Sports massage isn’t just for athletes. It is great for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of movement. It aids circulation and lymphatic drainage and can relieve tight or tired muscles. It also helps with pre and post event warm-ups and cool-downs.
When Cheryl Morton set up The Healing Zone at Cyclopark, Gravesend – itself a new venture in 2012 – there was only one therapist and a bench.
Now there are five therapists and a wide range of holistic and sports injury treatments including rehabilitation, aromatherapy and Indian head massage and hot stone technique.
Clients come from a wide background and include strongmen, athletes and para-athletes at Olympic level with 80% of referrals coming from recommendation.
Treatment can help athletes achieve their dreams.
Cheryl said: “We pride ourselves on being the ultimate professionals.
“We treat each patient with respect, dignity and confidentiality.
“We always go the extra mile with follow-up calls and emails to check on progress.
“Our patients always know that we are just a phone call away if they need advice.
“We have built up a reputation of excellence within our industry. We work closely with the University of Kent and mentor students on their sports therapy degree programme.
“We also arrange work experience for them with us.”
The clinic supported the Royal British Legion with an event at Cyclopark for veterans over 65 and also covers marathons with sports massages at the end of events.
The Healing Zone is just one of several companies to enter this year’s Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards. They are supported by the Messenger and each entrant gets a free profile in our papers and online.
Entries have now closed but you can find out more at www.dgbawards.co.uk
This year’s sponsors are: Barnes Roffe; Dartford council; Gravesham council; KM Media Group; Lloyds Bank; Thomson Snell and Passmore; University of Greenwich and JonesFM.