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Soft Tissue Therapy / Sports & Remedial Massage
Soft Tissue Therapy embraces Sports and Remedial Massage to cover a range of sports massage and advanced soft tissue techniques set within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation procedures. As well as dealing effectively with a variety of musculoskeletal issues, Soft Tissue Therapy encompasses sports massage and also embraces recovery and remedy to avoid continued problems in the future.
It applies manual techniques and principles in a way that best meet the specific needs of the individual, for both athletic performance and general lifestyle.
The benefits of regular Soft Tissue Therapy/ Sports & Remedial Massage
The sporting benefits:
- Speeds up recovery from minor soft tissue injury encountered through general training activity and competition
- Enables increase in quality and quantity of training, permits and prepares for smarter training
- Improves muscle and joint performance and efficiency, enabling better athletic technique which enhances performance and will contribute to reaching objectives and goals
- Injury free sporting activity will be more enjoyable and rewarding
- Contributes to good sporting posture
- Extends the overall life of your sporting career
The lifestyle benefits:
- Enhances fit and active lifestyle and prolongs active lifestyle with age
- Eases work and repetitive over-use related issues – gardening, decorating etc.
- Contributes to good posture
- Maintains the body generally in better condition for work and non-work life
- Helps prevent injuries and loss of mobility / flexibility
- Restores mobility through treatment of injured muscle tissue
- Assists with post operation rehabilitation
- Leads to a healthier lifestyle
Treating musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries through Soft Tissue Therapy / Sports & Remedial Massage:
- Treatment of specific musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries or on-going problems
- Speeds up recovery from injury allowing a quicker return to activity
- Can identify and rectify sources of injury/discomfort and helps to avoid repeat injuries
- Facilitates a quicker return to training, therefore regaining performance quicker
- Can offer advice on posture, remedial strengthening exercises and stretches to avoid further/repeat injury.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care.
What can pregnancy massage help with?
- low back pain
- restless leg syndrome
- hip and thigh pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- stress reduction and relaxation
- muscle aches and pain
What is involved?
- After a full consultation a bespoke treatment plan is worked out with you
- lying on your left side, you will be supported with pillows and cushions to make you comfortable
- a combination of remedial and soothing strokes are used to soothe pain, induce relaxation and generally pamper you
- This massage is suitable at all stages of pregnancy.
You can be treated both during pregnancy and post-natally, so you can have some much needed "me time"
If you have a C -Section, once the surface scar has healed, ScarWork can help reduce any restrictions and improve the appearance of the scar.
“Hidden depths and fascial icebergs” a very descriptive quote by myofascial release expert John Barnes, highlighting how a small scar on the surface can be connected to deep tissues. Whether the scar appears superficial and insignificant, or is highly visible with contortions and restrictions, the treatment is the same. Using gentle myofascial touch and specific moves that are rarely painful, working within the client’s comfort zone, these restrictions and deep fascial layers can be quickly reintegrated into the fascial matrix, improving both the appearance of the scar and functionality of the body.
“A scar is the result of the healing process of any kind of skin wound, linear or punctiform. A significant percentage of scars (38-70%, depending on the study) results in a pathological condition, i.e., pain, functional and psychological disorders, or cosmetic damage.” (Ferriero et al, 2015).
When scars form, the surface and underlying skin, fascia – and possibly even muscles and tendons - loose the organisation and integrity of normal, healthy tissue. Some people never notice a problem with their scars, but for others it can leave them in permanent discomfort or pain.
Scarwork is not a new therapy having been developed by Sharon Wheeler, an American therapist back in the ‘70s. She found that working with what seems like a casual, light touch “reminiscent to working with bread dough”, that ScarWork could make profound lasting changes to old and new scars - whether from accidents or surgery.
ScarWork is holistic and often affects people’s emotional well-being, allowing them to accept their scars, reduce or eliminate pain, resolve numbness and make visible cosmetic changes.
Jane says, “Many of my clients have not been aware of any problems stemming from their scars, some even failing to mention old injuries or surgery.”
Scar tissue techniques can be incorporated into massage or undertaken as a separate treatment plan. Amazing results may be achieved, both improving the appearance of scars and with pain reduction.
The million-dollar question is always “how soon can you work on a scar?”. As soon as the sutures have been removed, all scabs have shed, and you have been signed off by your consultant.
Shiatsu Bodywork Therapy is a combination of deep tissue massage, structural adjustment and energy work which will leave you feeling immediately revitalised, with symptoms of pain reduced. A typical treatment lasts one hour. In most cases you will remain fully clothed throughout but are advised to wear loose clothing to allow the body to be stretched.
Shiatsu is good for:
- Back and neck pain
- Muscular and joint pain
- Digestive problems
- Relaxation and relief of tension
- Lethargy / Low energy
- Good Posture
- Breathing problems
Sports Massage (1-hour) - £45
Pregnancy Massage - Please Enquire
ScarWork - Please Enquire
Shiatsu (1-hour) - £40