Treatments

Achilles Tendonitis Sports Massage Aberdeen

Achilles Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon in the heel. The Achilles is critical to walking, running, jumping and going up and down stairs. If you have Achilles Tendonitis all of these activities will be painful. Persistent strain causes irritation to the tendon, which may be caused by stiffness in your foot or weakness in your hip. In severe cases this strain may even cause the tendon to rupture. Tight calf muscles and chronic overuse, particularly in runners, may contribute to wear and tear in the tendon.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children.

 

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis:

 

Osteoarthritis:

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, affecting around 8 million people.

It often develops in people who are over 50 years of age. However, it can occur at any age as a result of an injury or another joint-related condition.

Osteoarthritis initially affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint. This makes movement more difficult than usual, leading to pain and stiffness.

The cartilage lining of the joint can then thin and tissues within the joint can become more active. This can then lead to swelling and the formation of bony spurs, called osteophytes.

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage (connective tissue) between the bones gradually erodes, causing bone in the joints to rub together. The joints that are most commonly affected are those in the hands, spine, knees and hips.

 

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

In the UK, rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 400,000 people. It often starts when a person is between 40 and 50 years old. Women are three times more likely to be affected than men.

Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are two different conditions. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system targets affected joints, which leads to pain and swelling.

The outer covering of the joint is the first place affected. This can then spread across the joint, leading to further swelling and a change in the joint's shape. This can cause the bone and cartilage to break down.

People with rheumatoid arthritis can also develop problems with other tissues and organs in their body.

 

Remedial and sports massage addresses muscle imbalances, which occur when the body is continually fixed in one position (poor posture) or involved in repetitive actions – golf, tennis, piano playing, computer work, lifting or driving.

Remedial massage is a treatment that can be applied specifically to help prevent an injury or the recurrence of a past injury as well as treating the injury itself.

Advanced remedial massage therapists have more skills and training and they add muscle energy techniques. positional release, impact therapy and more deep soft tissue work to their remedial massage toolbox. The aim is to bring the body into balance using specific positioning and the client’s muscles to bring the body into balance, gently and effectively.

Advanced remedial and sports massage therapists treat and educate on management techniques for back and neck pain, headaches, referred pain, overuse injuries and postural complaints.

Reflexology helps the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Organs and body parts are represented on specific points on the feet thus problem areas can be treated/worked.

Swedish massage is a wonderful tool not only to improve circulation (moving unwanted waste products into the circulation so new healing oxygenated blood can reach problem areas), relaxation and general health but also to ease pain.

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, it's important that you work with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and adjust treatment as needed.

 

Asthma symptoms range from minor to severe and vary from person to person. You may have infrequent asthma attacks, have symptoms only at certain times, when exercising, or have symptoms all the time.

 

Asthma signs and symptoms include:

Shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, whistling or wheezing sounds when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children), coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory virus, such as a cold or the flu.

 

Signs that your asthma is probably worsening include:

Asthma signs and symptoms that are more frequent and bothersome, increasing difficulty breathing (measurable with a peak flow meter, a device used to check how well your lungs are working), the need to use a quick-relief inhaler more often.

 

For some people, asthma symptoms flare up in certain situations:

Exercise-induced asthma, which may be worse when the air is cold and dry, occupational asthma, triggered by workplace irritants such as chemical fumes, gases or dust, allergy-induced asthma, triggered by particular allergens, such as pet dander, cockroaches or pollen, certain alternative treatments may help with asthma symptoms. However, keep in mind that these treatments are not a replacement for medical treatment — especially if you have severe asthma. Talk to your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements, as some may interact with medications you take.

 

Alternative asthma treatments include:

 

Breathing techniques. These exercises may reduce the amount of medication you need to keep your asthma symptoms under control. Yoga classes increase fitness and reduce stress, which may help with asthma as well.

Acupuncture. This technique involves placing very thin needles at strategic points on your body. It's safe and generally painless.

