I’m Laura the founder of Berlin Sports Massage.
I’m originally from the UK and since 2012 Berlin has been home. Swimming is my primary sport which I have done since I was old enough to float. I became a qualified ASA coach before I was even in college and loved every minute of it. Although my swimming dwindled as the studying (!) increased it was a saviour in the last year of my PhD as it paid well and was considerably more fun than most part time jobs.
In 2013, after 8 years of advancing medical imaging, I decided to get back to my human anatomy/physiology background to do something really productive and fun. I became a qualified sports massage therapist in 2014 and set up Berlin Sports Massage the same year.
Since then I’ve had the great pleasure of working at some amazing events and with world class sports teams:
Adidas Runners Berlin (Germany), San Antonio Spurs (2014 NBA Champions) at the Global Games in Berlin, Durham County Cricket Club (England Champions 2013, UK), Bupa Great North Run (2013 UK), BBM Ultimate Frisbee Tournament (Germany), Urban Sports Club Football League (Germany)
On a more down to earth note I work regularly with individual athletes of all levels and from all types of sport including volleyball, rugby, football, running, swimming, gymnastics, acrobatics, circus performing, cross-fit, weight lifting, modern pentathlon as well as professional musicians and singers.
Fascial Manipulation, Fascial Manipulation Institute by Stecco, UK
Functional Kinesio Taping, RockTape, Germany
CPD Functional Running & Gait Re-Education, Kinetic Revolution, UK
CPD Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques Master Class, Bodymaster Method, UK
CPD Hip & Groin Master Class, Bodymaster Method, UK
CPD Shoulder Joint Master Class, Bodymaster Method, UK
Diploma ITEC level 4 Sports Massage The Performance Clinic, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
Diploma ITEC Level 3 Holistic Body Massage St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, England
Sports Massage Association www.thesma.org Full Member
Rock Tape Qualified Professional
ITEC qualifications are accredited by OFQUAL on behalf of the Department of Education in the UK. They are recognized in 33 countries around the world. The highest Sports Massage Therapy qualification is ITEC Level 5.
By ITEC international standards I’m qualified to work with sports people up to Elite Athlete level providing injury management and recovery treatments.