“I started going to Tom as part of my preparation for the London Marathon 2013. Having never had a Sports Massage, I didn’t know what to expect but now I see that I should have done so ages ago! Tom is highly professional and accommodating. I have complete confidence and trust that he will know how to deal with injuries and untie any spasms that may develop as my training intensifies.” Suki Hubbard, 2013
Tom Robinson ITEC, VTCT
Tom Robinson is a professionally qualified Sports Massage and TMJD Therapist. He has been a member of the Federation of Holistic and Sports Therapists since 2003.
Tom has many years experience working with people from all walks of life, from treating long distance runners and cyclists to office workers who do little or no exercise at all.
Training and Qualifications
I.T.E.C Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage. 1999
V.T.C.T Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. 2004
V.T.C.T Diploma in Management of Activity Injuries. 2005
Tom’s philosophy when treating his clients is to assist in restoring muscles to their optimal capacity, alleviate aches and pains and to induce deep relaxation throughout the whole body.
Sports Massage uses deep tissue techniques to manipulate and rehabilitate soft tissue in the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. A treatment can release deep lying tension and increase muscle tone to restore optimum function to the soft tissues of the body and promote recovery after injury, illness, exercise and stress. Sports massage also assists with mental preparation for sporting participation, such as marathons.
Benefits of Sports massage treatments include
- Improved circulation
- Release of muscular tension
- Stimulation of nerve endings
- Increase in muscle tone
- Increase in muscle flexibility
If you are a sports performer, of any level then a sports specific massage helps to maintain the soft muscle tissues in peak condition preventing injuries from occurring.
Sports massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation, for example:
- Injury prevention and recovery
- Conditioning and training phase
- Pre & Inter competition
- Post competition
- Post travel
Remember that massage can be more helpful during periods of heavy training. If you’re reaching new weekly mileage records, preparing for your first marathon, or doing faster workouts than ever before, your training is at a new peak. Massage will help to prevent injuries, so that you can recover accordingly.
The benefits of regular sessions include: reduced existing muscle soreness, improved range of motion, and the break up of scar tissue or adhesions that can restrict the movement of your muscles.
20% off five sports massage sessions paid in advance £232
(normally £58 per session)
TMJD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is the medical name given to one of the most used joints in the human body – the Jaw Joint. TMJD also known as TMD can arise due to many reasons but in most cases it occurs when the lower jaw becomes displaced from its correct position and dislocates. This can be caused by a trauma to the mouth, a misaligned bite or if a person persistently grinds their teeth over a long period of time.
If the TMJ becomes dysfunctional and starts to wear on the articulating surfaces of the joint, the area becomes inflamed and painful. This is often accompanied by a loud clicking sound, an inability to open the mouth wide and muscular tension in the area. All of these symptoms can in some cases lead to migraines and chronic pain.
Tom’s specialist TMJD massage treatments focus on the structures and muscles associated with the jaw joint. By using various massage techniques, stretches and even treating the muscles inside the mouth this therapy can help reduce jaw pain, head aches and relieve head fuzziness symptoms.
Even if you don’t have diagnosed TMJD, this type of treatment can be very beneficial for those who suffer from upper neck pain, facial or head aches and migraines.
60 minute TMJD treatment £58