Sports Massage Therapist - MHR Clinic
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Sports Massage Therapist

Sports Massage Therapy

with Mike Donnan, Caroline Arnold and Stephanie Parsons


Sports Massage is not just for athletes. Muscular tension, stress and fatigue can affect all of us therefore Sports Massage can benefit people of all ages, life styles and levels of fitness. All appointments will be 1hour in length.


What are the benefits?

  • Improves flexibility and range of movement
  • Relaxation of muscles through warmth, circulation and stretching
  • It can break down adhesions found in the muscle
  • Reduces and helps to minimise scar tissue build up
  • Ease of tension and pain which will increase muscular strength
  • Helps remove and drain the metabolic waste from the tissues
  • Reduced stress and anxiety through delivering a balance to the nervous system
  • Helps boost performance and extend the length of a sporting career
  • Speeds up recovery time from injury and can prevent re-injury
  • Can help reduce tension and inflammation in joints



Non-specific Massage: These types of session will involve lengthy massage techniques: including deep tissues and myofascial release technique that focuses on rigid areas of muscle and tendons. As a result, circulation and range of motion is increased while inflammation is decreased. Clients can request specific areas to be focused on such as back or sore tight legs; the treatment has been found to reduce resulting pain and increase mobility making you feel more energised.

Injury specific: The first step for every new client is to have a 1 hour consultation; this will include a thorough assessment essential to understanding the cause of the presenting conditions and symptoms. It will consist of various testing to highlight problem areas and posture positioning – this will help to give structure to future treatment plans. A sports massage will also be included in the initial consultation.

Treatments thereafter will be one hour long appointments consisting of short progress assessments and lengthy massage techniques on the specific problem areas and take home care and advice.


Mike’s Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
Diploma in Personal Training
Life Style Nutrition Coach
Bio Signature Spot Fat Reduction
Hormonal and Body Fat Reduction Coach
Science of Fat Loss Coach
Supplements and Health Practitioner


About Caroline

Caroline graduated from University of Salford with a BSc Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and began working in semi professional football.


She recently began studying for a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy to complement her first degree and currently works as a therapy assistant at a private neurological Physiotherapy practice, working with adults with acquired brain injuries. Caroline has recently begun working in non league football as the first team sports injury rehabilitator.


In the last few years she has volunteered at both the Manchester and London marathons providing soft tissue therapy and was part of the London 2012 Olympic Games maker team.


Caroline has twice travelled to Uganda on the Sports and HIV education programmes with Teams4U, a charity that aims to help disadvantaged children.


In her spare time she works with a Swiss health and wellness company.

Mike Donnan

Stephanie Parsons

Caroline Arnold