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Massage+remedial soft tissue therapy


This is the therapeutic practice of manipulating superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, such as kneading, stroking, static and moving pressure to ease tension, improve function, speed up the healing process, reduce muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.

Massage therapy benefits clients of all ages in many ways, ranging from having relaxing 'me-time' away from the tensions of modern lifestyles, through to speeding up recovery of soft tissues and the range of movement of joints after injury or surgery. Massage therapy is widely used and has spread into many areas of healthcare because of its great beneficial effects.

Massage is a ‘holistic’ therapy which works on many levels by influencing several systems of the body including: improving micro-circulation, stimulating the nervous system, improving lymphatic flow, decrease tension within muscles, reducing excessive scar tissue, easing or eliminating muscular pain and improving joint mobility.

Most client's first experience and benefit from massage when they have experienced pain or dysfunction and need skilled help to eliminate pain and improve mobility, but increasingly clients now understand that the real strength of massage lies in prevention. By including massage as part of your health maintenance plan it can help reduce the risk of injury.


Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy

Alongside massage there are other advanced techniques which can provide a highly effective treatment, taking a sports massage, for example, to another level. Using higher clinical skills such as:

·         Muscle Energy Technique - used to normalise joint range and equilibrium between muscles

·         Myofascial release - breaks the adhesive bonds which restrict function, releases tension and improves local fluid dynamics

·         Soft Tissue Release - used to release areas of scar tissue and restore normal length and elasticity to the muscle

·         Neuromuscular Techniques - influencing the nervous system to normalise muscle tone

·         Positional Release - targets any area of excessive muscle tension

You will receive the treatments in our therapy rooms on a massage couch. Towels are used to keep you covered and warm. Although most clients receive massage partially dressed, directly onto skin, it is possible to remain clothed if preferred.

Some of the many conditions which benefit from massage are:

·         Back pain

·         Head aches

·         Shoulder and neck pain

·         Frozen shoulder / adhesive capsulitis

·         Oedema

·         Scars

·         Injury rehabilitation

·         Sports injuries

·         Tennis and golfer’s elbow

·         Tight hamstrings / quads

·         Stress, anxiety and depression

·         Fibromyalgia

·         Restricted joint mobility and flexibility