Biography

Crispin Kane : A biography


I am a qualified and fully insured holistic and sports massage therapist with more than 20 years experience. Affiliated to the Federation of Holistic Therapists, I am qualified to massage such groups as professional dancers , athletes and footballers.
Introduced to massage in my teenage years this early experience instilled in me the passion I have today for massage and its innumerable benefits. I was regularly used as ‘the body’ for students of the Southsea School of Massage, as well practising techniques for myself.

Taking the opportunity to gain professional qualifications, I attained an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage.
I have massaged recreationally friends and family for a number of years and the positive feedback received from this, prompted me to become professional. I have particular interest and expertise in deep tissue massage to combat neck and back pain/stiffness.

I am experienced in sports injury and rehabilitation as well as offering massage for relaxation. 


I have given pre/post race massage at running events such as The Great South Run. I was a massage therapist for a semi-professional youth football team and have worked with professionals such as ballet dancers, athletes and footballers. All these groups benefit from the deep tissue manipulation characteristic of sports massage, which not only serves to reduce recovery time from injury but also significantly reduces the risk of injury. 


Additionally I offer body waxing (hair removal), hair trimming (clipper) and paraffin wax treatment (heat therapy).


Massage: What is it?

Massage is one of the oldest forms of therapies and is defined as the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for physical and mental benefit.
Massage: What are the benefits?
Regular massage has the proven benefits of : 

  • Relief from common aches and pains
  • Relief from common aches and pains
  • Reduction of muscle tension and pain
  • Keeping joint and muscle pain at bay
  • Releasing stress and relaxing the body
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Improving blood circulation and optimising blood flow
  • Regulation of blood pressure
  • Promoting healing of the body after trauma
  • Prevention of injury/trauma
  • Flushing out of toxins which accumulate in the body
  • Facilitating pain-free mobility
  • Improving flexibility of joints
  • Promoting healthy skin
  • Breaking down fat deposits for a more toned body


Regular massage can aid in the relief of: 

  • Migraines
  • Post injury rehabilitation
  • Whiplash 
  • Respiratory problems
  • Arthritic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Leg aches
  • Sciatica
  • Circulatory and digestive/lower bowel disorders
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Fatigue

Massage promotes the improvement of overall health and well being so one can become more productive, happy and attain a better quality of life.
It provides an opportunity for much needed ‘me-time’ for people who have a hectic work and family life, helping to de-stress and relax the body and mind so that they can face the challenges of modern living with focus.


Stress is caused by muscle tension. This reduces the flow of oxygen and nutrients resulting in fatigue, reduced flexibility and limited range of joint movements. In turn, this increases the risk of strain or injury and the build up of harmful toxins in the body tissues.


Massage takes the body through a relaxation process by manipulation of the soft tissue so releasing stress by improving circulation, enhancing the flow of oxygen and nutrients together with expelling toxins. 


Sports massage is characterised by deep tissue manipulation: this involves pushing harder into the muscle layers, ligaments and tendons. It has the benefit of maintaining fitness, which may enhance performance and more importantly help in reducing the risk of injury. 

Should any injury occur, the recovery time is significantly shortened by virtue of improved blood circulation.

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