Jo Tankard - Clinical Sports Massage Therapist
IRMT Swedish Massage
IRMT Sports Massage & Injuries Management
CHEK Practitioner Level 1/Holisitic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
CHEK Golf Biomechanics Certified
Instrument Assisted Massage Therapist
John Gibbons Bodymaster Method Joint Articulation/Mobilisations (including HVT)
Jo has been working full-time as a sports massage therapist and rehabilitator for the past 18 years. Jo worked in Osteopathic and Physiotherapy clinics until opening her own premises 10 years ago in Ipswich, where her reputation as a fixer when other therapies fail has grown. Jo’s skill set is in manual therapy using sports/deep tissue massage, mobilisations and articulations as part of your treatment in order to bring about full resolution. The client is then given any necessary lifestyle advice, stretching and exercises to continue at home.
Jo is also a CHEK (Corrective High Performance Exercise and Kinesiology) Exercise Coach and Practitioner. This includes personal training on a one-to-one basis for clients predominantly with musculoskeletal issues including Scoliosis, Arthritic knees/backs/hips, osteoporosis and clients recovering from cancer. Jo practises what she preaches, trains hard, eats well and practises mindfulness. Outside of work – a keen football fan, golfer, hiker and newbie SUP er (stand up paddle board).
"I have always had a natural ability to help people heal. From the age of 11 I was massaging my dad’s and sister’s shoulders to ease their tension. Where other people tired after 10 seconds, even then I would happily massage away for half an hour. I firmly believe that posture in relaxation is the key to reduction of injuries and reduction of tension and stress in the body. I particularly enjoy working on the subtle energies in the body, using a combination of stretching, yoga, tai chi, feldenkrais and pilates so that you walk away with increase energy not exhaustion."