If you are new to CrossFit, learning new skills and movements, or a competitive member looking to optimise performance, then you should be looking to maximise your recovery. CrossFit is such an effective training method as it places great demands on your body compared to other activities, and so looking after your body is essential for longevity and to allow you to optimise your training and performance.
Regular sports massage as part of your recovery routine can benefit you in a number of ways, as well as the psychological benefits of relaxation and stress alleviation, sports massage will lead to faster muscle repair times and improved muscle function,making you more efficient in recovering, therefore allowing you to train harder, more frequently and thus improving overall performance.
My name is Jess and I have been working as a Sports Massage Therapist at Crossfit Luton since January 2019.
I graduated from Loughborough University in 2013 with a degree in Human Biology, before working for a year supporting teaching activity in Exercise Physiology in the world renowned School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences. In 2018 I went on to study with Sports Therapy UK and qualified as a VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, along with attending a number of CPD courses focusing on injury rehabilitation.
As an athlete I played elite level rugby for 7 years before taking up competitive Crossfit in 2016. I am passionate about sports massage as a way to optimise your recovery from training or competition and to prevent injury, benefits I have experienced first hand throughout my athletic career.