Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is used to improve a patient's physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, rehabilitation and patient education. Often working within health care teams or independently, physiotherapists assist people to restore, maintain, and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works, and how the body moves.  They are considered experts in the field of non-surgical treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal problems and injuries, as well as their prevention. They use specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat various conditions, injuries, and disabilities.

 

Treatment includes, but is not limited to; Manual Therapy, Mobilization, Joint Manipulation

Soft Tissue Therapy, Exercise Therapy, Home Exercise Prescription, Postural Therapy, Muscle Tension Release, Balance & Coordination Re-Training.

 

Examples of conditions treated include back pain, neck pain, work or stress related muscle tension, repetitive strain injuries (RSI), headaches, sciatica, sports injuries, posture related issues, joint pain/injury, sprains and strains, whiplash and chronic conditions, arthritis, shin splints, nerve conditions, post-surgical recovery, etc.

Massage

Receiving a massage is not just a great way to treat and pamper yourself. It is widely acknowledged that regular massage therapy can contribute positively to your health by restoring functionality of muscles, improving flexibility and range of movement, loosening of restricted joints, improving circulation and lymphatic flow.  All this leads to a faster recovery, helps with injury prevention and promotes general relaxation and stress relief.


We specialise in the following styles of massage:

 

Sports Massage

A more focused style of massage that aims to help our clients to get back into doing what they love doing best. This type of massage is a deep and specific treatment intended to alleviate pain, release soft tissue tension, and improve circulation and health, while restoring mobility and correcting postural issues. Sports and remedial massage is a great addition to anyone’s health regime as it can help promote quicker recovery in between workout sessions and it is also essential to anyone who is training for an event or who is actively participating in any type of training.

Your session may also include suggested stretches, exercises and assisted stretching to get the best out of your body.

 

Benefits of sports massage
There are many benefits to a therapeutic sports massage, here are the most common results that we can focus on for you:
Improve range of motion and alleviate low-back pain
Reduce nerve pain
Reduce cramping and spasms
Increase joint flexibility
Increase flow of nutrients and oxygen into tissues and organs, improving circulation
Increase overall energy
Reduce fatigue
Enhance sleep quality

Swedish AND Relaxation Massage

One of our most popular treatments, relaxation massage is a light to medium pressure massage that uses many superficial and large flowing strokes. This treatment induces a state of total relaxation and stress reduction in our patients. Swedish Relaxation Massage is focused on calming the nervous system, improving circulation, bringing a sense of peace and reducing your overall stress.

Deep tissue

This massage concentrates on specific areas you need worked on. The focus is to release chronic restrictions and pain from deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue also known as facia. The benefits are increased flexibility and range of motion, increased circulation and the release of muscle tension and pain.  Receiving consecutive treatments can ensure a lasting change.

Reflexology

Today's Reflexology is based upon Physiotherapist Eunice D. Ingram's map of foot reflexes. These reflex points correspond to all the organs and systems of the body. A deep state of relaxation, facilitating the balancing of all the bodies' functions results from applying specific pressures to the reflex points. Reflexology also promotes improved circulation and detoxification via its stimulation to the nervous system and other energy systems such as acupuncture meridians. It is beneficial in managing stress induced and chronic conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, headaches/migraines, PMS/menopause and other fertility issues, lower back pain, arthritis, digestive and circulatory issues and more.

Manual lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage  is a type of massage based on hypothesis that it will encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow to assist in reduction of localized swelling. The treatment can be beneficial for people suffering from lymphedema, recovering from surgeries and treatments like liposuction.

The anti cellulite massage

The anti-cellulite massage is a special massage modality designed specifically to target cellulite and help with the reduction and elimination of cellulite on the affected areas. The anti-cellulite massage works by breaking down the underlying fat in the areas affected by cellulite. Additionally, the therapy aims to increase blood circulation in the affected areas thereby accelerating the recovery process.

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