Osteopath at Work

About the Therapist

Chris Clarry.   Sports & Clinical Massage Therapist

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" Don't just treat the symptom, treat the cause "

My former profession has given me a unique perspective into the understanding of injury and rehabilitation of my students sport related injuries.


As a Professional Martial Arts Instructor with over 53 years experience, having originally studied and qualified in Japan,

I have come across my fair share of sports related injuries.

In Japan the traditional healing methods such as  Anma - Shiatsu - Kiatsu- Acupuncture- Moxibuxion go side by side within the practice of traditional Martial Arts and my personal journey has been strongly influenced by my mentors from both Japan and the UK. 

My father was himself a martial artist and professional physical therapist with over 40 years in the healthcare industry as well as a former ITEC tutor and former student of the original founder of ITEC, Prof. William Arnold-Taylor.

ITEC is a government-regulated awarding organisation and the leading examination board for sports, fitness, complementary therapy qualifications for over 45 years.

I will forever be thankful for his mentorship and inspirational guidance during my transition into the complementary healthcare industry.

My client base has developed over the past 20 years mainly from referrals which cover Canvey Island and the surrounding areas.

I practice a combination of traditional Japanese manual therapies and current industry practice methods, all aimed at helping my clients recover from both sports, leisure and industrial related soft tissue injuries.

My qualifications and associated components Include:

  • I hold a Post Graduate Diploma from the Essex Academy of Physiatrics (MF.Phys)

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

  • Application of Sports & Clinical therapy treatments

  • ITEC Diploma in Massage

  • Applied First aid in sports 

  • Specialist aspects of physical therapy 

  • Sports Massage Practitioner  Diploma (Distinction) 

  • Quality Licence Scheme Certificate Holder

  • Study of sports therapy and treatment of injury, patient management and competence of good working practice

  • Healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client

  • Anma - Traditional Japanese Manipulative Massage therapy techniques including Kiatsu / Shiatsu (Acupressure)

  • Ultrasound & Electro therapies

  • Sports & Clinical (Cupping Therapies) (Distinction)

  • Other Sports & Clinical related modules associated to the services I currently offer.

I am a  the owner of SportsMassage4u.com,

Fully Insured and Registered Professional Therapist.