Relaxation techniques. Techniques such as meditation, biofeedback, hypnosis and progressive muscle relaxation may help with asthma by reducing tension and stress. Also massage and reflexology may help.

Back Pain

Back pain results from a combination of reasons based around poor or sustained posture, a lack of regular exercise, stress, illness, or sports injury. In the back there are a combination of muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves and blood vessels and any one of these structures can become strained or overloaded, resulting in lower back pain.

 

Sometimes discomfort may develop immediately after lifting something heavy, or after an awkward twisting movement, equally pain can appear for no apparent reason. The back can often react like a sprained ankle after a quick unexpected movement. This will then have a reflex action where muscles respond by contracting quickly to protect you. The muscles then become painful because there is reduced blood flow, and toxins such as lactic acid build up resulting in swelling, and often restricted and painful movement. Like the ankle, all of these structures can heal with treatment. Occasionally after a period of treatment some symptoms can remain, stiffness, tightness, weakness and discomfort requiring further treatment.

 

Other types of back pain include nerve root pain, often called sciatica. This type of back pain is less common and by definition means that a nerve coming out from the spinal cord is irritated or compressed by a joint or disc. Varying levels of discomfort are felt along the course of the nerve, often down the leg and sometimes as far as the calf and foot. Symptoms such as numbness, pins and needles and weakness can be felt.

 

A regular Swedish massage will relax, increase awareness and reduce stress.

 

Back pain & remedial & sports massage:

to reduce pain and encourage relaxation so that you operate at a lower level of excitement,

to relieve tension in back muscles that are then likely to distort structure with far reaching effects on health,

to balance muscles that are causing problems and to detect and remove trigger points that may be preventing the body from healing itself,

to improve overall body functioning especially circulation to chronically inflamed areas thus speeding up repair,

to cause a release of the body’s own painkillers.

 

Back pain & advanced remedial massage:

Therapists use muscle energy techniques and specific release techniques to restore structure.

 

Back pain & manipulative therapy:

Manipulative therapists use a variety of techniques, some may cause clicking sounds others are more like stretching and specially applied movements. The therapist will check your whole structure looking for the cause of the problem. The therapist will also use some Advanced Remedial Massage Techniques. By improving the back many other conditions often disappear or reduce.

The pain of osteoporosis or arthritis may well be eased as muscle spasm is reduced.

 

Back pain & reflexology:

to balance, relax and re-energise,

to work the spine reflexes to reduce muscle spasm,

to reduce tension in the pelvic girdle,

to improve circulation to all joints especially arthritic ones,

to improve nutrition bringing the body’s healing agents to damaged areas,

to improved elimination in inflamed areas and generally,

to reduce pain – certain points on the feet are specific to sciatica.

Back Pain Remedies

Chronic  Pain

People with chronic pain often turn to massage therapy to help naturally improve their quality

of life.Chronic Pain Remedies Most people go to massage therapists to reduce pain. There is a release of serotonin, the body's natural production of anti-pain chemicals. Additionally, an aggravating factor in pain syndromes can be a lack of deep, restorative sleep. Massage is very effective at increasing deep sleep. With more deep sleep, there is less pain.

 

Fibromyalgia and arthritis are two chronic pain syndromes that can be positively impacted by massage therapy. In a study of massage therapy for knee osteoarthritis, a group receiving massage therapy for the pain showed significant improvement in pain, stiffness and physical function. They increased their range of motion and reduced the time it took them to walk 50 feet.

 

For people looking to naturally manage their chronic pain, massage therapy can improve quality of life by impacting mood as well as manage the pain. When you live with chronic pain, having a toolbox of strategies you turn to for pain relief is important. Massage can be a powerful tool for relaxing both mind and body.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is an extremely painful condition in which the shoulder is completely or partially unmovable (stiff). It is one of the most painful conditions of the shoulder. Frozen shoulder often starts out of the blue, but may be triggered by a mild injury to the shoulder. The condition usually goes through three phases, starting with pain, then stiffness and finally a stage of resolution as the pain eases and most of the movement returns. This process may take a long time, sometimes as long as two or more years.

