My name is Jane Rackham and I have a sports / remedial massage therapy clinic in Innsworth Gloucester. I have been running my business since 2003 and am a registered member of the FHT (International Council of Health, Fitness & Sports Therapists).
As well as sports / remedial massage I specialise in myofascial release using the Rossiter System method. I am privileged to say I am an advanced level 4 Rossiter coach and only 1 of 9 in the UK.
I also work closely with a network of other specialists including sports physiotherapy, osteopathy and acupuncture thus ensuring that following assessment you are, if necessary referred onto the most appropriate therapist to help you with your problem.
I have been working in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. I am a qualified fitness and gym instructor and still teach a couple of classes now.
Since 2011 I embarked on a new treatment called the Rossiter System a powerful myofascial (connective tissue) stretching treatment. Since October of that year I have trained each year to achieve the highest training I can get here in the UK . This last course in February 2016 now sees me as an advanced level 4 Rossiter coach.
I am an endurance triathlete, completing my first full Ironman in Regensburg, Germany in 2010. So I know what it takes to keep the body (and mind) in good condition to optimise performance, whilst placing it under the significant stresses and strains of training in three very different disciplines. In 2014 both my husband and I trained for Ironman Barcelona in the October. Another unforgettable day and then 5 days to see the sights and relax.
My aim for 2015 was to compete in an event called the Forces March. It’s running 5 ultra marathons in 5 days. Bonkers I know but I had an amazing friend to train and race with. Anne-Marie Willicott is a seasoned marathon runner who I became friends with through the Almost Athletes running club in Cheltenham a few years before we ran together. It’s a big challenge but we both thought we couldn’t let it happen with out us. The charity we raised money for is the Veterans Charity. A fitting tribute to that 100yr remembrance since the 1st World War.
Unfortunately due to a foot injury which had kept me out for almost 9 months I returned to the Forces March the following year to support on the last day. I just couldn’t keep away. The people I met that week were all inspirational.
After a family bereavement in 2017 and an illness that would stop me in my tracks for several months in 2018 I decide my comeback would be to complete the mighty Brecon Titan a middle distance triathlon. Training was tough and the race itself against extreme weather would test me greatly to but I came to conquer and that I did. An amazing experience especially satisfying after my illness.
2019 has given me time to reflect on how I move forward and so through my own cancer journey I completed an Oncology course in March 2019 and although the pandemic has interrupted my training I have now managed to complete a ScarWork course with Emma Holly Uk trainer in March and September of 2020.
where to find me?
I operate one clinic based in Innsworth Gloucester.
My clinic in Innsworth, Gloucester is a purpose garden room situated at the bottom of my garden. Directions and address details will be given out once an appointment is made.