Mike Silkstone Sports Massage Therapy offers Sports and Remedial Soft Tissue Massage in Colchester, Essex and surrounding areas.
I offer In clinic and home visit treatments to best fit with your daily schedule.
Mike Silkstone Sports Massage Therapy is for anyone, whether you are a top level athlete or someone just looking to improve your body function and mobility.
In addition to my massage treatments, I also offer 1-2-1 Private Personal Training from my private gym in Colchester.
My name is Mike Silkstone. I'm a fully qualified and insured Sports and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapist in Colchester, Essex. I studied at the reknowned North London School of Sports Massage and gained my BTEC Level 5 qualification. I am also a Level 3 Personal Trainer.
While working as a PT, I realised I had a passion for helping my clients regain their fitness following injuries, which led me to become a sports massage therapist. I have helped clients address postural imbalances, decrease levels of discomfort, improve range of motion, recovery and performance.
My aim is to help you regain optimal function to live a healthier and more active life.
See what people are saying
I went to Mike for sports massage for help with some tightness in my traps and upper back. I do Crossfit and find my shoulders and back get very stiff.
Mike was fantastic, he was very professional and respectful. He would always make sure I was comfortable and not in pain. Mike ensures he was always using suitable pressure and I always left feeling 100 times better.
He would explain exactly what he was doing and made me feel very at ease.
Mike's calm and relaxed approach made the whole experience enjoyable.
I would highly recommend Mike for any sports massage requirements.
I went to Mike with a couple of football related injuries that had built up over several months of which I had never been able to identify a cause.
After a consultation with Mike and a treatment plan where we got to the causes of the issues, i noticed that the pain when playing football lessened over time.
I also felt more informed with the stretches and exercise routines Mike set me up with away from the massages.
Mike was very professional and considerate when massaging me after Crossfit comps. He worked on areas we both felt needed releasing and applied the perfect amount of pressure.
Mike worked on me for 6 continuous weeks, which has really enabled me to move more freely (shoulders and hips in particular).
Personal Training Clients
I have been training with Mike for the past 2 years after he was recommended to me by a friend.
Mike keeps the training varied and interesting whilst focusing on my goals and working around my injuries.
Mike is very professional with a friendly personality. He is a good motivator taking me out of my comfort zone, making me realize I'm more capable than I thought I was.
I can't recommend Mike enough!
I have been training regularly with Mike for over 4 years. He has devised and has continued to develop a varied programme with the emphasis on strength and mobility. We started as I was cracking towards my 60th birthday and i am now undoubtedly fitter and stronger than i was in my 40's. we have addressed and reversed a lot of postural issues that come with spending so long in front of a computer screen.
My main recreational sport is golf and Mike has also worked on specific areas that have enabled me to rotate my hips, chest and shoulder with vastly improved strength and flexibility.
During lockdown we have been able to keep our sessions going remotely which has been a real benefit. I look forward to getting back to some regular sports massage too which is an additional string Mike has added to his bow in the last two years.
Mike became my personal trainer weeks after my ankle fusion. He has helped me recuperate and has set a comfortable discipline of building strength and flexibility, not just around my ankle, but my whole body.
His program has taken my fitness level above where I was a year or so before the operation. It is a discipline I am comfortable with because I fear I simply wouldn't exercise sufficiently and properly on my own.
I am now able to walk, dance and even play a bit of football. He is also easy company, so the sessions are never a chore.