Sports Therapy

Sports Therapist - Nicky Abell-FrancisZenchi Therapy provides a leading sports therapy service in Tarporley, Cheshire. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent range of professional treatments to suit all manner of injuries.

We have two therapists working from the Clinic:

Nicky Abell-Francis, 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. Weather amateur, semi-professional or work related injury Sports massage can be utilised in many ways.

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Francesca NorettaFrancesca Noretta, started Chester Sports and Physical Therapy Clinic in 2001.

She trained with the L.C.S.P Register of Remedial Masseurs and Manipulative Therapists in 1993 and has a wide range of experience in practice since then.

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What is sports therapy?

Sports therapy consists of a range of massages aimed to treat stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues after rigorous exercise. Our qualified sports therapist uses advanced massage techniques to initiate a speedy body recovery.


Why choose sports therapy at Zenchi?

Sports TherapyWe cover an extensive range of therapies designed to tackle all parts of the body. This includes our Upper Basics focusing on the back, neck and shoulders or Muscle Reviver session for the whole body, both aiding improved sports performance We also perform other styles from Vital Energy sessions using aromatherapy oils, Hot & Cold Stone Therapy for sore joints, cupping therapy for colds, asthma, arthritis, locked joints, spasms, headaches and more. Our ancient Oriental Moxa therapy is offered in some sports massages to warm acupressure points leading to stimulated blood circulation and a big energy boost. Lymph drainage, connective tissue massages, soft tissue release and the strain-counter stain technique are applied when necessary.

What are the advantages of sports therapy?

The proven benefits of sports therapy massage are numerous. The techniques we use cover all sorts of bodily issues. This includes

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

Our therapists can improve the condition of your body by preventing injuries and mobility loss, curing mobility, boosting sports performance and even prolonging your sporting career.

What 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 hour period, which is a natural occurrence in many people. Some may experience minor headaches as their body adapts to change and waste materials are pushed into the blood. Our advice would be to go for a long walk in the fresh air.


Town House Business Park
High St (A51)
Clotton, nr Tarporley
Cheshire, CW6 0EG

Telephone 01829 781155
Mobile 07941 951533

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