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Therapeutic massage and Western Traditional Cupping
Sports Massage
Relaxation Massage
Remedial Massage
Myofascial Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy



Wellbeing with therapist MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE:


  Remedial massage   Sport Massage   Western Cupping Massage  
       
  Are you providing the best environment to generate optimum efficiency and profitability in your business?
  In sport massage, the therapist has specific aims in mind, and the focus is on the individual needs of the athlete.
  Relaxes muscle tissue and releases the factors causing pain.
 


Remedial Massage
Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash.
Neck and back pain. Scoliosis. Headaches and sports injuries.

Tension headaches and neck pain can be caused by a number of factors such as anxiety, stress, over exertion. Whiplash or postural fauls resulting in muscle tension and contraction in the neck. Shoulders and/or various head areas. A vicious cycle of tension. Ischaemia ( reduced blood supply) and pain, produces a characteristic, steady, non-pulsating ache.
Massage therapy can help Soft tissue techniques are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of general muscular pain and tension. The majority of neck pain and tension headaches can be given dramatic relief with an appropriate application


Therapeutic massage
Are you providing the best environment to generate optimum efficiency and profitability in your business?
Research shows hat increasing levels of stress in today's workplace, combined with low levels of physical activity, are causing a negative impact on Australian business.
The average office employee is working longer hours and spending more time in a static position at the computer terminal.
This has resulted in a n increase in typical workplace injuries such as RSI, stress and depression as well as higher levels of staff absence and turnaround. More and more astute managers are recognising the critical impact such conditions are having on their company's bottom line.

   That's why services that provide on the job relief from stress and sedentary roles are fast growing in popularity. Companies that have adopted such services are enjoying the economic and physical benefits attributable to their introduction in the work place, including:
   Increased staff productivity
   Boost to staff morale
   Reduction in sick leave and work place injuries
   Improved staff/management relations
   Enhanced occupational and health programs
   Improved profitability
   Increased staff retention


Sport Massage
In sport massage, the therapist has specific aims in mind, and the focus is on the individual needs of the athlete. With the ever growing number of people taking part in sport, combined with the increasing competitiveness and intensity of physical exercise, the demand for sports massage is also increasing and becoming more and more recognised as a skill which may aid recovery and enhance performance.

Western Cupping Massage
Cupping is usually performed by introducing heat into a glass cup or similar object and placing it immediately on the skin.
The vacuum created produces a suction effect which increases blood circulation to the local area.
Relaxes muscle tissue and releases the factors causing pain.
Another popular method is to withdraw the air from inside the cup with a suction pump.


Relaxation Massage
Massage therapy can help Soft tissue techniques are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of general muscular pain and tension. The majority of neck pain and tension headaches can be given dramatic relief with an appropriate application of therapeutic massage.

Trigger Point Dry Needling
Needling or more accurately, Trigger Point Dry Needling (TrP-DN) is a treatment which involves inserting an extremely fine, single use sterile needle, ( acupuncture needle) into a Trigger Point. This has been found in many research studies to be extremely effective in releasing the pain and tightness associated with TrP's and normalizing the area.

It is important to remember that physical therapists who are increasingly using dry needling - particularly for pain management and trauma rehabilitation:
Do not claim to practice acupuncture,
Do not use acupuncture TCM theories, meridian acupoints and terminology,
Do not use acupuncture diagnosis like tongue and pulse
Do not us acupuncture needling techniques


What are trigger points?
Trigger points are hyperirritable contraction knots found in tight bands of muscles. These points are usually associated with muscle tightness and pain. Trigger points can affect the local area of pain but also can refer to other parts of the body which can all effect strength, flexibility, and coordination of muscles.

How does trigger point dry needling work?
Trigger point dry needling utilizes a very thin filament needle. The needle used is similar to an acupuncture needle but this treatment is not considered acupuncture and is based on Western physiologic approaches. The needle is inserted into the trigger point and a local twitch response is ideally elicited. This twitch response is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that allows the muscle to relax. Sometimes electrical stimulation is applied to the needle to elicit these twitches to help the muscle relax as well.


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