Pain Management

I provide a number of treatments that can be utilised to manage and reduce pain. 

"It is the RIGHT of every human being to be in balance and have optimum health... and to resolve chronic pain, restoring normal function naturally and speedily. Kinetic ChainRelease can help us achieve this state!!!" Hugh Gilbert

Kinetic Chain RElease (KCR)

KCR was developed by Hugh Gilbert a Physiotherapist from Govan, Scotland. He created this protocol over 20 years during his 45+ years physiotherapy career.

This is a simple and effective protocol using a series of mobilizations and stretches to help return the body to its natural dynamic state.

KCR works directly on a number of internal structures including skeletal system, muscular system and conective tissue system.

Connective Tissue Release (CTR) The Hugh Gilbert Method

CTR is a follow on from KCR. If KCR hasn't successfully resolved an issue then there will be a restriction in the connective tissue system. CTR the Hugh Gilbert Method is a special focused form of connective tissue release and the work is focused on the joints. Specific CTR mobilisations will be performed after a full KCR to help release the connecive tissue.

Postural Energetics (PE)

This beautiful healing mode is the third of the triad created by Hugh Gilbert. This is a beautiful gentle self healing mode which returns yourself back to balance. A peaceful gentle exercise performed standing allowing the body to realign as well as reducing stress.

KCR/ CTR/ PE can help with Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic pains, Headache, Teeth Clenching, IBS, Chronic Stress, Plantar Fasciitis, Tired/ painful shoulders, Fibromyalgia, muscle strain, TMJ dysfunction, Bloating, Insomnia, PTSD to namea few.

Sports Massage

Sports massage tends to focus on a specific area of the body depending on the sport or activity the person is involved in. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle/ connective tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back for example, may create referral pain in the neck, which could then cause head pain. The pain can be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point therapy is a specially designed massage to alleviate the source of the pains.

Swedish/ Holistic Massage

Swedish massage works on the superficial and slightly deeper layers of muscle tissue. Many people believe it can ease many complaints, such as increasing blood flow, improvement in the range of joint movement, improve muscle function and addressing the issue of muscle imbalance.

Aromatherapy

This is the therapeutic use of essential oils that are extracted from plants. These are regularly used in combination with massage. Oils molicules enter the body through ingalation and absorbed through the skin during massage. Many essential oils have analgesic properties and others relax the muscles.

Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method. It involves applying pressure to thr meridian points on the body to release trapped/ stagnant energy, relieve pain and restore the bodies equilibrium.

Pregnancy Massage

Prengancy is a special time in a womans life but we therapists need to ensure both mother and child are looked after. This is should only be performed by those qualified in pregnancy massage. It is a tailored massage to help ease the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Easing your pains in a safe manner and avoiding areas which if stimulated can induce labour.

"When the physical body is brought into balance, many existing pains and/ or physical disabilities simply disappear. KCR has been the gentle, simple and effective way to recover for many thousands of individuals now" Hugh Gilbert