Our Treatment Methods
Helps with calming the nervous system, relaxes muscles, increases range of movement.
How it works: This highly effective and unique way of working allows both the client and the therapist to be completely relaxed. By working in a Tai Chi based stance, the therapist hands and body are functioning without strain or causing pain to the client. The method is different from classical massage or soft tissue therapy as it not painful to receive. The soft tissue unwinding stokes are performed in a specific way that can dissolve adhesions. The strokes are:
Rounded scooping motions
Transverse or across the fibre
Performed rhythmically in precise directions.
What it does: The intention is to work deeply but comfortably for the client. The specific directional strokes help to realign and unwind abnormal fibre arrangement to restore normal function and promote repair and healing of injury. The Hendrickson Method® not only deals with issues within muscle tissue, but also addresses the deeper soft tissue structures such as, tendon, ligament and capsular tissue. It is profoundly relaxing and helps to calm the nervous system.
The Hendrickson Method is comprised of three styles: Wave Mobilisation, Joint Mobilisation, and Muscle Energy Technique. Below is a description of all three.
Helps to restore normal joint play/movement and reduces pain.
How it works: Joint mobilisation is the movement of joints passively, or without muscular effort.
A unique feature of wave mobilisation is that both the joints and soft tissue are addressed in one movement.
Due to the movement being induced by the therapist, the mechanoreceptors, specialized nerves which detect movement, override pain receptors, making the treatment feel more gentle. This allows access to deeper structures, such as the joints, capsule and ligaments to restore normal joint play and function.
What it does:
Restores normal joint play
Encourages cellular repair and regeneration
Stimulates lubrication of the joint, encouraging production of synovial fluid
Normalises neurological function through sensory nerves
Muscle Energy Technique:
Helps to rehabilitate and re-educate the nervous system.
How it works: This technique allows the client to be involved in their own healing and well being and start to understand how their own body is designed to function.
Using this technique, the patient gently but actively resists pressure to specifically isolate and contract muscles. This conscious movement activates the higher brain functions which then re-programs neurological patterns of habitual muscle tension or loss of muscle awareness and weakness. This process helps to retrain the brain that sends the signals to your joints and soft tissues.
What it Does:
Reduces muscle Spasm
Relaxes Chronically Tight muscles
Reduces pain and trigger points
Helps to strengthen weak muscles
Educates or retrains the brain that sends signals to your joints and soft tissues
Stimulates repair of injured tissue and reduces inflammation and swelling
Improve range of movement in joints
Muscle relaxation, myofascial release and pain relief
Remedial massage is a soft tissue treatment that can aid in many types of muscular conditions and injuries. Remedial massage can be applied from superficial to deep depending on what specifically is being treated, whether it is an acute or chronic condition.
Remedial massage helps to encourage circulation and lympathic drainage and helps to break down scar tissue and adhesions within the soft tissue left after injury. It can speed up recovery and encourages more complete healing.
Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example repetitive strain and back/neck pain due to stress and tension.