Why choose a University qualified sports therapist?

Within this post, 

We will provide our reasoning to you for choosing professional practitioners including Sports Therapists, physiotherapists & Osteopaths for your treatments.

University Qualified sports therapists & physiotherapists are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of full-time study with many clinical practice hours included providing treatments to students & working within the University Sports Injury Clinic’s here at north-55 sports therapy massage and fitness Robbie specifically studied & worked as a student at the prestigious University of Kent.

Working while you study allows a more in-depth clinical reasoning to practitioners and provides an experience of working with clients who are injured we prefer this style of experience to many qualifications that do not meet the high requirements of assessments that undergraduate level provides in becoming a Sports Therapist.

further working for 3 years provides lots of hours to develop and refine your craft as you learn & treat your fellow students to then treat clients in the evening clinics.

We receive many practical assessments & cover specialist areas that is why Sports Therapists skill sets are starting to be recognised as highly favourable in a sports injury setting. An example can be found on the course content that Robbie was required to complete.

Sports Therapists are a relatively new provider of healthcare that blend techniques in Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy & Osteopathy.

Choose a Sports Therapist, Physiotherapist or Osteopath for your Sports Massage or Deep Tissue Massage in Edinburgh.

This provides the relief of selecting a truly professional service provider allowing you to relax in the comfort of knowing that your practitioner knows what they are doing!

Demand the highest skilled and qualified practitioners for your treatments to provide the best experience possible (you deserve it after all you are a private paying client!).

We understand anatomy

During our 3 years study, we had access to skeleton models for our musculoskeletal practice and as part of our training, we could experience live cadavers to learn intricately the different types of anatomy.

Speaking from experience Robbie has booked several massage appointments only to lie on the treatment couch and realise that the practitioner doesn’t really have an understanding of clinical anatomy but still it was a great relaxing experience.

Sports Therapists are trained to treat the musculoskeletal system

We specialise in working with the whole body preventing injury treating your muscles, joints & nerves and prescribing exercise plans to strengthen your body.

You are in safe hands

sports therapists must follow a specific professional approach to practice which ensures that you are treated using a recognised and accredited treatment model, we must hold medical indemnity insurance as a minimum to provide treatment to our clients.

Should any problems arise during treatment sports therapists are advanced first aid trained.

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What is the difference between sports massage & deep tissue massage?

Sports Massage tends to be used to re-invigorate and re-awaken your muscles readying you for exercise.

It uses a selection of techniques carefully chosen techniques can include percussion movements such as hacking to stimulate your nerve endings, compression to increase blood flow, and shaking to free your muscles alongside stretching to reduce muscular adhesions/knots and as a preventive to injury before exercise.

as an extra If you wish you can ask in many sports injury clinics & wellness spas for a reinvigorating sports massage essential oil to be used during your treatment.

You do not need to have an injury or be an athlete as many clients re-book treatments for their wellness.

Deep Tissue Massage tends to be used to release and unwind your muscles melting away your muscular tensions.

techniques can include: deep strokes, kneading and effleurage transverse frictions, stretching and trigger point release techniques to reduce pain, increase your flexibility, reduce your muscular fatigue & loosen “knots”

It is perfect to rescue your muscles from the pressures of everyday life or even to decompress your workweek allowing you to de-stress and to sleep that little bit heavier, especially after an evening appointment.

*Please note we as practitioners can not be held liable for any sleepy employees if they choose to book with us and return to work afterwards however if they return glowing and full of energy ready to meet today’s targets then yes we can off course be held liable 🙂

Our secret

deep tissue massage doesn’t mean applying lots of pressure to the muscle this is a commonly misinterpreted stance that we would like others to learn sometimes applying deep pressure even when the client is asking for this isn’t the best treatment we recommend reassuring the client that in some cases that added pressure could worsen the reason that you booked in for an appointment including irritating the nerves, creating muscular spasms & causing undue pain that was not required for the client.

If you are still unsure if a sports massage or deep tissue massage is right for you we would like to further unknot this question for you.

Massage relieves pain, muscular soreness, lowers your blood pressure & it is your body’s natural defence to stress.


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Dear client

Upon your arrival,

Please ask for north-55 and follow the receptionist’s guidance or you can wait on the steps outside to allow fresh air.

Our practitioners will be with you promptly, you can text to show that you have arrived (07514585976).

We ask that on your arrival that you limit your touching of any doors or walls.

Your practitioner will be wearing PPE appropriate for treatment, this will be at the discretion of the practitioner.

We are currently operating a one way system within the corridors.

The treatment space will be consistently deep cleaned in-between each appointment.

We have staggered our treatment times allow for deep sanitation of the room.

We recommend that our window remains open to allow fresh air for both the practitioner and the clients safety.

The appropriate PPE & treatment space setup will be adjusted according to further government guidelines 

& by the WHO (World Health Organization).

Block of 3

Relax & unwind your body knowing that it is your body that is being stretched and not your wallet.😇

3×55 minutes appointments. Normally £240

Our offer to you £180 save £60

After paying for your block of 3 appointments please contact us at your convenience to book you into our online diary.

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1×55 minutes treatment £65.

You will receive your gift card via email.

You can email or print out our card for the recipient, please bring this along to your treatment.

The card must be redeemed within 3 months of purchase.