Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial massage is one of our key services, it consists of a deep massage technique that enables skeletal muscles to return to normal health after an injury. It is also used to treat conditions created by lifestyle for example repetitive strain injury and back pain.

For remedial massage to be effective the massage therapist needs to have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology to determine where to treat the patient and also to identify the source of the original biomechanical dysfunction. Thus treating the source of the problem rather than the symptoms.
The results are usually immediate in that patients feel a difference after 
the first session.

Remedial massage is a form of massage that doesn’t set out to relax the patient; the goal is to fix a mechanical problem. However all-round health improvements are experienced such as: better sleep, an increase in vitality and performance levels as well as the increased mobility that you would expect.

Some common conditions that can be successfully treated are:
Achilles Tendon, tendinitis, shin splints, groin strain, cartilage damage, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, hamstring injuries, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points or muscle knots are sore knots that can form in banks of muscle fibres. If you suffer from headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or any other musculoskeletal pain it is almost certain that a trigger point will be contributing cause. Treatment will help to relieve the pain associated with trigger points and help restore normal muscle function.

Chinese Cupping

Chinese Cupping is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a localised suction is created on the skin. Practitioners believe this mobilises blood flow and promotes healing. The cupping is applied to certain acupuncture points, as well as to areas of the body that are affected by pain. The benefits are multiple and it is particularly effective at reducing scarring and localised inflammation as well as promoting skin nourishment.

Talk to us to see how Cupping can help you.

Muscle Energy Techniques

A technique designed to improve musculoskeletal function and reduce pain. A range of soft tissue osteopathic manipulations methods are used to incorporate precisely directed and controlled patient initiated isometric and/or isotonic contractions. This technique can achieve exceptional results.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a holistic healing method, which involves pressure and massage of the reflex points found on the hands and feet. Reflexology teaches that vital energy circulates between organs of the body, permeating every cell and tissue. If this energy becomes blocked, the part of the body relating to the blockage is affected. These energy blocks in the human body are reflected in the hands and feet.

Reflexology uses specific pressure techniques; the blockages can be detected as they occur in the area of the foot or hand that is related to the part of the body with the imbalance. The massage process then dissipates the energy blockage and promotes healing in the body.

Reflexology also results in the release of toxins and stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems enabling the body to heal itself and is an extremely effective therapy in helping patients cope with stress, tension and tiredness as well as being a powerful preventative measure against ill health.