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Rachel Berryman

LSSM (Dip), MISRM, MSMA

I developed an interest in soft tissue therapy while training for the London Marathon in 2012, experiencing first-hand the benefits of sports massage / soft tissue therapy when training at an increased level.  Experiencing these benefits, I then sought remedial massage to assist with ongoing poor postural issues around my neck and shoulders, seeing a marked reduction in the pain and discomfort I had felt for a number of years.  Realising the benefits of massage as both sports and remedial therapy motivated me to pursue a career as a Soft Tissue Therapist. I completed the ISRM/BTEC (Level 5) Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy / Soft Tissue Therapy with the London School of Sport Massage (LSSM) in 2014.  

Since then I have completed a number of additional training courses including becoming a certified Level 2 Rockdoc in kinesiology taping application.  I have a keen interest in running and have completed the Running Repairs course with The Running Physio, Tom Goom and more recently the Strength & Conditioning with Rehabilitation of Runners with Benoy Mathew and Glen Robbins.   I also have a keen interest in treating soft tissue issues experienced by pregnant and postnatal clients having recently trained in this area after my own experiences during pregnancy.  You can find out more about the training I have completed here

I enjoy seeing clients from all walks of life, ensuring everyone receives a professional service whether this is for a sport or remedial soft tissue issue whilst working with them to achieve their goals. My clients include elite athletes, recreational sports people, and those who benefit from remedial soft tissue work to help them lead the lifestyle they wish to.  I currently work from a clinic in my home in Hook, Hampshire.  For three years, I also provided the Soft Tissue Therapy at Farnham Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, gaining valuable experience working in a multi-disciplinary clinic, only leaving when I had my son.

I have worked at a number of high profile events with elite athletes including the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships both in London in 2017.  I also worked as part of the international medical team as a soft tissue therapist and mentor to local massage therapists at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.  In addition, I was a soft tissue therapist for Basingstoke RFC for the 2014-15 season and have worked at a number of more local events including the Hook Fun Run and Road Races, Fleet Half Marathon, London Marathon, Crossfit 1664 Colosseum Games, Crossfit Box Rocks and Bournemouth Rugby 7s.

I am a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and the Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA). I am fully insured and hold an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.  Click here to find out more about my training.

When I am not working, I'm a Mummy to a baby boy and currently assisting in the renovation of our home.  Having been a keen runner, if/when time now allows I enjoy training in the gym, swimming and running - I completed the London marathon again in 2018. I am actively involved with Hook Runners, sitting on the original committee as the Membership Secretary for the first two years and regularly training with them.  rb massage has sponsored Hook Runners since it was founded in 2016.  Away from sport and exercise, I enjoy watching live comedy and live music. I also enjoy learning about different cultures and their history and like planning holidays to incorporate this.

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