 

The lining of the shoulder joint, known as the 'capsule', is normally a very flexible elastic structure. It's looseness and elasticity allows the huge range of motion that the shoulder has. With a frozen shoulder this capsule (and its ligaments) becomes inflamed, swollen, red and contracted. The normal elasticity is lost and pain and stiffness set in.

 

Dry Needling

Dry needling is used to treat frozen shoulder and it involves inserting extremely fine needles in your skin at specific points on the shoulder. Typically, the needles remain in place for 15 to 40 minutes. During that time they may be moved or manipulated. Because the needles are hair thin and flexible and are generally inserted superficially, and the treatment is relatively painless.

Fibromyalgia

The exact causes of Fibromyalgia are as yet unknown.  The symptoms of Fibromyalgia however, can be relieved by dry needling The  experience of people who have undergone dry needling have experienced an improved lifestyle with less fatigue and anxiety and also that dry needling may improve pain relief and combat associated stiffness.

Glue Ear

Glue ear (also known as secretory otitis media, otitis media with effusion, or serious otitis media) is a very common condition among children. This medical condition predominately occurs in children although it can develop at any age and can affect one or both ears. Glue ear occurs when the middle ear fills with a sticky, glue-like fluid instead of air. This fluid dampens the vibrations made by sound waves as they travel through the eardrum and ossicles. The cochlea in turn receives dampened vibrations, and so the 'volume' of hearing is essentially 'turned down'. This is why glue ear children display symptoms such as dulled or apparent 'selective hearing’.

 

Remedial Massage, Advanced Remedial Massage and Reflexology are natural remedies for this condition.

Headache

A headache is defined as "a pain or ache in the head...It accompanies many diseases and conditions, including emotional distress."

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms that can be experienced. Most people will experience a headache at some point of their lives. They can affect anyone regardless of age and gender.

 

Headaches respond well to physical therapy. Massage Therapy is very effective in soothing headaches along with dealing with the associated problems. Stress Management and lifestyle changes may also be a requirement.

Hip and Groin Pain

Pain may be caused by local structures within or around the hip or groin, or, may be referred from other sources (such as the lower back, pelvis or sacroiliac joint). Sudden onset hip and groin pain often occurs in athletes involved in fast moving change-of-direction sports, kicking sports and those sports which involve rapid acceleration and deceleration (such as football and rugby). The muscles in this area are mainly endurance muscles, built to last indefinitely. However, if they are misused they can become tired and inflamed, resulting in hip joint pain.

 

Massage is an effective method of dealing with this pain. It reduces muscle spasm so encourages balance in joints, whilst relieving pain. It increases movement within the joint ensuring that fluid is secreted, essential for a healthy joint, increases blood flow to the structures of the joint and also increases drainage from joint.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation. The symptoms vary between individuals and affect some people more severely than others.

 

Dry needling, reflexology and massage are all forms of homeopathy which are known to help and aid the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and combined with regular exercise, can be of real benefit to the sufferer.

 

Hypnosis is also thought to help the condition, as the patient can be 'taught' to relax the abdominal muscles.

Jaw Pain

The jaw joint, medically referred to as the Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ, is made up of the bone below the mouth (the mandible, commonly referred to as the jawbone) and the bone just above the mouth (the maxilla). The TMJ allows the upper jaw to close on the lower jaw and is one of the most frequently used joints of the body. These are very complex structures and as with any joint, misalignment can occur. These bony structural imbalances occur as a result of faulty posture or trauma.

 

There is a disc in your jaw that protects the bones from constantly contacting with each other. This disc can get dislodged due to muscle spasm and this causes extremely painful bone-on-bone pain. It is possible to relieve the stress on the disc by working on very specific muscles around the mouth.

