Introduction to Anna, Sports/Remedial Massage, Relief, Recovery, Preparation and Rehabilitation
Anna Rollo, our Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist over the last few years, is classed as one of the most knowledgable and respected massage therapists in Sydney. With a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy, Cert IV in Fitness Training and also a Certificate in Kinesio Training, Anna’s qualifications alone exemplify her ability to deal with active individuals at all levels. Anna has an array of experience dealing with active individuals and is famous for her sports massage, where she takes the time to ensure all clients are provided with great comfort and results. Some sports Anna has dealt with include ice skating, soccer, hockey, basketball, golf and rugby. These are just to name a few.
All sports have a demanding physical element and the unfortunate reality is that over time, they take their toll on the body. Without the right preparation and recovery and measures, individuals are prone to injury. In order to continue enjoying the benefits of sport, it is vital that the pressures of the sport are managed. It is safe to say that all professional sporting teams have a sports massage therapist and a fitness trainer on the team, to educate players and deal with any issues as they arise. Having Anna on your team is crucial in ensuring that you are able to continue participating in the activities which you enjoy most.
What Anna has to say:
Sports Massage is a key ingredient to physical and mental preparation and recovery with all sports. My philosophy is to find the source of acute problems and then to prescribe a massage and exercise plan for that specific issue. As everyone is different, I tailor my treatment plans specifically for each individual clients needs.
My interests in sports and sports massage go back to my days in Poland, where my mother was a physiotherapist and I had a lot of involvement in the whole sporting scene. My studies and therapeutic directions have been geared to specialist sports conditioning, as this is what I am passionate about. Although I enjoy all types of remedial massage, sports massage is the most exciting for me. It is where I can use all my ability and knowledge in a therapeutic application, which benefits my clients, and that is important to me.
What patients have to say:
Charlie: ‘I have been playing golf for a number of years and I noticed a constant pain developing in my back and arms. Initially, I visited Anna for treatment with muscle strain. In the course of a few treatments, I was not only able to address the strain, but also rectify other issues I had. In addition, I learnt some great exercises which I do before and after a game, greatly assisting in my golf swing and recovery time.
Joe: ‘I play Rugby, an especially physically demanding sport, for a team in the Inner West. I have been seeing Anna regularly for over 2 years now and I get exited in the days leading up to my massage with Anna. I just want to say thank you for everything, Anna!’
Voula: ‘I’m a netballer and a dancer so my fitness regime is pretty demanding. I don’t know if I would still have been able to keep to this schedule if it wasn’t for Anna’s help.’