Clinical massage is an outcome-based treatment using a combination of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, stretching, soft tissue release, hot and cold and myofascial work, aiming to get people out of pain and increase range of motion which can then help relaxation and relieve stress. As a clinical massage therapist my aim is to your body's own healing through manual therapy, exercise and education.
Everyone is an individual and going to be affected by their injury/pain condition in different ways. With clinical massage I work with you to build a bespoke clinical treatment plan based around the Eastern medical approach of treating the person and not the symptoms, putting you back in control of your recovery.
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.
Unlike other therapies, clients are involved in the treatment, giving feedback on trigger points and what they are experiencing in order to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Conditions Clinical Massage can help with:
- Shoulder pain and injury
- Neck pain and injury
- Hip pain and injury
- Knee pain and injury
- Postural problems
- Non-specific low back pain
- Disc pathologies