Optimum sports performance is best achieved by balancing sport specific training, functional movement exercise, nutrition, sports psychology and adequate recovery to name just a few. The care we provide helps to fulfil part of this picture. Working in conjunction with the other members of your team is the ideal here as no one professional can realistically be an expert in every area.
These concepts are just as relevant whether you are a professional athlete, a charity fun runner or an aspiring exerciser. Good communication is key here so with your permission we are happy to work with other members of your team to help achieve your goals. If on the other hand you would like some help to develop the team around you we would be happy to recommend other trusted professionals that may fit the bill for you.
Our role within this picture will usually focus on the identification of predisposing factors that are limiting complete and quality movement patterns. Depending on the team around you we can then advise what you should work on and discuss with the other professionals that you work with, we can prescribe relevant progressive exercises that are sport specific or we can focus on the hands on treatment of the identified challenge.
Lesley has a Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage Therapy from the acclaimed Western School, is a member of the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation and holds an Emergency First Aid for Therapists & Healthcare Practitioners. She is also trained in Kinesiology Taping.
Lesley is a very active endurance runner having completed many marathons and ultra-marathons. Two years ago she fulfilled one of her ambitions by completing the West Highland Way Race in just over 27 hours. She also enjoys cycling and sea kayaking, having cycled from London to Paris and around the Outer Hebrides. She has kayaked in various parts of the west coast of Scotland including St. Kilda. Lesley knows from personal experience just how beneficial a professional sports massage can be, both as part of a training programme and to aid recovery post-event.