Massage is administered in order to achieve the proven benefits of:
- Improved circulation of Oxygen to the tissues, providing faster healing and recovery time
- Passive management of acid/alkaline balance by helping the body to remove CO2 and other bi-products of muscle fatigue
- Improved lymph flow, providing a filtering function and delivering immune support more efficiently
- Reduction of fibrous scar tissue and adhesions post-operatively and post injury
- Mobilization of bi-products of muscle fatigue e.g. Lactic acid, and general toxic build up due to exposure to heavy metals, organic pollutants e.g. pesticides, solvents, etc
- Reduction of pain and improved sense of well-being with increased endorphin flow.
- Stress reduction and improved sense of wellbeing
- Slow down the breathing and settle the nervous system
- Relax and lengthen tight muscles e.g. neck and shoulder, jaw, lower back.
- Deep tissue massage focused on specific muscle groups
- Injury rehabilitation
- Preventative care for athletes and repetitive work practices
- Maintenance of range of movement and flexibility
- Pain relief
Pregnancy massage NB. After first tri-mester only
- Relaxation for the mother and baby during 60 or 90 minutes of nurturing massage
- Calms the nervous system
- Assists circulatory and eliminatory systems, improving oxygen levels in the blood for mother and baby
- Helps to release and relieve muscles of the hips and lower back (e.g. sciatic pain) particularly in the last trimester
- Important in Mother’s recovery after the baby is born and also during breast feeding to prevent muscle fatigue and soreness particularly between the shoulders
ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture and Chinese therapies look to help realign the body’s energetic balance by activating specific reflex points and energetic pathways of the body. This allows the body to harness its innate healing capacity at emotional, physical and chemical levels.
We may integrate kinesiology into body work sessions as required, given that this muscle testing approach allows you to balance energetically, physically, emotionally, chemically and spiritually. We get back to the source where the dysfunction is coming from.
Osteopath’s are highly trained in assessing the structure & function of the muscular & skeletal systems, provide holistic hands on manual treatment, and tailor management plans to help restore your body to its optimal state.
Osteopath’s use a number of treatment techniques aimed at decreasing pain and improving overall healthy body functions, which include:
- Soft tissue massage & stretching to release tight muscles
- Counter-strain to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system
- Muscle-energy-technique to create a nerve related relaxation of muscles
- Joint articulation & mobilisation to restore healthy movement patterns
- Joint manipulation to further assist adequate movement & alignment
This large ‘tool-kit’ of techniques allow Osteopathic practitioners to individualise your treatment plan to your current pain presentation, previous experiences & sensitivity levels.
Osteopath’s can help with a large number of conditions, including:
- Acute/chronic back pain
- Neck & jaw pain
- Headaches & whiplash injury
- Postural/work-related strain
- Sports injuries & rehab.
- Repetitive overuse-strain injuries
- Tendonitis complaints
- Hip & pelvic girdle pain/dysfunction
- Arthritis & sciatica related symptoms
- Pregnancy related aches & pains
Prior to treatment, your Osteopath will take you through an in-depth personal & medical history, including injury-onset analysis & relevant assessment. This is vital in guiding the diagnostic process, to identify the root cause of your pain, and to educate you on the best treatment & management plan going forward for sufficient healing to occur.