I complement my soft tissue intervention skills with advanced techniques that help sessions be even more effective, potentially bringing down the number of appointments needed or addressing elements that other therapists may not take into consideration.
For example I consider your awareness of tension and connection within your own body, breathing function, proprioception, postural anomalies, scar tissue, invasive procedures. Sometimes emotional or mental history plays a part in creating dysfunctional tissue or a holding pattern (such as feeling threatened in a life circumstance causing habitual neck strain, rounded shoulders, breath holding or pelvic tension, for example).
Advanced Orthopaedic Massage employs specific restorative and enhancement manual therapy techniques in a pain free protocol. They are directed at resolving a patient’s particular complaints including chronic pain and sports injuries.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation is a manual soft tissue technique, based on the ancient Chinese healing treatment of Gua Sha, using a specially designed tool with a crafted edge used directly on the skin in a rubbing or scraping motion, usually used with emollient to help control glide or friction. It is beneficial in breaking up fascial restrictions, scar tissue adhesions, and detecting areas of chronic inflammation and/or fibrosis and has many applications.
NeuroKinetic Therapy® is a corrective movement system that aims to treat the cause of pain by addressing dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain. By discovering compensatory muscle groups using muscle testing, relationships between painful areas and their origin are identified and balanced by simple home exercises.