Whether you’re a competitive or recreational athlete, keen gym goer, work with your hands, sit behind a desk or spend your days running around after ‘the little ones’ you can benefit from soft tissue therapy. Regular massage sessions are a must for all those with busy and stressful work lives, and need to reinvigorate themselves to improve their productivity and daily performance. People suffering from a thrombosis, skin lesions or other dermatological disorders, or those with high blood pressure should not use these sessions. If you are currently ill, have a fever or a bacterial infection, please wait until your body has completely healed before partaking in these sessions.
ProActive Movement Programme
Treatment can be booked in individual sessions or as part of a specialised 12-week programme.
The ProActive Movement
has been designed for a globally effective approach to addressing muscle imbalances, firstly assessments
to identify the root cause, manual therapy for optimal pain reducing results both short and long-term,
then using exercise as a complimentary tool for both strength and cardiovascular health benefits to name
a few. Lengthening and strengthening under the guidance of specialised professionals for maximising
performance of the functions of daily living and sporting activities of all ages, pre-existing ailments
and activity levels.
Our 12 week programmes includes 9 sessions with a specialised soft tissue therapy practitioner in-keeping with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for manual therapy treatment protocols and 12 progressive specialised exercise programs tailored to the individual along with the tools to identify and self-manage symptoms. We consider all aspects of possible contributories, so nutrition and lifestyle tips are provided as standard. The program is built with your goals in mind and to ultimately maintain your independence and remove you from pain while actively preventing or manage health conditions or the deterioration of symptoms and associated co-morbidities developing.
Pricing is based on 60 - 90 minute sessions at the basic rate paid in advance or pay as you go with 15% discount every 5th session. To enrol as a new client a pre-consultation form will need to be forwarded first to check eligibility if you have any pre-existing health conditions you may need to have the support of a GP or other healthcare professional contact us and refer you. Once an interest/ and or GP referral form is received, we will contact you with to arrange your first appointment.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetes - T1D or T2D
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Simple Mechanical Back Pain
- Joint Replacement
- Reduce risk of Coronary Heart
- Reduce disease and associated problem
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Reduce Cholesterol Levels
- Increase Mobility
- Aid with Sleeping Problems
- Help with Stress and Mental Health Issues
- Stretching technique
- Exercise prescriptions
Those who are physically inactive often find the first step into exercise the most difficult. Introduction via our ProActive Movement Programme allows people to try activities in a supportive and professional environment, working at their own pace, practicing proper muscle conditioning and preventing injury.Submit self/GP Referral Form Download the Brochure
Training for an event?
The following information will help you choose when to book to best suit your treatment goals.
Pre-event massage is performed before the client participatesparticipating in an athletic event. It is most beneficial when performed about 2 hours before the actual event. However, the effects of pre-event massage can last for a day or two Some athletes may still benefit from massage up to 2 days before the event. The focus of the pre-event massage is not to replace, but rather enhance, the athlete’s warm-up routine. More specifically, pre-event massage is intended to:
- Increase circulation to the primary large muscles that will be used in the event
- Increase the temperature of the muscles
- Soften the connective tissues
- Decrease muscle tension
- Enhance range of motion
- Increase general kinesthetic awareness
- Reduce general anxiety
Inter-event massage is performed in between events that occur on the same day and with a given time period - for example, at half-time or between heats at an event. This type of event sports massage typically lasts takes no more than 10 minutes. It focuses on any areas of increased muscular tension that have occurred as a direct result of participation in the activity
Post-event massage is most optimally performed within 2 hours of the athletic performance. It enhances focuses on circulationory enhancement to aid in recovery from the activity as well as to decrease muscle and connective tissue tension. Post-event massage generally focuses on the larger muscle groups specific to the sport.
Sports Massage & Remedial Therapy v Deep Tissue Massage
This is a specialised area of physical therapy that incorporates techniques from massage, osteopathy and physiotherapy. It involves the assessment of posture, movement and injuries, followed by the application of accepted principles of treatment. Although sport related, this therapy is not exclusive to athletes and can benefit anyone suffering from pain or injury.
If you are frequently engaged in sports, such as rugby, hockey and football, where physical contact and bruising occurs then a course of sports massage therapy is right for you. Playing sport and taking part in intense physical activity can place considerable strain on your musculoskeletal system.
Sports massage can improve performance by concentrating treatment on areas specific to your sport or activity. Depending on the timing of your treatment (e.g. pre-event massage (maximise muscle potential), post-event (optimal tissue recovery) and your needs, treatment can help your muscles relax/stimulate, recover, regenerate to prevent muscle fatigue, alleviate swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility to the right areas, prevent injuries and prepare you for optimal performance. Better than stretching alone.
Introduce a loved one to unlimited benefits of a personalised and thoughtful Soft Tissue Massage.
Deep tissue massage is used to break up scar tissue, and break down muscle knots and adhesions which occur in every occupation and to those of all activity levels stemming from postural muscle imbalances. This is a specialised form of massage therapy, which also uses firm pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscle and the surrounding connective tissues.
Deep tissue massage can also be an effective way to avoid incurring injuries and/or manage pain of ongoing musculoskeletal conditions.
We treat the following and more:
- Upper & lower back pain
- Neck & shoulder pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Muscle strains
- Sprain injuries
- Knee injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Shin splints
- Poor muscle activation
- Muscle compensation patterns
- Muscle imbalance
- Postural problems
- RSI (repetitive strain injury)
- Chronic pain
- Tiredness & stress
- Piriformis syndrome
How It Works
Enjoy a relaxing yet effective treatment knowing you will be provided with all the tools you need to continue to progress your own rehab and injury prevention with your tailored homecare advice.
Proactive Massage Techniques
- Neuromuscular therapy (NMT), effective for treating Trigger Points.
- Myofascial Release (MFR)
- Soft Tissue Release (STR)
- Muscle Energy therapy (MET)
- Home stretching and rehabilitation advice