SPORTS MASSAGE.

We have an experienced team of Chichester based Sports Massage therapists at The Boxgrove clinic who are experienced in treating pain and soft tissue injuries.

Sports Massage is a manual therapy which uses a variety of soft tissue techniques. Our bodies are made up of 70% soft tissue which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Our therapists are Soft Tissue specialists who are experienced in understanding the anatomy of soft tissue and why they are not working effectively. They use this understanding to ‘iron out’ unhappy soft tissue and return it to its natural, relaxed state.

Soft tissue can cause pain and restricted movement for a number of reasons: muscles can become too tight (exercise or stress); soft tissue can be injured (strain or sprain); muscles can ‘lock down’ when under threat (e.g. whiplash). Our muscle memory helps us go about our day without having to think eg walking. However we also create negative muscle memory from repeated actions such as typing at a desk or texting. These need to be re-corrected back to positive muscle memory.

Our experienced Sports Massage therapists in Chichester will work with you to understand what is causing your pain or restriction, help you to understand what actions might be causing the problem and ultimately provide pain relief & improvement with treatment. Once we have worked your muscles and relieved the pain patterns we’ll help you to understand little actions you can do in daily life to minimise the effects of our lifestyles on our bodies. This gives you the opportunity to help yourself reduce pain.

To make an appointment with one of our therapists call us today on 01243 696 630 or email reception@theboxgrove.com. Our clinic is in Chichester and our Sports Massage therapists treat customers from Arundel, Worthing and West Sussex surrounding areas.

Consultations:

60 minutes / £62
30 minutes / £32

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Soft Tissue specialists will discuss any symptoms, concerns & expected outcomes with you. They will then suggest a treatment plan and give you treatment which will vary dependent on your individual needs. The amount of treatments needed is dependent on your problem & expected outcome.
Yes. We can work the whole body to ensure all your muscles are happy.  This is a great way to prevent injury or repetitive pain.
We have both male & female Sports Massage therapists. If you have a preference then please specify when booking.
This is dependent on your preference. We can work through clothes but it is helpful for you to wear loose clothing that will allow us access to the parts of the body that need treating. We provide shorts should you need to change. All rooms are warm and blankets provided. We also use towels to maintain your privacy.
Soft tissue therapy alleviates discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and chronic pain conditions, as well as injury and trauma. Typical conditions that we treat are whiplash, sporting injuries, headaches and migraines, lower back pain and shoulder pain.
Generally muscles do not hurt unless they are in trouble. Therefore if you are in pain, they may hurt during treatment. However, we do not follow the ‘no gain, no pain’ philosophy so we only work to a pain level that you are comfortable with. At all times we welcome feedback as to the pain levels you are experiencing so that we can adapt accordingly.
The Boxgrove clinic is made up of a group of experienced individuals and it may be that we refer you so that you could benefit from stretching or strengthening in our Pilates Reformer studio or from chatting to our knowledgeable Nutritionist.
Directions to The Boxgrove and a map can be found here. Parking is available to all of our patients. We kindly ask all those coming for a scheduled class to park in the Boxgrove Village Hall car park.

Biographies

Liney McDonald
BA (Hons), LSSM Level 5 Member of the SMA

Liney qualified as a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist in 2010 and holds the highest level of accreditation from the association of Soft Tissue Therapists.

Liney started her career at Worthing Rugby Club working alongside a team of physios and an osteopath. During that time, she learnt extensive Soft Tissue Therapy skills and developed a keen interest in fixing shoulder and neck issues.

From 2012, she spent three years working at a highly-regarded physiotherapy clinic in West Sussex and in 2015 she started her own private clinic. She has been part of the Ultimate Drive Team at Goodwood since 2015. In 2016, she and her co-Directors established The Boxgrove Clinic.

Every treatment that Liney provides is bespoke and tailored to the individual. She has a strong belief that a treatment should not be painful and does not believe in the philosophy of ‘No Pain No Gain’. She works closely with each patient to achieve results. For those that are interested she prides herself in being able to help her patients understand why they have the issue in the first place and what they can do to prevent it returning. Her treatments are a two-way process with hands on input from Liney and feedback from her patients.

Paul Frawley
BSc (Hons), SMA (Level 4), HCPC registered as Physiotherapist

Paul completed a degree in Sports Rehabilitation in 2000 and is a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Athletic Trainers (BASRaT) and Sports Massage Association (Level 4). He has worked with the Rugby Football Union for 16 years with various age groups and for the last 8 years continues as Soft Tissue Therapist/Rehabiliator with the England Senior Team.

Paul has extensive experience in the treatment of shoulder, hip and lower back dysfunction and pain. Treatments are very much hands-on with the aim of reducing pain, enhancing movement and allowing return to normal function/sporting activity. This may include joint and active soft tissue mobilizations, intramuscular dry needling (IMS) and functional exercises. He has a special interest in using Pilates as part of the rehabilitation process having completed the Polestar comprehensive rehabilitation modules.

‘Training preparation’ is a key part of Paul’s philosophy. This includes flexibility/mobility, stability and functional exercises in preparation for sporting activity, with the aim of reducing injury risk and allowing you to continue to enjoy your sport.

If you’re looking for a Sports Massage treatment in Chichester or the wider West Sussex area please call us today on 01243 696630 or email reception@theboxgrove.com.