Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Medical Acupuncture or Dry Needling as it is also called, is a technique that uses acupuncture needles to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle spasms/stiffness, headaches etc. Nothing is injected into the body with the needle and it is safe and sterile to use.
Dry Needling works by changing the way your body senses pain (neurological effects) and by helping the body heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects). It treats specific muscular skeletal issues that are causing pain and hindering mobility. Needles are intended to release tension, inflammation and pressure on specific areas and are used as part of your massage treatment.
This is not a stand alone treatment and is used as part of a Remedial/Sport Massage if required.
Strapping & Taping
Used By More Than Just Athletes!
Can aid over used, weak or tired muscles, mechanical and space correction, joint instability, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, knee, back, shoulder, repetitive strain injuries and much more besides. Kinesio tape can be used in the acute stage of an injury and as a rehabilitative and enhancement tool when used alone or added to a therapeutic massage session can aid recovery in many ways.
Kinesio taping is a therapeutic taping method which can be applied and worn for extended periods and can be worn for up to 5 days.
How Does It Work Exactly?
- Creates a lifting effect which improves circulation and relieves pain
- Tension on tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles
Benefits Of Using Kinesiology Tape
- Helps prevent injuries and manage pain and swelling
- Allows the muscles a larger degree of movement, the body is able to heal itself quickly and fully than before
- Help restore strength to an injured area
- Can improve the mobility where range of motion has been restricted
Multiple Kinesiology Tape Uses –
- Improve athletic performance
- Muscle, joint & ligament strains
- Aid Bruising & Swellings
- Arthritis & Bursitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Disc injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin splints, rotator cuff injuries and much more…
The application of tape to injured soft tissues and joints provides support and protection for these structures and minimizes pain and swelling in the acute stage. Tape should reinforce the normal supportive structures in their relaxed position and protect the injured tissues from further damage. Many different techniques are used for injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, proprioception and sport.
On return to activity the injured area is still at risk. Re Injury can be prevented by taping the weakened area, with the aim of restricting joint and muscle movement to within safe limits. This allows performance with confidence. Lax and hypermobile joints may also be supported with adhesive tape in order to reduce the risk of injury during sport.
Active Isolated Stretching
Postural and muscular balance is imperative for good function and movement of the human body. Imbalance can cause pain, stiffness and retract from general activity.
Active isolated stretching is a fascial release technique targeting relevant muscle groups and fascial planes of the body, facilitating optimal flexibility and balance within the musculature/ fascial systems.
These stretches are precise, dynamic and effective. The muscle stretches are timed so that they do not activate reflexive contraction of the muscles, and subsequent reciprocal antagonistic muscle contraction, which are not helpful in the muscles ability to function.
These techniques have many advantages to the function of the human body – functional physiological restoration of muscles, tendons, ligaments, vertebral structure and aids homeostasis.
Is a very useful tool for all walks of life – sportspersons, office workers, physical workers and those who have general aches and pains.