Myofascial release and soft tissue massage
from your therapist:
Connective tissue dysfunction can often be the source of undiagnosed
musculoskeletal pain conditions. We see many patients who are keen to
come off the long-term use of pain-reducing medication and want to understand
and treat the root cause of a pain/tension. The soft tissues can be confusing
with multiple pain sites and referal patterns causing mixed signals throughout
the body. Taking time to unpack these patterns requires patience, awareness
and often the support of a skilled practitioner.
Did you know that our muscles and associated fascia (our connective tissue
layer) is our largest sensory organ? This may help you to understand why,
when our tissues are dysfunctional, that we can feel pain, fatigue and
often mixed emotional states as our central nervous system becomes overwhelmed
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK?
We all live, move and
breathe differently. This means that many of us find, at some point
in our lives, that we suffer with aches, pains or restrictions in
our tissues. Bodywork aims to release tension, bring awareness to
weak muscles and support the individual back to their own natural
fluidity and health.
We will discuss your lifestyle and any symptoms and how they affect
you. This may include a mix of pain, stress, stiffness, muscle tension
patterns, postural/functional difficulties or emotional distress.
You may be looking for some relaxation, to ease a chronic pain pattern,
or to learn new ways to reconnect to your experience of your body.
Using a sensitivity of touch that comes from extensive training
and experience, your therapist will draw from hands-on techniques
and awareness practices to support ease in the soft tissues. The
Bodywork practitioner aims to reawaken your relationship to your
own felt-sense of your body and movement. This process involves
your input, engagement and feedback.
Bodywork enhances your ability to move through your daily life
with more ease.
Therapeutic Bodywork encompasses
Muscle Energy Techniques
Sports/Deep tissue techniques
Progressive relaxation approaches:
Positional release/breathwork/awareness exercises
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION?
Each session lasts approximately one hour. At your first appointment,
a detailed health and lifestyle history will be taken to enable
the practitioner to tailor the treatments to your needs. It may
be necessary for your practitioner to assess your posture/movements/breathing
depending upon the nature of your complaint.
In close communication with you, your practitioner will devise
a treatment plan, which may include myofascial release, massage,
active/passive movements, gentle manipulations, stretching, discussion
You will be discreetly covered with sheets/towels and your comfort
will be the priority throughout the session.
Health is improved through restful treatments releasing the body
from chronic pain.
Daily living is greatly enhanced by the ability to move through
life with less effort.
Movement with increased ease leads to mental clarity and a state
of calm, which in turn improves physical health, creating a cycle
of improvement for the whole person.
Therapeutic Bodywork offers you new ways to experience your body,
opening doors to a greater sense of health and aliveness.
MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT
To book your Bodywork appointment at the natural
health clinic, simply call or email Sue
077 468 900 48
Therapeutic Bodywork is £60 per session. Please note it's
cash/cheques only at the clinic, but you can pay by bank transfer
- please ask about this at time of booking. Thank you!
Appointments are approximately one hour, however please allow a
little extra time at your first visit. This gives us a little more
time to get to know you better so that we can build a more effective
Bodywork - for
flexibility in movement and thought