Here at Back In Action, we have an holistic approach to our treatments. This means we take into account a person’s whole being, not just the physical symptoms. Everybody is unique and therefore we strive to provide a treatment tailored for you.
Massage is the use of hands, or mechanical means, to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, particularly muscles. It can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation of the whole body or part of it. Massage provides relief to people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Massage should never be considered as a method of diagnosing or treating medical conditions, as this is the responsibility of your GP. However, in a complementary role, massage has much to offer patients suffering from a wide variety of medical complaints.
As the circulation is stimulated during a massage, it promotes the healing process and will always have some therapeutic benefits. The relaxation effect also often achieved through massage can have a positive effect on recovery and bring great results about.
Your therapist will also give you a wide range of advice, including the use of other therapies, of exercises you can do, or lifestyle changes that may help your body.
Moreover, we are happy to share the management of your condition, both with your GP and other therapists.
Massage is in general a safe therapy; however there are situations where it should be avoided. These are called contraindications and, in most case, are only local conditions and only the affected area has to be avoided. These could be some of the following: acute soft tissue inflammation, open wounds, fractures, DVT, varicose veins, infectious skin diseases, etc. Before the massage, the therapist will ask you a variety of questions in order to determine if any contraindication apply.
If you are unsure that we can help, please give us a call as we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We also offer a short free chat appointment with Aidan in order to determine which treatment care is the most appropriate to your individual case. Please note that, from time to time, we may refer you back to your GP or to more appropriate specialists.