For some, chronic pain is a way of life. But there are many who suffer such pain, unaware that medical massage therapy may offer significant relief.
Others may want to be active again, enjoying their lives to the full as soon as possible. Medical massage offers the potential to get people back to sport, social life, work or leisure sooner than simply taking pain killers and hoping it will be better soon.
Few things are more debilitating than pain. Pain happens in the body but is experienced in the mind.
I am a massage therapist specialising in therapeutic and medical massage. Although I am also qualified to provide the relaxing wellness type of massage, most of my clients see me because they suffer from acute or chronic pain. Conventional medicine has often not helped them beyond offering pain killers and they are looking for a complementary treatment to help alleviate their pain and address some of the underlying issues causing it.
Medical massage can alleviate pain and discomfort in a wide range of cases including
- Headaches and migraines
- Back pain and sciatica
- Shoulder pain and stiff neck
- Repetitive strain injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Digestive and bowel problems
- Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and ME
- Gynaecological conditions (including painful periods)
- Anxiety and stress-related conditions
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Sports and lifestyle injuries (including tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, hamstring, ankle and knee injuries)
I have a multi-disciplinary approach to health and illness, looking at a range of factors to not simply provide short-term relief but if possible address the underlying causes to build the foundation for a healthy mind and body. Although a symptomatic approach is useful for addressing pain and states of discomfort, I believe a whole-person approach is required for preventing many conditions recurring and creating health in a sustainable way.
My aim is to help people feel happier and healthier.
What is medical massage?
Medical massage is not a type of massage technique but used to refer to massage that addresses specific problems to achieve specific outcomes. The conditions that can be helped may include medically diagnosed ones as well as ones that are medically uncategorised. During the treatments I apply a variety of massage techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
Please note, my area of specialisation is massage to deal with chronic and acute pain. My role is not to provide a medical diagnosis or discover underlying medical conditions and it is important that you seek appropriate medical advice from a qualified practitioner who can investigate and judge what, if any, medical treatments or intervention may be necessary. Pain is a warning sign – simply ignoring it or seeking relief without identifying the cause can be dangerous.
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I look forward to meeting you soon and assisting you with your journey to health and wellbeing.