- Osteopathy
- Sports & Remedial Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage

Osteopathy

Osteopathy BackOsteopathy is an established and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that aims to overcome pain, immobility and disease that result from the dysfunction of the body’s structures. This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care.

Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body e.g. digestive, circulatory; to provide overall good health and wellbeing.

The philosophy of Osteopathy is what sets it apart from other medical disciplines. The key principles are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. When the body is free of restrictions in movement, Osteopathic treatment assists the body with pain minimisation, reduced stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself. Osteopaths use a broad range of hands-on techniques including soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, and mobilisation or manipulation of joints.

Osteopathy HeadIn some cases, Osteopaths can complement the advice given by GPs. For example, people who suffer from arthritis are often prescribed medication by their GP. In addition to that, Osteopaths can ease the pain caused by joint and muscle stiffness, by improving joint mobility and the flow of blood to the joints, and show arthritis sufferers how to prevent causing injury to themselves.

Osteopathy is a four to five-year university course, which includes a degree and masters qualification. Senior Osteopathy students complete clinical training under the supervision of registered Osteopaths at student teaching clinics. Osteopaths will refer back to your G.P. or another allied health professional where appropriate.

Medical Acupuncture
Medical acupuncture uses fine needles inserted into the skin for their therapeutic effect, primarily helping to reduce tension in the targeted muscles.
Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle tissues, causing an increase in the body’s release of natural painkillers – endorphin and serotonin, these chemicals help to modify and reduce pain signals. 

Sports & Remedial Massage

Osteomassage AnkleSports massage is more focussed on the sport undertaken by the individual to treat a related injury, to improve sports performance or to help avoid injury with preventative treatment.

Remedial massage aims to remedy, a person may strain a muscle in their lower back playing football or gardening, or have neck and shoulder pain from poor posture. Sports and remedial massage follows a structured diagnostic approach based on a detailed understanding of anatomy and physiology.

Most athletes have sports massage as part of their training routine but you do not need to be an athlete or have an injury to benefit. Massage can also help alleviate symptoms that are caused by day to day stresses, such as poor posture and localised muscle and joint dysfunction.

As a general effect massage helps to promote an improved sense of wellbeing by improving circulation and calming the nervous system. Massage also helps to promote the release of chemicals from the brain such as endorphins which help to reduce feelings of pain and stress.

Some injuries are unavoidable, from a fall or an impact injury in rugby or football, but most injuries result from the body not being able to cope with a level of repetitive activity / inactivity, be it tennis elbow or neck pain from sitting at the computer.

Sports and Remedial massage helps the body cope with the stresses and strains of exercise and everyday life, improving flexibility and helping to avoid injury and pain.

Pre and Post Event Sports Massage
Sports Massage StretchThe big day is approaching, your first 5 k run or trying to beat your personal best marathon time. Sports massage can help with your pre-event preparation and post event recovery.

A pre-event sports massage will help prepare the body for the endurance ahead by invigorating and stimulating the soft tissues and reducing the risk of injury. Afterwards when your muscles and joints are aching and sore a post event massage will help your body recover faster.

The massage is not as intense and aids the removal of metabolic waste e.g. lactic acid from the muscles, helping the tissues to recover and reducing muscle soreness.

Lymphatic Drainage

Sports Massage LegLymph is an essential part of our immune system, helping to remove harmful waste products and toxins from the body. Manually promoting and improving lymphatic flow helps to keep the body healthy.
Philip combines manual lymphatic drainage and osteopathic lymphatic techniques; again the nature of the treatment is dependent on the individual and their health status.

 

Locations

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Ethos Sports Centre
Imperial College
7 Princes Gardens
South Kensington
London, SW7 1NA

Debonair Body & Mind
LA Fitness
63/81 Pelham Street
South Kensington
London, SW7 2NJ


Tel: 07853 162 798
www.osteo-massage.co.uk
philip@osteo-massage.co.uk

There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.