Advanced Clinical Massage

Available with Elizabeth Butcher

A remedial treatment using deep tissue, sports and advanced massage therapy to reduce chronic pain and improve range of movement using the following techniques:

  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Myofascial Structural Integration (MFSI)
  • Trigger Point Therapy (TPT)
  • Passive & Active Isolated Stretches
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Orthopedic Testing

A comprehensive consultation is conducted in the first session.  Below are some key conditions that may benefit from this type of treatment within 1 to 6 sessions, chronic conditions e.g. frozen shoulder likely require longer plans:

………Back, hip and pelvis pain, headaches, chronic muscular pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, neck and shoulder tension, RSI, carpal  tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis and golfers elbow, sciatic pain, leg, knee and foot pain……..

 

“After one session with Liz for my severely arthritic knees,
the swelling is considerably reduced and the movement is improved.
I’m looking forward to future massage with confidence”.
D Morgan, Ledbury

 

MFR is the key to unlocking chronic tension built up over time. Fascia is a thin sheath encapsulating cells, muscles, organs, in fact our whole body. It has a memory and once unlocked can open pathways for deeper massage effectiveness.

MFR can be incorporated in treatments where appropriate prior to and during trigger point therapy.  A complete body realignment fascia release may be recommended over 4-5 sessions realigning fascial lines with myofascial structural integration.

TPT is an effective method to identify adhesion points in muscle fibres which may be directly or even indirectly causing pain around the body. Communication with the therapist enables any discomfort from this technique to be therapeutic and effective.

STR, Stretching and PNF techniques prove invaluable to release tension, strengthen and lengthen muscles and will be used where appropriate.

GP, Chiropractic/Osteopathic referrals welcome. GP permission may be required, please discuss appropriateness.

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What to expect in clinical treatment…

Completion of health questionnaire, discussion about your condition, how it affects day to day life at work & home, operations, injuries, treatments previously or currently receiving & what your goal is.

Orthopedic Testing may be performed to isolate & identify muscle, tendon & joint response to assist treatment plan.

Body Reading is important to assess posture, please wear under garments you feel comfortable standing in. Treatment may be targeted to region e.g. hip & pelvis, shoulder girdle, treatment may address above & below target area due to myofascial connections & trigger point pain referral patterns.

Discomfort may be experienced during treatment.  Working together we will work within your range to minimize this.

Stretches & After Care Advice may be given. Following guidance enhances treatment effects speeding up recovery.

Treatment Plans Great results in 1-6 ACMT session achieving

  • Reducing pain (1-3) & increasing range of motion (4-6)
  • Clients have individual requirements & plans will vary

“I felt so wonderful after a Clinical Massage with Liz
that I bought another one for my daughter .
I felt like I was walking on air when I left!”
A Couchman

Appointments

Mondays, 17:30 – 20:30
Tuesdays, 15:30 – 18:30
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 12:30

First appointment £65 (90 mins)
Follow-up £55 (60 mins)

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