Hi, I am Nerys Lloyd-George, I’m a qualified Soft Tissue Therapist and Biomechanic Trainer. I studied at Oxford School of Massage where I achieved a Level 5 BTEC Diploma and with biomechanics education. My clinic SMART (Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy) Treatment is based in Epsom, Surrey.
I have always had a passion in sport and having injuries and niggles when training for a variety of events has led to countless hours of research to find the answer. This interest in helping myself and others has led me down this path to achieve these qualifications and has further enhance my knowledge.
I am very passionate about getting to the root of the problem and getting my clients back to doing everyday life things with minimum or no discomfort. Every person I see have different personal goals and I pride myself on delivering and helping each one achieve these goals. The bespoke programmes and packages which I offer are individually tailored. Just to include a few examples, I have helped clients get back to pain free running, reduce back issues, gain more energy, keep up when playing with the kids and be in best possible shape for a competition, just training down the gym or do the housework. I always go that extra mile for my clients to deliver the best experience possible. I don’t believe in providing endless treatments and wasting your money however further treatment and a home care programme will be required to aid your recovery.
I have gained extensive knowledge and experience working alongside elite sport medical teams with Charlton Athletic Ladies and currently work at London Irish RFC.
I look forward to helping you.
The treatments I offer will have you fully functioning as quickly as possible
Does any of the following sound familiar..?
Have you tried to get rid of pain and/or injury but….
- Nothing you do seems to work
- The pain goes away only to return a few weeks later
- You don’t feel confident doing the sport/activities you enjoy for fear of the pain returning
- You have run out of ideas
I know how frustrating and annoying this can be. However through us getting to the root cause of the problem, long term results can be achieved.
I use a combination of the treatments, which are listed below, to achieve the best results.
Soft tissue therapy is used in the treatment of minor and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and lessen the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday occupational stresses. Soft tissue therapy utilises a variety of techniques that manipulates soft tissue through specific application of pressure, combined with mobilisation of the associated joints. It is utilised in order to release hypertonic muscles, scar tissue, lesions and adhesions present within the tissue. It works on the facia, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Soft tissue therapy, if used early enough after an accident, trauma or injury, can reduce the development of painful muscle pattern.
Soft tissue therapy can be used with clients presenting overuse injury through sport or from a physically demanding job, poor posture to accidents such as slipping on the floor, physical and emotional stress, illness and post surgery. They can also be used in pre and post events.
Soft tissue therapy can be used on anyone.
Soft Tissue benefits:
- Improve Range of motion and flexibility
- Breakdown of adhesions and scar tissue
- Increase/decrease muscle tone
- Improve postural awareness
- Prevent and detect possible injury
- Identify causes
- Increase recovery after training and aid rehabilitation
- Part of a training regime
- Return to full function after surgery/accidents/falls
- Correct muscle imbalances.
- Deactivate trigger points
- Relieve muscle pain and spasm
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. It is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Sports Massage benefits:
- Increased mobility and flexibility of muscle tissue
- Increased feeling of well-being
- Decrease in tension and stress
- Correct muscle imbalances
- Decrease risk of injury
Muscle energy techniques is a method of contracting the muscles in order to correct muscular dysfunction This technique is used to correct joint function by restoring muscle balance. It’s primarily used to release excessive tension and restore normal length and elasticity.
- Restore normal tone in hypertonic muscles
- Strengthens weak muscles
- Prepares muscle for stretching
- Increase joint mobility and muscular funcion
- Decrease injury
- Increase circulation
Soft tissue release technique releases local areas of severe soft tissue tension. It can be applied to release areas of scar tissue and adhesions and restore elasticity to muscles.
Benefits of using STR:
- Breaks down the adhesions and realigns the muscle fibres.
- Elongate hypertonic muscles and facia therefore improving the range of motion.
- Balance will be restored and can help to assist with postural issues.
- Targets the problem and aids a quicker recovery.
- Can be used in conjunction with rehabilitation of the muscle as the muscle is being re educated.
- Used in pre and post competition.
