We recently caught up with Aithne Ashurst, a hypnotherapist from A+ Sports Therapy. We learnt more about her therapist experience including her journey into complementary therapy, her perspectives of hypnotherapy and what you can expect as one of her patients.
1. Can you tell me about your journey into complementary health and why you chose Sports Therapy?
When I started my initial training it was going to be just a hobby, but since undertaking my studies it has become so much more for me. I found that I love to learn about the body and how it works and I was astonished to discover how the application of the Sports Therapy techniques can really help people to gain such relief from their aches and pains, which can affect them so much within their day-to-day activities or in their work or sporting lives.
2. How would you explain the benefits of Sports Therapy to someone unfamiliar with it?
I have become so fascinated with the many benefits of Sports Therapy as it isn’t just solely about alleviating a patient’s musculoskeletal conditions, because it can also have a tremendous effect on mental wellbeing, as Sports Massage can improve a person’s stress levels, sleep quality and can really add to their quality of life.
3. What do you wish more people knew about Sports Therapy? What is the biggest misconception?
That our therapies are not just for sports people but they can benefit anyone!
4. What advice do you have for individuals interested in exploring Sports Therapy options for their own wellness?
Research the types of therapies that you would like to try and see if they are for you, then give them a go as you never know what therapy can have a drastic affect on your life, offering you a future of decreased stress or pain.
5. How do you approach appointments with your patients?
Professionally, as I always endeavour to focus on each individual, thereby offering a specialist level of support appropriate to each person’s needs.
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