About Me

About Me

I graduated from Portsmouth University with a Sports and Exercise Science degree. Following this I completed a Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma at Oxford School of Sports Massage. I became interested in sports massage through my passion for sport and my fascination with the body and how it works.

Throughout my own training I have always come across people with injuries and people who cannot get the most from their performance through various restrictions or barriers.

Since qualifying I have worked with many different types of athletes and everyday injuries from iron man athletes, swimmers, personal trainers, rugby players, weight litters to people with stiff shoulders from being sat at a desk all day. I myself a very keen swimmer completed the biggest challenge in my life in September, completing the English Channel crossing in 15.5 hours, knows how important it is to stay at your best throughout training to give the best performance in an event and would recommend sports massage to anyone who is keen to keep their body at its full potential. I get huge satisfaction from helping people with pain, discomfort or stress, to recover, improve and de-stress, and even more when their performance reaches the optimum as a result.

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Testimonials

Phil

‘As a triathlete Claire helped me for both preparation and recovery for my first ironman. With her knowledge and skills she helped me become more flexible which then made me be able to perform much better, and gave me more confidence for the event. Ironman is a long distance demanding event and I found that after, I had muscle aches in my back for a couple of weeks which was starting to become quite frustrating, Claire located the problem and was able to take the aching away straight away! She has helped me enormously which gave me much more confidence coming into events. I would highly recommend her for any sporting event to help you feel better than you ever had going into it! ‘
Personal Trainer, Triathlete and Ironman finisher

“During and post ironman training I have been fortunate enough to have been able to call upon Claire’s expertise to overcome a shoulder injury. Her knowledge and technique have been invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend Claire to other athletes”
Endurance Runner, Triathlete and Ironman Finisher

Paul

“Claire’s skill as a sports therapist has proved invaluable to me. Her in depth knowledge of physiology means she can help keep me fit to train. Because she is an athlete herself she understands what is needed and explains it in a way I can understand. I highly recommended her to anyone who is serious about athletic achievement”
10 x Ironman Finisher &  English Channel Swimmer

Contact Me

If you have any questions about sports massage and would like to talk about arranging a session please feel free to contact me.

Tel: 07812144703

optimumsportsmassage@gmail.com

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