Using a combination of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching, soft tissue release, hot and cold and myofascial work, clinical massage is outcome-based, aiming to get people out of pain and increase range of motion which can then aid relaxation and relieve stress.
As well as helping to decrease general tension in the body clinical massage can benefit conditions such as RSI, carpal tunnel, low back pain, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis and headaches and can also benefit chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.
Working slowly and sensitively, I work with the body, using a 'listening touch' to release tension and create more space in problem areas. Working this way means the massage shouldn't be painful - any discomfort will be the 'good pain' where the body feels tension before relief.
Clinical massage therapists aim to 'fix in six' - it can take up to six sessions, but you should start to see significant results within two or three treatments. I also discuss stretches and lifestyle tips to help you, as the client, take control and give you techniques for managing future problems.