Rebecca Collins - Personal Trainer & Sports Masage Therapist

Surrey Massage Therapy - Personal Training Neromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy by Rebecca Collins DipPT IIST

Personal Training, Sports Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy

Clients range from Olympic athletes to the general public
I promise the same standard of commitment to all

Sports Massage Therapy clients in Surrey include Olympic Athletes Surrey Massage Therapy Treatments Massage Therapy & Personal training clients include the elderly
Neuromuscular Therapy
What conditions can St. John Neuromuscular Therapy help?

The St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy can help individuals who are experiencing structural distortion, biomechanical dysfunction and the accompanying pain that is often a symptom of the underlying problem. It is a whole-body approach to treatment, so most people find that when they are treated for their back pain, their knee pain, headaches, bladder dysfunction, and other problems they thought couldn't be helped or "weren't a big deal" are also addressed. Some of the conditions NMT is successful with are:

Headaches, Migraines, Scoliosis, TMJ, Whiplash, Herniated Disc Syndrome, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Pain, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Faciitis, Torticollis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Shin Splints, Tendonitis, Spasms, Cramps, Strains, Postural Distortions, Fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Post Polio Syndrome, and the list goes on and on...

About the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy

The human body maintains life and health in an amazing way. Each individual cell performs an activity that contributes to the body's ability to maintain a balanced internal environment called homeostasis. Every day, life situations threaten to disrupt that balance. Physical traumas, strains and even emotional stress undermine homeostasis. This imbalance leads to aches and pains that, left untreated, may result in physiological dysfunction.

There are ways to get at the roots of these imbalances and alleviate much of the pain and dysfunction. The St. John Method of NMT, developed by Paul St. John in response to his own constant, debilitating pain, is one such method. It is based on research that identifies the fundamental causes of pain. The techniques are supported by scientific neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates pain responses in the body.

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By understanding how pain originates and by being able to locate the source of pain in the body, St. John Neuromuscular Therapists treat the CAUSE of pain (primarily musculoskeletal dysfunction) not just the effects.


I have been having problems with my biomechanical system (which came out in the form of shin splints, and pain in my legs) for over 2 yrs now, after many appointments to various different medical practitioners who had basically told me very different opinions, one was 'go away and live with it"! the other was along the lines of, "ok we will have to look at operating, which will entail a zip in each leg"!

After just 3 visits to Becky, the difference already is so noticeable, i had previously been diagnosed with bursitis in my hips, which was also adding to my ongoing problems, this has now completely gone! (i cant describe the relief)

I now feel as though there is light at the end of the tunnel, and everything makes sense. Becky has explained everything in detail and all the reasons why I have had all the problems and the difference is incredible. I'm now looking forward to getting back to some impact sports, and running in the very near future.
Thank you so much Becky!

Sue Dunn - Neuromuscular Therapy Client  more testimonials

What Causes Pain?

This is a question we are asked every day at the St. John Pain Relief Institute. The St. John Method of NMT identifies five sources of pain:

  1. Ischemia is a lack of blood supply to the soft tissues that causes them to become very sensitive to the touch.

  2. Trigger Points occur when nerves fire impulses at a rapid speed into an area of the body other than that which has been traumatized. This phenomenon produces an effect where the real cause of pain is far removed from the actual site of pain. Trigger points will inhibit proper blood flow, which initiates a vicious cycle of pain and discomfort.

  3. Nerve compression or entrapment is pressure on a nerve by bone, cartilage or soft tissue. As the tightness of the soft tissues that surround nerve fibers increase, more and more pressure is brought to bear on the nerve, resulting in strangulation or entrapment of the nerve against a bone or cartilaginous structure such as a disc.

  4. Postural distortion is an imbalance of the muscular system resulting from movement of the body off the coronal, mid-sagittal and horizontal plane. Trauma, gravitational pressure or psychological patterning causes the soft tissues to assume a weight-bearing function and thus become thicker, denser and harder resulting in muscle contraction, body distortion and pain.

  5. Biomechanical dysfunction is an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns. Repetitive strain of certain soft tissues results in adapted movement patterns that become muscular "habits" and must be re-educated to function properly.

How is St. John Neuromuscular Therapy performed?

During the initial visit, which is generally 90 minutes, the therapist measures various structures of the body to evaluate for postural distortions and biomechanical dysfunction. This analysis will point to the cause and effect of pain. The St. John Therapist then palpates the soft tissues to determine if there are problems with ischemia, trigger points, and nerve compression/entrapment. Once the evaluation is complete, the therapist will follow a specific protocol of rehabilitation, designed to produce the most efficient and long-lasting results. The steps in this protocol are as follows:

  1. Locate and eliminate spasms, hyper-contraction and trigger points from the soft tissues

  2. Restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics or movement patterns

  3. Restore flexibility and increase blood flow to the tissues

  4. Rebuild strength of the injured, weak, and/or atrophied tissues

  5. Build endurance of the tissues for permanent results

How many treatments does a patient need?

This question varies with each individual, depending upon the severity of their condition, nutritional and emotional health, age, fitness, and the skill of the therapist. One person may need only one session, while another may need 25 sessions. Generally after about 10 sessions the patient feels a great improvement in their health. Once the problem is eliminated, the patient should have a treatment every few months to maintain their health and help prevent future imbalances from occurring. St. John Therapists believe the healing process should also be an educational process, and they educate the patient about their health and how to improve and maintain it on their own. A good St. John Therapist is not after "lifetime memberships" or client "annuities," their goal is to relieve their client's pain as efficiently and permanently as possible.

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Is St. John NMT painful?

In a treatment, the St. John Therapist will palpate the soft tissues to determine if there are ischemic, trigger point, nerve compression and/or entrapment possibilities. The appropriate pressure to be used during a treatment varies depending upon age, fitness, nutritional health, postural pattern, and the extent of trauma and toxicity level in the tissues. In the St. John Method, the therapist applies pressure for 8-12 seconds to each area being treated, prompting a therapeutic response in the tissues. Since NMT is a highly effective method of therapeutic massage, as opposed to relaxation massage, using the proper level of pressure will elicit a mild state of discomfort.

If pressure is too light, it does not produce the necessary stimulation of nerve receptors to produce the desired therapeutic response. However, pressing too hard can cause the body to treat the pressure as an intrusion, particularly if there is inflammation in the tissues. Optimal success is achieved by applying pressure to trigger points or ischemic areas 3-4 times for 8-12 seconds rather than a longer duration.

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This is because the therapist's goal is to interrupt the physiopathological reflex circuits.
1st consultation (up to 90 mins) - £75*
2nd and subsequent consultations (60 mins) - £60*

* I charge extra for home & other visits to cover travel time and costs - usually the charge is £10 (based on 5 mile radius from Molesey, Surrey KT8 1NU).


Rebecca Collins - Personal Trainer & Sports Masage Therapist

Surrey Massage Therapy - Personal Training Neromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy by Rebecca Collins DipPT IIST

Personal Trainer, Neuromuscular & Sports Massage Therapist

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Esher, Hersham, Walton (Walton-on-Thames), Weybridge, Claygate, Cobham, Hampton, Hampton Court, and many other towns and villages in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, London and the South East

Local borough's include Runneymede, Spelthorne, Elmbridge and Woking.


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