Sports Massage Therapist in Bristol
A bit about me
I am Monika, a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, and “Rehab and Heal” allows me to do what I love, helping people get a better quality of life through massages that decrease stress, relieve pain and eliminate toxins.
As a sports massage therapist, I am able to use my skills and knowledge to help people recover from injuries and improve their overall health. I love being able to see the positive impact that massage can have on people’s lives.
How did I begin?
I studied Tourism and Hotel Management at the University.
After living in Greece, Ireland, and Spain, I finally moved to Bristol in 2015, where I continued working in the tourism industry.
Working for Airlines and Hotels was fun, but I realised I wanted to do something else to help people.
I have struggled with a diagnosed herniated disc for several years without getting any better with medicines until I decided to try massage therapy.
Despite recovering in a week, I used to have episodes every three months, and those moments were excruciating.
A plan to cope with herniated disc
I adopted a plan consisting of doing an appropriate workout routine, stretching my muscles, cooking healthy and receiving deep tissue at least once a month.
The result could not be better: between 2016 and 2020, I had only three episodes, and the recovery time has shortened to an average of 4 days! And all this without giving up on the things I like to do, like riding bicycles, swimming and dancing.
Currently, Massage Therapy is part of the plan I have created to cope with my herniated disc. It is a control measure to mitigate the risk of suffering herniated disc episodes.
As a massage therapist, I also need to time a session with my masseur.
Visiting my physio monthly will relieve any muscle tension I might have due to performing my duties.
Therefore, cooking healthy, stretching, exercising and receiving massages have helped me a lot and have encouraged me to launch my Massage Bristol Massage therapy practice in Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol.
Main Massage Qualifications and Continue Professional Development
As a massage therapist, continuing your professional development (CPD) is important to ensure you are up to date with the latest techniques and research. This could include attending workshops, reading journals or attending conferences.
One way to ensure you constantly learn is to join a professional association like I did with FHT. These organisations often offer very interesting workshops, conferences, online resources, and journals.