This technique takes the force off the tissues instead to achieve a release. This is a great technique to be used on clients who are in severe pain, sensitive or frail. This works best when the muscle are tight or in spasm.
Benefits of Positional release
- Pain reduction
- Increase in the range of motion.
- Neural signal is restored,
- Improve postural alignment,
- Improve strength
- Increase circulation
A detailed assessment is carried out to see if the shoulders, spine, pelvis, knees and ankles, nerves and muscle are functioning properly. If these are not working to capacity then I will be determine whether it is a genetic issue of something that’s developed due to poor technique.
Who does a biomechanics assessment benefit?
- Clients with re occurring injuries
- Clients with Pain during movement
- Clients who want to achieve optimal performance
Prescribed exercises along with conditioning work are given to the client to do in clinic and at home.
This technique is used if there is excessive muscle tension (hypertonicity). In order to treat the area of soft tissue tension, muscle tone will be normalised via the nervous system. Trigger points can become active if someone has health problems, injured or under stress. This technique causes the muscles to relax.
Benefits of Trigger point therapy
- Reduce pain and restore normal function of the muscles.
- Increase range of motion, flexibility, strength in the muscle
This is also known as neuromuscular technique.
This tape can be used in any sports or not sports related setting. This would be used in combination with other physical therapies. It has been found to help with the natural response to inflammation following trauma. It may improve the performance of an athlete as well as reducing any pain and swelling.
Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
- Provides support to weak or injured muscle
- Speeds up healing process
- Provides stability to an area without restricting movement
- Allows the client to remain active
- Corrects postural imbalances
- Enhance athletic endurance and performance
- Reduces odema
- Reduces pain
I am a certified Roc Doc and use Rock tape products.
In order to identify the weak link or improve your current running style, initial assessment will include the following.
Gait Analysis – Video you run
Strength Test – Variety of test will be carried out.
Assessments – Various joint and muscular assessment.
At the end of the session, a plan consisting of running drills, strength work and stretches will be given.
The techniques used vary dependant on each individual’s case. It has been proven to improve a client’s quality of life. Research now demonstrates that massage has beneficial outcomes for clients who live with cancer.
ScarWork is a type of therapy, used to encourage tissue health and treat discomfort or physical restrictions which are a result of post-operative scars. I use a variety techniques to approach different types of post-surgical scarring issues.
What I may help you with
I have a range of skills and the necessary training and experience that may help a multitude of conditions.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Whiplash and associated disorders
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Golfers/tennis elbow (tendonopathy)
Illiotibial Band Impingement Syndrome
How it works
What to expect during the first appointment
In the first appointment, a client consultation process and initial assessment will be carried out in order for myself to formulate a plan to ascertain the cause of the problem.
This assessment will give me the necessary information required to devise a suitable programme. A bespoke treatment plan will be done for you
Prior to treatment, I will explain and describe the treatment I will be carrying out. I require your consent before every treatment. If your uncomfortable with anything during treatment, you must tell me straight away.
Prices and Bookings
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Soft Tissue Therapy
Appointments range from 30 min – 1 hour and 30 minutes
Kinseology Taping only
Appointments range from 30 min – 1 hour
Appointments range from 1 hour – 1 hour and 30 minutes
Recovery/post event massage
Appointments range from 10 min to 1 hour
Semi Private Class (max 4 people)
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Home and work appointments are available upon request
We have helped quite a few clients. Here are just a few of their comments.
“I started using SMART or Nerys! Just before I took on 2 big cycling challenges in 2017. All my treatments were relaxing and professional. Nerys kept my legs in great shape so I could train hard, complete my challenge and help in my recovery. I couldn’t recommend Nerys highly enough! Here’s to 2018!”
“I started going to Nerys for help with on going back and hamstring problems. She has helped me immensely! Her treatments are amazing!. Nerys doesn’t just work on the problem area, she finds the root of the problem too. She is dedicated 100% to doing her best for every client by offering follow up tips and advice. I don’t think she has a magic wand but it sure feels like it! Thank you Nerys for all your help.”
I am here to help you get bak on the road to recovery. So get in touch via email, phone or the simple enquiry form.
Nerys Telephone: 07817 897771