Sports Massage at Body Tonic
Following a successful sponsorship campaign, we were delighted when local health & wellness clinic, Body Tonic, agreed to sponsor our tennis courts. Their banner has been in place for a few months now and it was time to see what they could offer ASTC members - remember all current members receive £10 off an initial massage! Just present your 2018 ASTC membership card at reception.
Situated on The Street in Ashtead on the corner of Grove Road, the entrance to the reception is up a flight of stairs next to Michael Everett's.
There you will be warmly greeted by one of the team to discuss what appointment you would like to book and to arrange a convenient time.
Like many of my fellow squash and racketball players, I've been carrying an old ankle injury that occasionally gives me a great excuse not to chase that drop shot, so I booked a half hour deep tissue massage. Body Tonic's site explains that a sports massage 'consists of specific components designed to improve postural alignment, prevent injuries, alleviate inflammation, relieve muscle soreness, enhance performance, increase flexibility and promote faster recovery from both training and injury.' - yes that sounded just the ticket!
Appointment card in hand I met with Elise, a fully qualified sports therapist who took some details of the ankle injury & checked if I had any previous medical issues. Working on both ankles in one of the very nice treatment rooms (below), Elise massaged deep into the muscles around the joints to relieve tension & generally release any toxins built up over time. To be honest there was quite a lot of pressure in places & I could feel the muscles being stretched & released. Half an hour went all too quickly and whilst I could feel the work carried out, it wasn't painful & the range of movement in the damaged ankle was definitely improved.
If you suffer from any sort of joint or muscle pain then I highly recommend booking an appointment at Body Tonic on 01372 270790. They are very friendly & their sports massage is an effective solution plus, all ASTC members receive £10 off an initial treatment!