We welcome another new face to the Sportswise team – Sarah Huntley. Sarah is a Sports Massage Therapist and she will be available on Monday evenings, adding to the number of available massage appointments we already offer with therapist Stuart Doree.
We asked Sarah a few of our usual questions….
Which aspects of Sports massage interest you especially?
I find Sports Therapy and the workings of the human body fascinating. Throughout my (very amateur) sporting career I have had some great experiences with injury treatment from some very talented and knowledgeable therapists who I have found inspiring. I think a sports therapist can have a hugely positive impact on a client, both physically and psychologically.
I decided to train in Sports Massage to provide this experience for others and also I love meeting new people.
What are your sporting interests?
I have a wide range of sporting interests. I have always loved watching and playing sport, and studied for an MSc in Sport & Performance Psychology a few years ago. At university I played waterpolo and then switched to triathlon after university – racing up to 1/2 Ironman distance. The swim was always my strongest element so now I focus on that. I am currently training for a Channel relay swim in 2017. There will be four of us on the team and we will attempt to swim across the English Channel in one-hour stints. It should be great fun. During the winter I compete in indoor rowing and will be heading to the British Indoor Rowing Championships in December.
What attracted you to working at Sportswise?
I had heard great things about Sportswise. The clinic has such a good reputation – It is truly professional, offering cutting edge treatment.
What do you like doing when you are not working?
One of my favourite things to do is walking. I have a bouncy springer spaniel that I regularly take for long walks on the South Downs with friends and family. I’m not very good at sitting still and relaxing so I tend to be found doing something active like horse riding or swimming! I enjoy travelling and have been lucky enough to do a lot of backpacking over the past couple of years.