 

While out of position, the soft tissues become inflamed, causing compression - not surprising then that the signs and symptoms are so far reaching and severe. It's advised to have a full osteopathic check as structural misalignment can occur.

 

Remedial Massage, Advanced Remedial Massage and Reflexology are homeopathic remedies known to relieve this condition.

Joint Pain

Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common, and it's believed that about one-third of adults report having joint pain within the recent past. Knee pain being the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of the body, from ankles and feet to shoulders and hands. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.

 

Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life.

 

Massage is a known remedy for joint  pain as it:

reduces muscle spasm so encourages balance in joints,

relieves pain (with less pain, joints can be used more),

increases movement and keeps joints mobile which helps to prevent arthritis,

increases blood flow to the structures of the joint.

Knee Pain

Sudden pain in one of the knees is usually the result of overusing the knee or injuring it. The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body, and is prone to damage particularly during strenuous activity.

You're more likely to experience knee pain as you get older, and people who are overweight or do lots of sports have a higher risk of damaging their knees. Some sports that involve a lot of turning, such as football, netball and skiing, carry a particularly high risk of knee injuries.

 

As with joint pain, massage is a known remedy, encouraging balance in joints, relieving pain and increasing blood flow to the joint structure.

Migraine

Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms. Typically the headache affects one half of the head, is pulsating in nature, and lasts from 2 to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity. Up to one-third of people with migraine headaches perceive an aura: a transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbance which signals that the headache will soon occur. Occasionally an aura can occur with little or no headache following it.

Migraine Remedies

Cranial Osteopathy, a very gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull, along with reflexology and dry needling are known to be effective remedies to migraine headaches.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is common in people of all ages and is often caused by how we use our necks.

Working all day bent over a computer, driving long distances, poor posture while standing or sitting, stress and tiredness are all factors that can cause the muscles in the neck and upper back to become tight and the joints to become stiff which can contribute to ongoing neck pain.

Sometimes  a nerve in your neck can become irritated or “trapped”  and cause pain in the arm going down into your shoulder or the hand, and may be accompanied by pins and needles and numbness. Some headaches can be the result of tension or stiffness in the neck and upper back.

 

Osteoarthritis or age-related wear and tear in the neck can also cause muscular pain from the neck into the shoulder as well as some stiffness in moving the neck.

 

Susi Adams Clinic uses a wide range of gentle manipulations depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis to reduce muscular tension in the neck and improve movement in the joints of the neck and upper back. We may gently massage the soft tissues or  rhythmically rock the joints to release tension and sometimes we may gently manipulate the neck to move the joints.

Treatment is different in every individual and sometimes it might involve treating other areas in the back and shoulders as well as the neck.

We may offer advice on your posture at work or in the car and give advice on exercise and stretching to help keep your neck and upper back muscles and joints relaxed.

 

Pregnancy Related Discomfort

Many pregnant women experience back or pelvic pain. Common symptoms may include:Pregnancy Related Discomfort

Generalised muscular back pain,

Pain or discomfort in the joint at the front of the pelvis

Pain occurring in the lower back; Sciatica and leg pain associated with back pain and  rib and thoracic spinal problems leading to breathlessness and difficulty in deep breathing, neck aches and headaches. Many commonly used medications for these symptoms are often not recommended for a pregnant or breast feeding mother. Osteopathy offers an alternative approach to help you deal with these common conditions.

Every patient’s problems are unique, and your treatment will be specific to your symptoms - however we will focus on bodily tension, stretching muscles and mobilising your joints. You may wish to discuss with us how many treatments are likely to be necessary, and how frequently you may feel you would benefit from treatment.

 

It’s quite normal to get some discomfort during and directly after a pregnancy, and whilst usually nothing serious, it’s natural to worry about what might be causing your symptoms. We will discuss any concerns you have as part of your examination and will advise you on any further action that might be required.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI), which can also be referred to as repetitive stress injury is an umbrella term for a number of specific injuries caused by the repeated movement of a particular part of the body. Specifically, repetitive strain injury is known as an occupational overuse syndrome that affects nerves tendons and muscles.

