Massage / Pain Relief
SPORTS/SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE SOFT TISSUE THERAPIES
Soft tissue therapy techniques have been recorded as being used by athletes and warriors for thousands of years. From housework to house building, gardening to marathon running, our bodies need to be kept in optimal condition.
Soft tissue therapy covers a combination of techniques that may include: massage, neuromuscular techniques, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release and mechanical treatments.
We would position Seti, our soft tissue specialist somewhere between a sports massage and Physio, so if you have a specific area of concern, Seti is the one to see.
To ensure the continued wellbeing of clients, all treatments begin with a consultation, to allow your therapist to assess if, or what technique of Soft Tissue is correct for you. Your therapist will then explain exactly what they intend to do, what areas of the body they intend to treat and how to treat them and will tell you if they need to work on the skin or through clothing.
Soft tissue therapy can be used and is very beneficial when there is a specific area of concern. Alternatively it can be used as part of a sports massage treatment.
It is highly effective and allows for the client to have a full treatment on the first appointment (subject to assessment). The techniques and tools used allow for a deep massage or release without the excessive pain.
The benefits of Soft Tissue Therapies are: • Relief from muscle strain and tension • Improved range of movement in joints • Increased flexibility • Recovery from training sessions • A general sense of health and wellbeing
NB. Soft tissue therapies should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
Soft Tissue Appointments with Seti:
Available Fridays 9 - 7pm at Southwell Wellbeing Centre
Physiotherapy is a Health Care Profession; all Physiotherapists are Registered with the Health Care Professions Council and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is dedicated to promoting mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through a thorough examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and physical intervention.
Physiotherapy applies a holistic and reasoned approach to help people of all ages and abilities to achieve their health and activity goals, whether in everyday activities, sport (at whatever level) and the work environment.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are experts in assessing and treating a wide range of soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligament and tendon sprains or strains, lower back and neck injuries), whether from Sport or every day activities, more chronic conditions such a arthritic joints and longstanding conditions, and providing post-operative treatment and rehabilitation( for example after joint replacements, fractures, ligament repairs or spinal surgery).
Following assessment, a thorough explanation of the nature of the problem encourages individuals to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Treatment will involve ‘hands on’ techniques such as joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue massage, myofascial release, electrotherapy such as ultrasound where appropriate, kinesiology taping, and rehabilitation exercises with a long-term programme for prevention, tailored to your individual needs.
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Aromatherapy Massage is a holistic healing treatment, using a light Massage routine enhanced with essential oils that are mixed depending on the needs of the individual, often resulting in the reduction of stress and anxiety, decrease in muscle tension.
Lymph Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage is a light massage with specific techniques that encourages movement of lymph fluids. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps removes waste and toxins from the body.
Designed to promote relaxation, this massage helps improve circulation and flexibility.
How does EMMETT work?
Good question! It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissues of the body, and that the therapist thereby may help relieve tension which results in feelings of improved comfort.
We believe a good analogy is that of a digital touch-screen. With the touch-screen, if you touch too hard, nothing happens. If you touch on the wrong spot nothing happens. If you hold for too long, all the icons start to shake. But if you touch with just the right amount of pressure in a specific location, an application opens and you are good to go. We believe the EMMETT points are small sensory receptors that allow access to the brain via the therapists’ touch. With the correct light touch, the brain receives and evaluates this stimulus and initiates the relaxation response in the soft tissue. There are receptor points all over the body so the therapist can target the area of concern. It may sound surprising but the relaxation response and the feeling of ease in the area is often immediate.
People can be treated while sitting, standing or lying down. The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or through clothing. Sessions can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes if the EMMETT Technique is used alone – longer if combined with a relaxing massage or other modality.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage, or Champissage as it is known in India, is based on the traditional system of medicine know as Ayerveda which has been practiced in India for more than 3000 years.
Primarily Indian women used this therapy to maintain good health and promote strong, shiny hair.
This massage is extremely relaxing, helping to reduce stress and tension in the upper parts of the body.
Those that suffer from stress often experience the build up of tension in the head, shoulders and neck area and this treatment really helps to diminish this.
It can be performed with or without the use of oils on the scalp.
Classic Massage - £40
Aromatherapy Massage - £45
Indian Head Massage - £30
Emmett Technique - £35
Lymphatic Drainage Massage - £40