other therapies

Sports and Remedial Massage at Barnes Chiropractic Healthcare

Remedial and Sports massage therapy employs a range of techniques to help prevent or treat injuries and pain. Remedial massage is a physical therapy based on western medicine. A practitioner treats with a deep understanding of musculo-skeletal, nerve and degenerative conditions and also knows when to refer in cases that cannot be helped.

Remedial massage can be a powerful tool in pain management and helps correct many types of muscular conditions.  Any injury to the muscle, strains or sprains, and postoperative rehabilitation processes are thought to be managed quicker by encouraging the healing process by removing scar tissue, lymphatic congestion and keeping muscles clear of lactic acid and calcium build up.

Specialising in soft tissue pain and dysfunction through the consideration of common clinical syndromes, the emphasis will be on the assessment and treatment of myofascial trigger points and their associated pain syndromes.  The patient should expect that there will be some minor discomfort involved.

Techniques employed in remedial and sports massage include trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation, myofascial release, Muscle Energy Technique (M.E.T), positional release, lymphatic drainage and acupressure. It is muscle and pain specific, with the treatment concentrating on the affected area and exercises may be given to help assist the patient. Generally most pain is either a result of injury, postural or occupational stress.

Some common clinical conditions that present to our remedial and sports massage therapists are:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Wry neck
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle tears and sprains
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • And many more

Prices: £60 for 1 hour, £50 for 45 minutes, £40 for 30 minutes

From Julian & the Team at Barnes Chiropractic Healthcare
When You Need A Personalised Approach to Your Health
Barnes, Richmond and the surrounding areas in South West London