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Having suffered from chronic hip and shoulder pain from sports injury for over 4 years and only obtaining short term relief from other practitioners I had no reason to be anymore optimistic when I booked in a session with Clive.  We spent a considerable time discussing the mechanism of my injuries and agreed to a course of six treatments in quick succession, each to solely focus on one area.  After only the first two, I was able to sleep all night without being woken several times by the usual discomfort.  this in its own right improved my quality of life immediately.  After the six treatments I now have very low grade aches, nothing like the pain I used to experience and have gone nearly a month without steady deterioration I would expect by now.

I can strongly recommend Clive to anyone from the professional sportsman, through to the keen amateur to anyone returning from injury or surgery.  Provided I adhere to the exercises he suggested for me I can assist my body to recover and am able to do far more with greater ease again.  If you are however looking for a spa treatment - go elsewhere.  This is Hard core sports massage and not for the feint hearted, I could only tolerate it because of the results Clive was obtaining for me.

Clive practices with a sense of humour - 'everybody swears sooner or later' - but instils confidence in his ability while maintaining a professional manner.


A Bridestowe and Sourton resident.

 



Having completed the Welsh Cycling Association 12 Hour Time Trial yesterday, a cheeky 254 miles, Clive came to the rescue.  Legs were tired, obviously, however I was struggling with neck pain from a sustained period in one position whilst on my bike! 

One call to Clive and I'm sorted.  Having participated in many different sports, I have been on the receiving of many sports therapists over the years, and Clive is the best by many a country mile.   I would highly recommend him to others who like to punish their bodies through sporting madness.

 

G Mcdougall, Bridestowe, Devon. 2015 

 

 

I am seriously impressed with the effectiveness of Clive’s treatments. After my GP had told me there is not much that can be done to the pain in my knee, leg and hip other than to stop running I went to see Clive as I didn’t want to pull out of my first half marathon which was due in four weeks. Four sessions with him and I ran an easy half with a good time and absolutely pain free! Clive is a brilliant massage therapist with amazing diagnostic skills; I cannot recommend him highly enough! Thank you!!

 

Sanna Niva, South Woodford, March 2013

 

 

 

"I trained for the London Marathon in 2000 and had to pull out after my longest run of 20 miles due to severe hip pain. I tried again the following year, but the same thing happened.  Iwas told by my physio that I'd never be able to run a marathon as the heavy training caused inflammation of my hips.
I decide to build up my core muscles and did pilates and yoga to strengthen them.  I had gait analysis and orthotics in my running shoes,and only ran short distances on & off for the next 7 years leading up to the Reading half marathon in 2008.
During my training for the 2012 London marathon, I visited Clive for a series of sports massages before the big day as a preventative measure every time my hips got really tight, and his excellent treatment prevented a last minute injury.
I completed the London marathon in 4:54, not a particularly impressive time, but I had no hip pain even after the event.
Clive's an excellent holistic therapist and, most importantly for me, helped remove the injury barrier so that I could achieve my goal. Thanks".

Sheryl Sur, Broxbourne


“After 3 years out, Clive's great work got me running after only a matter of weeks. I had been unable to run due to a combination of runner's knee and a painfully tight quad and hamstring muscle on my left leg. An MRI scanned revealed nothing, and I turned to Clive after 8 weeks of NHS physio made no difference at all. I discussed my problem with Clive who implemented various sports massage techniques each week and after 4 sessions, I was back at the gym and able to run freely. I am hugely impressed with the speed and effectiveness of Clive's treatments, all of which came at a very reasonable price from a great bloke. Cannot recommend highly enough to anyone recovering from an injury.” May 30, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

hired Clive as a Sports Massage in 2011, and hired Clive more than once

Iain Johnson, Loughton

“Clive has provided sports massage for a number of years. I would recommend his approach very highly. He does a good job and makes a great difference.”

hired Clive as a Sports massage in 2009, and hired Clive more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Paul Lincoln, London


"I injured my calf during a race and contacted Clive having found him through Google.

After being diagnosed with a torn calf I told Clive that I was due to run a Marathon in four weeks time and didn't want to pull out so would he be able to get me ready. After three intense sessions and a detailed rehabilitation programme I was lining up with thousands of other runners on the start line of the Seville Marathon, It was amazing considering I could not run 10 meters four weeks ago, I completed the marathon with no issues!
Clive's in depth knowledge and friendly manner really helps you understand your injury and how the healing process works, I would recommend Clive to all my all my friends at the drop of a hat and now see Clive on a monthly basis to ensure everything is in working order.
The fact that Clive does home visits too is a definite plus seeing as I don't drive.

Thanks and regards".

Dan Gritton, Loughton

 


"I was in great pain with a frozen shoulder type complaint. Six months seeing a physiotherapist didn't help. Clive completely cleared it up after 3 sessions! Marvellous! I am constantly amazed by his ability to find sore muscles!"

 

Allan L. Forest Hill


 

 

"I have known Clive for a number of years and find that his massage therapy complements perfectly my osteopathic treatments. I am now based in Dorset but aim to book at least one session with him each time I travel back to Herts to see friends and family-quite a regular occurrence.
Since I discovered the benefits of massage I have visited several different practitioners with varying approaches and techniques-I have to say that Clive is excellent-with very good results-I would recommend him to anyone wishing to give the therapy a try".

