“Swimming the Channel has been a long term goal for me and required a major step up in my training schedule.  I increased my distance to an average of 60km per week in the pool, with at least two open water swims each week.  All of this is of course fitted around my job (organising the Great Swim series) and family life, so my training was in trouble with a shoulder injury that I picked up after training in France.  Luckily Laura was recommended to me via the triathlon club and I received massage treatment once a week.  After my injury cleared up I continued to see Laura for regular sports massages to help prevent future injuries.  This year I completed the length of Coniston (5.25 miles), Windermere Two Way (21 miles) and the English Channel in 10 hours & 30 mins.  I cant recommend Laura highly enough to any athlete for both prevention and cure.” Colin Hill, Head of Events, Nova International

"Laura is always very professional in her approach to my massage sessions.  I have recently been suffering with calf trouble and struggled to find a way of easing the discomfort.  By talking through my issues and my training methods and program Laura was able to assess my situation, give extremely effective massage treatment and help develop an exercise and strength plan for me which had led to significant results.  Her excellent knowledge and communication skills meant that she was able to talk me through each element of the massage to enable me to understand what was happening and which muscles and tendons were causing the discomfort and to better understand how I could help myself through my training in terms of strength and stretching between sessions.  I would not hesitate to recommend Laura's services to anyone involved in the sport if Triathlon or indeed any sporting activity." Alan Copland, Triathlete. European bronze medalist, Double National champion, North East regional grand prix champion 2008 & 2009

"Training every day eventually takes its toll, and recovery becomes an essential part of being able to perform. Laura's massages have become an integral part of the recovery process for me. I have had treatment from lots of different Sports masseurs before, but none have been so effective as Laura, or produced such fantastic results. With her help I am able to combine training for netball at a high level, and my new hobby of triathlons - without my sessions with her I dont think this would have been possible! I would highly recommend sessions with Laura!"  Sarah Penny, Netball Team Northumbria Super league.

"I suffer from tension in my back, shoulders and neck to the point where I can barely move my head at times.  I decided to try a deep tissue massage and the difference it made was considerable.  I didn't realise just how much tension I was carrying until I had Laura's deep tissue massage and the difference in my ability to move my head and neck really improved as well as feeling much more relaxed.  I could not recommend the treatment or Laura highly enough."  Julia Smith - Director of HR for Muckle LLP

"I am an occassionally active, middle aged man who does some jogging and swimming.  Inevitably I end up with regular muscle strains and pulls as well as various other aches and pains.  Laura's sports massage has been fantastic for me in speeding up my recovery from injury.  Normally it can take weeks before I can get back to jogging or other exercise but I have found that sessions with Laura make a tremedous difference to how soon I can back to exercising.  More recently Laura has seen me on a regular basis to prevent injury and this has made a real difference to me and left me completely injury free for a long period which I put down entirely to Laura's sports massage and her expert advice about stretching. Nigel Porter- Ex Chief Executive of a Primary Care Trust