effective hands-on treatment. This means our patients can find the exact treatment they need to ease their problem.
There are hundreds of varieties of hands-on treatments and many practitioners use multiple techniques. The way that therapists use these hands-on techniques also varies, but often include, gentle stroking or kneading, touching, compressive, rolling, friction, and stretching to the muscles and soft tissues of the body. The therapists will often use oils to reduce the friction of treatment. The clinic has a number of hypo-allergenic massage lotions, although if you are unsure as to the suitability due to potential skin irritation, just inform your therapist.
What to expect from Massage
The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body is generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques. Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or re-patterning to affect structural changes to the body.