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My name is Claire Cresswell; I have worked as a Sports, Remedial, Medical and Indian Head Massage Practitioner since 2001.

I qualified as a Sports Massage Practitioner in 2001 and received my training in London at the London School of Sports Massage.  Since then my clients have included The Brighton and Hove Rugby Club,  Burgess Hill Football Club, London Marathon, the London Triathlon,  Mid Sussex Triathlons, Microsoft Challengers’ Trophies and worked for fourteen years with the long established Physio Therapy Centre in Haywards Heath.

I have a practice at the back of my house in Hassocks, and work full time. I also work as a Core Massage Therapist with the WTA (Womens Tennis Association). This work provides exclusive treatments on the elite female tennis players and has me working around the world for 10 tournaments a year with them. As with all my work its a huge privilege. The techniques I use vary according to specific need and range from gentle to deep soft tissue massage to soft tissue release (STR). I have also completed a course in 2008 on medical massage (AMMA) that allows me to work in conjunction with Physiotherapists, Surgeons, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and General Practitioners. This was a 3 year course and allows me to safely and professionally treat/massage patients that have diagnosed medical conditions and work with referrals from local GP’s and medical consultants.

I love the variation in my work and enjoy providing the best possible treatment for each individual.  My clients come to me with a vast range of needs - sportsmen/women, those with very specific special or medical needs, day to day injuries or problems and those that simply require a relaxing massage to help calm the stresses of daily life.

I am CRB registered and treat children that are aged 11 years and older with parental accompaniment.

On a personal level, I have always been very involved in sport and have completed many Half Ironman events. In 2011, I represented Great Britain at my second IronMan in Roth, Germany (2.4 swim/112 mile bike /26.2 mile run).  I am also a Level 1 British Triathlon Coach with the juniors that are coached in the triathlon club that I am part of.  I live with my wonderful husband Tim and we have 3 rather mischievous cats.   When I'm not working or training,  my interests include reading, gardening, time with my big family, walking, and travelling.  This year I swam 4.6 miles, cycled 80 miles of the South Downs Way. Next Year I look to into Xterra Triathlons.