We have a range of treatments available at Align Osteopathic Clinic including massage therapy, Read on to find out more.
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing a variety of musculoskeletal problems anywhere in the body, by manipulating, stretching and massaging the muscles and joints.
Osteopaths can advise on rehabilitation exercises and we may advise combining treatments with Pilates, Yoga or Core conditioning classes.
Sports massage Therapy (Medium/firm pressure) is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, can enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Swedish Massage Therapy (medium pressure) Most common and best-known kind of massage. During the treatment therapists use basic strokes such as effleurage, frictions, petrissage, and tapotement to work on particular parts or whole body to release the tension and reduce muscle pain. Excellent choice for first massage.
Aromatherapy Relaxing massage (Light/medium pressure) Classic holistic treatment with use of essential oils recommended for stress relief and relaxation of entire body. Therapists use gentle, slow, long strokes to help you to rejuvenate and unwind.
Core conditioning involves specific exercises that will develop and strengthen all muscles of the trunk, pelvis and abdomen. The exercises used will also recruit all the muscles in the body by the individual performing dynamic and functional exercises.
These core sessions will involve some pilates and yoga moves, however the main focus will be on floor exercise, balance work with weights and resistance band strengthening techniques.
Classes are tailored for every individual young to elderly. This type of exercise has many benefits, including increased muscular strength and endurance. Reduction of aches and pains. Improvement in sports and exercise performance in their chosen activities. Improved posture.
These core sessions can be combined with osteopath/massage treatments to gain maximum overall goals.
Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle and effective therapy suitable throughout life, which treats the whole body, not just the head.
All ages benefit, however it is particularly helpful for women during pregnancy and after the birth, for babies as soon as they are born and for children in their early years.
Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle technique applicable to the whole body. Osteopathy is a touch-based therapy, now well known for the treatment of conditions affecting muscles, nerves, bones and ligaments.
So how can this help?
Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective for babies and children. Very specific, skilled, light pressure is applied where necessary to assist the natural ability of the body to release stresses and tensions.
An osteopath uses observation, case history and highly skilled palpation to assess the infants whole body (not just their head!). By identifying where the tension patterns are the osteopath can use gentle techniques to release the tension and rebalance the body.
On average or 2-6 treatments are required, this however varies from infant to infant and the complexity of the issue.
Western Medical Acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese Acupuncture. It acts by stimulating the nervous system and is mainly used to treat joint and muscle problems, including trigger point pain. It can be effective for post-operative pain, relaxation, sleeping problems and numerous other conditions.