I'm a local therapist offering clinical Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy in Edinburgh city centre, Portobello and Musselburgh for the treatment of chronic pain and soft tissue injuries. The locations that I work are 17 Promenade, Portobello, Ferguson Green in Musselburgh, The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh and Active Health on Polwarth Gardens.
Sports massage is the application of massage techniques to athletes, used to help them prepare for and recover from training
and competing. It can be used to address injury problems, improve functional flexibility and range of motion and reduce recovery times between training.
However it is not just for athletes. The techniques used in sports massage treat the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia), which everyone has, and so there is a move towards referring to it as soft tissue therapy instead.
Soft tissue therapy is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. It looks to address the whole body system, identifying and treating causes of pain and dysfunction and not just treating the symptoms. It can redress imbalances caused by everyday activities, such as sitting at a computer all day, allowing a greater freedom of movement and a consequent reduction in chronic pain. It can also be used to ease some of the symptoms of medical conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis.
Treatments include a postural and/or joint assessments to identify the source of your issues, a full treatment using a range of massage and soft tissue techniques, and advice on stretching and rehabilitation exercises.
Also available - Pregnancy and Post Natal massage
The body experiences massive change (physical, hormonal, emotional) throughout pregnancy and following birth. As your posture changes through pregnancy, your muscles and surrounding soft tissues can overwork and shorten or become stretched, causing pain and discomfort. Soft tissue therapy is a great way of identifying the causes of pain and discomfort and treating them effectively so that you can feel more comfortable in your own body. It also allows you all important rest and relaxation time and aids restful sleep. This is so much more than just a relaxation massage!
Oncology massage -
People with cancer can benefit from massage at every stage of the disease, from diagnosis, through their treatment and in the time after their treatment has ended. Massage can be beneficial during this time to provide ease from the symptoms of the disease itself or from the side effects of the treatments. I am pleased to say that I can now offer massage to clients living with cancer. Please see my website for more information