Deep tissue (sport & remedial) treatment

Treatment is primarily a deep tissue massage complemented with a variety of joint mobilisation techniques to work deeper to specific areas of tension. During the treatment, muscles are stretched & lengthened using techniques which physically & neurologically RELEASE them from their CONTRACTED & TIGHT state. Manipulation of the muscles into a RELAXED state reduces tension on joints & other muscular structures, therefore relieving PAIN

This first treatment starts with a brief consultation which includes a medical & lifestyle history & postural assessment. The postural assessment identifies postural imbalance & allows me to try & understand the root cause of the pain. It is an excellent indicator so together we can restore balance & maximise muscle repair on a permanent basis. At the end of your session, normally rehabilitation exercises are provided to continue to maximise the healing process

Other modalities within this treatment

I am a certified Rockblade practitioner & will apply Rocktape where I see it has a benefit for structural & postural issues

As part of your treatment, I may use therapeutic Ultrasound & Infrarential treatment to complement the above work for quick & adaptive healing.  Occasionally it is advantageous to use them in isolation (see fees)

The Infrarential delivers small electrical impulses (similar to TEN's) to stimulate the muscles making it superb for chronic treatments such as frozen shoulders & chronic low back pain.  The Ultrasound assists in breaking down scar tissue & adhesions; it is 'painless' so allows treatment of fresh injuries

All the techniques used are designed to target injury & accelerate healing, working to complement improving range of movement, muscle & joint functionality

If your injury is very recent, you may be advised to R.I.C.E. the injury for up to 72 hours before having treatment

 Swedish massage

This type of massage uses relaxing oils & 'long' gliding massage strokes using medium pressure. Depending on your choice, the massage can be slow & gentle or vigorous & bracing & will include techniques gliding, kneading & percussion. It is gentler than deep tissue & aimed more at relaxation, not designed to treat injury

No postural assessment or detailed lifestyle history is required for this type of massage but you will be asked to sign a basic medical disclaimer prior to treating you for the first time

Treatments can be half hour neck, back & shoulders or full hour full body with your choice of oils to suit your mood

 Seated Acupressure

Commonly used to treat clients in a corporate environment, this type of massage is for well-being & is completed through clothing. Based on Shiatsu, the kata (flow) identifies acupressure points on the upper body & arms to release energy from the meridians.  It is a very effective short massage for relieving stress, restoring balance & creating a sense of calm for those with limited time 

No postural assessment or detailed lifestyle history is required for this type of massage but I will run through a verbal medical questionaire prior to each treatment. The average treatment takes approximately 20 minutes but can be tailored to individual company or event needs 

Please contact me if you are an employer that feel this may benefit the employees of your organisation, reduce stress & improve your companies sick record