DID you know?
A possible biblical reference to massage from c.493 BC documents daily "treatments" with oil of myrrh as a part of the beauty regimen of the wives of Xerxes.
In medieval Romania some illnesses were treated by a massage in which the client was trodden on by a tame bear!
The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta was the first time that massage was offered as a core medical service for Olympians.
Physiotherapists and Massage therapists are employed by many elite sporting institutions such as Premiereship football clubs to warm up players before games and treat them afterwards.
Some athletes such as Michael Jordan have personal massage therapists that even travel with them.
Physiotherapy is an immensely powerful therapy that utilises many techniques including; remedial massage, mobilisations of the spine and other joints, stretches and exercise. It is used to relieve pain and restore function after any musculoskeletal injury. It is used in both acute and subacute stages of injury and for rehabilitation post surgery. Treatment may also include Ultrasound therapy, Acupuncture, rigid strapping or kinesiology taping. It is a highly specialised skill and requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make an accurate diagnosis and treat the problem. Only individuals registrered with the regulatory body, HCPC are physiotherapists.
Sports Massage is not just for people who play sports, it can benefit other non-sport-related injuries both chronic and acute (including Repetitive Strain Injury RSI). The treatment uses advanced techniques and includes deep tissue manipulation and remedial massage which will benefit everyone whether you work all day sitting at a computer or are a professional sports person.
Sports massage is good for re-educating tense & knotted muscles; restoring balance to the muscular-skeletal system; improving circulation of blood and the lymphatic system; improving joint flexibility and muscle length; removing muscular aches and pains; removing build up of waste products such as lactic acid; breaking down of scar tissue, adhesions and fibrous tissues (knotted muscles) and relaxing the nervous system.
The Sports Massage is specifically tailored to the individual's needs.
Physiotherapy is an immensely powerful therapy that utilises many techniques including remedial massage, mobilisations of the spine and other joints, stretches and exercise to relieve pain and restore function after a musculoskeletal injury. It is used in acute and subacute stages of injury and for rehabilitation post surgery. Treatment may also include Ultrasound therapy, rigid strapping or kinesiology taping. It is a highly specialised skill and requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make an accurate diagnosis of the problem, only individuals registrered with the regulatory body, HCPC are physiotherapists
Remedial Massage works the soft tissues of the body and focuses on the treatment on both chronic and acute injuries. Using advanced massage techniques, assisted stretches and joint mobilisations, it assists injury prevention and aids recovery and is used effectively in the treatment of back, neck and other joint and musculoskeletal problems.
Sports massage is a highly specialised form of massage involving the application of the most advanced massage techniques for deep tissue manipulations. In conjunction with assisted stretches and joint distractions and mobilisations, it is used for the prevention, maintenance and rehabilitation of sporting and non sports related injuries. Sports massage therapists are skilled in the assessment of musculoskeletal injuries and know when to refer clients for specialist advice. Sports massage helps alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. The massage will help prepare the athlete for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility and prevent injuries. It is also effective for injuries not incurred through sports.
Therapeutic Massage is a gentle massage based on the simpler skills of Swedish massage to enable therapists to work to enhance the health and well-being of clients, as well as to address specific ailments and conditions. With a spread and depth of knowledge of the body and how it reacts to illness and injury as well as good health means that in therapeutic massage specific strokes and techniques are used to work effectively with a broad range of clients in widely varying states of health
.Acupuncture is one of the many modalities available to be used in modern physiotherapy. Although it's origins dates back to 1000BC, the Tradional Western Medical Practise is based on clinical research and evidence. The insertion of fine needles into acupuncture points stimulates the body to release healing chemicals which aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. The effect is to relax tight muscles and modulate pain.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment using very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase lymphatic flow, with the aim of getting rid of toxins in your body. The lymphatic system is the key to the body's immune system so lymphatic drainage is thought to speed up the healing process. It can also be used to treat lymphodema and mild oedema. The treatment starts with an abdominal massage followed by the limbs that require treatment.
Gait Analysis / Runners Assessment This service can be used as either a treatment for existing running injuries or for injury prevention for runners. We use a high speed camera to record you running on a treadmill. We analyze in detail your running gait from head to toe to ascertain if your gait maybe causing or potentially predispose you to injury. We will also perform various tests to determine any weakness or imbalances in your legs that might contribute to your injuries. This analysis is not the same as the basic assessment carried out in running shoe shops.
Clinical Pilates We can offer one-to-one clinical pilates sessions that will address your specific needs that we identify when we carry out a physiotherapy assessment. Areas of weakness that are contributing to your pain or injury are targetted using a bespoke exercise programme. The pilates exercises are used to treat an existing injury and prevent it from coming back. As well as injuries, long term conditions such as osteoporosis and scoliosis benefit greatly from clinical pilates sessions. This is not a general pilates class.