Therapeutic & Sports Massage Therapy
Massage can be used very effectively either on its own or in conjunction with a course of physiotherapy.
- Relieves tension, pain and stiffness
- Promotes relaxation
- Aids recovery from injury and sporting activities
- Supports long-term management of known soft-tissue issues
- Can help to prevent injury recurrence
Recent scientific evidence has shown that massage therapy following exercise can reduce inflammation and promote cell healing.
- People who suffer from aches and pains due to work, age or everyday life
- Athletes of all levels and abilities
- People with long standing injuries and postural issues as well as occupational related injuries
- People with tendon and soft tissue related shoulder and knee injuries
- Cancer patients and IBS sufferers
Pregnancy Massage ( suitable 3-8 months)
Women in pregnancy go through numerous physical and emotional changes. While this is generally considered to be an exciting and happy life stage, some women can experience discomfort and other symptoms such as back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, tight calf muscles, stress and insomnia.
Specialised massage techniques can help to reduce some of this discomfort and give relaxation during therapy to unwind, improve sleep and optimise wellness in preparation for labour.
What to expect during pregnancy massage
*The treatment is performed lying on your side.
*Pillows and cushions are used during treatment for additional support.
*The therapist can also speak to you about special self-care measures at home to help ease your discomfort.
*Please note that direct massage on the abdomen is not performed as part of this treatment.
*The minimum time for a pregnancy massage is 1 hour for the initial consultation appointment.
Post Natal Massage
Post-pregnancy, some women experience symptoms such as:
- Back pain following delivery
- Shoulder pain caused by new and poor postures while breast-feeding.
- Wrist and arm pain related to lifting and carrying a baby for prolonged periods.
Specific techniques can be used to restore postural imbalances developed during pregnancy and help relieve discomfort
Our qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist
Our Massage Therapist, Chifumi Fukui,is a highly qualified and experienced practitioner, combining a mixture of general massage, soft tissue release and muscle energy techniques together with remedial therapy to suit clients' needs.
Massage Therapy Appointments
Tuesday: 5.15pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday: 4.00pm to 8.15pm
Thursday: 4.00pm to 8.15pm
Saturday: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
30, 60 and 90 minute appointments are available. A standard appointment is usually for 60 minutes. Shorter appointments can occasionally be appropriate as a trial or for a specific localised treatment and some clients prefer longer appointments.
Please note: The minimum time for a pregnancy massage is 1 hour for the initial consultation appointment.
Fees for Massage Therapy
* Special Offer: New clients receive 10% off the cost of their second treatment session. View full terms and conditions and download the voucher here.
Please ask about our Treatment Packages
Special Offer - Please see our Summer 2017 massage discount offer here
Please contact the clinic on 020 7713 7780 to book an appointment or if you have any further queries on whether this treatment is suitable for you.
Therapeutic & Sports Massage Therapy Case Studies (see all Case Studies)
26 year old office worker with migraines, neck and shoulder pain
Symptoms & Assessment
- Persistent headaches in particular after long hours of working at the computer
- Neck and shoulder pain particularly bothersome when sitting at the desk over a long period of time
She was treated with a combination of soft and deep tissue massage and mobilisations to her shoulders in side-lying position. She was also advised to take regular breaks when working on the computer and engage in regular yoga practice to monitor stress levels
This client is finding a regular massage session helpful and feels better after every session. She is now able to manage her work related stresses and experiences fewer spells of migraines than before.
38 year old IT worker with calf and lower back pain
Symptoms & Assessment
- Physically active, practices different sports regularly, daily work out regime, takes part in marathons and cycles long distances
- Experiences muscular pain and tension in particular after intense bursts of physical activity
He was treated with deep tissue massage, mobilisations to his lower back and pressure points to gluteal muscles. He was also advised to buy a foam roller to aid release of tension in in his gastrocnemius (calf) muscles.
After two sessions he was much better and able to undertake his regular work-out regime without symptoms.