Penny Monger, sports massage therapist IPTI
I was first drawn to sports massage therapy not through sport, but through seeing the huge benefits of deep tissue massage in increasing and maintaining range of movement for my daughter who has cerebral palsy. I have become increasingly sure that noticing how your body is moving and being aware that what you do affects your posture, and taking steps to correct that, can not only reduce injury but have a positive effect on every aspect of health.
Since qualifying, I’ve treated people with conditions ranging from sports injuries to physical disabilities, lower back pain to post-operative knee and hip problems, headaches to sciatica, aching shoulders and legs. I’ve worked at various high profile sporting events including the London Marathon and the Deloitte ‘Ride Across Britain’ cycle ride.