Mandy Hurworth

ITEC Jing RNutr

Mandy is passionate about health, sport and nutrition. She is an avid hockey player and has recently been selected for the England Masters 2020 world cup squad, and enjoys tennis, golf, running, yoga and skiing, and has run the London Marathon, swum the Dart 10k, Swoosh 6k and has completed several triathlons, including London. Mandy has a very good understanding of the demands of activity on the mind and body and is keen to use her knowledge to benefit her clients :))

Mandy is a Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Therapist, Registered Nutritionist and Applied Sports Nutritionist.

Training and Qualifications

Mandy qualified in Sports Massage therapy in 2015 at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Since qualifying Mandy has worked with Richmond Rugby Club men’s and women’s 1st XV teams on training nights and is currently working with the England Masters Women O65’s hockey team attending tournaments.

Mandy has continued to develop her knowledge by attending advanced massage training courses with the Jing school of massage.

Mandy graduated from Surrey University with a BSc Hons in Nutrition and is a qualified Nutritionist and sports nutritionist who enjoys helping people.

  • ITEC L3 & L4 Sports Massage Therapy including anatomy
  • Jing Advance Clinical Massage Foundation
  • Nutrition (BSc Hons)
  • Applied Sports Nutrition
  • Public Health module of MSc Public Health Nutrition

Professional Membership

Sports Massage Association, Sports Therapy Association, Association of Nutrition (AfN Registered Nutritionist), SENSE – Self employed nutritionists’ support & enlightenment (freelance nutritionists group)

Sports Massage

Sports massage was developed to help athletes perform optimally in their chosen sport. However sports massage is not just for athletes. It can be incorporated in to a regular routine to alleviate tension in muscles, reduce chronic pain, identify muscle weaknesses and realign muscular imbalances which can be caused by every day life, poor posture, overuse and repetitive strain. Different techniques: resisted stretching, trigger point (often associated with referred pain – pain not at source) and muscle energy release are used, depending on what Mandy finds during assessment and massage. Muscular asymmetry in the body associated with areas of pain and muscular tightness can be identified,

Muscles are massaged and manipulated deeply to improve muscle length and elasticity, release tension, re-energise tired muscles, improve joint mobility and increase the range of movement of muscles, improve circulation and healing. Taking care of muscles and other soft tissues can reduce acute and chronic pain and help prevent injury.

Regular sports massage is recommended.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage has been around a very long time. It uses slow strokes with firm pressure to manipulate the deeper layers of muscle and surrounding fascia (connective tissue) to encourage muscle lengthening, relaxation and lymphatic drainage. Trigger point therapy and assisted stretching can be incorporated. The massage will work along the length of the muscle fibres but also across the fibres. It can be used to focus on persistent aches, knots or scar tissue that needs breaking down. During the massage Mandy uses stretches and acupressure to relieve tension, particularly useful around the neck and shoulders. The whole body is usually massaged to enhance musculoskeletal balance and well being. The deep tissue manipulation boosts circulation, enhancing healing and the body’s natural detoxification processes. It can be a deeply relaxing massage, relieving tension, reducing blood pressure and promoting sleep, rebalancing the body and mind.

massaged and manipulated deeply to improve muscle length and elasticity, release tension, re-energise tired muscles, improve joint mobility and increase the range of movement of muscles, improve circulation and healing. Taking care of muscles and other soft tissues can reduce acute and chronic pain and help prevent injury.

You will feel the benefits of using regular sports massage.

Nutrition

Balanced nutrition provides the body with the nutrients needed to function optimally throughout your day and lead a healthier lifestyle. Eating healthily feeds the body and mind by boosting energy levels, supporting your cardiovascular (better control of blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels), digestive and immune systems, strengthening bones, teeth & muscles and improving weight management and body composition.

Carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients are all provided when eating a variety of foods as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Weight loss program 8 and 12 weeks

Being overweight, particularly weight around the abdomen (indicative of fat around the internal organs, known as visceral fat), can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Throughout our lives our metabolism and activity levels vary and good nutrition is vital to maintain a healthy weight and body composition.

Vidatherapy offers an 8 or 12 week program to help you lose weight. Starting weight and target weight will be noted during the initial consultation. Weight (waist and hip if required) measurements will be monitored throughout. Medical history and current diet will be discussed in depth with Mandy who will put together your personalised program.

Each week will involve a meeting to review progress and discuss different areas of nutrition. Topics covered will be nutrient requirements, portion size, hydration and alcohol, snacking, cooking techniques, menu planning and physical activity. Advice specific to your lifestyle and goals will be provided.

Sports Nutrition and Sports Massage

Nutrition advice designed to enhance your performance, improve energy levels and recovery, for whatever you take on. After your consultation Mandy can tailor nutritional advice to meet your body’s demands. This is followed by a sports massage to ensure your muscles are in tip top condition for any new challenges and address any specific niggles you are experiencing, includes trigger point techniques, soft tissue release and assisted stretching to maintain muscle length and flexibility and mobility of joints.