I've been practicing massage in Hebden Bridge since 2010 and this, along with Physiotherapy, makes up the bulk of my work.
There is an immediate and obvious positive effect offered by a hands-on approach and I use a variety of techniques and styles, depending upon what you prefer and need, discussed with you beforehand and also considering the issue(s) that you present with.
Methods Used:I use deep-tissue sports methods, myofascial release (a slow and deep pressure technique) and a softer, more relaxing touch when the aim is more stress relief and relaxation. Furthermore, I use my Physiotherapy knowledge and experience to also apply physio-specific techniques, including joint mobilisations, positioning, muscle relaxation and activation techniques and more.
I use massage both as a stand-alone treatment and I will also use manual therapy as part of Physiotherapy treatment, where relevant.
A few of the (in)direct benefits that I see are:
- Reduced pain and discomfort - Reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood - Relaxation - Improved speed and quality of healing in soft tissue injuries - Better sleep patterns - Improved circulation - Reduced swelling/oedema - Released endorphins – the body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals - Stimulated flow of lymph (the body’s waste products) - Help in management of chronic pain and problems