Sports Massage

The Importance of Stretching your Piriformis! (for those of you that have experienced the elbow in the bum!)

Deep Glute Stretch

The Importance of Stretching your Piriformis! (for those of you that have experienced the elbow in the bum!)   The Piriformis is a lateral rotator so it turns your leg outwards; it runs from your Sacrum (the bottom of your spine) to your Greater Trochanter at the top of femur. Lying underneath the Gluteus Maximus.   The Sciatic nerve lies…

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Sports Massage

Neuromuscular Technique

For those of you that have received treatments from me, will be aware that at times I stop on certain points of a muscle and apply pressure to it and hold it, for what I’m sure for many of you feels like an eternity! It is in fact for only up to 90 seconds!  There are lots and lots of…

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Soft Tissue Therapy

Lower back pain and Trigger Points

Lower back pain and trigger points. Lower back pain can be suffered by anyone, whether into sports or not.  I recently treated a kitesurfer who was suffering with lower back pain.  This was easily treated with some basic soft tissue therapy then work on trigger points.  Pain was eased within the session and my client reported back that no lower…

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Treatments Explained: Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue Release – STR. STR is used for a variety of soft tissue dysfunctions, including trauma, overuse, postural, occupational factors, as well as many others. All of these factors can lead to congestion, thickening and adhesions in the soft tissue making muscle fibers fibrous and sticky, this often makes the muscle feel short, tight, painful and can cause restriction…

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Treatments Explained: Positional Release Therapy

  Positional Release Therapy (PRT) also known by its parent term, strain counterstrain. It is a form manual treatment that resolves pain and tissue dysfunction. Through positioning the body and tissue in positions of comfort, the neurological system can be manipulated to interrupt the pain spasm cycle and over time, to reset the resting length of tissue in a “normal”…

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Treatments Explained: Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. ‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band.  Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. In healthy conditions the fascial system is relaxed and…

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What is Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.  The muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. Soft tissue therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, soft tissue therapy can greatly reduce the…

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