Sports massage

Sports massage is a form of massage that normally uses deep tissue techniques to help rectify soft tissue or muscular problems. Other techniques include facilitated stretching, connective and scar tissue work, injury treatment, targeted massage, soft tissue release, fascia release, aftercare/exercise advice and kinesiology taping.

If you have a chronic or acute soft tissue injury, back problem, knee pain, or any ache pain or strain, sports massage is the therapy for you. I completed my sports massage training in 2001, but since have completed many advanced sports massage training courses including master classes at Oxford University on specific areas including shoulder, knee, hip and cervical spine.

So if you have an injury done through sporting or in a non-sporting context, or are an athletic type or not;

Call Karen on Felixstowe 01394 284600 for details.

Reflexology

I have been a reflexology practitioner for 16 years, using it to treat a wide range of conditions including hormonal imbalances, digestive complaints, migraines and anxiety. In that time I have been shocked and very encouraged by the profound effects and accuracy of the therapy.

In the last 6 years, I have been fully endorsed and contracted by the NHS to treat cancer patients at the Ipswich Hospital with reflexology in conjunction with their conventional treatment.

It is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.

Application of pressure on these reflexes, relieves tension, improves circulation and encourages homeostasis (body balance).  

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Kinesiology taping

Any injury or trauma to the body will set off an inflammatory response. When kinesiology tape is applied it lifts the skin off the soft tissue underneath, which accelerates blood flow and increases the amount of oxygen available to the muscles, which reduces fatigue, inflammation and pain.

The tape also promotes lymph drainage, which reduces toxins and accelerates healing.  Most types of athletic tape have little or no stretch which can compromise the circulation, kinesiology tape however can be stretched up to 120-180% of its original size and can be worn for many days providing support and many therapeutic benefits.  

The tape is applied when the area is in a state of stretch which offloads the area and helps promote proper form.

This isn’t normally a stand alone treatment and it is usual to have sports massage, then a day between applying the tape, to help support  the physical therapy, however if you have an acute injury that cannot be massaged ie: sprain or strain, kinesiology tape is an ideal first aid treatment.

Call Karen on Felixstowe 01394 284600 for details.