 

Marion Darville. Dorset


 

"I have had about 6 years of dragging one leg or the other, so falling over frequently, and very painful, stairs being impossible - and now I am much better, in fact I think I shall be walking well by summer. I may always need a stick unless I become more balanced so will work on that next. All this improvement is due to Clive and his treatments. I wish my daughter could get to see him".

 

Hazel Sherrington. Barbican, London

 

A more detailed testamonial from Hazel.

"I have suffered from painful hips and knees for about six years. At first I took anti-inflammatory’s and treated it as arthritis, normal for a person in their mid seventies. I began to take things seriously and went through the usual process of chiropody for a few months, then acupuncture, herbal medicine with vitamin and mineral supplements, and a range of oils, from omega 3's and 6's to green lipped mussel oils. As with many joint problems there were good days and bad, and I assumed that the good were outweighing the bad. I had a bad fall on a pavement hitting the ground with a thump on my left knee. This healed gradually. Then I had another heavy fall.

A visit to a knee surgeon revealed sufficient damage to recommend a knee replacement. I found this difficult to manage since the metal replacement was very heavy and my leg and foot tended to drag. A long period of physiotherapy and massage was pleasant but non-productive. I tried swimming, gentle exercise, regular walks, even Yoga and Pilates, though it was impossible to get down or up from the floor, since my new knee hurt too much to put weight on it (and still does).

Last year I was limping so badly that I went back to the surgeon who decided my opposite hip needed a replacement and this was done last June. I was sure I would be one of those who would be walking well in six weeks. Wrong. I was still in a lot of pain and limping badly in September.

In early October, by word of mouth I heard of Clive, a sport injury specialist healer. From the first I felt at home with his friendly and confident manner. It was clear that he knew and cared about my problem and felt positive about helping me. I cannot express how much relief I felt during the treatment. He is not only gentle and competent in handling damaged tissues but can explain at the same time exactly what he is doing and why it will help in the healing process. I left feeling good. At first I was exhausted after the treatments as my muscles objected at being awakened and made to work again. Gradually I improved, though I still limped a lot. Clive studied my walk and diagnosed a mistake in the movement in my knee-replaced leg, suggesting an alternative action that improved my walk immediately and with practice is now my normal gait.

Still carrying a stick, just in case, I now walk more or less normally, I can get round the house and climb stairs quite well and movements are no problem. I feel no pain in hips or knees, which is quite a relief after so many years of putting up with it.

I strongly recommend that anyone with joint injuries should consult Clive first - I sometimes wonder whether I would have undergone surgery quite so quickly had I had his expert treatment earlier. Be that as it may, I am very grateful to Clive for giving me back my mobility and an improvement in many aspects of my life".

Hazel Sherrington. Barbican, London

 


"I wanted to give positive feedback on my Sports Massage session with Clive, I went to see him a week before a performance, hip pain is all gone, I was able to do the show perfectly, thanks a lot"

 

Anna Zant. Performer


 

 

Clive is not just a massage therapist. He is a brilliant one! The description of massage therapist in his case is a complete misnomer and undervalues his immense power and gift of unique form of therapy. His treatment seems to be something between physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy and massage and probably most importantly his intuitive diagnostic skills, picking up where additional problems might lie, which invariably is the real cause of the actual presenting symptom, following the treatment of which invariably clears the problem and its related symptoms.

I have been blessed with his services for just over two years now and hopefully it will continue for a considerably longer time.

I am a 70 year old retired GP who over the years because of the gradual onset of musculo-skeletal and joint problems due to early onset of arthritis and previous accidents and advancing age, have had to have regular massage, physio and osteopathy for years to keep my various joints and muscles active and healthy and consequently I’ve had many therapists over the years. But I have never experienced such excellent work as Clive’s in clearing up most of my chronic problems or the more recently acquired ones which normally settle down after a few short sessions. But I have him on regular weekly sessions as a preventive measure which seems to be effective for me. I’d had a chronic frozen shoulder problem with my left shoulder and chronic problems with my right groin, hip and adductor muscles due to severe previous injury. Following his work over the weeks, Thankfully both tiresome chronic problems have cleared up and if by any chance they recur which can happen following overuse or further injury, they usually clear up again after a couple of sessions. He has also managed to clear up my chronic cervical spondylitis (Neck problem) and occasional backache and sciatica, knee problems as well the regular leg cramps that I used to get as a result of the side effect of some of my medications.

In addition to his therapeutic work, he can also give great holistic relaxing and pampering massage which is wonderful. He also teaches individuals some simple exercises , techniques and advice so that one can do in between sessions to keep the body in good trim.

As an aside, he has also seen my teenage godson who is a keen athlete and footballer from time to time and given him some valuable advice and exercises to prevent injury as well as treating his occasional niggling injuries.

I thoroughly recommend his services to anyone who might be in need of body maintenance. I am sure that once you have tried him, you’d be so pleased and spoilt that you would not want to go to anybody else.

 

Dr.Kai Kermani, BSc(Hons.), MBBS, LRCP.,MRCS.,DRCOG.,MRCGP.,BCRP.

Retired general practitioner, counsellor and healer, author and poet

Loughton, Essex