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Targeting Pain

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The latest combined treatments that helps with depression, anxiety, acute pain and much more!

Jackie Osborne interviews Clare Gangadeen and Richard Streets about their new combined therapies which has been extremely successful for relieving chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain. Each technique has its own strengths. For example, while Soft Tissue Therapy focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive movements or poor posture, acupuncture reduces inflammation, accelerates the healing process, decreases pain and works deep muscles that are difficult to access.

Combining Soft Tissue Therapy and Acupuncture

“Through the combination of Soft Tissue Therapy and Acupuncture, you can often speed up the healing process and target stubborn, chronic pain. It also works well to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. Clients who combine in these treatments in one session will often experience relief almost immediately
and often find long term relief with only a few sessions”, says Clare.

How Massage and Acupuncture Work Together

Many people suffering from chronic muscle spasms, migraines and acute pain find it difficult to withstand even the gentlest massage therapy treatments. These treatments are necessary to treat the pain at its source.

The localised inflammation at the trouble spot increases the body’s pain response. This naturally makes the area painful to the touch, something many of us have experienced. Massages using facial or reflexive techniques can help release muscle spasms, but getting to use these methods is tricky when the patient can
scarcely handle being touched.

Acupuncture operates off the body’s natural energy to restore your vitality and balance internal systems. In this process, it cools inflammation in the body and stimulates both the pleasure and pain centres of the brain.

As this occurs, the injured body is better prepared for massage treatments.

The release of endorphins relaxes the body and the patient experiences enhanced pain tolerance and
management. The Soft Tissue Therapist is then able to bypass the patient’s pain response and work on the underlying muscle tissue.

Massage and acupuncture also work incredibly well for treating depression and anxiety. As acupuncture causes the release of endorphins, the patient starts to feel more euphoric and happy.Meanwhile, Soft Tissue Therapy lowers stress levels and provides touch therapy.

Studies have highlighted both factors as helpful in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression and even insomnia. Patients begin to feel more balanced in no time.

Combined Massage and Acupuncture Therapy Helps:

  •  Acute pain
  • Muscle spasms
  •  SI joint problems
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Damaged nerves
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Traumatic injury recovery

First combined treatment is £55 which is 30-40 minute with Clare and Richard (total treatment time – 60–80min). Follow on combined treatments are then £75. Please call 01635 291211 to book your appointment.