Masambo (Mas) Selisho – Sports Therapy at Chapel
Sports and exercise is a major part of his life.
Mad played professional squash for more than 15 years reaching the World Top 100. During his career, he was voted the North East’s Best Squash Player of the year in 1997, 1998 and 1999. He competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 (Malaysia) and 2002 (Manchester).
Unfortunately, Mas suffered a string of knee injuries during his playing career; although this did not prevent him from competing at a high level. The injuries did, however, prompt a change in direction from being a competitor to teaching squash as a coach, as a Fitness Instructor offering sessions as a Personal Trainer and then becoming a Sports Massage Therapist treating soft tissue injuries.
Mas has retired from professional squash but still remains active and works out regularly in the gym weightlifting. He also runs half marathons, trains in heavyweight boxing and plays tennis. Currently, he plays in the Northwest Counties Squash League and in the Masters Squash tournaments but at a more measured level.
Mas has more a decade of experience in management and has managed Sports Departments in a number of high profile Sport and Fitness Clubs. His passion is to develop junior squash in South Manchester and to promote ladies’ squash. He is also involved in community work, volunteering his time to help those in need across a range of disadvantaged people and engaging in charity related work.
What Mas is bringing to Chapel
As a proven and serious sportsman, Mas has developed an in-depth knowledge about sports injuries, which began by understanding his own injury problems. He understands the stresses placed on the body by sports and training. Further, he understands the biomechanics of physiology and anatomy, recognising that everyone is different. Having experienced inactivity from professional level sport, coupled with the knowledge gained from studying and the treatment of sports injuries, Mas is well placed to find and deliver the best fit bespoke rehabilitation solutions for others.
Mas also treats clients on referral programmes from GPs or Physiotherapists.
Mas treats a wide range of clients of soft tissue problems including:
- Muscle spasm
- Post and pre-event deep tissue and Sports Massage
- Trigger points
- Back and Neck pain
- Delayed onset muscle pain (DOMS)
- Aches and pains generally including postural pain
- Muscle release
- Increased joint range of motion (ROM)
- Increased flexibility.
- Increased sense of well-being.
- Decreased muscle tension.
- Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
- Decreased muscle spasms.
- Better sleep.
- Back, Neck & Shoulder or Lower Body
- Full Body