Wirral Sports and Remedial Massage Service

Occupational and sports injuries - Deep tissue massage

    Tel: 07768225580 or email : energizesportsmassage@yahoo.co.uk

Wirral sports massage therapist

Larry Howard MSMA,  VTCT Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist. ( Bona fide practitioners should display their qualification level on their website.) 

NAT Masters Qualified Practitioner

Registered with the CNHC which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care.

CNHC registration number 000047-H16

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Private health cash plans.

CNHC registration is recognised for reimbursement with a number of private health cash plan providers. This means clients who are members of the relevant plans can claim for the cost of treatment when they visit CNHC registered complementary therapists.


 About me

I love my work as a sports massage therapist and take great pride in getting results for my clients. I am a member of the sports massage association which requires members adhere to a code of conduct and undertake continuous yearly training to improve skills and knowledge. I am a level 5 qualified practitioner, which is the highest universally recognised level by the sports massage association and the sports therapy association.  

All my treatments are based on clinical assessments and testing, taking into account the clients medical history. 

Ethical considerations

If after my assessment I consider that a client presents with a medical problem which is outside of my scope of practice or they would be better served by seeing another type of professional I will refer them back to see their GP or a physiotherapist, podiatrist etc. No charge will be incurred in these cases.


 I am qualified as a level 5 practitioner but continually study to improve my skills and knowledge.   My CPD (Continuous Professional Development) over the last 12 months includes attending courses and workshops with Kinesio UK Levels 1 to 4 (in kinesiology taping)  and with STT 4 performance on treating shoulder injuries.

In addition i have also been a successful competitive bodybuilder, winning North West Britain titles and represented Britain in the Mr Universe contest. I am also a qualified personal trainer, gym instructor and weightlifting instructor.

This training background has helped me gain an insight into the particular problems that many sports people and gym users encounter and to be able to offer relevant training advice.

I have worked on professional football players at Tranmere Rovers FC, the Japanese National Rugby Union team, professional and amateur boxers, runners and cyclists. 

Visit my treatment room or I can also provide a service to your team or sports club.

Sports massage for rugby

With the National Japanese National Rugby Union team whom I provided sports massage for during the team's tour of the UK.

My treatments include a variety of techniques including soft tissue release, trigger point therapy,deep tissue massage, myofascial release and kinesiology taping.

The Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports massage is the term applied to the discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of sport and exercise participants.

However anyone with everyday aches and pains can benefit from the techniques applied. Conditions treated include problems such as a stiff neck, a frozen shoulder or tension and fatigue.

Benefits of Sports Massage include

  • Improved circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Speed up recovery time from your training and so increase the quality of your training
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury recovery
  • Increase or decrease in muscle tone.

If you are a sports performer of any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation.

  • The conditioning / training stage
  • Pre-competition
  • Inter-competion
  • Post competition

 Kinesiology taping may also be included as part of the treatment plan.

I am a level 5 practitioner which is a level above the minimum required by  at the Olympic games and Commonwealth Games by the British team for their Massage Therapists. Level 4 being the mimimum.

Some useful advice for back pain sufferers  in the video above.

Sports massage technique

I am a certified NAT Masters practitioner of the Niel Asher Technique. This technique has a proven high success rate in resolving frozen shoulder problems.

Kinesiology taping

Kinesiology taping is provided as part of a treatment plan where appropriate.

Client / Patient Information Resources.

Here are some useful links to Information on shoulder impingement  rehabilitation.

Shoulder Rehab Phase 1.

Shoulder Rehab Phase 2

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3


To book an appointment call Larry on 07768225580 or email energizesportsmassage@yahoo.uk.

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Energize Sports Massage, 14Birnam Road, Wallasey CH44 9AX. Tel:07768225580,  Email: energizesportsmassage@yahoo.co.uk