Hi I’m Ben, Sports Massage Therapist based in Cardiff
I have been an active runner all my life competing on a regular basis. I also take part in numerous outdoor sports such as kayaking, climbing and mountain biking. After struggling with lots of little injuries I decided I wanted to learn more about my body so I could understand my own body; this was when I looked into sports massage. During this journey I have learnt that we need to look at the body as a whole. Since qualifying to work as a Sports Massage Therapist I have worked with members of the general public helping them to move better and also supporting elite athletes. For me, the biggest point to remember is you do not have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage therapy.
Ben Gooding Sports Massage
A state of continuous change
They can’t always cope with the high demands of sport or the repetitive strains of daily life, and this is where sports massage therapy steps in. My goal is to help you function pain-free and at your full physical potential no matter what issues you may encounter.
No matter how active or inactive your lifestyle is, we all share the same struggles against the habits of modern society. Life moves at a fast pace, and your body shouldn’t slow you down.
I focus on your body’s mobility and freeing it from its limitations so that you can live a healthier and unrestricted life. Sports massage has many significant benefits. It can:
Benefits of Sports Massage:
- Relieve muscular soreness (DOMS)
- Increase muscle flexibility
- Increase joint range of motion
- Improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Remove metabolic waste and toxins from tissues
- Improve sleep and recovery rate
- Reduce pain signals sent to the brain
- Relieve stress by relaxing the nervous system
- Improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues
- Support and enhance the immune system
- Breakdown fibrous scar tissue and adhesions
- Promote the soft tissue healing process
- Reduce risk of injury
"He listens intently to what problem areas you have and what you are feeling and then I really like how Ben explains everything he is doing through the massage so you understand exactly what and how he is fixing for you. Being a fellow runner I feel he has good empathy with my problems and understands the runners need to fix them quickly!
Ben also goes above and beyond by advising on stretching and strengthening exercises which has helped me to prevent further occurrences of the same problems.
The massage time seems to go really quickly and I enjoy the general chit chat and good humour you always get from Ben! Highly recommended!!"
Massages aren't only for elite athletes, they are also beneficial to anyone whether you do exercise or not. Obviously if you do any form of exercise you will have injuries, niggles or just general aches and pains and that's when Ben's skills and knowledge are a life saver. Ben's massages always get to the root of the problem even when you think you are ok. I trust Ben's advice and experience and would recommend him totally. He is very professional and his down to earth approach makes you feel comfortable and well looked after." Sally