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Phil Brown Massage working with mountain rescue team

December 19th, 2008 by Phil Brown

Following the successful sports massage support of the Oggie 8 challenge this summer, Phil Brown Massage will be taking up the duties of manual therapist for the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team.

Following the successful sports massage support of the Oggie 8 challenge this summer, Phil Brown Massage will be taking up the duties of manual therapist for the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team.

The Ogwen team organised a team-based challenge in the form of a race to conquer 8 of the 16 major peaks of snowdonia. The day was not exactly a summer one – high winds and rain stopped many from finishing the challenge, but spirits were very high despite, with many taking up the offer of some free therapy and sports massage once they came in from the cold.

Phil was joined by Isobel Dalladay-Simpson, a masseur based in Chepstow and Megan Luxford, a massage therapist from Bristol. Their skills and hard work were greatly appreciated.

Phil will be working weekly with the rescue team from January 2009. His remit is to maintain team fitness for purpose – identifying, alleviating and helping to prevent injury through soft tissue treatment and appropriate corrective exercises. The team are faced with alot of weight-bearing on very uneven ground and in risky situations, so regular remedial massage will no doubt be welcome!

Some photos from the summer’s Oggie 8 challenge:

Bristol - based masseur Megan Luxford relieves tight muscles.

Bristol - based masseur Megan Luxford relieves tight muscles.

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