Massage therapist Jim Mitchell

Massage therapist
Jim Mitchell

Jim works: Fridays 1pm - 9pm

Jim specialises in:

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports and Remedial Massage

Phone: 07488 230673

Email: james1mitchell@sky.com

In 2015, after 25 years working in the IT Sector, Jim turned his back on office life to pursue a career in massage and associated therapies.

An avid runner from 10km to marathons, with a deep interest in health and nutrition as well as how the body works, Jim is very enthusiastic about his new career and continually improves his knowledge and techniques through training and study.

In 2015 he obtained his Swedish Massage Diploma and in 2016 his Remedial & Sports Massage Diploma.

Jim runs JMWTherapies, a successful Remedial & Sports massage Clinic based in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, as well as providing a weekly massage service at Corstorphine Chiropractic. He treats people from all walks of life (sports and non-sports) and for varied conditions from general muscle pain such as neck and back pain and stress-related tension and migraines, to specific conditions like repetitive strain injuries, shoulder rotator-cuff restrictions, plantar fasciitis, and sciatic nerve entrapments.
Jim has also worked with both the Glasgow Warriors and the Scottish Women’s Rugby teams.

In his spare time, when not massaging or running, Jim starts the day with a keep-fit or yoga session. He enjoys gardening, DIY projects and exploring the outdoors with his 2 mini-schnauzers.

Each Remedial & Sports massage session by Jim is tailored to the Client’s requirements:

During the Consultation, Pre-treatment:

  • the Client’s reason for visit is fully understood
  • the Client’s posture and joint range of motion are assessed (noting any discomfort)
  • then the recommended treatment is discussed and agreed with the Client

The Remedial & Sports treatment will include a variety of the following techniques:

  • Deep Tissue Massage: deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension
  • Myofascial Release: releases tension in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body
  • Soft Tissue Release: a technique of assisted stretching of muscle fibres, tendons and fascia
  • Cross Fibre Friction: this technique aims to breakdown and decrease knots and lesions which were formed during an injury such as tears, breaks or sprains
  • Neuro-Muscular Techniques: treats hypertonic (excessively toned or tight) muscles by applying deep forced pressure
  • Muscle Energy Techniques: uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax, lengthen and normalise joint motion
  • Trigger Point Therapy: the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body
  • Joint Mobilisation: is a passive movement of a joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect (relieve pain and muscle spasms, release tension and improve flexibility in a joint)

Post Treatment:

  • The Client’s joint range of motion and any level of discomfort are re-assessed
  • The Client is advised on aftercare:
    • Recommended stretches, if appropriate, are demonstrated
    • Advice on whether to ice/heat the area are discussed
    • Advice on whether a follow-up massage would be beneficial are discussed
    • Discuss any recommended exercise rest period