Massage therapy, or manual therapy, is a powerful treatment we use to help with issues such as joint pain and joint stiffness. It can also provide relief for anxiety and stress. We offer a range of different massage treatments, from lighter Swedish massage to deep tissue therapy. Our Hands That Heal team are very skilled in these techniques. If we believe massage therapy or manual therapy can help you as part of a holistic treatment and exercise plan, we will explain exactly what form it will take and what you can expect before, during and after your treatment.
Looking after your employees isn’t just a nice thing to do, it makes economic sense too, by boosting productivity and reducing sickness absence. We offer a range of bespoke packages ranging from reactive physiotherapy treatment to the full management of workplace wellbeing.
TRIGGER POINT RELEASE
Trigger point release is one technique we use to provide relief for muscle pain and joint pain. Trigger points are effectively knots in muscles which can be released using skilled massage therapy. They sometimes cause pain some distance from the trigger point itself.
As well as expert physiotherapy treatment to resolve specific issues with joint pain or joint stiffness, we can provide advice to improve your general health, wellness and flexibility – including physiotherapy exercises.
Ultrasound is an effective therapy we use to treat painful muscles and painful joints. It stimulates tissue underneath the skin’s surface using sound waves and can provide relief from conditions such as sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, facet irritation, impingement syndrome, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and scar tissue adhesion.
Sports massage can benefit everyone and involves intensive soft tissue therapy. It can stimulate healing and boost flexibility, providing relief from a range of issues including musculoskeletal injury, musculoskeletal pain, repetitive strain injury, pain, stiffness, fatigue, and stress. For amateur or professional athletes aiming for maximum performance, sports massage can help with injury prevention and recovery, training and conditioning, pre-competition preparation, post-competition wind-down, and post-travel flexibility.
Joint mobilisation therapy can help treat stiff and painful joints resulting from immobility following injury or illness. It uses targeted physiotherapy exercises to gently free up joints and improve freedom of movement. We use it to provide relief from conditions such as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, elbow stiffness, hand stiffness, wrist stiffnes and lower back pain.
We use taping techniques to help with injury recovery by supporting and strengthening stiff and painful joints. It can also help with posture correction. Taping, which is equally useful for elite athletes and everyone else, uses special types of adhesive tape, sometimes referred to as ‘kinesio tape’ or ‘k-tape’, and can be used to treat problems with various parts of the body, including sprained ankles, knee injury, Achilles tendon injury, back pain, calf injury, elbow pain, foot sprains and finger strains.
Acupuncture stems from ancient Chinese medicine and uses fine needles targeted at specific pressure points around the human body to provide relief from physical problems. It stimulates nerves beneath the skin and encourages the body to produce pain-relieving substances, called endorphins, which contribute to healing and balance.
At Hands That Heal, we use it to help treat problems such as headache, lower back pain, osteoarthritis and neck stiffness.
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