British-born Emma Gilbert started her professional life as a dancer. Training in classical ballet at The Royal Ballet School, White lodge, and The English National Ballet School in London she went on to perform in theatres and productions including the dance company of Stadttheatre Aachen, Germany, the musical Gaudì by Eric Woolfson and the renowned hit musical Notre Dame de Paris. Her career includes numerous freelance dance jobs in dance fashion shows, photographic and television commercials, television shows, music videos, trade shows, in Europe and worldwide.
Throughout her physically demanding dance career Emma always held an interest in and a good instinct for massage. She began pursuing professional courses in massage therapy whilst still performing in dance.
- 2001 – Completed a course in Swedish Body Massage at “London Esthetique”, The London Academy of Beauty and Make-up.
- 2005 – Awarded a Sports Massage diploma from The London School of Sports Massage, UK.
- 2005 – Awarded a BTEC diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy.
Continued Professional Development
- Foot Reflexology Massage
- Myofascial Release Massage. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians. -By Thomas Myers. (anatomytrains.com)
- Psoas: The storer of all stress. By Noah Karrasch.
- Sports Thai Massage
- Strapping and Taping
- Seated Chair Massage
- Sports First Aid
- Pregnancy Massage
About Sports Massage
The goal of Sports Massage is to enhance performance.
How does Sports Massage achieve this?
- Increased circulation – eliminates the waste materials that arise from the production of energy and debris from any tissue damage or inflammation.
- Restores and replenishes nutrition to the muscles for growth and repair. Early identity of potential problems – preventive treatment.
- Improved self awareness – only with massage can one monitor the effects of one’s training on the condition of the tissues.
- Improved flexibility –sports massage includes diverse techniques that facilitate stretching.
- Promotes relaxation – physical and psychological benefits
Sports Massage can also help with specific injuries
Minor soft tissue injuries
- Breaks down scar tissue and adhesions.
- Releases excessive muscle tension.
- Promotes circulation – improves healing.
- Reduces symptomatic pain.
- Prevents secondary problems.
- Can improve the rate of healing.
… and it helps towards a full and speedy recovery!