Louise Barlow

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Louise Barlow

Sports Masseuse

louise@lowerearleyosteopaths.co.uk

Louise has trained at Sports Therapy UK and recently obtained her VTCT Level 3 certificate in Sport Massage Therapy qualification. She has continued her studies and is part way through her VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

Louise is a warm, friendly Massage Therapist who enjoys getting to know her patients and their lifestyles to ensure an individualised treatment plan is given to get the best results for her patient. She has experience working with individuals who have desk jobs as well as those with very physical roles and knows that whilst presenting conditions can appear similar – the muscle tissues may respond very differently so two-way communication is imperative.

Louise has a background in dance so knows the importance for strong and flexible muscles! She is a keen gym goer and regularly completes obstacle course races – the muddier the better! She is also in training to complete her first triathlon in July. Louise has massaged at various sporting events and has been a volunteer Sports Massage Therapist at London Irish Rugby Club since last summer where she regularly treats the first team players.

“My journey into Sports Massage began when I came to Lower Earley Osteopaths needing treatment on my back and found I had an extremely tight ITB – which then resulted with a partial tear in my calfmuscle, so I have first hand experience of recovering from injuries and the benefits receiving massage can bring.

My injury lead to me wanting to learn more about injuries, the way the muscles operate and how manual therapy can affect this, and an interest turned to a passion, which has now turned into a career. My greatest satisfaction in Sports Massage is when the patient finds they have a greater range of movement after treatment or when pain they have been experiencing has reduced, or even better gone!

Having grown up dancing I always had an interest in the performing arts and had danced in various amateur shows, including Beauty and the Best where I played a napkin! But recently I have been more interested in sports and fitness, and regularly work out at the gym. I love completing obstacle course races and whilst I’m excited about completing my triathlon in July I’m also rather nervous so happy to listen to any tips and advice.

From my own experience and the range of patients I have treated I’ve seen the impact having injuries or tight muscles can have on our everyday lives. By listening to our patients and understanding your lifestyle we can ensure we work as a team to provide the most effective treatments to enable you to continue on the busy path we call life.

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