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Sports massage aims to address imbalances in the soft tissue of sportspeople or anyone participating in regular physical activity. Strain or injury can result from repetitive movements associated with sports and sports massage can be done before or after exercise to help enhance performance, prevent injury or aid recovery from injury.
Our Sports Massage Therapists
AUDREY ADEYEMI - BTEC HIGHER DIPLOMA SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE, MTI HOLISTIC MASSAGE
Audrey has been a therapist for over 15 years and offers holistic, sports & remedial massage and deep tissue massage. Her treatment style is tailored to the client needs but she generally focuses on the breakdown of adhesions within muscle tissue and administers 'muscle lengthening' techniques.
Clients experience a release in tension within problem areas. Audrey has worked on many clients with a range of musculo-skeletal dysfunction.
MAUD CIOFFI MCSP
Maud graduated in physiotherapy in 1998 in Paris.
She ran a clinic in Paris for 10 years where she developed a strong interest in women's health. As pelvic floor and abdominal retraining are highly promoted in France and grant aided by the French National Health System, Maud quickly gained good experience in treating pelvic floor disorders, bladder and back passage conditions and prolapses.
She has also completed postgraduate study to manage breast cancer related conditions including manual lymphatic drainage, shoulder exercises, and scar tissue work.
Maud had also extended her knowledge and skill in the treatment of pelvic pain, ante-natal musculo-skeletal conditions and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles following childbirth).
Maud is a hands-on physiotherapist using both manual therapy and exercises in her treatment. Her approach is global and she does not believe in no pain, no gain.
In addition, Maud offers specialists chest physiotherapy for babies with bronchiolitis.
Maud is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please visit our Women's Health page for more information about our Women's Health services.
Maud also offers massage treatments at reCentre.
ALEXANDER HOOPER M.OST LSSM DIP
Alex began his career studying sports science, during this time he also completed diplomas in exercise and advanced exercise instruction. This allowed him to work as a fitness instructor for a number of years. Alex went on to gain further diplomas in sports injury assessment at St Mary's College and clinical sports massage at the London School of Sports Massage. He worked in a clinical setting providing massage therapy for over 6 years before deciding to become an osteopath, graduating with a master's degree in osteopathy from The British School of Osteopathy.
Along the way Alex has worked alongside physiotherapists at Tooting and Mitcham Football club and in conjunction with the osteopath for Oxford University treating the men's rowing team. He has also worked on set as an osteopath for film production companies, looking after the cast and staff members.
Alex has undertaken additional training in orthopaedic massage, myofascial release and medical acupuncture.
Over the years Alex has acquired a wealth of experience and a unique set of skills which allow him to diagnose and treat a variety of musculoskeletal complaints. From the elite level athlete to the office worker, he is able to provide therapeutic relief for general aches and pains as well as treating symptoms caused by more complex conditions.
VAGNER MIOLLA MCSP
Vagner is originally from Brazil and is currently in the UK to complete Postgraduate Study in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Brighton University. He graduated in 2007 with a BSc in Physiotherapy and has worked in both hospital and private settings as well as with footballers.
Vagner also offers massage, having qualified as a massage therapist in 2003.
PIOTR MIZEREK MCSP
Piotr gained an MSc in Physiotherapy in Poland and went on to do post-graduate study in soft tissue therapy. He worked in orthopaedic and physiotherapy clinics in his home country before coming to live in the UK last year.
Piotr is highly client focused and is passionate about health and wellbeing. He has a holistic approach to his therapy and believes that pain is a signpost that points to the root cause of a problem.
Piotr works with a combination of Structural Bodywork, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports or Relaxing Massage, Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, Core Stability Exercises, EMM-Tech, Acupuncture and Home Exercises.
Piotr works as a Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist at reCentre.
PETER SCHIMKE M.OST
Peter received his Master of Osteopathy degree from the British School of Osteopathy in 2011 and also holds a diploma in sports massage.
Peter believes healthcare should be about the whole person and therefore takes a holistic approach with clients. This accords with the fundamental approach of osteopathy which seeks to diagnose the cause of pain through analysis of a person's entire body and lifestyle, not just an isolated symptom.
Peter is a skilled structural osteopath who uses a variety of techniques which are tailored to each client's particular needs, including functional and visceral techniques.
Peter aims to empower clients through understanding the nature of their diagnosis and the anatomy involved to support them in self-managing their rehabilitation, because prevention is better than cure. Therefore, he provides each client with recommended exercises to reduce the likelihood of re-injury and to promote general well-being.
Peter is a registered Osteopath with most major insurers but is not able to treat you if you are claiming with BUPA.
Francesca Walsh is a very experienced and highly-qualified massage therapist who is well-liked by her clients. She is totally committed to continuing professional development in order to provide the most effective treatments for her clients and was recently awarded a Distinction in her BTEC Level 6 qualification in Advanced Clinical Massage and Sports Massage, this being the highest massage qualification in the UK.
Francesca's style of massage is a unique, creative and intuitive combination of various techniques from sports/deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, hot stones massage, aromatherapy and stretching. She tailors her massage to the individual requirements of each client - from a specific injury recovery treatment to the ultimate in deeply relaxing hot stones massage.
Vissen is a fully qualified and experienced Sports Massage Therapist who has worked extensively with professional sports teams, corporate clients and elite athletes. He has a practical and professional approach to treatments and uses a vast range of flexibility, mobilisation and deep-tissue techniques to allow him to effectively help clients overcome injury and improve performance.
Treatments include: Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Injury Management, Personal Training, Core & Back Care
CORINNE LETIZIA MCSP
Physiotherapist, Women's Health Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Corinne is originally from Australia and graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2013. She has experience working in both a hospital and musculoskeletal private practice settings which has helped her to understand the treatment required at all stages of rehabilitation.
Since completing her degree, Corinne has become a qualified Women's Health Physiotherapist and has more recently had experience working in the NHS treating women with continence issues. She also has a special interest in pre and post natal physiotherapy and was part of the team which pioneered an in-hospital post natal Women's Health Physiotherapy service in the private hospital in her hometown.
Corinne has completed an advanced DMA Clinical Pilates course and has experience teaching small group classes as well as one-on-one sessions which can be highly beneficial when creating a tailored program specific to the level and injury of an individual.
Corinne is experienced with 'hands on' physiotherapy techniques such as massage and is trained in dry needling. She is interested in treating acute and chronic lower back pain as well as post-operative orthopaedic and surgical rehabilitation. She is very thorough in her assessments and strives to ensure she provides the highest level of client care.
Our Sports Massage Appointments
Where we are
The Clinic & Studio
260 Balham High Road
020 8672 4455
The Therapy Rooms
246 Balham High Road
020 8772 0222
Customer Service Number
020 8672 4455
Open 7 Days a Week
within 24 hours
Our Physios & Osteos are registered with Private Medical Insurance providers such as AXA PPP and BUPA
OPENING HOURS Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm
Mon - Fri 8.15am-9.30pm Sunday 9.00am-2.00pm