This year, we celebrate 10 years of providing bespoke sports and remedial therapy treatments in Harrogate. Our ethos is all about you as a unique person and treating holistically. We provide individualised assessment and treatments which realign the body, improve function and address particular injuries. Mental/emotional benefits are gained from the deep physical releases which can lead to greater feelings of calm and wellbeing. The comments we get the most are that our massages are totally different from the massages commonly available. Because of our specialist knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics we search and really get into the blocks, tightness and problem areas and sort them out. We use techniques widely used in Sports and Remedial Massage, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy such as Trigger Points, Muscle Energy Techniques, gentle joint Mobilisations and Stretching and can advise you on specific Exercises to enhance the improvements in your body. We love helping people resolve such things as tight, achey shoulders, including impingement problems. We spend our days releasing long standing neck tension, lower back aches, stiff hips, ankles and feet to name just a few. For our athletes and sporty clients we help you to meet the demands of your training, improve recovery and improve function to help you reach your sporting/exercise goals. Especially for the over 60’s we can offer benefits in improving mobility, reducing pain levels from stiff joints and aching muscles and improving posture with far reaching overall health benefits. We also treat children who may have aches and pains, or to assist them in often gruelling training and competition schedules for their various sports and activities. (children must be accompanied by an adult)
“Having been a professional sportsman, and now a full time coach it is essential for me to keep my body functioning well. I have been having regular sports massages from Clare Smith for about 3 years now and have really felt the benefit. I have had far fewer injures in this time and recovered faster from the injures I have had. Potential problems are often picked up early and dealt with before they become debilitating. If keeping your body functioning properly is important to you I thoroughly recommend regular sport messages”. Matt Price 5th Dan Karate, JKS England National Coach
“A success story” To strain your lower back whilst putting on crampons for a days snow climbing in the winter wonderland of Nethermost Cove in the Lake District proved a severe set back to preparations for a looked forward to trip to Nepal and the Everest region. By the time I got home from the Lakes, my back had locked out and I was in considerable pain. This was further aggravated the following day during a long day in Liverpool and an icebound M62 bottleneck. Help was needed to get me mobile again. A call to Guardian Angel Fitness was made to see if they could assist. Villy suggested 3 sessions of remedial massage. With an immediate improvement after the 1st visit, allowing me to again “walk tall” and even cycle to the second appointment for further improvement to allow my running club’s sessions to re-commence and even to a 25mile long distance walking even over Blubberhouses Moor! The 3rd hour of massage was sorely needed as a general tonic as I had regained full movement and could exercise at will again. The next job is to pack my bags and get off to Nepal. Thank-you Villy, you worked wonders for me.
My back and right shoulder were in so much pain it hurt to even breathe in. I was having to take small tiny breaths because the pain was so bad. One visit to Villy and she had me sorted! The horrible pain was gone and I could breathe normally again! Now I have regular massages with Villy which helps to release tension and tightness in my muscles- I always feel great afterwards and the benefits are endless. I always feel in very safe hands with Villy and I would recommend her to everybody.