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Deep tissue massage is a treatment to speed up recovery from injury or chronic (long-term) conditions. The word relaxation is NOT associated with treatment !! however the pain is generally described by my clients as 'good pain'..... so even though you can expect a degree of discomfort during treatment, you will know instinctively that it is helping you recover.
In general the massage will be firm & at sometimes the techniques applied will be close to the reaches of your pain tolerances. However, it's my priority to work with you to understand your thresholds & ensure you gain maximum benefit at all times throughout the treatment.
I'll start your treatment with a 'warm-up' to warm up the muscles, eventually working deeper & on specific areas of tension or adhesion. Some of the range of proven techniques I will use are:
■ soft tissue release (STR)
■ neuromuscular technique (NMT)
■ muscle energy technique (MET)
■ connected tissue massage (CTM)
■ deep friction
■ compression stretch techniques
Where I feel it appropriate, I will use Ultrasound and Infrarential to complement my treatment. This allows quick and adaptive healing depending on the type of injury and symptoms.
The Infrarential delivers small electrical impulses to stimulate the muscles making it superb for chronic treatments such as frozen shoulders and chronic low back pain.
The Ultrasound assists in breaking down scar tissue and adhesions and as it is 'painless' allows treatment of fresh injuries.
If you wish to book separate sessions on infrarential and ultrasound ONLY to treat a target specific injury, please talk to me about this.
Postural assessment is an important indicator for me to understand any potential root cause issues that may be causing dysfunction. Therefore I will look at the body as a whole before commencing treatment & will need a resume of your medical & lifestyle/sporting history.