Ria is currently working to complete her Level 4 in Sports Massage Therapy but already has a plenitude of experience and knowledge behind her and has been a sports massage therapist since 2009.
Ria has worked as a self employed sports massage therapist at Banstead Sports Centre, Surrey and Gower College Sports Centre, Swansea. She currently works with Reebok Velocity Crossfit treating members and competitors.
Richard has been a Graduate Sports Therapist since 2017 after graduating from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen. Since then he has been applying his skills in a sporting environment working alongside Bon-Y-Maen RFC, Swansea School Boys Under15s Rugby and more recently Fall Bay RFC. During his time in university Richard gained experience working with teams such as the Newport Dragons senior team, Wales Under20s world cup squad, Llanelli Scarlets Under18s and Trinity Saint David sports teams.
Mika has been a qualified Sports Massage Therapist since 2015 after studying Level 3 Swedish Body Massage and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy at Gower College Swansea. During her studies, Mika worked with individuals and athletes alike, working especially with her own team Swansea City Roller Derby.
During her time with Swansea City Roller Derby, Mika developed an understanding of the pressures placed on the body through training and ways to prevent strains and support recovery from injury.
Mika also has personal experience of some gymnastics/calisthenics training, running and weight training and has an interest in how the different ways we use our body impact our muscles.
Mika has been self employed since completing her Swedish massage qualification in 2014. In this time she has worked with individuals, martial artists, yogis, runners, weight lifters, skaters, gymnasts and more. She has worked at the Wiggle Dragon Ride for Bodyworks before joining the team in Walter Road.
Ben has been a qualified Sport Therapist since 2014 after graduating from the University of Gloucestershire. Since, he has been applying his therapy and rehabilitation skills both in a clinic and sporting environment. Within sport he has worked with teams such as Barry Town United, Newport County AFC, University of South sports teams and also the Welsh University Football team.
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Kinesio Tape trained
Rob has been a qualified Registered Massage Practitioner since 2013 after studying Sports Massage at Gower College Swansea . During this time, he worked with individuals, athletes and teams, helping them achieve their goals and has also worked with the Scottish national hockey team during their home Nations championships. Rob is always keen to learn new skills that will help support the management of sports injuries.
Training in martial arts (Karate & Kick Boxing) and spending time in the dojo have helped Rob develop an understanding of how specific training, stretching and conditioning can help avoid injury and sustain participation in sporting activities.
VTCT level 4 certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
VTCT level 3 certificate in Swedish Massage
Rob is a team leader with the BodyWorks events massage team, working at major sporting occasions such as IRONMAN Wales, Wiggle Dragon Ride and Swansea Bay Half Marathon