Treatments

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on therapy that has been used succesfully for over a hundred years to treat difficult and recurring injuries and pain. Myofascia, pronounced "my o faashaa", is the dense tough tissue that surrounds and covers all your muscles and bones. This outer covering, called fascia is very strong and very flexible. In fact is has the tensile strength of over 2000lbs. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.

Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy

Sports massage not only benefits athletes but can help anyone. Sitting at a desk, driving long distances or having a physically demanding job causes physical and mental stress to all.
Some of the benefits are:-
Promotes recovery from injury,
Eases stiffness in tired and damaged muscles,
Alleviates the effects of stress and tension,
Increases mobility, allowing freedom of movement,
Provides pain relief and reduces swelling,
Removes scar tissue, reducing the occurance of repeat injuries,
Improves and stimulates circulation,
Identifies potential problem areas, preventing injury
Promotes improved performance of sporting activity,
Increases endurance,
Improves posture,
Helps aid relaxation

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well being. Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain. An effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema (which may occur after cancer treatment) and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency. Can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions. Strengthens the immune system as part of “detox” treatment, helpful alongside dieting. Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy. Promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars. Minimises or reduces stretch marks. Helps to speed healing and recovery after cosmetic surgery. And without doubt, it’s a deeply relaxing treatment.

Remedial Therapy

Remedial Therapy

Remedial Therapy utilises many techniques, including massage, to address a wide range of soft tissue problems. The aim is to reduce pain and tension by releasing pressure of muscles in spasm, and to address tendon and ligament complaints.
Whether stress/work related or injury from work or leisure, around the house or in sports, Remedial Therapy can help. This treatment can assist people of all ages.
Improve suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints
Improve circulation
Relax stressed and tight muscles
Aid the removal of waste products that build up within the muscle.

Hot stone massage

Hot stone massage

For the ultimate therapeutic experience, hot stone massage is one of the most pleasurable massage experiences you could imagine. Hot stones are incorporated into the massage and are also placed over specific points along the spine and other parts of your body to keep you warm and comforted throughout the treatment.
The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing a greater intensity of treatment than that of a regular massage.
The physiological benefits of thermo-therapy have long been scientifically and medically proven and include improved circulation, relaxation of muscle fibres, improved muscle tone, improved lymphatic flow, increased skin tone, boosted immunity, accelerated tissue healing and activated self-healing systems to name but a few.
Pain relief has been medically proven using massage, due to the release of endorphins the bodies happy hormone. Conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, back and neck pain can be helped enormously by regular massage.

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage after the first trimester is a very relaxing treatment for the mum to be.
What are the benefits of pregnancy massage?
● Helps to reduce stress
● Decreases swelling in arms, legs and and feet
● Relieves aches and pains in muscles and joints
● Can reduce anxiety and mild depression
● Relieves nervous tension and headaches
● Improves relaxation leading to better sleep

About me

About me

I have always been involved with sport, starting with running, hockey and netball as a youngster, through to playing badminton and my current love, tennis.

My interest in sports therapy came during my adult running years after suffering most common injuries and looking at ways of staying fit and injury free.

I qualified with ITEC in sports massage therapy almost 10 years ago but continue to add to my knowledge and learning.

I consider myself fortunate to practise from home, in my calm and relaxing studio overlooking my garden.

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