Amy is a professionally trained dancer, having secured scholarships to study Classical Ballet at the world-renowned Arts Educational School (now known as Tring Park) and Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre, graduating with a BA (Hons) along with a diploma in Jazz Dance. Since graduating Amy has worked in different areas of the industry as a dancer and actress, including working with Dita Von Teese and appearing in prime time TV commercials. Amy has also worked as a dance lecturer, gaining her PGCE from Oxford Brookes University. Whilst studying at the Arts Educational School, Amy sustained a severe injury that required her to take 2 years out of training. Motivated by this experience, Amy decided to train as a sports massage therapist. Although fully qualified, Amy participates in continuous professional development, attending additional courses to further her knowledge and expertise. Amy is a member of the Sports Massage Association and has an up to date CRB.
Nestled within Neal's Yard Remedies at Parkway Shopping Centre in Newbury, Starr Sports Massage specialises in therapeutic sports massage.
Although termed ‘Sports Massage’, the physiological and psychological benefits are by no means restricted to sports people alone. Anyone suffering from tight muscles, poor flexibility or posture, soft tissue dysfunction or stress can benefit from sports massage. It particularly helps the skin, muscles, lymphatic system, central nervous system, circulation, blood pressure, bones and joints, lungs, adipose tissue, abdominal organs, metabolism and the mind.
All treatments are carried out by owner Amy, an ex-professional dancer and actress, she came to the profession after developing an injury. A member of the Sports Massage Association with an up to date CRB, Amy participates in continuous professional development to ensure her skills are up to date. Recognising that each client is unique she will assess you pre and post-treatment in order to develop a bespoke treatment plan.
Treatments can be tailored to suit clients wishing to improve their sporting performance, aid injury recovery, or just wanting to relieve any aches and pains while relaxing.
Centrally located, there's ample parking at the Parkway Centre. Amy also runs additional clinics at The Physiotherapy Clinic in Newbury and Midgham. All have free parking and are easily accessible.