Massage Therapy

We offer two forms of massage therapy: Combined Massage Therapy and Advanced Clinical Massage.

Combined Massage Therapy

An individualised, bespoke massage treatment, combining different types of massage, therapies and techniques, targeting specific bodily areas.

Sports Massage – Advanced Clinical Massage – Myofascial Release – Reflexology – Swedish Massage

 Katie has spent 6 years studying and refining different types of massage and techniques.

“When people book a treatment session, they don’t always understand the difference between the types of massage, and therapies I practice, there benefits, nor what to expect from treatment. For the majority of people, I find there is not a particular massage type to suit their whole body. This has led me to combine different forms of massage and techniques to suit individual needs”.

Before therapy, Katie gains an understanding of each person’s treatment goal, general health, posture and which areas are painful, tense, swollen and/or immobile. This information is used as a guide, forming a plan of which therapies and techniques are suited to you. During treatment, the plan is often adapted, as Katie uses her experience and therapeutic touch to target additional areas of tension.

Types Of Massage Which May Be Included Within A Combined Treatment.

Sports Massage – Targeting specific muscles, their attachment points and muscle belly. As its name suggests; sports massage can be used to enhance athletic performance, speed-up recovery, and help with injury rehabilitation. Sports massage does not only benefit sports men and women, it can also be used to help people who have a sedentary or repetitive occupation, to increase muscle flexibility, joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension, adhesions and pain.

Advanced Clinical Massage – An advanced massage qualification, enhancing practitioner; anatomical, disease, rehabilitation and technique knowledge. Used to treat chronic muscle and joint pain, with targeted advanced techniques.

Myofascial Release – Fascia is the largest tissue in the body, encompassing, organs, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles. Myofascia (muscle fascia) supports every muscle in the body, like all tissues it can become tight, restricting muscle and joint movement, blood and nerve supply. Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain and easing tension and tightness within fascial restrictions. Myofascial release aims to reduce pain, adhesions (knots), improve blood, nerve supply and mobility. This type of massage relies upon the ability of the practitioner to use their sense of “listening touch”; enabling them to tune into the tissues and follow fascia to where restrictions are held.

Reflexology – Based on the theory that specific points of the feet, legs, hands, face and ears, correlate with other areas within the body. A touch therapy that promotes deep relaxation, reducing mental and physical stress, whilst enhancing wellbeing.

Swedish massage – Aimed at reducing pain, stress, relaxing muscles, improving blood flow, and encouraging lymphatic drainage. Swedish massage is a more relaxing type of massage in comparison to deep tissue, or sports massage.

Advanced Clinical Massage (ACM)

Advanced Clinical Massage (ACM) is an outcome-based system, addressing chronic muscle and joint pain through a combination of advanced soft tissue, and massage techniques.

Effective with most types of chronic musculoskeletal pain including; sciatica, back pain, whiplash, migraines, neck pain, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, tendon and ligament conditions. ACM can also help with systemic conditions like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and myofascial pain syndrome.

ACM is a partnership between patient and practitioner, combining massage techniques and home rehabilitation. A six-session treatment plan is designed to increase joint mobility, body agility, and reduce pain.

ACM blends the best of advanced bodywork techniques from Western and Eastern massage approaches, including trigger point, fascial work, acupressure and stretching. ACM takes a holistic approach, centred around the biopsychosocial model of pain and modern neuroscience.

Availability

Massage Therapy is available from our Liskeard clinic.

Monday: 9am – 1.30pm

Saturday: 9am – 1.30pm

Appointments/Fee

New massage client appointments: Approximately 75 minutes. Including an initial consultation, and massage therapy of your choice – £60.

Follow-up appointments: Approximately 60 minutes – £60.