Jason Kirby

Sports Massage Therapy

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

After 12 months of intensive academic and practical study, Jason graduated from the London School of Sports Massage with a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy, and is a full Member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage. He has experience in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain, post-operative soft tissue rehabilitation and sports injuries, as well as volunteering at both the London Marathon and Ride London-Surrey 100 to provide post-event massage to competitors raising money for a range of cancer and homeless charities.

PASSIONS:

Throughout his training and since, Jason has found it incredibly rewarding to relieve pain and help people regain movement and enjoyment from life. Jason also really enjoys the troubleshooting aspect of the job: identifying the root cause of pain and tension, systematically applying hands-on techniques to resolve this, and feeling the tangible change in the person’s body as well as seeing the relief on their face.

WHY DID JASON BECOME A SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST?

Jason developed a keen interest in massage after meeting his partner who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine and sciatica. Having danced extensively throughout his childhood and teens (ballet, tap, modern and jazz), Jason already had an excellent body awareness and understanding of biomechanics; coupled with his naturally warm hands and easy-going temperament, it was his partner who encouraged him to pursue a career in sports and remedial massage therapy.

WHERE WOULD WE FIND JASON IN HIS SPARE TIME?

When not reading about sports massage, you will find Jason in the gym, the swimming pool or out cycling in the New Forest and beyond. He also likes to dabble in the kitchen, and his gluten- and dairy-free chocolate orange cake is a favourite among his family and friends