For Physical Pain Issues
A focused, outcome-based treatment, which aims to reduce your level of pain and increase your range of movement.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and their requirements, on that day.
Examples of conditions treated with a Clinical Massage include
Back pain, ‘Frozen’ shoulder,
Migraines, neck & TMJ pain,
Unexplained knee pain,
‘Sciatica’ & RSIs.
During a Clinical Massage treatment to fix a pain issue, the patient is actively involved, communicating their comfort levels, feeding back how they are feeling, working out what aggravating factors are involved.
As a ‘Jing Advanced Massage Therapist’, the foundation of all treatment is the Biopyschosocial Module. Rather a mouthful, but just think, “Holistic”.
This means that, rather than just looking at and treating the affected muscles, we will aim to work out why the issue is there and how we can manage it in the future. We may need to consider & review your desk position, sleeping habits, current stresses that you may be experiencing – both physical and psychological, and any previous ill-health or injuries. I.e. The condition is treated Holistically.
One session per week for 2 or 3 weeks. If the issue is progressing as expected, we move to 1 session per fortnight, then 1 session per month, approximately 6 sessions.
Some people will only need a couple of treatments to see a reduction in pain levels that they are happy with. Others will take longer.
It also depends on how long the issue has been there, how used to treatment the client is and, crucially, how much responsibility the client is willing and/or able to take on, to improve their condition.
In addition to hands-on treatment, learning how to manage your condition and, practice self-care away from the treatment room, is vital and will greatly increase the success of the healing process.
Self-Care and Rehabilitation Advice
Learning rehabilitation, and pain- relieving techniques and exercises.
Learning when to recognise when you need Hands-On treatment and when you don’t! Understanding your condition and feeling supported when you may feel nervous about your pain issue flaring up.
Pre Covid, all self-care management, and rehabilitation advice would naturally be done during your clinic appointment.
The new business model of online appointments, has been developed out of necessity during the Covid-19 pandemic and has proved highly successful for patients during lockdown.
Having the ability to ‘treat you’ in your home or office environment, has been a fantastic development. I can actually see your desk setup and work out how to utilise what you have at home, to ensure your exercises can be done effectively.
Now, there’s no excuse!
I appreciate that this way of working is not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but, whilst the Covid-19 situation remains extremely fluid, I would urge you to think about it, especially when it comes to making sure that you’re doing your exercises correctly!
For more information see my Online Appointments page.
“Self-Care is empowering”.
For Emotional Issues
Your priority may be an hour of quiet, down-time. The main difference between this and a full Clinical treatment is that the patient is more passive. During your consultation, we will plan together what techniques to use; craniosacral, massage or fascial work and, once I’ve checked in with you on what pressure you are comfortable with, there is no need to communicate with me. (Unless you want to!)
Keeping you within your safe boundaries I will tailor your treatment for however you feel on the day, holding the space for you in whichever way suits best.
It can be a nerve-wracking experience coming to see a new therapist, I appreciate that and will work with you to develop a level of trust to ensure you enjoy the most benefit from your session.
If you are unsure whether I am the right person for you, feel free to contact me using the enquiry form. I work closely with osteopaths, physiotherapists, medical herbalists, acupuncturists, and counsellors – and will ensure that you are on the most effective path for improving your health.