Through cross fibre friction techniques we can help in decreasing the healing time from tendon inflammation injuries such as Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Achilles Tendinopathy.
Massage during pregnancy can help reduce peripheral swelling, help to prevent insomnia, reduce muscle cramps and back pain, and soothe the nervous system.
Massage can be performed on the side lying, face up with support, and even lying on the stomach with specially designed pregnancy pillows.
Stress Headaches and Migraines
Loosening neck, shoulder and scalp muscles and their attachments, relieves stress headaches.
By reducing muscle tension, especially in the neck and reducing the tension associated with musculoskeletal disorders, massage can decrease the recurrence of migraines.
Diabetes can cause a lack of circulation and neuropathy in the limbs. This in turn leads to muscle atrophy and nerve insensitivity. Although it has to be approached with caution, massage will return some of the function and feel or at least slow the deterioration.
A maintenance program will benefit the sufferer significantly in many cases, with improved mobility, circulation and feel.
Injuries that can be treated by massage include strain, sprains and tears by helping to breaking down scar tissue in the muscle. Treating overuse injuries - cramp, muscular fatigue and tightness, helps restore the muscle to it normal length and remove the trigger points and tight areas.
Maintenance massage is also important in sporting settings as it can help reduce injury and allow you to get optimal performance out of your muscles
Massage creates a localised increase in pressure, which helps with the removal of muscle waste like lactic acid.
Lactic acid builds up in muscles during and immediately after strenuous exercise - limiting the recovery of muscles and their effectiveness.
Additionally, massage stretches other tissues that cannot be reached by alternative methods. A regular massage is insurance against injury.
Back Pain comes in many forms and varieties. Regular massage and an exercise routine can help reduce the severity of back pain. It can also help improve posture.
Massage can be performed to help improve all areas of the back. Deep soft tissue massage is performed to affect the deep muscle which can often be the cause of pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Massage can help relieve the pressure placed on the median nerve which causes numbness and tingling in the thumb, index finger and middle finger.
The treatment also includes the use of massage techniques to release and relax the muscles in the wrist and forearm.
What is Remedial Massage
Remedial Massage is a natural and holistic method of treating the bodies muscles and tendons when they become immobile, knotted or damaged.
This form of treatment addresses the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.
The specialised massage techniques can be gentle or strong. The massage locates the damaged area and using massage oils massages the affected area to free up and mobilise the joints. This process assists the body to self repair the damage.
The blood supply in affected areas is stimulated and the toxins are removed from the muscles. The muscles are relaxed and toned with the mobility improved.
The nervous system in the peripheral area is also calmed, easing the pain and discomfort of the damaged area.
What can be treated
Remedial Massage can address a variety of muscular and skeletal health concerns -
- Muscular Cramps
- Frozen Shoulder
- Muscular Atrophy
- Sports Injuries
How long do treatments last
Typically treatments are for 1/2 hour, 3/4 hour or 1 hour. Depending on the condition being addressed, multiple treatments may be required.