Long term conditions

The Sports Therapists at massage.physio.co.uk use massage therapy to help patients manage a number of long term conditions. Long term conditions can be physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging due to the excessive demands placed on the human body which can result in the individual feeling drained.

Our therapists understand establishing an effective management programme is essential to maintaining or improving overall health and well-being. Regular massage treatment can help manage and ease the symptoms associated with many long term conditions such as;
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Depression
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Fibromyalgia is characterised with chronic muscular and musculoskeletal pain which is commonly associated with reduced range of movement, limited tissue flexibility, difficulty sleeping and intense headaches. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, however it is thought to be related to a malfunction with chemical release causing changes to the central nervous system. Regular massage treatment can relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia by reducing muscular tension. A reduction in muscular tension is achieved through promoting relaxation with the increase in blood circulation which can warm the tissue. Deep tissue massage can address areas of tight muscles by breaking down and realigning knotted collagen fibres. A reduction in muscular tension experienced following regular massage treatment will reduce pain, improve range of movement and improve flexibility.

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder involving the central nervous system. Individuals with Parkinson’s have a limited supply of dopamine which can cause movements to be slow and sometimes painful. Symptoms of Parkinson’s generally include rigidity, tremors, tiredness and depression. Our therapists use massage therapy to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s by increasing the release of endorphins such as dopamine. Regular massage treatment can produce a number of benefits such as reduced muscle spasm and tension.

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects the part of the brain that is responsible for muscular control. The symptoms associated with cerebral palsy include muscular stiffness and weakness, reduced motor control and coordination. Our therapists can use massage treatment to relieve muscular tension by promoting muscular relaxation and increasing tissue elasticity.

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Depression refers to the persistent feeling of sadness and hopelessness and can often be accompanied by a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. Depression can also affect an individual physically as many people often have difficulty sleeping alongside multiple aches and pains. Regular massage treatment can relieve depression through altering hormone production. Massage treatment can stimulate the release of natural endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, leaving you feeling relaxed and happy. Massage treatment can also reduce muscular tension resulting in a reduction in pain, and increased range of movement.

Our Sports Therapists can use massage therapy to provide an enjoyable and highly beneficial service. The benefits of massage include;

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