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London Olympics & Paralympics 2012


Karen and Nick are extremely proud to have been selected to provide sports massage for athletes and teams at the London 2012.

Karen initally working at holding camps with the Afghan and British Virgin Island teams prior to the games. During the Olympics, Karen was at Wembley (and the training centre) working specificially with Badminton Judo and Wrestling. For the Paralympics, Karen was pool side at the Aquatic centre, as part of the FOP (Field of Play) team amongst other tasks in the Olympic Park.

Prior to the Games, Nick was part of the selection team interviewing potential candiates to volunteer for sports massage as part of the medical services team. During the Olympics, Nick was one of only four Lead Practitoners working at the Polyclinic at the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park during the games.


Read about Nick's experience here:- Nick 2012 | Karen's experience here:- Karen 2012

Before and after!

Karen and Nick set up "Silverstone Soft Tissue Therapy" after qualifying as Sports & Remedial Massage Practitioners through the highly regarded NLSSM massage school and are full members of the the Sports Massage Association (of which Nick is a Director and Board Member, 2010/15). Further qualifications followed with Sports Therapy in 2008 and Medical Acupuncture in 2013 (OMT).

Working primarily from dedicated treatment room in St Albans, Hertfordshire, they also offer a mobile service visiting clients (subject to access and parking).

As experienced practitioners, Karen and Nick have previosuly provided services for the English Institute of Sport and the British Athletes Commission working with professional athletes, the Herts Sports Partnership (elite athlete support programme) and TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme), working with many funded up and coming elite athletes from a wide range of sports.

Karen & Nick regularly provide pre & post event work for runners/athletes at events such as St Albans Half Marathon and London Marathon to name a couple. Nick & Karen are both CRB checked and hold relevant up to date First Aid qualifications.

Silverstone Soft Tissue Therapy most definitely do not just deal with sports injuries, a large proportion of their growing client base comes from anybody who might have a general 'everyday' injury, for instance; had a sore back or a tight calf, suffered whiplash, had their neck going into spasm, it could in fact be caused by any sort of activity what so ever, or just be caused by a stressful job or life!.

Silverstone Pregnancy Massage also offer Pre and post natal massage which benefits the wellbeing of both mother and baby. click here for more information.

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