Paul GroombridgeRemedial TherapySports Massage
I trained as a Therapist under the tutelage of the leading practitioner and author Mel Cash at the renowned London School of Sports Massage (LSSM). I am also a member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM), which provides a national register of fully qualified and insured therapists. This ensures that clients receive a high standard of treatment from practitioners who have been professionally trained and continue to maintain their skills through Continual Professional Development (CPD).
In my past, during a 10-year period as a volunteer with the East of England Ambulance Service, I responded to various medical emergencies throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. This experience has provided me with a well-rounded approach to patient care.
I have an exceptional understanding of a broad range of sports and physical activities, underpinned by my active lifestyle. With a background in endurance and adventure sports (including completing the Marathon des Sables and the ultra-distance Canada to Mexico mountain bike route), I am also a Mountain Bike and Stand-up Paddleboard instructor.
In terms of my therapy, remedial massage is my specialized treatment aimed at individuals who have sustained an injury or developed chronic conditions due to repetitive strain or overuse. These conditions may have affected their posture or inhibited range of movement. Remedial massage is recognized as one of the most effective methods for correcting or alleviating these conditions.
The term ‘Sports Massage’ is somewhat deceptive, as it benefits people in all walks of life, regardless of age, profession, or occupation, not just those involved in sports. It can be a firm treatment, often involving assisted stretching to complement the massage, and focuses on the maintenance of muscles and other soft tissues to keep them in optimum condition and avoid damage before it occurs.
Which conditions would benefit?
- Muscle stiffness and pain in areas such as neck, back & shoulder which may result from postural problems or work related muscle tension
- Lower limb and some types of sciatic pain
- Occupational & Sports injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Chronic muscular aches & pains caused by conditions such as Fibromyalgia and MS
Benefits of the therapy
- Improvement of posture and flexibility
- Restoration of muscle length and balance
- Injury prevention
- Reduction of scar tissue
- Increased injury recovery process
- Enhancement of performance
- Increased blood circulation and lymphatic flow
- Reduction of muscle stiffness
- Release of tension and stress
What happens during a session
During a session, all initial consultations include the completion of a detailed case history, which includes full details of any current conditions and past medical history. If remedial therapy is required for an injury or postural condition, a thorough assessment will follow to identify possible causes. Treatment uses a combination of traditional Thai and Swedish massage, along with Myofascial Release (Deep Tissue), Neuro Muscular (Trigger Point) Technique, PNF stretching, and Dry Needling (acupuncture) if requested. Where appropriate, advice is offered to assist clients in self-managing their condition post-treatment.
If the therapy cannot help a condition, I may recommend a referral to another healthcare professional, such as a GP, Physiotherapist, or Osteopath.
Member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM)
Monday – Thursday 6pm to 9pm
Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 12.00
“As an Assistant Referee in the Aviva Rugby Premiership, an Ultra Marathon runner and a Director of Sport at a successful sports college, having a pair of legs that work properly is important. With age creeping up on me pains and aches become the norm. Therefore it was a real blessing to meet Paul Groombridge at a local rugby tournament just over a year ago. With legs rapidly stiffing up during a day of competition, the ten minute massage he provided proved a blessed relief to tired limbs. From that day regular sessions with Paul have been conducted in a very professional, reliable, caring and most importantly, effective way. A talented man, who knows his subject I would recommend him to anyone.”
Professional Rugby Union Assistant Referee“When I first saw Paul, I had a painful knee that was compromising running, and a back that had been stiff and achy for years. Now my back is enormously better, and I have just completed my first half marathon. I have been consistently impressed with Paul’s knowledge, professionalism and good humour.
Sports massage is not “
Dentist“I have had several deep tissue massage sessions with Paul and he has helped me greatly. I have always felt comfortable, cared for and in good hands on his table. Paul is a professional, respectful, and attentive practitioner and i would definitely recommend him.”
Osteopath“I am a professional conductor and Music Director, who suffers with the same sort of muscular stiffness & soreness like any athlete or sportsman, and have been benefiting enormously from sports massages over several years, on a ‘must have’, regular basis. I must have worn out so many sports massage therapists over the years, whose skill and professionalism has always enabled me to continue my work – and I have always sought help from those trained at the London School of Sports Massage. Paul, is however, one of the best of about a dozen I have had – and all trained there. He is professional, yet friendly, and understands all my muscular problems – and sorts them, quickly, and effectively. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants a brilliant sports massage!”
Music Director & Conductor