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

Physiotherapist Nil Mutluer

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Nil uses a range of manual therapy techniques, including deep tissue work, trigger point, manual lymphatic drainage, sports massage, gentle indirect techniques and joint mobilisation.

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Nil studied for her bachelor’s degree in Istanbul, Turkey I Acibadem University in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Nil has worked with a variety of patients, including athletes, supporting people through injuries or longer-term pain and helping people to understand the circumstances that lead up to injury and the mechanisms that maintain painful or uncomfortable sensations.

During her studies, she took a particular interest in using soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, and sports massage. She graduated with her master’s degree in applied sport and exercise science from the University of Winchester.
Outside of her Works, she is interested in cycling.

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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