Massage and Sports Therapy

Sports massage can:

  • Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Increase or decrease muscle length
  • Assist in the remodeling of scar tissue
  • Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation.

Sports and Remedial massage can be used at various stages of sports participation, it can used during conditioning and training work, pre-post competition during injury recovery and for injury prevention.

Benefits of remedial massage:

  • Improve suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints
  • Improve circulation
  • Relax stressed and tight muscles
  • Aid the removal of waste products that build up within the muscle

Sports Therapy

Sports therapists specialize in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injury through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation.

The regulating body of Sports Therapy is The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) They describe the profession as:

“An aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational, and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilizes the principles of sport and exercises sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.”


Massage Team


Lorna Paterson LSSM (dip) MSMA

Sports and Remedial Massage Practitioner

Lorna qualified in 2003 and has worked in Private Practice since, she has gained experience with both elite athletes including Tottenham Hotspur, as well as recreational sports people to people with everyday aches and pains.

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  • Member of the Sports Massage Association
  • Qualified at the London School of Sports Massage
  • Registered with UK Athletics
  • Regulary provides her service to the London Marathon
  • Runs clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kim Moore NLSSM (dip) MSMA

Kim studied at the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) and is a fully qualified Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist. She is a member of the Sports Massage Association. She became interested in Sports Massage after sustaining an injury and fascinated to see how massage played such a crucial part in injury rehabilitation.

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Kim has a varied client base including office workers, clients enjoying various sporting activities and those suffering with everyday aches and pains.

Kim was part of theMedical team for London2012 working at both the Olympics and Paralympics. She gained valuable experience working with the worlds best athletes.

Kim is a keen runner and has completed many half and full marathons.

Kim has gained valuable experience at the London Marathon, London Triathlon and Charlton FC.

Runs clinic Mondays and Tuesdays.


Michael McDonagh

Level 3 Sports Massage

Michael is a level 3 sports massage therapist who also is undertaking a degree in osteopathy. Michael has a passion for manual rehabilitation which led him down the road of studying massage and osteopathy.

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Michael believes getting to the main root of the injury is the best way to treat and also prevent injuries reoccurring. Michael comes from a sporting background having been playing rugby for 8 years thus seeing first hand how prevention is just as important as treatment and rehabilitation


Emily Telford

Bsc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Hello my name is Emily, I am a graduate sports therapist with a passion for helping others and getting people back to peak fitness. I aspire to do things that I love and help as many people as possible.

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I am always up for a challenge and a chance to develop personally and professionally. I love reading and going for long walks in nature and if it’s sunny I normally do both. I also enjoy talking to people from all walks of life as there are so many stories to be heard! I enjoy working with local sports teams  mostly football, I have a real love of injury prevention and rehabilitation.

 I understand the importance of releasing muscle tension, supporting good posture and reducing localised pain through manipulation of soft tissue to help assist people from all walks of life. Sports massage is hugely important not only in the treatment of injuries but also in assisting people in everyday life. 



Sports Therapist Samantha Jones

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Sam attained a BSc with Honours in Sports Therapy in 2005 from University of Luton. She then gained a Diploma in Personal Training and qualified as a personal trainer and nutritional advisor.

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She has a wealth of experience which includes working in the Physiotherapy department at Addendrookes Hospital, Cambridge as a senior technical instructor treating patients with Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy and one to one rehabilitation.

Sam has also worked as a lead practitioner at a National League Rugby Club and with Eastern Counties under 20’s and Senior Mens teams for the last 9 years gaining invaluable experience treating elite athletes.She has also gained experience working at the London Marathon, Richmond Rugby Sevens tournament and the ‘Big 10’ Athletics Meeting in Bedford where some of the UK’s leading athletes have trained.

To add to her Sports Therapy and Massage experience Sam is also qualified in pregnancy massage and can offer a more sensitive massage to expectant mums.

Sam runs clinic on Saturdays.

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Practice Address

BodyWorks Physiotherapy Practice Ltd.
Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

275 Rectory Road
RM17 5SW

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BodyWorks Physiotherapy Practice Ltd.
Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
275 Rectory Road
Grays, Essex, RM17 5SW

Tel: 01375 375938

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 09:00 – 20:30
Saturdays: 08:00 – 13:00
Sundays: Closed

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BodyWorks Physiotherapy Practice Ltd. is a private limited company registered in England and Wales under registration number 07973659. Registered Address: 275 rectory Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5SW