Sports & body health

Nicky Abell-Francis

Nicky Abell-FrancisNicky, Zenchi’s owner, specialises in a wide range of bodywork for injury recovery, maintenance or relaxation. Effective management of the body prevents risk of damage, maintaining fitness & improving performance levels. Wether amateur, semi-professional or work related injury Sports / Remedial massage can be utilised in many ways.

Muscle Reviver – 45 minutes £43 and 1 hour £47

An effective method for athletes or active individuals who are interested in improving sports performance. Combining specialised deep tissue techniques with stretching to address chronic or acute problems & increase flexibility. Specific areas or whole body can be requested. Ideal for general work related or postural tension.

Upper Basics – 30 minutes £30

Special focus on the back, neck & shoulders, a great treatment for tension relief from everyday strains.

Hot & Cold Stone Therapy – Full Stone 1 hour 15 minutes £75

An ancient healing art using application of hot basalt lava stones for deep penetration. Accompanied by therapeutic use of frozen marble stones. Bringing relief to tense, sore joints, stressed emotions & weary spirit. Traditional massage, aromatherapy & hot oil combine to warm, work & invigorate.

Package discounts

Regular treatments act as an MOT on the body preventing injuries & stress from building up, the package applies to any massage treatments Nicky provides.

  • Packages of 4 sessions prepaid 10% discount, 6 sessions 20% discount

What are the advantages of sports therapy?

The proven benefits of sports therapy massage are numerous, the techniques we use cover many body issues.

  • Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & back pain
  • Recovery after operations
  • Sciatica
  • Jetlag
  • Joint pain & stiffness
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Lymph-oedema
  • Whiplash
  • Postural problems (work related)
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Pregnancy & after childbirth
  • Improve healing of muscle tears, strains & sprains

Woman having massage of body in spa salonWhat are the after-effects of sports therapy massage?

The body will feel relaxed and more supple, with some tenderness if deep tissue massage has been administered. Clients can expect muscle stiffness over a 24 – 48 hr period, which is a natural occurrence in many people. Some may experience minor headaches as their body adapts to change & waste materials are pushed into the blood.

Feel energised: achieve optimum health, fitness & vitality. Treat massage as your prescription to wellbeing. Regular sessions will allow you to be aware of problems before they become chronic. Any work or sport can build up muscle weaknesses & tension. Balancing the nervous system, blood chemistry & boosting immunity may reduce risks of depression, high blood pressure & anxiety developing.

Just some of her Testimonials…

As a Personal Trainer, regular runner and cyclist Nicky has been treating me for a number of years. I rely on her sports massage to keep me and my legs in good shape and free from injury. I would really recommend the Thai massage too which is a completely different energising experience – I feel brilliant afterwards.

I am suffering from a chronic condition known as stenosis of the spine. This condition is very restricting and causes a great deal of pain when attempting to walk any distance. It is very debilitating. At the age of 69 I am finding it more difficult to do so many things we would normally take for granted in life.

Nicky has been treating me for over two years and I can only say what her treatment does for me is just wonderful. Nicky is very caring and most professional in her procedures. The after effects of her treatment give me more pain free movement in my limbs and a wonderful relaxed state of wellbeing. I would not hesitate in recommending Nicky’s unique hands on treatment to anyone. – Jim Porter

Thank you for the recent deep leg massage you gave me. When I arrived my legs were very swollen due to water retention, my ankles and knees were painful and my left leg in particular was very heavy; I felt I was dragging it after me. But since the two massages and following your advice my agility is markedly improved. I feel I am able to walk much better and for longer. I am more confident in moving up and down steps and my knees no longer feel so painful. I am really pleased at the effect of the treatment, even my lower back feels more free. – G.D. Wrexham

Contact us

To find out more or make a booking please call 01829 781155 or 07941 951533 or complete our enquiry form here.