Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy
Pain relief clinical massage deals with a variety of pathologies (as listed below). Your clinical massage, depending on your needs, may incorporate some or all of the following. - Deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, hot stones, advanced stretching and lymphatic drainage. We may also suggest supporting modalities and home exercises if needed.
Each clinical massage will be tailored to focus on what is needed by the client. An assessment will be given before each massage. Typically, as a guideline, many types of pain can be treated in 3-6 weekly clinical massage sessions. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be given home care exercises to do to support your treatment. Clinical massage is ideal for any type of back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches, hip pain, leg pain or arm pain and any pathologies you may be suffering from. If you are in pain, come and see me!
Pain and tension do not only come from strain, injury or tension in a muscle, but also from internal imbalances of the body as well as previous and present emotional stresses and trauma.
When the pain has eased I advise monthly maintenance massage, as your body will be under constant strain which will lead to loss of agility and more pain. It is much better to take preventative action instead of waiting until you are suffering and your body is compromised.
Lower Back Pain
Relieves general back pain and also works with conditions including acute or chronic herniated disc, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis and facet joint irritation syndrome.
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Works with many types of neck and shoulder pain including muscular pain, acute and herniated discs and headaches.
Shoulder Girdle Pain
Can be used to good effect for a number of common musculoskeletaletal conditions including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, painful arc syndrome, sporting injuries and supraspinatus tendinosis.
Forearm and Wrist Pain
Works well with conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, RSI, DenQuervain's syndrome, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Hip and Pelvis Pain
Used for more specific work around the pelvic girdle to treat conditions such as sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis and sporting injuries such as groin strain.
Leg, Knee and Foot Pain
Used to work with conditions such as strains and sprains, patellar tendonitis, Achilles problems, IT band syndrome, shin splints, groin strains, knee issues, and osteoarthritis.