Rehabilitation is an important part of treating injuries. Following the initial recovery a rehabilitation programme is introduced as soon as possible to help speed up the healing process. The aim of a rehabilitation programme is to return the injured body part to normal function by gradually introducing it to movement and exercise.
Remedial massage is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissues of the body to “remedy” a problem. Massage and manual therapy techniques are used to reduce muscle tension, enhance normal joint function and relieve pain. Remedial massage can help to ease the painful symptoms of acute and chronic injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis, and neurological disorders.
Sports massage manipulates the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the body. A sports massage can help reduce muscle tension and spasm, calm soft tissue inflammation, improve contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, and increase extensibility to gain normal function. A sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense than a remedial massage however, this treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage.
Pregnancy Massage is a safe and effective treatment which shares many of the same goals as regular massage.
Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the individual’s needs to address the changes a woman's body goes through during pregnancy.
The benefits of a pregnancy massage include:
Comfort and safety are prime conditions in a pregnancy massage. A pregnancy massage is a 40 minute treatment in a side lying position. The abdomen, wrists and ankles are avoided due to pressure points that could stimulate the pelvic area.
'Whether you're training for a first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury. Kinesiology tape is light weight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow, just to name a few'.
Alcester Health Centre
Field Park Drive
Therapy Fusion Clinic
Stratford Upon Avon
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