Wednesdays: 3pm - 7.30pm
Thursdays: 9am - 5pm
Fridays: 9am - 4.30pm
Saturdays: 9am - 12pm
Sports massage isn’t just for sports personnel, anyone can have it as an injury treatment or even as a luxury! It is a deep tissue technique that is aimed at relieving muscle tension whilst aiding a person’s movement. This can be used alongside the Myofascial Cupping and Rock Blading techniques. Each Sports Massage treatment is either 30 minutes or 45 minutes.
· Increased Range of Motion
· Reduced Muscle Tension
· Decreased Stress & Anxiety
· Improved Circulation
· Reduced Joint Stiffness
· Decrease in Headaches
· Reduced Muscle Pain & Discomfort
· Less Recovery Time
Potential Side Effects
· Localised Bruising & Redness of the Skin
· Localised Warmth & Tenderness
· Next Day Stiffness
Post Massage Advice
· Rest Up
· Keep Warm
· Follow Therapist Specific Injury Advice
· Avoid Heat Treatments (Sauna/Steam Room etc)
· Avoid Alcohol/Unhealthy Foods
A consultation is designed to help understand the pain or discomfort you may be in. This consists of a verbal (subjective) assessment where the injury is discussed through questions, in order for the therapist to gain an understanding of what is occurring so that the best tests can be selected to help reach a diagnosis. After the subjective assessment has been completed, an objective assessment will begin. This is a physical examination of the client to source the underlying issue of the pain or discomfort. From this a treatment plan is formed and discussed with the client to help them make the best recovery they possibly can.
Rehabilitation aids recovery from an injury through prescribed exercises which form a rehabilitation plan, individually designed for each client. No injury is the same and no client will recover at the same pace. Each client is treated individually with everything aimed towards the client reaching their own goals; from walking to playing sports again – LW Sports Therapy will get you there!
A low impact form of exercise that focusses on flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The main aim is to build upon the core muscles to maintain good posture, encourage better core function and muscle balance throughout the body. Classes cover a range of exercises from beginners to advanced, so everyone can come and get involved!
· Improved Flexibility
· Increased Muscle Strength & Tone
· Enhanced Muscular Control
· Improved Posture
· Safe Rehabilitation
· Better Body Awareness
· Improved Balance & Coordination
Having qualified in pitchside first aid 5 years ago, Lauren has continued to develop with treatments she can offer players on the pitch. Having completed her trauma care module, she is now experienced in dealing with more serious injuries should they arise. Fortunately for Lauren’s players, so far she has not had to utilise these skills on too many occasions!
Lauren is available to provide pitchside treatments on match days for a standard fee of £80 plus the cover of any travel expenses. The standard fee covers the cost of any tapes, massage mediums, ice packs and match day attendance. If you are a sporting team or event that requires medical cover then contact Lauren on 07981825062 to book in.
This technique involves the use of placing decompressed cups onto the skin's surface and then creating a suction, lifting the skin into the cups. This modality helps to target the underlying tissues such as the fascia as well as muscles, along with the blood and other fluids that are closer to the skin's surface. While this treatment method can leave the client with red or dark rings on the skin for a few days post appointment, this occurs due to the tension in the tissues underneath the cups placement. This is not a painful treatment despite the marks that can be left on the skin! This is a great, effective and quick way to have an immediate effect on the deeper tissues of the body to release tension.
Cupping can be used alongside Sports Massage treatments to enhance the results further.
Lauren is from Somerset but moved to Gloucester in order to complete her degree where she graduated from Hartpury University with a 2:2 in Sports Therapy in June 2020 and since then has set up her own business – LW Sports Therapy. This has allowed her to see a variety of clients at a time to suit them whilst continuing to work within football on a weekly basis. The past 5 years has seen her work with several football teams covering both match days and training sessions. She spent 3 seasons with Brimscombe and Thrupp Football Club based in Stroud, then 1 season with Exeter City Womens Football Club and is now working with Dorchester Town FC.
Lauren is now running her business from the Hurley Clinic Taunton.
LW Sports Therapy is proud to be a member of the Sports Therapy Association (STA). The STA team are very helpful and have given excellent advice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With many CPD events and live streams. Lauren is always looking to expand on her knowledge in order to give her clients the best treatments possible and to stay up to date with information on new techniques.
Lauren and LW Sports Therapy are insured through Balens, who have given full cover for all available treatments and classes.
Lauren holds both an FA regulated and general DBS check, allowing her to treat clients under the age of 18. If you are looking to book an appointment and you are under the age of 18, you must have another adult present during the appointment time; parent or guardian. This must be disclosed at the time of booking so Lauren is aware and can make sure extra seating is available for the Parent/Guardian during the appointment.
· 2021 - Present
· 2021 - Present