YOUR FIRST SESSION
In your first consultation visit we will build a case file for you, taking into consideration your occupation, social life, sporting background and injury history. We will also carry out a movement and posture screening which will provide us with a good base image of how you move and how your body works.
In the remaining time we will carry out a more “hands-on” assessment using palpation techniques along with a mixture of passive and active techniques to allow us to put together a suitable and specific treatment plan to not only suit your needs, but also your budget.
WHAT IS SOFT TISSUE THERAPY?
The London School of Sports Massage Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy qualification is constructed on a higher clinical level to sports massage, however, sports massage is one part of it and the base techniques we use stem from Swedish Massage/Sports Massage however, we have a wider range of skills which allow us to treat and rehabilitate a variety of soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions.
The aim is to treat all minor and chronic injuries whether caused through sport or any other lifestyle factor, using massage and other more advanced techniques. It also aims to identify the underlying causes of injury and offer more long-term improvements in physical wellbeing and injury prevention. The name “Sports Massage” often misleads people into thinking that it is only applicable to sufferers of sporting injuries as a means of treatment or aid. Soft Tissue Therapy is a much more suitable title as, as humans, we all have “Soft Tissues” in the form of muscles, ligaments and tendons and these structures are put under strain in everyday life just as much as they are in a sporting environment.
Whilst some of the techniques used in Soft Tissue Therapy can be very effective at improving the rate of recovery from injury, Soft Tissue Therapy is actually at its most beneficial when used as a preventative measure as skilled therapists can detect, and correct, imbalances before they become injuries. It is therefore, always my aim to try and encourage people to come in for regular treatment - even when they don’t feel like anything is “wrong” as this is the best time to address tight/imbalanced muscles and keep the body healthy and active - meaning you can enjoy doing the activities you love, for longer, without the risk of debilitating injuries.