What is Clinical Massage?
Clinical massage is a collection of different advanced massage techniques that are used to treat specific musculoskeletal ailments caused by a structural imbalance.
Clinical massage can also be used to help optimise sports
performance, increase range of motion, relieve physical/mental tension and
generally give a boost to your daily life.
What makes massage clinical?
One key to the effectiveness of clinical massage is the evaluation of the patient. A good working knowledge of anatomy and musculoskeletal pathology is essential to determine a good treatment plan. Using manual muscle testing, assessing range of motion and determining how a structural dysfunction may have developed is important to get results.
A core part of the training involves being able to identify
conditions such as frozen shoulder, sciatica, tennis/golfer's elbow, carpal
tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) and then to apply appropriate
treatment based on sound clinical treatment protocols.
What to expect in a treatment?
Clinical massage includes:
Myofascial release - fascia (connective tissue) is the sensory highway of your body and is always involved in musculoskeletal dysfunction. The release of fascial adhesions and restrictions is essential to restore structural balance.
Deep tissue massage - taking time to sink through layers of tension can release and restore muscles to better function.
Trigger points - localised problem areas found in muscle tissue that are responsible for most chronic pain patterns in the body. By effectively locating and releasing these areas the patient can notice instant relief from pain.
Passive and sports stretching - can be applied by the practitioner to restore correct muscle length. Rehabilitative and sports training stretches are used to both strengthen weak areas and release chronically tight muscles.
Acupressure points - these points are the tried and tested method of achieving good clinical results in a predictable manner. Often located in areas that produce the maximum stimulatory effect, these highlight complex pathways of pain that have been observed over thousands of years of clinical observation.
When is Clinical Massage available?
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Other days/times available on request
How much does Clinical Massage cost?
£40 (60 mins)
How do I book a Clinical Massage?
1. Call 01273 470955
3. In person at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre, 16 Station St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB
Payments can be made to your therapist by cheque, cash, credit or debit card.