Pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong! Our muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia are designed to work in harmony to keep us perfectly balanced. So when one of our muscles is strained or over used, or our pelvis is out of alignment, our entire body works hard to protect and correct the problem. All the while we continue to push ourselves while experiencing the emotional and physical stress of our jobs and lifestyles. Eventually we start to ache and everyday movements become painful simply because our bodies can no longer function correctly.
Clinical massage uses a range of advanced techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, STR (Soft Tissue Release), Myofascial Release and Sports Stretching to achieve positive, measurable results, usually a reduction in muscular tension or pain and an increase in range of motion but it could also be to improve sporting performance, to reduce the risk of sports injury or even making the simple act of day to day life that bit easier. All techniques are non invasive and sensitive to the needs of you the client. Many people have the misconception that remedial and deep tissue massage is all about the "no pain, no gain" factor and if the practitioner goes deep and hard enough the pain and muscle tension will go away, this is not the case and often has the opposite effect where the muscles will guard themselves and grip and tighten in response .Although in a deep tissue massage the emphasis is more on realigning the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and releasing muscular restriction, you should leave feeling relaxed and taller.
Clients consult Killarney Massage Therapy Centre following diagnosis of a range of chronic pain conditions and acute pain or sports injuries including:
Neck and shoulder tension and pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hip and pelvis pain
Low back pain
Leg, knee or foot pain
At Killarney Massage Therapy Centre the massage is completely tailored to fit you following an in depth consultation to find out why you are seeking massage therapy and going through a range of motion of the area affected I can then work out what muscles and structures are involved and using some or all of the above techniques to tailor fit the right massage for you. Most clients feel a significant decrease in pain conditions and an increase in range of motion after just one treatment, however if you want to have long lasting benefits and to notice a significant difference in your body 4-6 weekly treatments are recommended to create lasting change in your body’s tissues. Studies suggest that trigger points contribute up to 93% of the pain seen in pain clinics and are the sole cause of pain as often as 85% of the time.
To find out more or to book an appointment please call Sara Cooper 087-2922851
Advanced clinical massage therapist and yoga teacher.