Clinical Massage


Unfortunately, some people have a variety of aches, pains and stresses in their lives that mean they have chronic conditions that require a thorough assessment and individual treatment approach. Using many techniques adapted from the sports massage world but with a more Eastern approach to treatment, clinical massage can bring many benefits to chronic conditions, such as:

  • Hip problems
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • IBS

If you’ve had an injury that you have ignored and now it is nagging you on a daily basis (repetitive strain injuries typically fall into this category), by focusing on working the soft tissues using a variety of techniques it can help reduce muscular tension, enhance wellbeing and improve posture.

My clients benefit from techniques to reduce adhesions in muscles, re-lengthen muscle fibres that are causing tension, tightness and restricted joint mobility and eliminating pain caused by trigger points. Additionally, massage reduces stress more effectively that some other complementary therapies as it lowers levels of cortisol, a neurotransmitter that increases with increased stress levels.

Each appointment is broken into three distinct areas:


  • Initial consultation by Zoom, WhatsApp or Facetime
  • Face-to-face treatment at my clinic
  • Self-care delivered online or by follow-up email

When working therapeutically, appointments last for 1 hour. This time will now include the time spent during the online consultation and post treatment self-care advice. These normally form part of your appointment time so your hands-on treatment time is not reduced it is just pulled out separately from all the other elements that an appointment time would usually include.

A short course of regular treatments usually delivered over a 4 to 6-week period can significantly improve how your body feels and moves.

Pricing

£30 for 30 minutes


Including an online consultation and a face-to-face appointment in clinic

£60 for 60 minutes


Including an online consultation and a face-to-face appointment in clinic

Clinical Methods Used


Sometimes stretching techniques are required in a treatment to ensure the muscle fibres are properly realigned after atreatment. A variety of stretching techniques may be used in a treatment but the most commonly utilised ones are Passive, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) and AIS (Active Isolated Stretching).

Eastern medicine has typically used meridians to depict the flow of energy around the body. Acupressure points is the application of pressure to clear blockages in energy. Recent evidence is linking these acupressure points to correspond to a number of fascial junctions in the body.

To help recover from injury the use of appropriate heat can help reduce inflammation and encourage the body to heal. In chronic conditions, the use of heat can improve circulation and enable the therapist to work slightly deeper into the muscles.

This uses a combination of techniques to effectively release tension from tight muscles through compressing andstretching of muscle tissue. Knuckles, fists, elbows or massage tools may be used to sink into the muscles.

By contracting a muscle, focusing on the tight areas within it and putting it into a stretch, areas that are particularlytight can be released fairly quickly.

Fascia is the connective tissue that connects the skin to muscle and holds the body together. Myofascia refers to the fascia around muscles. This is a technique that varies in intensity depending on where and how the therapist is working on the body. The technique requires the therapist to sink into the fascia and feel the pulls and direction in which the fascia moves. Although a slow technique, it can have quite profound effects.

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