 

There are two types of RSI:

Type 1 RSI: RSI is classed as type 1 when a doctor can diagnose a recognised medical condition, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Symptoms usually include swelling and inflammation of the muscles or tendons.

 

Type 2 RSI: RSI is classed as type 2 when a doctor cannot diagnose a medical condition from the symptoms. This is usually because there are no obvious symptoms, just a feeling of pain. Type 2 RSI is also referred to as non-specific pain syndrome.

 

RSI conditions

There are several medical conditions and injuries that can be classed as type 1 RSI, including the following:

Bursitis: inflammation and swelling of the fluid-filled sac near a joint at the knee, elbow or shoulder.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: pressure on the median nerve passing through the wrist.

Dupuytren's Contracture: a thickening of deep tissue in the palm of the hand and into the fingers.

Epicondylitis: inflammation of an area where bone and tendon join. An example of epicondylitis is tennis elbow.

Rotator Cuff Syndrome: inflammation of muscles and tendons in the shoulder.

Tendonitis: inflammation of a tendon.

Tenosynovitis: inflammation of the inner lining of the tendon sheath that houses tendons. Tenosynovitis most commonly occurs in the hand, wrist or forearms.

Ganglion Cyst: a sac of fluid that forms around a joint or tendon, usually on the wrist or fingers.

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: a condition where the blood supply to extremities, such as the fingers, is interrupted.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: compression of the nerves or blood vessels that run between the base of the neck and the armpit.

Writer’s Cramp: part of a family of disorders known as Dystonia that cause muscle spasms in the affected part of the body. Writer’s Cramp occurs from overuse of the hands and arms.

 

Typical Causes of RSI

A number of factors put you at risk of developing RSI. These include:

repetitive activities; activities such as  such as lifting or carrying heavy objects; carrying out an activity for a long period of time without adequate rest periods

poor posture or activities that require you to work in awkward positions.

Susi Adams Clinic can treat RSI with osteopathy on the affected area and exercises to build up strength in the affected muscles. We also offer advice about ways to improve and strengthen your posture.

Other routes that may help with the problems are  dry needling and massage.

Sciatica

Sciatic pain (often called Sciatica) is inflammation or compression of the sciatic nerve; this is the largest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve runs all the way down the leg. Symptoms of sciatica may vary depending on where the nerve is compressed.

 

Usually, sciatica only affects one side of the lower body,

The pain often radiates from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg,

The pain may also radiate to the foot or toes,

Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting,

Burning or tingling down the leg,

Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot,

A constant pain on one side of the buttocks,

A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up.

 

Much used treatments for Sciatica include:

Massage – this is especially effective if the cause of the sciatica is muscle spasm,

Dry needling – used to relieve pain,

Alexander Technique – may assist the patient to improve posture and help to prevent further occurrences,

Exercise  (i.e. Pilates)– help to strengthen core body muscles.

 

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the abnormal twisting and curvature of the spine. It is usually first noticed by a change in appearance of the back.

 

Typical signs include:

a visibly curved spine,

one shoulder being higher than the other,

one shoulder or hip being more prominent than the other,

clothes not hanging properly,

a prominent ribcage,

a difference in leg lengths.

 

Remedial Massage addresses muscle imbalances, which occur when the body is continually fixed in one position or involved in repetitive actions and is a treatment that can be applied specifically to help prevent an injury or the recurrence of a past injury as well as treating the injury itself.

 

Advanced Remedial Massage can be used to bring the body into balance using Muscle Energy Techniques which are gentle and effective.

 

Reflexology helps the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be a result of injury or disease of the shoulder joint. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci, and bones of the joint. Common shoulder complaints include frozen shoulder, impingement, shoulder osteoarthritis, dislocation and repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the tendons of the shoulder.

