Simon Hirvela

Simon Hirvela


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About me

Simon Hirvela
Sports & Massage Therapist

Thank you for spending the time to look through my profile.

I boxed from an early age before progressing into the Martial arts studying such systems as Karate, Jui  

Jitsu and Wing Chun before qualifying as a Jeet Kune Do Instructor under the tutelage of renowned actor

and martial artist John Carrigan: with whom I still have a close working relationship.

My ability with rehabilitation and understanding of the Martial arts has meant that not only have I worked

with other martial artists but also footballers, rugby players and even dancers, helping to alleviate and

manage injury. There are a range of abilities it’s not just about the massage (sports & remedial) although

that can help and in many instances is enough, I have a range of techniques that can help to assess and


Several of these are:

  • ROM/Postural testing
  • Special tests for assessing injury
  • Field based fitness testing
  • Taping & strapping
  • Applying hot & cold techniques

Sports massage can be underestimated in its use for the alleviation of pain and/or spasm within sporting

and non-sporting activities. Within the Sports therapies and Sports massage therapies field we have a

variety of techniques and these include but are not limited to:

  • Myo-fascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • MET (Muscle Energy Techniques)
  • Sports Massage

There are some areas of which body work can be useful, these are

Pre-and post competition Relieves muscle tension Aids recovery from intensive training Beneficial for

overuse injury prevention & management.

Below are some conditions that can be helped with sports/ remedial massage

  • Pulled muscles, Ligaments and Tendons
  • Tendinopathy (Overuse injuries)
  • Back Pain/ Postural problems
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Frozen shoulder (Licensed Practitioner of the Niel-Asher Technique)
  • Tennis/ golfers elbow (Epicondylitis)

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or to arrange a consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

2010 - 2014

K College Folkestone

Active I.Q Certificate Level 3 Diploma: Personal Trainer

Active I.Q Certificate Level 2 Diploma: Gym Instructor

VTCT: Level 4 Diploma (HNC): Sports Massage Therapy

VTCT: Level 3 Dip: Sports Therapy: Prevention & Management of sports injuries

1986 - 2001

Angevin / Counticare & associated homes & day-care facilities

Roles included the daily care and supervision of the clients working day, specifically working with the

rehabilitation of challenging behaviour and head injuries through occupational and normalization

therapies. Restored function for patients and helped prevent / lessened disabilities following disease or


Helped plan and implement treatments, modalities and therapeutic exercise programs encompassing

active and passive ROMs. Muscle re-education, massage and heat / water / ice and light stimulation.

Maintained premium patient / client care at all times and documented all progress, ensured all

documentation was clear and concise.

Bits & Bobs

HSL:Jeet Kune Do Instructor

Creator / Lead Instructor JKD:FiT

Hatha Yoga Instructor

Medway University PhD research member / massage & fascia therapy

Licensed Practitioner of the Niel-Asher Technique

Member organisations


Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Sports Therapy


Trigger Point Therapy


Kinesio Taping & Strapping

Muscle Energy Technique (METs)

Niel-Asher Technique


Initial consultation & treatment


Treatment thereafter:

£40.00 per session

Full body massage (remedial/ relaxation)


Further information


“I have had terrible problems with my left shoulder and general flexibility for decades. I once went to a yoga class many years ago and the instructor couldn’t actually believe how bad I was. Since meeting Simon in January my flexibility has improved no end but more importantly my shoulder has improved immeasurably.

Simon tailors his treatment to suit my aches. He also understands that my main form of exercise is running so his work focuses on keeping me on the road. Aside to this, Simon has helped me with nutrition and I have gradually lost over 2 stone since adopting his guidance. I see him twice a month and look forward to our sessions.

Needless to say I have no hesitation in recommending him.”

David V Brogan. BSc MRICS

"I hadn’t been able to sleep well for several years until I had some treatment from Simon, now no more pain and I sleep like a baby."

Graham Davies Maidstone.

"Simon has trained under me for several years through Lv3 and gaining a Certificate of excellence for his Lv4 sports massage work and is one of the few therapists I trust with my own injuries."

Yusuf shah Lecturer K College Folkestone.

"I work as a gardener and experienced back and shoulder pains. Simon sorted out the problem and gave me advice on how to prevent future injuries. Would definitely go to Simon again."

Ben Black Egerton/ Maintenance University of Kent.

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Maps & Directions

Ashford, TN27

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


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