Muscle Management

Massage Therapy 

Neuromuscular Therapy

is based on balancing your nervous system with your muscular system and searches for the underlying causes of long standing pain.


The treatment involves a case history, postural analysis, muscle testing and tissue palpation.

The treatments aim to release muscle spasm and eliminate trigger points, which can cause referred pain. This can restore flexibility to your muscles and improve the strength of your muscles. 


NMT is beneficial for the treatment of many issues including muscle dysfunction, headaches, chronic and acute pain, OOS and postural self alignment.

 

Trigger Point Therapy

involves a systematic de-activation of trigger points which are tight bands within the muscles, tendons or ligament which refer pain to other areas of the body.


Trigger point therapy is often a part of NMT and is often followed up with ice, heat and then movement.

Trigger point therapy is beneficial wherever chronic, aching or referred pain is felt.

Sports 
Massage

involves the application of massage to meet the performance needs of any athlete or active person.

Whether you are an elite athlete or simply enjoy getting out and about in the weekends or playing social sports, massage is an effective tool that can help prevent injury or treat existing injuries.


A sports massage therapist needs a thorough knowledge of the movements, exercises, injuries and training protocols involved in team and individual sports.


Your sports massage treatment may include pre-event, inter-event, post event and maintenance massage and may use a variety of techinques depending on your current needs.

A therapist working in this field should hold a Diploma in massage with studies specifically in sports massage.


Kinesio 
Taping

involves taping over and around muscles to assist in the contraction of the muscle and to support or resist over contraction of the taped muscle.


It can be used on a wide number of your ailments and injuries. It helps with chronic pain, muscle spasms or to reduce swelling. It can increase blood supply to soft tissue and reduce adhesions found in soft tissue. It is also very useful is assisting with Lymphatic drainage. Kinesio Taping is suitable for any stage of an injury and is also a powerful injury preventative. 


The taping is not just for athletes, it is suitable for everybody. It is particularly useful when used in conjunction with massage therapy. 



Craniosacral Therapy

Sharyn Andrews is our qualified therapist. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. 

With a light touch, Sharyn uses her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system. 


By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and injury to stroke and neurological impairment. 

What to Expect

As some of you may not have had Remedial massage before, here is an idea of how a treatment session will run.


When you arrive at the clinic you will be given a few forms to fill in (so allow 5 mins for that).

Before you receive any "hands on" treatment there will be time to discuss your treatment needs and any assessments (postural, range of motion, muscle testing etc) will also be carried out at this time.

Any treatment plans require your verbal consent.

As always with remedial massage therapy, your privacy and comfort are very important and all measures are taken to ensure your body is draped with a sheet / towel at all times, and only the area that is being worked on will be exposed at any one time.

The amount of "pressure" that is used during the massage depends entirely on you. You are always in control of how firm you wish the massage to be. We encourage feedback during the session.

After your treatment any further treatment plans / exercises / stretches will be given and advice on what to expect after your massage.


Our general advice is:


Drink more water than you normally would as this will help to flush out any toxins released and will also help clear your head after the massage.It is normal to experience Post Treatment Soreness after a massage. This generally is felt the next day. Some people get it, some don't. It is nothing to worry about, however if you have questions concerning this please call.