- BTEC Level 5 Diploma Sports Massage Therapy
- BTEC Level 4 Diploma Holistic Massage Therapy
- ITEC Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology
My fitness regime centres around weight training which I have participated in for over 20 years.
In my early years of training I experienced many injuries through inadequate knowledge and improper warm-up and cool-down.
2 years ago I began to get pain in both my shoulders to the point where it was even affecting my sleep. I booked in at Perfect Balance Hatfield to see a Sports Therapist who realised that I needed Physiotherapy and referred me in-house. It took about 12 weeks of stretching and strengthening various muscles to fully realign my shoulders to the point where there was no discomfort at all. I was amazed and realised that I wanted to get into this line of work and if possible, work for Perfect Balance.
Now I am a qualified therapist I can recognise all the mistakes I made in the gym and my training has come on in leaps and bounds with no injuries at all. I take great pride in working closely with my clients as individuals and tailoring my treatments to their specific injuries.
Mat graduated as a Sports Therapist and Holistic Therapist through Essentials for Health in London December 2012.
Mat’s treatments are designed around restoring muscle balance through lengthening and reconditioning tight hypertonic muscles and building strength in the weaker lengthened muscles.
Muscle balance enables the body to perform more efficiently with less injury.
Although he is newly qualified he has over 250 massage hours under his belt which include treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Plantar Fasciitis, Lumbar Pain, Median Nerve Impingement and Chondromalacia Patella.
Mat is qualified to perform the following techniques;
- Myofascial Release - Direct, Indirect and Thumb Rolling
- Jones Strain Counter Strain
- Transverse Frictions
- Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) Inhibition & Digital Effleurage
- Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR)
- Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Mat works at our clinic in Hatfield
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