All services include a detailed assessment involving a thorough history taking, postural observation, and a range of motion check.
Remedial Massage Therapy:
- Sports Injuries
- Pain Relief
- Back Pain
- Restriced or Limited Movement
Myofascial Dry Needling (MDN)*:
- Ligament Sprains
- Pain Syndromes
- Restricted Movement
This treatment is great for athletes and people with chronic pain, in a session I will assess the affected muscles and tissues. Testing for range of movement, strength and tissue condition I will use massage techniques, such as Deep Tissue, Cross-Fibre Friction, Stripping, Compressions, MET's, PNF Stretching and strengthening techniques to bring balance to your body to decrease pain, the chance of reoccurring injuries, and improve function.
Dry Needling, also known as: Myofascial/Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation, is one of the most effective therapies for the removal of Triggerpoints and Muscular Dysfunction. Dry Needling is also great for pain management. The basic technique for Dry Needling is the insertion of a very fine, solid filament, acupuncture needle into the tissues affected. Functional MDN can be used to lengthen muscles, so if you have problems touching your toes or any other restricted movement MDN can be used to work through the restriction.
If you're looking to improve your sporting abilities or movement in general, having a balanced body is a necessity.
- Local Pain
- Wry Neck
- Eliminating Restriction
Massage: Sports and Therapuetic:
- Reducing Tension
- Stress Reduction
- Increased Circulation
- Recovery (ex. Surgery or Sporting Events)
To successfully resolve your trigger point pain I will locate the point responsible for the pain and treat using myofascial release (to treat the surrounding fascia, or Connective Tissue), ischemic compressions (similar to Prssure Point Therapy), and deep tissue techniques. Once the trigger point(s) involved have been released I will elongate and loosen strained and hypertonic (Tense) muscles using muscle energy techniques (MET) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching to prevent muscles from returning to the position where the trigger points were formed. After the treatment I will most likely give you take-home exercises or stretches to prevent the reoccurrence of the offending trigger points.
This is a very effective treatment for most general pain conditions
Around since ancient times, massage is a general term used for hands-on soft tissue work. Therapeutic massage consists of a firmer touch, and some Deep Tissue with the goal of loosening and decreasing muscle tension. In a Sports Massage the goal is to increase athletic performance, which usually means working to balance out the body and work through adhesions from repetitive use. In both styles I will use various techniques such as, effleurage (gliding strokes), tapotement (percussive techniques), petrissage (kneading), and many more to achieve whatever your goal may be. In both styles you will have increased circulation, lymphatic movement, decreased blood pressure, increased muscle tone, and decreased tension.
Massage treatment includes Sports Massage. "Massage" is a general term used for soft tissue and hands on treatments
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"When it comes to the art of massage and treating bodies, there are therapists who have a qualification and therapists who have a gift. Josh Wood has a gift. He is a brilliant clinician who understands bodies and the people who inhabit them."
Craig Harper (B.Ex.Sci)
Author, Media Presenter, Speaker