Sports Massage is aimed at preventing injury, treating injury
and enhancing performance. It is the manipulation of soft tissue
like muscle, tendon, ligament and skin. Massage is designed to
restore normal functional activity to tissue that is experiencing
problems or imbalances.
The benefits of Sports Massage are:
- Reduces muscle tension
and resulting pain
- Improves recovery from training
- Improves flexibility
- Reduces restrictive scar tissue
- Increases circulation
- Improves posture
- Decreases recovery time from injury
A massage when you are pregnant can be a wonderful way to ease
an aching back, stiff shoulders and sore hips. It can also pep
up your mood and get those feel-good, pain-relieving endorphins
flowing around your body, leaving you relaxed and refreshed.
The benefits of Pregnancy Massage are:
- A safe and comprehensive
massage treatment for the whole body
- Relief from muscle tension caused by softening
of the joints and an increase in weight
- Relief from excess fluid retained in limbs
- Relaxation for mind and body
Ultrasound therapy is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath
the skins surface using very high frequency sound waves, which
cannot be heard by humans.
The benefits of Ultrasound are:
- Speeding up the healing
process due to increase in blood flow to the area
- Softening of scar tissue
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is
an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of
specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the
skin in the direction of the lymph flow.
This stimulates the lymphatic vessels
which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes
waste products. The first visit will include a consultation during
which the therapist will recommend the number and frequency of
future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour.
Where appropriate the therapist will work in conjunction with
your medical practitioner.
What are the benefits?
MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well
being. Furthermore, MLD:
- Is deeply
- Promotes the healing of fractures, torn
ligaments, sprains and lessens pain.
- Can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitus,
rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions.
- May strengthen the immune system as part
of “detox” treatment.
- Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles,
tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy.
- Is an effective component of the treatment
and control of lymphoedema (which may occur after cancer treatment)
and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency.
- Promotes healing of wounds and burns and
improves the appearance of old scars.
- Minimises or reduces stretch marks.
- Can be used to speed healing after cosmetic
During the early 1930's Dr. Emil Vodder created a unique range
of movements which brought relief from chronic conditions such
as sinus congestion and catarrh. Since Vodder's pioneering work,
MLD has spread world wide and has become a popular treatment in
many European hospitals and clinics. It is now beginning to gain
acceptance in the UK as a component in the treatment and control