Massage Therapy can improve
Short Term Pain
Desire to Rehab
No matter the type of Massage you book for yourself, you’re paying for a relaxation experience, that will hopefully take your mind off your pain or injury. As you do not require a medical referral to book any of these services, it is up to you as both patient and customer to understand what you’re paying for.
For example, many professionals argue that “Myofascial Release Therapy” is not the same as regular Massage Therapy.
Supposedly they have different focuses. Massage works with soft tissue and the overall system of muscles in the body to relieve stress and tension, whereas Myofascial release works specifically with the connective tissue to relieve the tightness that causes muscle restrictions. The type of touch involved in each technique is apparently also different. Massage Therapy involves steady movement, like kneading and stroking, on the muscles to bring relief, whereas Myofascial Release Therapy uses sustained pressure to stretch and lengthen the fascia. Lastly, there is a difference in the use of lubricants. Massage Therapy usually uses oils or lotions to help with smooth movement, whereas Myofascial Release Therapy doesn’t need a lubricant. It is up to the individual in this circumstance to determine the impact of these supposed differences.
Generally speaking in Health, Fitness and Wellness there are nuanced differences between professionals, techniques and areas of expertise that matter and exist for good reason. There is a spectrum of services available and the best for you is the one that satisfies your personal needs and situation.
What else to expect
Although our Chartered Physiotherapists are trained in providing Massage Therapy, our main priority at mybod will be effective diagnosis of the underlying issue. Your Physio will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Your Care Plan
Aside from hopefully feeling immediate relief or a sense of relaxation in your session, you will learn how to manage this pain going forward and work towards long term recovery through an Exercise Programme.
Chartered Physiotherapists have extensive knowledge on physiology, anatomy and exercise prescription, giving them an advantage over other therapists when it comes to treating pain. Your Physio will speak to you about a realistic recovery period and when you expect to get bak to normal.
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What are your prices?
All pricing can be found on our Booking Page here.
Do I need to go to my GP first?
No. You do not require a referral to book an appointment with us.
Is Massage Therapy painful?
No. As mentioned above, you may feel slight discomfort and tenderness in the massaged area during and after your appointment. Your Physio will check in with you to make sure you’re comfortable throughout.
What should I wear to my appointment?
It is best to wear shorts if the issue is your lower body and a T-shirt or Singlet if the issue is with your upper body.