Remedial Massage is a complementary therapy which aims to treat muscles that are damaged, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones.
Osteopathy is a system that treats muscle, joint and back pain. We assess how well your muscles, bones and joints move. The resitrictions and strains we find tell us where the mechanical problems are that are probably causing or contributing to your stiffness and pain. We then use osteopathic principles and techniques to mobilise your joints, re-align your bones and release muscluar tensions, imbalance and strain. Most people feel substantial improvements by the end of the first treatment, we will give you some specific stretches so you can help yourself.
Lymphatic drainage is a technique developed in Germany for the treatment of Lymphedema - an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes have been removed during surgery, most often in breast cancer, however certain heart conditions or medication may also affect the lymphatic system.
Dry Needling is a technique whereby a sterile, single-use, needle is inserted into the muscle and soft tissues to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through decreasing myofascial tension (knots in the muscle) which improves musculoskeletal function.
Myofascial Release is a technique which applies gentle sustained pressure and stretching of the Myofascial connective tissue. This stimulates the stretch reflexes in the muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation therefore reducing pain and restoring motion.
During a hot stone massage, the techniques of a regular massage are applied. However, the therapist also works with hot stones that are placed on specific parts of the body. The warmed stones assist to promote better blood flow, release toxins and create a deeper muscle relaxation than in a standard massage. By placing the warmed stones over acupressure points you can help release the flow of energy and promote the body's own healing process.