and Soft Tissue Therapy for support with Disability and Neurological Conditions.
Massage Therapy can be a valuable part of a Whole Bodied approach to well being.
Massage Therapy is particularly beneficial for stress or tension related pain. Lifestyle factors such as poor posture and sitting at an office desk can result in upper back, neck and shoulder pain however stress of any kind will cause the body to tighten up and this can eventually manifest in the body as pain, illness or dis ease.
Examples of patients who benefit from massage therapy include:
- Neck and back pain,
- Low back and sciatic pain
- Stress or tension related pain
- Post-surgery to assist healing of soft tissue and scarring
- Symptoms of whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrosis, spondylitis, and arthritis.
Massage therapy benefits include, but aren’t limited to:
- Decreasing pain and alleviating chronic pain conditions.
- Prevention and management of soft tissue injuries.
- Releasing tension and tightness in the muscles.
- Increase blood flow and oxygen to treatment area.
- Flushing chemicals out the body that cause muscles to tighten.
- Re-integrating and healing of scar tissue post-surgical operation.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is primarily used to address a specific complaint and focuses on the underlying muscle layers, fascia and connective tissue.
In the days following a deep tissue massage, it is not uncommon for the client to feel increased muscle soreness. Always remember to drink plenty of water following the massage, and to follow through with any self-care recommendations provided.
Myofascial Trigger points
Trigger points can cause, pain which may be local or referred, decreased range of motion, stiffness, discomfort and are associated with many musculoskeletal disorders. Treatment of trigger points can be carried out in a variety of ways. Applying sustained compression to the trigger point and waiting for a release is the most common approach. Finding and working over trigger points can be uncomfortable but, once released, pain subsides and oxygen and nutrients circulate improving the tone and activity of the muscles.
Booking and Questions
Soft Tissue Therapy for support with Disability and Neurological Conditions
I have extensive experience providing Clinical Massage and Myofascial Release for people living with the effects of disability and neurological conditions, be it congenital or following injury or an illness.
A neurological condition is a problem associated with the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord. Examples include Spinal injury, MS, Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy.
I also work with people living with the effects of autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia; a condition characterised by widespread chronic pain which appears to result from dysregulation in the central nervous system.
The complexities of the central nervous system
Due to the complexities of the central nervous system, people with neurological problems can have a variety of problems.
These may be muscle stiffness or spasm (commonly called spasticity), weakness of muscle, tremor, problems with sensation etc.
A sensitive and holistic approach
By taking a sensitive approach to positioning during the treatment and other medical needs, I create a positive environment for my clients.
By taking a holistic approach to rehabilitation my clients are empowered to enhance their quality of life. I am committed to providing high quality, individually tailored therapy that makes a positive difference.
My clients enjoy the benefits of Massage and Myofascial Release in the following ways;
- Ease the side effects of immobility such as stiff painful joints, chronic muscle tightness and poor posture
- Increase blood flow to tissues enabling nutrients to pass through more easily to repair tight or damaged muscles
- Release tension and stretch over used muscles
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Promote positive body awareness
- Desensitise sensitive areas
- Free myofascial adhesions and soften scar tissue caused by surgery, injury or over use
Working with other professionals and keeping up to date
I regularly work together with other healthcare professionals, such as Physiotherapists and Case Managers, to manage ongoing symptoms, facilitate recovery from injury and chronic pain and to enhance quality of life.
I am aware of the importance of keeping up to date with current practice and have an active CPD policy – I continually update my knowledge by attending courses and reading relevant articles.