My name is Shalina.
I am an experienced and qualified Sports Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Myofascial Release Practitioner.
From a massage perspective I specialize in treating chronic pain with an holistic approach as more often than not there are various contributing factors to long standing neck pain for example such as stress, diet and lifestyle.
I use many different techniques depending on what your body needs. My role as a therapist is to facilitate your body in doing what it is more than capable of doing - healing itself.
You may also be given some advice, strengthening exercises and stretches to do at home to compliment your treatments. This is an important part of any recovery and will also give you back some control over your health & well being.
For more information on the importance of stretching and regular movement you might wish to watch a short YouTube clip posted by Dr. Gill Hedley called "The Fuzz Speech". https://youtu.be/BdRqLrCF_Ys this will also give you some insight in to the fascia and why manual therapy is an important part of feeling good.
From a Personal training perspective I will only work with people who are sure about wanting to make some positive changes to their life as it takes commitment from both parties. I will offer my full support to anyone who wishes to either start from scratch with their fitness, perhaps lose some weight and those wishing to reach new goals whether that be your first 5k or beating a personal best at an upcoming sporting event. Whichever it is I will be able to put together a bespoke training program for you and motivate you to sticking to it! Having run various marathons in the past and obtaining injuries trying to go it alone (prior to my PT training) I can say you have done the right thing seeking assistance.
NB. Although a single massage treatment may be enough to release some muscular tension and aid relaxation, you should bear in mind that if you have a complaint that has given you symptoms for a fair amount of time you are likely going to need more than the one treatment to see long term results.
As well as work in a clinic environment and home calls I also work at lots of different sporting events throughout the year providing sports massage and supervising teams of massage therapists, both in the UK and in Europe.
In the last 5 years I regularly work at some of the largest UK events such as;
Brighton and London Marathons
Action Challenge Ultra Marathon Series
London to Brighton Road Bike Ride
London to Brighton Off Road Bike Ride
Brighton & Hove Triathlon
Brands Hatch Cyclathon
Ride 100 London Cycle event
Oxfam Trail Walker
...and many more including annual corporate cycle events in France and Germany
MY PERSONAL EVENTS
MY PERSONAL EVENTS
Having been out of action with a hip injury myself, I'm pleased to say I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with my own rehab. Not quite back up to marathon distance again just yet but I have signed up for a SPARTAN SUPER in July 2020 to keep me focused! That's a 13k run with a whopping 25 bad-ass obstacles! Watch this space for training progress and other events between now and then.
Anyone fancy joining me here's the link to tag along. Sign up for the challenge!
I'm also participating in the new Brighton Marathon 52k Bike Ride on the same day as the Brighton marathon and a triathlon later in the year.