Massage Therapies & Specialist Treatments 

Sports Massage

Sports massage involves firmer pressures, stretching and compressing techniques to prevent and treat minor injuries related to sports or repetitive tasks and postures. Treatment focuses on the muscles you use in your sport, physical activity, or daily tasks helping to relive tension, stretch tight muscles and boost circulation.

 

Sports massage can improve athletic performance, by reducing soreness, improving flexibility and helping your muscles to work as they should. Treatment can also benefit those simply wanting to maintain or improve their fitness, and those looking to relieve minor muscle and joint problems

Swedish Massage

A relaxing, therapeutic massage which allows you to switch off and unwind. This treatment involves classic pressing, sweeping and lifting motions, to relax the body and promote healing. This style of massage boosts circulation, eases muscular tension and relieves mental stress. Regular treatments can improve your flexibility, skin tone and mental wellbeing.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage can improve common problems associated with pregnancy such as lower back pain, shoulder pain and muscle tension. Massage techniques can be adapted to benefit women in all stages of pregnancy. Changes in position and pressure applied ensure massage is comfortable, relaxing and safe for both Mum and baby. Massage treatments can be changed and adapted according to your stage of pregnancy and preferences for each treatment. 

 

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique involving gentle sustained pressure applied into the fascia and Myofascial connective tissue. It is performed without oil or creme. It aims to eliminate pain, feelings of tension and restore range motion. Many people who suffer from pain, dysfunction and lack of mobility have Myofascial restrictions resulting in muscle tension, stiffness, reduced joint movement and pain. 

 

Myofascial release can be applied to any part of the body to deal with these symptoms, It allows the body to re-organise itself by removing restrictions, freeing up tension and creating a healthier, more mobile, flexible and pain-free body.

Oncology Massage

Traditional massage techniques adapted to safely treat those who are receiving treatment for cancer, in remission or living with cancer, including individuals receiving end of life care.

 

Massage can help to manage the side effects of cancer treatments such as dry skin and muscular tension, and it reduces the impact of physical and emotional scars on the body. Massage promotes relaxation and healing and can help with the management of fatigue.

 

Claire has received postgraduate training in oncology massage therapies. She can effectively adapt massage treatments to ensure they are safe and enjoyable for clients and she considers the cancer treatments you may be receiving (such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy) as well as for the disease when performing massage treatments. Claire performs a thorough consultation as part of your first appointment.

TMJ Massage Therapy

Specialist massage techniques adapted to relieve the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD). Massage can bring relief to TMJ sufferers, reducing pain and tension in the muscles of the jaw, neck and shoulders, and improving mouth opening when the soft tissues are involved.

 

Massage treatments are adapted to suit each clients’ symptoms and preferences. Treatments typically include facial and intra-oral massage, passive stretching, trigger point therapy and myofascial techniques for the face, neck and shoulders. Tips on posture, home exercise and pain relief are often given to ensure each treatment has lasting effects.

 

The focus on the face and jaw mean TMJD massage treatments can also benefit people with bruxism (teeth grinding), jaw tension from stress and those with neck problems.

 

After suffering from TMJD herself and having to travel as far as London to gain treatment, Claire completed TMJ therapy training with Tracey Kiernan’s blend therapy school to become one of the first practitioners in Norfolk to offer this highly effective form of treatment to help manage TMJD.

 

About TMJD

TMJD is a little known and little understood condition that often goes overlooked as the cause of many common symptoms. The TMJ stands for Temporo-Mandibular Joint. This is the hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to your the skull and is not usually given much thought until it begins to cause pain or clicking, popping sounds are heard, indicating a problem with the TMJ and the muscles, ligaments and tissues surrounding it.

 

When the TMJ no longer functions as it should this is termed TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction) or TMJD. This can cause:

  • Facial pain
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle spasms and tension.
  • Referred pain to the neck, shoulders and back
  • Hearing problems and tinnitus
  • Blurred vision

 

TMD is often treated by dentists, or oral surgeons who may suggest medications for pain refleif, or a device to limit teeth grinding. This focus on teeth and occlusion is important but often means the muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joint are overlooked, despite being the main source of pain.

 

Complimentary therapies such as massage can make a big improvement to the symptoms of this condition by improving mouth opening, reducing pain and relieving muscular tension.

Chinese Cupping

Chinese cupping is a complimentary therapy whic uses glass "cups" to treat areas of muscular tension. The cup provides a light lift of the skin and surface tissues. Chinese cupping works as a form of myofascial release to stretch areas of tight and restricted fascia, to improve ease of movement and reduce pain or discomfort. It improves circulation to an area, assisting with healing and recovery.  

Prices and Further Details

Prices for Sports, Swedish, Pregnancy and Oncology massage treatments:

1 hour £45

30 minutes £35

6 x 1 hour appointments £250

 

TMJ Massage Therapy, Cupping and Myofacial release:

1 hour £50

45 minutes £45

6 x 1 hour appointments £275

 

All therapies with Claire at Treat Norwich, Capitol House, Heigham Street, Norwich, NR2 4TE.

 

Please note any bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or unattended will be charged a cancellation fee. 

 

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