• Sports Massage for flushing out the tissues, injury prevention and recovery.
  • Remedial Massage for chronic aches, pains, headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries etc.
  • Relaxation Massage for relaxation.
  • Ultrasound and Therapeutic Infra Red - both treatments are pain free, comfortable and relaxing for the patient. If required they will be incorporated into your treatment session at no extra cost. Ultrasound works by transmitting pain free sound waves through the tissues to reduce inflammation, helps to speed up the process of recovery and healing, encourages faster growth of the repair tissue and helps to break down scar tissue caused by injury and operations. Contraindications for ultrasound include pregnancy, tumours, vascular abnormalities, over sensitive tissues, pacemakers and any acute conditions. It is a good modality to use in the case of tendonitis related problems and is generally used in conjunction with massage where an injury has occurred. Please advise if you have a pacemaker or any steel implants.
  • Kinesio Taping This is the brightly coloured tape that many athletes use, you don't have to be an athlete to use it though, it is for all patients and conditions including aches and pains, headaches, shoulder conditions, back ache, muscular sciatica, muscle injurys and tension. In essence K Tape helps to reduce muscular pain, increases your mobility and enhances your recovery time, by increasing the natural flow of blood around the muscle. When applied the tape influences the fascia underneath the skin acting as mechanical correction, stabilisation or support. The unique elastic porperties of the tape allow it to provide support to an injured muscle or joint in movement without restricting the tissues beneath it, allowing for a full range of motion. The patient can remain active while injured, is more comfortable and the condition less painful.

Massage is one of the most ancient forms of therapy.

It is an instinctive medicine - if you have a headache or tummy ache you automatically, instinctively rub it and feel better for it. It is ideal for stress relief, relaxation and as a remedial treatment for physical and emotional problems. It is known for its relaxing qualities, its ability to reduce stress, tension and anxiety and produce a feeling of overall well being when the body releases chemicals known as endorphins - the feel good hormones. Swedish Massage is the most commonly known type of massage, it manipulates the soft body tissues by the use of a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improves flexibility and creates relaxation. Circulation is improved and the immune system is strengthened. The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the blood flow to all tissues, taking with it oxygen and nutrient rich cells, and flushing out any acid and metabolic waste, thereby shortening recovery times from muscular strains and keeping muscles flexible. Techniques used stretch ligaments, tendons and muscle fibres keeping them supple and pliable allowing improved range of motion, reduce scar tissue and stimulate and soothe the nervous system.

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Some conditions such as muscular aches, sprains and strains are treatable and fixable, whilst other conditions such as arthritis are treatable and manageable, but not curable. Massage helps to alleviate the pain that such conditions create, such as helping to stimulate the production of synovial fluid around stiff, arthritic knees.

Sports and Remedial treatments are used to identify and alleviate mechanical problem areas, whereas a Relaxation Massage is aimed at just that - totally relaxing the patient to wear away the stresses and strains of daily life.

Whatever your needs my aim will be to tailor a treatment to suit you, including any ultrasound, taping and infrared treatments together with after care advice in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

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