the natural health clinic

1 Kirkwood Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5TG

Paul Reynolds BSc hons 07906 166 110 - Sue Matthews BSc hons 07746 890 048
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Bodywork

Myofascial release and soft tissue massage in Edinburgh

INSIGHTS from your therapist:

Connective tissue dysfunction can often be the source of undiagnosed musculoskeletal pain conditions. We see many patients who are keen to come off the long-term use of pain-reducing medication and want to understand and treat the root cause of a pain/tension. The soft tissues can be confusing with multiple pain sites and referal patterns causing mixed signals throughout the body. Taking time to unpack these patterns requires patience, awareness and often the support of a skilled practitioner.

Did you know that our muscles and associated fascia (our connective tissue layer) is our largest sensory organ? This may help you to understand why, when our tissues are dysfunctional, that we can feel pain, fatigue and often emotional as our central nervous system becomes overwhelmed with signals.

WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK?

We all live, move and breathe differently. This means that many of us find, at some point in our lives, that we suffer with aches, pains or restrictions in our tissues. Bodywork aims to release tension, strengthen weak muscles and support the individual back to natural fluidity and health.

We will discuss your symptoms and how they affect you. This may include a mix of pain, stress, stiffness, muscle tension patterns, postural/functional difficulties or emotional distress.

Using a sensitivity of touch that comes from extensive training and experience, your therapist will use a series of hands-on techniques to ease and realign the soft tissues. The Bodywork practitioner aims to encourage awareness, natural alignment and movement by releasing/strengthening the soft tissues in the body. This process involves your input and feedback.

You may be looking for some relaxation, to ease chronic back pain or learn new ways to treat and reduce sports injuries. You may simply want to take some time-out for you and enjoy a soothing treatment from an experienced practitioner. Bodywork enhances your ability to move through your
daily life with more ease.

 

 

Therapeutic bodywork

Therapeutic Bodywork encompasses

Massage

Myofascial release

Neuromuscular therapy

Muscle Energy Techniques

Sports/Deep tissue techniques

Progressive relaxation approaches:

Positional release/breathwork/awareness exercises

Back massage

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION?

Each session lasts approximately one hour. At your first appointment, a detailed medical history will be taken to enable the practitioner to tailor the treatments to your needs. It may be necessary for your practitioner to assess your posture/movements/breathing depending upon the nature of your complaint.

In close communication with you, your practitioner will devise a treatment plan, which may include myofascial release, massage, active/passive movements, gentle manipulations, stretching and breathwork.

You will be discreetly covered with towels and your comfort will be the priority throughout the session.

 

BENEFITS

Health is improved through restful treatments releasing the body from chronic pain.

Daily living is greatly enhanced by the ability to move through life with less effort.

Movement with increased ease leads to mental clarity and a state of calm, which in turn improves physical health, creating a cycle of improvement for the whole person.

Therapeutic Bodywork offers you new ways to experience your body, opening doors to a greater sense of health and aliveness.

 

 

Deep myofascial realease

 

 

MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT

To book your Bodywork appointment at the natural health clinic, simply call or email Sue

077 468 900 48

Therapeutic Bodywork is £50 per session. Please note it's cash/cheques only at the clinic. Thank you!

Appointments are approximately one hour, however please allow a little extra time at your first visit. This gives us a little more time to get to know you better so that we can be more effective in getting you back on track.

Therapeutic Bodywork - for flexibility in movement and thought