Stuart Leonard – Sports Massage

sports massageStuart is a qualified Sports/Deep Tissue Massage Therapist and Sport Psychology Consultant. Having originally studied as a personal Trainer, fitness class instructor and sports/body massage therapist in 2003 through one of the leading training providers in the industry – Premier Training, Stuart has been successfully providing physical and soft-tissue therapy services to people from all walks of life, from injured athletes to stressed executives with muscular tension for the past eight years. He is a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Having worked in the health and fitness industry and being involved in sport for a lifetime, Stuart embarked on a four-year period of study within Sport Psychology in 2006, gaining a  first Class honours degree from Bucks New University and a masters degree in Applied Sport Psychology from St Mary’s University (Twickenham) in 2009. He is also currently working towards becoming a BASES Sport & Exercise Scientist (Psychology discipline) and continuing work in the research of sport psychology. Stuart has a thirst for optimising both sporting performance and quality of life for individuals from a variety of sports and walks of life through his methods, aiming to assist a sustainable change in thoughts, feelings and behaviours in those involved in professional, amateur and recreational sport and exercise settings.

Stuart has continued to improve his knowledge across several domains through continued professional development in a number of areas including qualifications in advanced deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, GP Referral, anatomy and physiology, on-site acupressure massage, circuit training and Boxercise as well as studying various elements of mainstream psychology, strength and conditioning, sports science, sports injuries and medical conditions and many more elements at undergraduate degree level.

Stuart is a very keen sportsman, playing both football and cricket regularly and enjoys going to the gym, whilst taking an interest in a variety of other different sports and exercise activities.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Stuart for further information and bookings –  phone 07717 235595 or email sportsmassage@carmenta-life.co.uk.