Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist
Clinics in Norwich and Dereham
I'm Karen Doak and I have a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy from the Cambridge School of Sports Massage. I originally became interested in the subject through my interest with endurance running and all of the injuries and problems that this can cause. Massage and manipulation are incredibly effective in getting rid of the aches, pains and restrictive movements caused by both everyday life and sporting activities. I'm passionate about helping people regain movement and rid themselves of pain.
I treat clients using the following techniques: Soft Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation.
I'm also trained in Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture), Functional Movement Taping (also known as Kinesiology Taping), Functional Running Assessment and Gait Retraining and Hot and Cold Stone Therapy.
I have completed a 'Vital Glute and Psoas' Masterclass with top osteopath John Gibbons and can use this knowledge to help with any issues or pain that are associated with weak gluteals and short, tight hip flexors.
All of these techniques are extremely effective in helping to prevent and aid recovery of injury, correcting postural deficiencies and providing relaxation.
I love running and am a multiple marathon and ultramarathon finisher. The joy of being out on beautiful countryside trails is something I would recommend everyone experiencing! I'm always happy to chat about anything running related and help where I can.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
Includes massage alongside advanced techniques such as soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation and injury rehabilitation.
Insertion of fine needles into tense muscles (trigger points). Dry needling is an excellent, powerful treatment to alleviate musculoskeletal pain. Available Norwich only.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TAPING
Application of kinesiology tape (Rocktape) to help keep you moving pain-free. The tape lifts the top layer of skin away from the underlying layers, promoting blood flow and healing. Mechanical support is also provided by the tape.
FUNCTIONAL RUNNING ASSESSMENT AND GAIT RETRAINING
Advice on strengthening and improving running technique for injury prevention, using video analysis. Functional movement screening can also be incorporated.
HOT STONE THERAPY
Massage utilising heated basalt rocks - used both for relaxation and to prepare muscles for deeper massage therapy.
Treatment cost is £35 per hour, which can include a combination of the above therapies. We can discuss a treatment plan at the beginning and during the session.
I am always available to give help and advice with any aspect of your training, whether it be putting together a training plan, deciding on a race or goal or just some help with positivity and motivation! Don't hesitate to get in touch.
*5 TREATMENTS FOR THE PRICE OF 4.5 - ONLY £158*
Regular customers can benefit from a reduced rate by booking a series of treatments in advance. No need to pay upfront, just book in for 5 sessions.
Gift vouchers are available for any value - why not treat a loved one to a relaxing massage or a series of treatments to help them stay injury-free during a training plan?
Available in Norwich / Dereham or can be posted free of charge.
Monday to Friday:
8 Heathside Road
Triharder Triathlon Shop
Mon - Fri: 7am - 8pm
Saturday: 7.45am - 4.30pm