Sports Massage

The primary purpose of Sports Massage Therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity whilst promoting a faster healing process.

Sports Massage can be used to aid injury rehabilitation, provide a regular fine tuning to maintain muscle function or whether you’re looking for a pre or post event massage.

The main advantages of Sports Massage are:

  • reduce swelling and bruising
  • to speed healing
  • remove trigger points formed as a result of injury
  • eliminate areas of stress in the muscles created through compensation for your injury
  • decrease pain
  • maintain your muscles in the best state of nutrition, flexibility and vitality, thus hastening recovery and also enabling them to function at their maximum after recovery

Sports massage is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from it, including people in physically demanding jobs. Occupational, emotional and postural stress can also produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.



This is a running course for beginners. Couch to 5K, designed to get you off the couch and running in just 8 weeks. Grab your trainers, follow my lead and do your homework!

Graduation is a timed, 5k Parkrun (#parkrun)

Current course starts March 7th, meeting in Abbeymead from 6-7pm.  Price £30 FULLY BOOKED


To make the most out of this course you should already be able to run 5k (in approx. 40mins). I will look to improve your time and increase your distance using tempo and speed sessions.

Graduation will be a 10k group run (or a race if we can find one)

Current course starts March 7th, meeting in Abbeymead from 7-8pm.  Price £30 FULLY BOOKED


Feeling shy or just lacking confidence in wearing lycra?! You can book your very own run session, that’s tailored around you, your current fitness levels and future running goals.


Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them – some don’t. The best way to find out is to try it!

The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.

With increasing levels of stress in our everyday lives, it is important that we take more responsibility for our own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern day living.



Kinesio Taping

How does it work?

Sorry, lots of anatomical speak coming up.

Kinesio Taping works by aiding the lymphatic and muscle systems to substantially reduce recovery times and improve fitness levels.

Taping aims to encourage lymphatic fluid to move from areas of high pressure to low pressure and towards working lymph nodes (in other words reduce swelling).

Kinesio Taping can also help to facilitate the stretch response, with movement or muscle contraction. To ensure that the muscles have free range of motion, I love Rocktape which is stretchier, stickier and snappier and so out performs other tapes available.

Kinesio Taping is based on a different philosophy that aims to give free range of motion in order to allow the body’s muscular system to heal itself bio-mechanically.

Physiological Effects of Kinesio Taping:

  • Relieves pain
  • Supports muscles in movement
  • Removes lymphatic fluid congestion
  • Corrects joint mis-alignment
  • Assists in positioning a muscle or joint into proper position for rehabilitation
  • Assists a weak muscle by placing it in a normal position


‘It’s never too late to start!’
Up until 4 years ago (age 47) I had never run (didn’t think I could!) I then built up, thru a local running club and managed 5k then my first 10k! Sadly I found that so tough that I pretty much gave up and vowed to never do a 10k again. That was until Jo set up Project Active. I signed up to Jo’s first C25K in October last year and am so pleased to have completed another 10k today!! It was tough going but this time I am not going to quit as have a fantastic bunch of running buddies thru the Group and Jo and Maria are inspirational and motivational and we all help each other … whatever our speed. So at 51 I have my running mojo back and it’s thx to Project Active and its members. If I can do it so can YOUAngela Roles Prosser
5 weeks ago I couldn’t get my breath back after 90 seconds. Week 6 onto ten minutes and recovery rate is unreal I still have a way to go but 5 weeks in and alongside with healthy eating I have managed to lose 8 1/2lb. Feeling really motivated. The group are truly lovely and we all comment on here to meet up, which is brilliant as running alone isn’t quite the same.
We are all ages, sizes and speeds but we are all on the same path. To each 5 k !!Joanne Caine
Jo is so knowledgeable and a natural instructor. She offered great advice and encouragement but never made me feel under pressure. I also have monthly massages from Jo which are a life saver, she always manages to put me back together! Thanks Jo!Kerrie Andrews
Incredibly professional and effective.
Thoroughly recommendable and superb value.
Amazing results.Tim Sadler
If like me you think you can’t run but it’s something you really want to try, I would highly recommend joining Project Active’s C25K group – if I can do so can you!Clare Bryce