Welcome to a regular feature ... the guest post. An interesting way to share information and knowledge among the online sporting community.
I've invited some of my clients to answer a few questions in the form of a Q&A post. They all have very different connections to sport and I look forward to reading and sharing their responses with you in the future. We continue today with some words of wisdom from Semi Pro Footballer, Rory Fallon.
Name: Rory Fallon
Profession: Semi Professional Footballer / Sports Coach
Your Personal Sport / Fitness role: Football
How many years have you been involved with your sport and how many hours a week do you train ?
I've been involved with my sport since the age of 4 or 5. I usually have two training sessions and one or two games a week
What is your main drive / motivation to succeed?
My main motivation is purely my love for the game
What is your personal method of training?
I train as part of a team twice a week but also do extra training myself including additional running most days when I can. I also go to the gym most days of the week
Are you part of a society, group, gym or organisation for your sport?
I go weekly to a yoga class to prepare and stretch to help my flexibility
What would you say is the best / worst part of your chosen sport and why?
The best part of my sport is playing in front of big crowds and the praise you get from supporters. Worst part for me is the time spent traveling on coaches
What is your most pleasing memory / success story to date?
Most pleasing things that have in football is I've managed to win two promotions . Also to get picked for England schoolboys and Great Britain universities teams
If someone was interested in getting involved in your sport, how would you recommend they do that?
For someone trying to get involved with football I'd suggest joining a team that is well organised and has good coaches. Practice as much as you can whenever you have the opportunity to improve any part of your game
Are there any tips / pieces of good advice that you have picked up whilst studying your sport?
Don't worry about other players levels, just concentrate on trying to be as good as you can be
How did you first hear about Chorlton Massage?
How often do you use massage as part of your training schedule?
I usually like to have a massage as often as possible but sometimes when restricted with time, probably every few weeks
What beneficial effects does massage have for you and how long do the effects of the massage remain after the session?
It relaxes the body sufficiently and for me personally, releases the build up of tension in the lower back and glutes.
For what specific reasons do you use massage?
I use massage mainly for a sports injury but also rehab and recovery
How likely are you to recommend Chorlton Massage to a friend or sporting associate?
Many thanks Rory for sharing your thoughts with the Chorlton Massage community. Good luck with your future seasons and in achieving your own personal aims and accolades.
If you are interested in booking a treatment massage for yourself, then prices are : -
£25 for 30 mins (perfect for small areas i.e. neck, shoulders & back, or just legs)
£35 for 45 mins ( we can do a full-body massage in this time)
£40 for 60 mins (a regular and most popular session for a full body deep-tissue through to relaxation treatment )
I am open for treatments most weekdays 10 am until 7pm, weekends 10am until 5pm. Please try, when possible, to book in advance of the time you are looking to make your appointment for. That way I will have more chance of being able to help you when you are available.
Massage shouldn't simply be considered for times of injury, think of it as a support mechanism to help maintain a healthier body and mind. This in turn allows you to better appreciate the sports you enjoy and through increased flexibility of muscles and fibres that regular massage offers, help prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
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I look forward to working with you soon , thanks Craig