James Hurst

Massage Therapist
Qualifications:
  • BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Practitioners Diploma in Pregnancy Massage
  • Member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM)
  • Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Favourite Thing to Treat:

Lower Back, Hip Flexors, Hamstrings and Quads

Bio:

James is a Soft Tissue Therapist, trained at the London School of Sports Massage – the home of Soft Tissue Therapy. He’s qualified to assess, treat and help rehabilitate minor and chronic injuries, to improve your body’s soft tissue and correct functional imbalance and movement.

With a background in professional dance and fitness, James has always been fascinated by how the body works and functions. After 17 years of working within the charity sector as an operations director, he felt a strong need to reconnect with his own body and health.  James hired a personal trainer to get his body back on track and as he got fit and healthy again he wondered why he ever stopped in the first place.  He decided it was time to give back, in a different way, by providing 1:1 treatments to promote relaxation, recovery, rehabilitation and/or restoration.

Through his private practice James is experienced at treating a wide variety of clients from mothers to musicians and performers to amateur athletes and office workers.

The main treatment provided, Soft Tissue Therapy, encompasses Sports, Deep Tissue, and Remedial Massage. Soft Tissue Therapy helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. James believes that if it’s employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, soft tissue therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.

James uses a variety of techniques depending on your needs, from neuromuscular technique (trigger point therapy) and soft tissue release, to deep tissue massage and muscle energy technique.

In his spare time, James loves spending time with friends and family, cooking healthy delicious food, organising trips out to the cinema, or a walk in his beloved Kew Gardens.