SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE
Soft tissue massage helps improve circulation, relax the body and increase the range of movement; it is used in the majority of injuries.
JOINT MOBILISATION AND MANIPULATION
Joints can become stiff following injury, be a result of poor posture or simply as symptom of ageing.
Mobilising joints can increase movement and decrease pain; sometimes, however, a stronger technique is required when the joint/s are manipulated (made to 'click').
This is a powerful treatment with instant results; it uses reflex points to activate the main stabilising muscles in the body.
Treatment starts with the hips and pelvis, works down through the legs and then to the upper body; this results in the body being balanced which in turn allows the nervous system to 'calm down'.
Muscle Activation can be very effective in treating back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, muscle imbalance and stress.
FUNCTIONAL FASCIAL TAPING
This is a taping technique that decreases pain, assists function and encourages normal movement patterns.
Function Fascial Taping can be used for chronic low back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis and ankle pain.
Fascial is fibrous tissue that surrounds and separates all muscles and organs and there are connections that run from the head to the toes.
Myofascial Release gently releases tension in the fascial connections between muscles which can help mobility and reduce pain.
It is very effective for back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, chronic pain and muscle sprains.
Treatments are generally combined with a tailor made exercise programme to address an individual’s needs and designed to improve flexibility and strengthen muscles.
Craniosacral techniques are gentle and use light touch; they can be used anywhere on the body, not just the spine and head. They release and balance structures and will work on all the body’s systems, including the nervous and digestive systems.
These techniques are effective on any injury or condition and work particularly well with the young and elderly.