About us

I had studied Nutrition and Exercise for many years before carrying out a degree in Nutrition & Exercise / Health. As an active triathlete I took this further and completed a course in Sports Nutrition, before obtaining a Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy.

In the last few years I have continued my professional development and completed qualifications in Advanced Clinical Massage with the Jing Institute, this incorporates hands on treatment of Sciatica, Chronic Neck Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Sprains, Strains, Sporting Injuries, Migraines, RSIs, Osteoarthritis , trigger point therapy, myofascial release and soft tissue release.

I am a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Register of Exercise Professionals        

As a keen sports person I have an in depth knowledge and interest in Sports Massage. This has given me an insight into the strains and stresses our bodies endure during sport, helping me to understand how best to treat sports injuries.

In 2006 I competed at the Surf Life Saving World Championships in Geelong, Australia, bringing back a silver medal. In the last few years I have taken part in many triathlons including taking less than 5 hours at the infamous Helvellyn triathlon, 2nd in my age group at UK Ironman 70.3 and qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. I recently cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End with my husband and 2011 sees me training for the full UK Ironman in Bolton, that's a 2.4m swim followed by 112 mile cycle and a marathon, 26 miles to finish!

      

As well as treating local sports enthusiasts I have also treated GB Surf Life Saving team members, World Championship Ironman triathletes, UK Ultra Distance running champions, UK masters cycling champions, UK Duathlete champions, Professional footballers, GB 400 metre runners, GB Rowers, UK Power Lifting champions and my 69 year old father in-law doing his first triathlon later this year.

I have a clinic by appointment from the Complete Chiropractic Clinic in Litchdon Street, Barnstaple.

Tel: 01271 345142
Mob: 07813 872768
maria@northdevonsportsmassage.co.uk

                             Our opening hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 7.00pm by appointment only