Brighton Clinical massage

massage therapist brighton Lucy DunleavyBrighton clinical massage  (or sometimes known as medical massage) is a general  umbrella term for a number of bodywork techniques. These can include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, sports, deep tissue techniques, and stretches.

 

Clinical massage is very effective in relieving pain in the body caused by injury, chronic postural problems, repetitive strains or other general body aches and pains. Due to our working environments and lifestyles today, we are often placed into positions for long periods of time with very little movement. Increased screen use can encourage a posture which the body finds hard to tolerate. Coupled with increased stress and pressure from our fast moving lifestyles, bodies tend to easily develop pain and restrictions within their soft tissue.

I tend to use a mixture of all of the above techniques during a treatment session, the end goal being to encourage any restrictions within the soft tissue to release their tension and create more space to move.

Brighton clinical massage can help to treat conditions such as:

  • Tight neck muscles from a repetitive forward posture associated with computer work, bicycle riding or driving, and whiplash injuries
  • Golfers/tennis elbow pain.
  • Back pain
  • Rotator cuff/shoulder muscle pain and frozen shoulders.
  • Lower back, sciatic and hip pain.
  • Sporting aches and pains including tight hamstrings, IT band, shin, knee and foot pain.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and Carpal Tunnel syndrome.
  • Headaches and migraines

 

 

The purpose of clinical massage is to decrease chronic pain; to improve a person’s range of motion, to help  recover from injuries and rehabilitate from surgery.