Hands on help
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy
Sports and Remedial massage therapy offers you hands on help to treat and fix your aches, pains and injuries. To achieve this I use a range of assessment skills, rehab procedures, massage and advanced soft tissue techniques to deal with a wide range of soft tissue problems.
Who does it help?
Sports massage can help you whether you are a sports person or not. You may have pulled your hamstring sprinting for gold, or may have chronic back ache from working in front of your computer. Training for your next race, or just want to be able to do some gardening, or just live pain free. The 'sports' part of the title is somewhat misleading, as treatment can help people from all walks of life, young, old, and anywhere in between.
How I can help you
I am Simon Bowler and I live in Maidenhead with my wife, two children, and a big hairy dog, called Chewie. I qualified with the London School of Sports Massage and have my treatment room at home in Maidenhead. I am also the massage therapist for the Henley Hawks RFC, working along side the physio team. When I'm not working, you will normally find me swimming, cycling, or running. I have completed 8 Ironman triathlons (swim 3.8k, bike 180k, run 42k) to date and am a GB Age group triathlete, having raced in the European Champs in Eilat in 2012, and World Champs in Hyde Park in 2013, both at standard distance.
In my 6th Ironman in Frankfurt 2012, I finished in 9hrs 47mins 35secs, qualifying for the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
13th October 2012. Tough day in the heat and wind of the lava fields of Hawaii, but the experience of a lifetime. 10hrs 55mins 34secs. Never, ever, give up.
April 2013 saw me taking part in Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge sportive, a cycle event that follows the course of the legendary one day classic. 276km, 3 punctures, and a long day in the saddle! Much Belgian beer consumed post race. I also returned to Alpe d'Huez this year for the long distance triathlon, a brute of a race. Although hard, the setting is stunning, and 7hrs 26mins saw me take 10th in age group.
After a year off of Ironman, September 2014 saw my 8th race over the distance in Mallorca. Having battled achilles injury all year, I was happy with a 10:39hr finish time. Earlier in the year I also took part in the Tour of Wessex, a multistage cycle sportive held over 3 days with a toatal of 335 miles covered. This was geat preperation for a week in the Alps in July where I ticked off as many famous climbs as I could find, including an epic day trip down to Mont Ventoux, climbing all 3 ascents in one day. Add in running up the famous Alpe d'Huez climb, and La Marmotte at the end of the week, this was an awesome week away.
2015 and the focus is back on the bike with the Tour du Mont Blanc in the diary for July.
It never gets easier, you just go faster.