Sports Strapping and Taping

by Simon Heale LCSP NRHP at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, Fulham Rd., SW10

Are you training for a Spring Event? Playing sport? Training regularly? Sitting in front of a computer all day? Carrying small children all day?

As a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist I look after a wide variety of patients. From regular exercisers, to marathon runners, Iron-Men and Women, tri-athletes and people participating in everyday activities and sports. I treat their injuries and niggles through Deep Tissue Massage, Myo-fascial massage, Acupuncture, exercises and through Strapping and Taping.

Strapping and Taping is the direct application of elastic and non-elastic tape to support a joint or muscle group, to limit its range of motion, thereby reducing pain, inflammation and promoting healing.

The most common exercise related injuries needing strapping are sprained and strained ankles, knees, wrists and shoulders. Strapping an area allows you to function pain free and gets you back to full fitness more efficiently.

It is not only exercise or sports people involved: More recently I have been applying strapping to backs and shoulders to help with computer based injuries and aches. This postural correction technique not only relieves the strained muscles of the upper back and neck, but limits the movement of the shoulder blades and shoulders, keeping your back straight and supported.

So in short: Strapping and Taping can help with:

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Stabilisation
  • Postural Correction

For more information on how Simon Heale can help you with any Musculo-Skeletal issue, whether sport, exercise or work induced, please call him on 07932 393972 or use the form. To book an appointment please call Clinic on 02073523087. Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Simon Heale is Co Director of Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, A Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist, Hypnotherapist and Cranio-Sacral Therapist.

Simon Heale

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