Tracy Challis BTEC Level 5, MISRM

Tracy is a fully qualified soft tissue injury, sports and remedial massage therapist.  Tracy trained as a massage therapist 3 years ago after deciding on a change in career. She became interested in complementary therapy after suffering a shoulder injury herself; and following a lengthy rehabilitation period she developed a keen interest in complementary therapies and it was here that her journey to a new career began.

After completeing her VTCT qualification in body massage 3 years ago Tracy decided that she would build on her training and undertook the BTEC level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy with the Cambridge School of Sports Massage (CSSM). Tracy is also a full member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and undertakes yearly continued personal development in order to keep her skills up to date and to further her knowledge in soft tissue work.

During her training with the CSSM Tracy not only perfected and built upon her general massage skills but also learned additional techniques to release muscles and increase ranges of movement. She now uses combined sports and remedial techniques with soft tissue release, neuromuscular technique and muscle energy to deliver comprehensive treatments. In doing this she can alleviate aches and pains from daily life as well as resolve muscular dysfunction and assist in the recovery from injury.

A keen runner Tracy can relate to the benefits of massage therapy in order to keep muscles in top condition and enjoys  working with sports injuries as much as muscular ailments that have occurred through daily stresses and strains. Additionally massage therapy can help with stress, nervous conditions and depression due to the impact it has on the nervous system.

As a whole soft tissue therapy (or massage therapy) can help to reduce common issues such as: neck and shoulder pain, hip pain, leg pain, lower back pain, frozen shoulder, runners knee, shin splints, protracted shoulders, tension headaches, strains, sprains, overuse syndrome, RSI, depression, muscular pain as a result of autoimmune related conditions and stress.

By working with each individual to establish fully where the issue is causing pain, restricted range of movements and interference in daily life - Tracy focuses treatment to improve this and see results that last.

Pregnancy Massage

Tracy has continued her massage journey by gaining her qualification in pregnancy massage and works with expectant mothers in their second and third trimesters. During pregnancy the body is required to go through a lot of changes in order to accommodate the growth of the baby. As the baby developes the expectant mother goes through postural changes that place extra work on the back and neck causing muscular aches and pains. In addition, they may not be sleeping well, have hormone related headaches, swelling in the arms and legs and be feeling anxious.

Prenatal treatment can significantly improve the mother's level of comfort, reduce stress and other pregnancy related issues as well as help in the lead up to labour. Regular prenatal massage can help to reduce the impact of pregnancy on the muscles and provide quality 'me' time for the mother to be. Following on from this post-natal massage can also greatly improve the body's ability to bounce back.

Tracy is now a qualified Indian Head Massage therapist and details of this can be found by following the links below.

Find out more about Tracy’s treatments:

Therapeutic and Remedial Massage Therapy

Pregnancy Massage

Indian Head Massage

You can also visit Tracy's website by going to Useful Links.