Treatments

  

Deep Tissue Massage; Holistic Massage; Indian Head Massage 

Remedial Massage

N.S.R.T (Neuroskeletal Re-alignment Therapy)

Myofascial Release Therapy

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage uses a combination of massage styles to work more deeply into the muscle fibres and connective tissue. The movements are slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Sometimes soreness may be felt after the massage, but this dissipates within a day or two to leave the body feeling looser and more at ease.

Deep tissue massage is good for someone who has general aches and stiffness and would like a thorough massage that goes that much deeper than a Swedish or aromatherapy massage.

 

 

 

  

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a focused treatment for chronic pain conditions and injuries where specific areas are targeted for treatment.

Samantha combines a variety of techniques from myofascial release and trigger point therapy to soft tissue release and muscle energy technique to release areas of tightness, pain and dysfunction, as well as improve range of motion and performance.

 

Treatment can be painful at first, therefore constant dialogue between client and therapist will be required to ensure the client remains comfortable throughout the treatment.

 

Remedial massage can help with the following:

·         Headaches

·         Neck stiffness

·         Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)

·         Shoulder pain

·         Carpal tunnel syndrome

·         Low back pain

·         Spondylilothesis

·         Scoliosis

·         Hip pain

·         Sciatica

·         Knee pain

·         Shin splints

·         Foot pain


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Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial (pronounced Myo fashal ) is derived from the Latin words 'myo' for muscle and 'fascia' for band. Fascia, sometimes called fibrous bands or connective tissue, is a 3D continuous web of microscopic hollow tubules that extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. In healthy conditions the fascial system is relaxed and wavy in configuration. This provides a cushioning and supportive mechanism allowing us to move safely without restriction or pain. Collagen and elastin, fascias two main components, allow it to be very strong yet have a high degree of flexibility. Fascia is also dynamic in nature, it responds to internal and external forces applied on it meeting the resistance in order to protect.

 

Fascia can be described like a 3D sweater, when the fascial network is traumatised it is pulled and twisted out of alignment rather like a pull in the sweater. Therefore, if the fascia has tightened creating bands of tension three dimensionally throughout the body resulting in symptoms distant to the injury then all the appropriate localised treatments will produce limited or temporary results.

 

The MFR technique is very different to that of massaging muscles,tendons and the ligaments of the body. A time component also exists, coupled with the fluidity of the therapists hands in applying pressure and moving though each and every fascial restriction. The time element is a vital factor,the fascia cannot be forced as it will naturally meet that force in return. Hence the MFR therapist provides a sustained, gentle, pressure for a minimum of 90 to 120 seconds allowing the fascia to elongate naturally and return to it's normal resting length restoring health and providing results that are both measurable and functional.

 

Sometimes memories can become locked into the fascial system and manifest themselves in physical pain. With the help of MFR the physical and emotional content of any injury, literal or symbolic,can be addressed in a safe and gentle way. MFR also treats the injury at source allowing the patient to heal. Even though the patient may not feel much happening the experienced therapist can actually feel the fascial restrictions,where they go to and subsequently feels the release of those restrictions during the session.

 

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Neuroskeletal Realignment Therapy

 

Neuroskeletal realignment therapy is a non-manipulative technique for the treatment of pain, limited movement associated with injury and poor posture.

It is non-invasive and safe and is suitable for people of all ages from babies to pregnant women and senior citizens. Neuroskeletal realignment therapy can help with back pain and strain, sciatica, scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis, fibro-myalgia, disc prolapse or herniation, road traffic accidents, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury (RSI), whiplash, migraines, headaches, cervical spondylosis, cervical stenosis, arthritis, hip, knee, shoulder or neck pain.

 

 

 

How does Neuroskeletal Realignment therapy work?

It works through the central nervous system stimulating neurotransmitters. We activate nerve transmission points, where pads of fluid sit just above the nerve and when pressed gently set off a tiny electrical reaction. This reaction sends a signal to the brain that then sends motor signals to relative muscle groups to encourage them to relax and return to their original state and in turn, bones and ligaments all re-align. This is known as a neuro-feedback loop.

Gentle and controlled pressure is applied to specific nerve points, which stimulate tension activity causing changes within and around stressed muscles. When the muscles release, the body is able to shift gently back to its natural alignment.

     

What happens during a treatment?

 An initial treatment takes 1 ½ hours. Time will be dedicated first of all to consultation, followed by a postural assessment, then followed by a treatment. You can remain fully clothed during the treatment and light finger pressure is used on the pelvic area, hips, spine, shoulders, neck and skull. Follow on treatments take from 45 minutes to one hour, although this varies depending on the individual's condition. The treatment is highly relaxing and many people drift off to sleep.

2-6 sessions are normally all that is required, with at least one-two weeks between each session, allowing time for the body to adjust. Sometimes one of these sessions will focus on remedial massage to loosen up areas of chronic tension.

Changes initiated during a treatment may continue for up to 48 hours post treatment, as the body finds its most optimum working posture. It is always advisable to take a hot bath or shower after each treatment to ease any muscle aches that may occur.

 

Helps with the following pathologies and related symptoms: 

  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Sciatic pain
  • Disc problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondyloliesthesis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Kyphosis/Lordosis
  • Pain and joint problems due to sports injuries and accident trauma
  • General Back Pain
  • Arthritis management (regular treatments help quality of life)
  • Osteoporosis (regular treatments help quality of life)
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Stroke Patients and other neurological conditions have also responded positively to treatment, plus it helps associated problems.

 

After care advice:

It is strongly recommended that you soak in a hot tub to alleviate the stiffness before you go to bed on the day of your treatment. If this is not possible, have ten minutes under the shower.

You may also need another soak the following morning. It is also very important to increase your water intake to assist in flushing out toxins. Refrain from alcohol consumption. Avoid heavy lifting 48 hours after the treatment.

Weakened or a damaged intervertebral disk will take time to heal effectively, so be kind to your back even if it feels absolutely terrific.

 

 

 

 

Further information:

Please feel free to give me a call to talk through and explain NSRT in more depth and how it can benefit you, on 07979 217 364.

For further information on Neuroskeletal Realignment Therapy visit: www.neuroskeletal.co.uk

 

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