Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Muscular pain can be experienced in any part of the body. It can be a slow aching or gnawing pain or sharp and intermittent, depending on what has happened to the body. The pain can be experienced as deep or superficial, and as time goes on the quality changes as we compensate for the continuing pain.

We experience pain because the muscles have generally been overworked and stressed in some way. This could be due to repeated actions, holding awkward positions, fatigue or because we have injured the muscles themselves through strain or in sports injuries.

Acute pains from sports injuries are often very sharp, tender to touch and may have some inflammation and bruising. It may be hard to actually move the painful site and that lack of movement begins to create tension in other parts of the body.

Chronic pain tends to be more dull, aching and continuous, and can soon affect our mood and ability to manage on a day to day basis. There will be variations on each person’s muscular pain depending on the cause, how the rest of the system has been compromised and the length of time since the original injury.

As the muscles are put under stress they in turn stress the surrounding fascia, soft tissues, nerves and organs so we can then develop what might seem like unrelated symptoms.

Massage works the muscles to increase the fluid exchange, soften contracted muscles and rebalance the dynamic relationship between the muscles as well as calming the whole body:

Muscle fatigue
General stress
Back and joint pain, both acute and chronic
Skeletal and muscular problems from neck to lumbar
Neck pain and restrictions
Shoulder pain / Frozen shoulder
Knee and ankle sprains
Foot pain and restricted movement
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive Strain Injury
Sports injuries
Migraines and headaches
Asthma and other respiratory problems
Hernia and Heartburn
Menstrual problems
Digestive disorders

For more information about how we treat these conditions using therapeutic massage please see the treatments page.