A massage therapist specialises in several different types of massage techniques used to target pain and areas of tension in the body:
Massage therapists focus on the muscles of the body and the effects they have on joints and your mobility. Injured and tight muscles develop scar tissue and fibrous knots that can cause shortening of the muscles, muscle spasm, stiffness and muscular pain that reduces mobility around the joints. Working with you, the therapist selects techniques appropriate for you to reduce muscle spasm, mobilise stiffened joints, improve flexibility, mobility, relieve pain and increase circulation.
On your initial visit a medical history is taken followed by a postural assessment to determine muscle tension. This is done visually and by palpating (feeling) the involved musculature and joints.
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As a multidisciplinary practice, The House Clinics are able to combine the expertise of our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropody practitioners to offer a unique and exceptional service to our clients. Please speak to your practitioner if you have any queries about other services we offer.
What does a Massage Therapist do?
Massage therapists use their hands to perform manual soft tissue techniques to increase blood flow and oxygen uptake. This improves the quality of tissue repair.
How can massage help me?
Injured muscles and ligaments develop scar tissue. Massage increases the blood flow and breaks down the fibrous nodules in soft tissues, improving joint mobility and flexibility, and relieving pain. Massage is often used alongside other physical therapy such as Chiropractic and Physiotherapy to enhance recovery.
Which massage type is best for me?
Your Massage therapist will work with you to select the appropriate and best treatment type for you.
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