Client Testimonials

Here's what clients tell us about their experience with Newbury Sports Massage.

Endurance Runner lower limb pain

I can't recommend Lizanne highly enough! She's played a pivotal role in my ambitions to run long distances and I wouldn't be able to do it without her help! Having struggled for months with posterior tibial tendonitis and not had much help or success with other specialists, Lizanne successfully, through treatment managed to keep me running long distances but also remedied the issue overtime, now i'm able to run completely pain free and with Lizanne's treatment managed to push myself to my limits without further injury - all of which led to me achieve 2nd lady in a 45 mile trail race.  Not only that, Lizanne's gone above and beyond by helping and assisting me by researching and putting me in touch with a nutrition expert.  Lizanne will be extremely important in keeping me well for my forthcoming races and I will be eternally grateful - El Armstrong

 

Soft tissue Treatment and Covid Safety

So glad you are able to use your healing hands again today Lizzy. Totally on it with covid safety so felt totally relaxed during my treatment today.  Claire Gannon

 

Soft tissue Treatment and Covid safety

I could not recommend Lizanne more highly.  She is very knowledgeable and personable, I come away from every treatment with a few things to work on but feeling like a new woman with my body so relaxed and relieved.  I felt thoroughly safe with the measures Lizanne has put in place surrounding Covid safety and can’t wait for my next appointment.  Jessie Cherrill

 

Pilates – post op 

Everyone impressed with how I can deal with exercises to strengthen muscles and I tell them it’s down to Pilates and my super teacher – your fame has spread! Judith Pitman

 

Group Pilates recorded class

Back from work just done one of your recorded classes  - amazing session and perfect way to end the day, thanks Lizzy.  Hilary Cherrill

 

Online Group Pilates

Thanks Lizzy – brilliant online lesson as always – clear instruction, fab pace and thanks for checking on us as we go.  This keeps me sane and flexible – lovely to see you – looking forward to next week.  Rhian Begg

 

Competitive Cyclist soft tissue therapy

Great job on the legs – squeezed an extra 2mph average out of them today and no glute pain

Soft tissue treatment with acupuncture

Lizzy is fabulous. She gets me back and running again when things break...and things do break often! The recent addition of acupuncture is a real win.  Targeting specific areas of the calves with needles has really helped.  James Mitchell

 

Ironman Training Programme

I saw Lizanne by chance after 16 weeks of training for an ironman and with two weeks to go to my big race. I had pulled the big muscle in the front of my thigh and was unable to run any distance. I am certain that the massage work down on the muscle and the strapping to help protect it got me to the start line. Thanks to to my own determination and the work by Lizanne I not only completed the ironman including all 26.2 miles of the run but beat my target time by half an hour!

 Rog Davis, Newbury Triathlon Organising Committee Member.

 

Hip Bursitis

Lizanne has done an amazing job this year in keeping me healthy and ...able to complete running events. Lizanne suggested Pilates exercises whilst I waited for my referral, that helped to strengthen the problem area. When I was referred the physiotherapist gave me a strengthening programme that contained many of the same exercises that Lizanne had already recommended, so I was already ahead of the curve. Thank you for great treatment. Stuart

 

Calf and Hip Issues

Newbury sports massage has helped me with my calf and hip issues showing me techniques to strengthening and loosen these areas. This has reduced the change of further injury and I have shown a massive improvement in my event times. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Brian Billington

 

Thai Yoga Massage

Thanks for a brilliant thai yoga massage this afternoon, my body feels 10 years younger......... Hermione Sheldon

 

Desk based upper back, neck pain and headaches

You're brilliant at what you do and if anyone is looking for a treatment I recommend you! :) I've seen a lot of different sports massage therapist in the past and you're definitely the best I've come across!'

Jo Welch, Designer

 

Ironman preparation

​4 days prior to UK Ironman, still achey from French Ironman 2 weeks previously.'Just wanted to say thank you so much for attending to my legs/back/arms/body in general when i came the other week prior to the half iron man race i was doing. I felt loads better after. I had a really good race finishing 5th woman overall and second in my age group which i was delighted about! So I wanted to say thank you for helping me out beforehand to get race ready'. Nicci Clay, Triathlete

 

Painful lower back post-pregnancy
After my recent pregnancy my SIJ  hurt and I had pain when standing up which was getting worse to the extent that I was having to get up from a seated position. Painful both to straighten and to bend – I had similar after my first child, but no-where near as painful as this third time. It appears Lizzy has  magic hands as my back felt better after just one treatment and I am still very fixed 6 months on!' Ruth Lambert, GP

 

Severe lower back pain - spasms causing continual pain when bending forward​
'Dear Lizanne, Just wanted to say a big thank you again for your superb caring and efficient treatment. After two full 14 hour days in clinic and still working now, I cannot believe that I have had no pain today and mobility has improved 90%. Just one twinge as I moved slightly awkwardly, but on straightening it went. Right shoulder free-est for 20 years, can now weight bear on left leg which i couldn't when the back pain was severe and no longer waking at night - the improvement is incredible!​' Barbara Davies, Podiatrist

 

Achillies tendonitis

preventing 60+ year old male from doing distance running and presenting as a constant niggle especially during and after playing golf or any other activity. 'Hi Lizzy, just run 5 miles and did not think "leg" once!! Thought you'd like to know! Thanks' Mike, Retired GP

 

Medial meniscus tear pre and post-operative

I’d been seeing a holistic therapist and a cranial therapist but my knee problem didn’t seem to be improving after 6 weeks from a delayed onset injury after a step class.  When I saw Lizzy she immediately suggested I see a GP before spending out on therapies without having a proper diagnosis.  It transpired that I required medial meniscus surgery and Lizzy’s treatment prior to this whilst not touching the knee did stretch off all the muscles inserting into the knee and meant I did actually begin to sleep without waking from the pain and felt so much more comfortable.  She did further treatment after the surgery to help reduce scar tissue and encourage better function and recovery of my knee joint – I have no hesitation and have been actively recommending Lizzy since! Hilary Blackwell, HR Manager (keen golfer and walker!)​

 

Twinging calves threatening to prevent London Marathon  

In the run up to and during my training for the London Marathon, I decided for the first time to have a series of deep tissue leg massages from Lizanne of Newbury Sports Massage. At the time I was suffering with very bad calf pains that had slowed down my training and because of this I really wasn’t sure I would make it to the start. Thanks to Lizanne, I was able to get my training back on track without any further leg problems. I completed in 3.42 thanks to u legs felt great!

Jeffrey Crawley, Global Security Manager, IT

 

Sore back, shoulder & hips prior to Motorbike competition

I thought you'd like to know what a great job you did on my back and hips. The day after my appointment my right hip popped and cracked and everything felt better. It's been tight in areas that clearly haven't been used correctly for sometime! But it all feels so much better and the pain in my back has all but gone! Chinook Engineer