As well as helping with general aches and pains, alongside conventional medical care Body Balance Massage Therapy can help to support people living with specific conditions and associated symptoms, such as:
- Muscle strain and chronic spasm
- Neck and shoulder problems, such as rotator cuff injuries
- Back problems, including sciatica and chronic lower back pain
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Hamstring and calf injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- General stress, anxiety and tension
A range of massage treatments and techniques are available
Our treatments are tailored to your individual needs so as to build a treatment plan that is right for you.
Remedial Massage Therapy can be used to treat injuries and conditions arising from muscular problems and tension. If appropriate, it can include deep tissue massage, which can:
- Improve muscle tone by working on the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments).
- Increase circulation in the area being massaged and generallythroughout the body. Improved blood supply brings increased oxygen and nutrients to muscle tissue, helping to reduce inflammation.
- Assist lymphatic flow, which can improve the elimination of waste from the body.
- Reduce muscle tension, which again improves blood flow. Tight muscles, as well as being painful, can restrict circulation and slow down the body’s healing process.
- Bring about a feeling of general relaxation.
A full consultation is included as part of your initial appointment, which involves discussing the history of the problem/condition that you are seeking treatment for. The consultation also includes examination of any restrictions in your range of movement of the affected area. This will then be followed by a treatment considered to best meet your needs.
Generally, Remedial Massage Therapy is relaxing. Although it does differ from a purely Relaxation Treatment as it focuses on tender/painful areas and therefore can leave you feeling sore in places for 24 – 48 hours.
Aftercare advice following your treatment is always given where appropriate. This can include recommendations of stretching and strengthening exercises to practice at home, and potentially activities to avoid that may aggravate your injury/condition. Advice on other treatments that may help you can also be given.
The ultimate aim of all treatments is to restore balance to body and mind so enhancing your body’s capacity to carry out its own healing.