Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.
Spinal Manipulation is a technique routinely used by therapists such as Chiropractors and Osteopaths and comprises of skilled passive movements to joints and/or related soft tissues that are applied at varying speeds and amplitudes, including a small amplitude/high velocity therapeutic movement (SA/HVT). It is a technique promoted by N.I.C.E. for the treatment of lower back pain.
Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the body.
Some scientists and acupuncturists believe that acupuncture may stimulate nerves and muscle tissue, and that this may be responsible for any beneficial effects. Currently, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for lower back pain and there is evidence that it works for other conditions.
Hot Stones Massage involves the application of heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warm. The direct heat relaxes the muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than regular massage. Some say one stroke of a stone is equivalent to eight of the hand and many clients that try it never go back to traditional massage