 

MASSAGE:

helps to reduce muscle spasm, encouraging balance in joints,

relieves pain,

increases blood flow to the structures of the joint,

increases movement ensuring that synovial fluid is secreted, which is essential for a healthy joint as the articular cartilage does not have a blood supply,

keeps joints mobile which helps to prevent arthritis,

increases drainage,

also helps via the special sensory receptors around the joint.

Sleep Problems

Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep. Most people experience problems sleeping at some point in their life. It tends to be more common in women and more likely to occur with age.

It's difficult to define what normal sleep is because everyone is different. Your age, lifestyle, environment and diet all play a part in influencing the amount of sleep you need.

 

The most common symptoms of insomnia are:

difficulty falling asleep,

waking up during the night,

waking up early in the morning,

feeling irritable and tired and finding it difficult to function during the day.

 

Massage Therapy can help combat sleep problems, most notably with its relaxation effects – as the body lets go of accumulated tension it is able to work better as there are fewer demands being placed on it. Massage Therapy is very effective in helping people with insomnia not only to fall asleep more easily but also to sleep for longer.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a common condition in which the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed. It's usually caused by a viral infection and often improves within two or three weeks. The sinuses are small, air-filled cavities behind your cheekbones and forehead. The mucus produced by your sinuses usually drains into your nose through small channels. In sinusitis, these channels become blocked because the sinus linings are inflamed (swollen).

 

Sinusitis usually occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection, such as a cold. If you have a persistent cold and develop the symptoms below, you may have sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis include:

a green or yellow discharge from your nose,

a blocked nose,

pain and tenderness around your cheeks, eyes or forehead,

a sinus headache,

a high temperature,

toothache,

a reduced sense of smell,

bad breath (halitosis).

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries occur in athletic activities. They can result from acute trauma, or fromoveruse of a particular

body part.

Susi Adams Clinic can treat Sports Injuries using the following remedies:

 

Orthopaedic massage and manipulation

Advanced remedial massage

Remedial & sports massage

Swedish massage

Indian head massage

Reflexology

Hot stone massage

Pre/Peri-natal massage

Dry needling

Chinese cupping

Hopi ear candling

Sports Injuries Remedies

Stress

Stress is caused by two things. Primarily it is down to whether you think situations around you are worthy of anxiety. And then it's down to how your body reacts to your thought processes. Stress happens when we feel that we can't cope with pressure and this pressure comes in many shapes and forms, and triggers physiological responses. These changes are best described as the fight or flight response, a hard-wired reaction to perceived threats to our survival. When survival had meant facing immediate and real threats such as confronting a charging elephant, our response has saved lives.

 

Negative stress, tension and anxiety are extremely common problems in modern life - most people will suffer from potentially dangerous or debilitating symptoms of stress and stress related issues at some point in their lives.

 

Massage therapy:

helps you slow down and take ‘time out’ so that you can deal with the stresses that are in your life,

helps in body awareness, so you can be more aware of your body, how it feels and how it reacts during your daily life,

encourages the body to go into a healing phase or state,

helps in reducing stress levels.  Massage soothes, releases tension and helps in raising energy. There is less energy stored in tense muscles and this helps restore that zest for life,

is a wonderful experience and touch is essential for health,

a tool to help us shut down the busy-ness that interferes with our lives.

Tennis and Golf Elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It is clinically known as Lateral Epicondylitis. It often occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint.

 

You may notice pain:

on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow when lifting or bending your arm, when gripping small objects, such as a pen,

when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar,

You may also find it difficult to fully extend your arm.

 

Susi Adams Clinic can treat sports injuries using the following remedies:

 

Orthopaedic massage and manipulation

Advanced remedial massage

Remedial & sports massage

Swedish massage

Sports injuries

Indian head massage

Aromatherapy

Reflexology

Hot stone massage

Pre/Peri-natal massage

Dry needling

Chinese cupping

Hopi ear candling

 

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