The experience of a life-changing event such as an accident or a major illness can knock us sideways. Even a pulled muscle, if not treated by an expert, could hamper your movement and cause you pain every day. Diagnosis and treatment puts the patient at the heart of each treatment session with initial and ongoing analysis of root cause injury followed by the relevant treatment.
Treatments and techniques using massage therapy could include:
- Postural and functional assessment
- Deep tisssue massage
- Tui Na (Chinese massage and manipulation)
- Acupressure massage
- Sports massage
- Neuromuscular Release
- Soft tissue mobilisation
- Muscle re-education, to improve muscle control
- Exercise programs, to strengthen your muscles and improve movement
Other therapists have a limited selection of “tools” in their toolbox and can only deal with structural correction or soft tissue. At future focus we have the most comprehensive techniques available and have the ability to correct soft tissue, structure, nerves and ensure smooth and efficient movement.
The focus is to help you recover from pain and remove injury as quickly as possible, we don’t try and sell you a set number of sessions, or extend treatment needlessly. Our sole aim is to treat and correct in the minimum number of sessions.
What Happens During Your Massage Treatment?
At our first meeting, I’ll carry out an assessment and will be able to diagnose your condition during this initial session. We’ll set goals and outcomes, factoring in your general health, lifestyle and activity levels. You’ll be able regularly to measure and track your objectives.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is directed at the deeper layers of connective tissue, fascia and muscle. Primarily used for injury rehabilitation and chronic muscular pain but is also very effective at reducing inflammation and deep nagging muscular pain. Used with other massage techniques it is very effective in targeting pain through tendinitis and arthritis and is exceptionally effective for chronically tight muscles, postural correction and repetitive strain injury.
Advanced training in anatomy and physiology is required to ensure an effective targeting of the injured areas with slower and deeper strokes used across the grain of the muscles to release and relax the injured areas.
Acupressure massage uses the same points as acupuncture with these being used to stimulate the body’s natural self curative abilities. Very effective at releasing muscular tension and promoting an increased flow of blood and oxygen and is a great alternative to patients who are nervous or afraid of needles but still want to experience the fantastic results.
The healing touch of acupressure enables the body to relax deeply by reducing tension, relieving stress, increasing circulation and creating an increased analgesic effect in local areas of injury. This combined effect strengthens the body’s natural immune system and benefits the whole of the body.
For example a nagging headache may be caused by tension in the shoulder and neck muscles and by skilful targeting of the correct acupressure points discomfort and symptoms can be relived and further issues halted from developing in the future.
Soft Tissue Release
Soft tissue release deals directly with the reason for injury and pain with muscles, fascia and connective tissue. The technique affects the way that scar tissue is formed and breaks up the fibrotic mass of scar tissue and allows muscles to return to their natural length. Once the tissue has been restored to its resting length there is an immediate cessation of pain and reduction of inflammation.
The patient is placed in a position where the affected muscle / muscles can be stretched and at the same time trigger points are pressed to release the tension and restricted muscles. Further stretching is applied and pressure applied along the line of injury. A reduction in pain and restricted mobility is felt immediately.
Tui Na is the ancient system of manual therapy and is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The technique is applied using over a hundred hand, finger and arm techniques to apply pressure, smooth tissue and release tension from the body. Soft manipulations form part of the technique allowing joints and connective tissue to be released in sympathy with soft tissue release. The effect can be calming and soothing or used dynamically to create an immediate release.
Tui Na means to push, lift and squeeze and is usually applied by very skilled practitioners, reacting to the bodies release and following this by tracing and reacting to the bodies needs. This skill could be compared to “dancing the dance”.
Pregnancy massage is becoming more and more popular with expectant mothers who realise the benefits of keeping their bodies in tip top condition for the length of their pregnancy. The technique reduces aches and pains, reduces stress and is calming to both mother and baby.
A great deal of skill is used in customising the treatment session to the mother’s needs and in taking care in positioning the woman’s body during the treatment allowing for a relaxing and calming experience.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a very gentle and calming treatment and is used to stimulate the lymphatic system in order to assist the body in cleansing and remove toxins from the body. The movements are rhythmic and reduces pain and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
The treatment is incredibly affective for patients recovering from and receiving chemotherapy and other very invasive intravenous drugs.
Movement and posture are key to our health and wellbeing. As well as hands-on treatment during your sessions, I also offer advice on how best to maintain what we’ve achieved.
Further maintenance sessions are also recommended, to manage your condition, keep you in good shape or just as a regular MOT for your body and spirit.
Modern combination massage therapy is one of the most innovative advances in physical treatment and can deliver fantastic results, I can start to treat you straight away, so give me a call today to book your first session with future focus.
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My areas of expertise
- Sports Therapy
- Tui Na, ( Chinese Massage and Manipulation)
- Traditional Acupuncture
- Specialised Body Acupuncture
- Auricular Acupuncture
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
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