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Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy can dramatically help a person’s wellbeing with both prevention and treatment of stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activities.

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy integrates three essential clinical elements:


Applying a range of assessment methods to determine whether Soft Tissue Therapy is appropriate and devise a suitable treatment plan for the individual client.


Applying a range of soft tissue techniques (including massage) to aid recovery from injury and improve soft tissue condition and joint mobility.


Offering advice on a range of remedial exercises and lifestyle factors aimed at speeding up recovery, preventing injury recurrence as well as improving posture, performance and function. Benefits include:

  • Relief of stress & tension which hinder the achievement of optimum performance ▪ Relief of pain and discomfort from various medical conditions
  • Reduction of injury risk ▪ Speeding up the recovery process & assisting rehabilitation after injury
  • Ensuring full range of joint movement and increased muscle flexibility
  • Improved postural and general body awareness


Treatments are available at the Tennis Centre and appointments can be made for the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 7:30am - 2:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thursdays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Sports & Remedial Massage therapists Gisela Payne and Emily Whitmore work closely with the team of Chartered Physiotherapists at Tudor Physiotherapy and appointments are booked through Tudor Physiotherapy: (01789) 200935


  • 30 mins = £30.00 (subsidized rate of £25.00 for University of Warwick students)
  • 60 mins = £48.00 (subsidized rate of £40.00 for University of Warwick students)

Therapist Profiles:

giselaGisela Payne

Gisela Payne has been a qualified level 5 BTEC soft tissue therapist since 2000 and a tutor for the London School of Sports Massage, both in London and in Southampton, since 2004. She leads and lectures in the teaching of posture and exercise rehabilitation at Regents’s College London, alongside treating people with medical conditions and remedial massage therapy.

Gisela has been working at the University of Warwick since 2003 alongside Tudor Physiotherapy, as well as at a number of other Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics. Her clinical experience includes working with the Ferrari Formula One Team, GB women cycling Tour de Brittany Team GB 2004-2007 and at the GB World and European Triathlon Championships 2005-2009. She has competed herself in many sporting events including marathons and triathlons. Gisela specializes in Myofascial and Neuromuscular techniques, and in particular visceral manipulation and women’s health. She is a qualified therapist in Kinesio Taping 1, 2 and 3. She has also qualified in and taught Clinical Pilates and exercise rehabilitation for many years and achieved a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology.


Emily Whitmore

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in June 2012 achieving a first class honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy, qualifying in August 2013. Since qualification she has been working as a Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist with Tudor Physiotherapy at their clinics in Stratford upon Avon and the University of Warwick. Her clinical experience also includes working with British Triathlon at their base in Loughborough; this has involved traveling overseas to training camps and the European and World Triathlon events helping to prevent injury and facilitate recovery from training and competition.

Emily has also worked as the primary masseuse for the Loughborough Students Elite Rugby Union Team who compete in National League 1. Emily is a talented Triathlete and Runner herself and competes regularly at national and international level. Some of her achievements include Gold at the National Duathlon Championships 2015, top ten in the London British Championship 10km 2015, Silver at the Age Group European Championships in 2013 and 5th at the 2013 AG London World Championships.