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Massage for Sudden Pain & Injury

Helping you manage your acute injury, optimally

Some examples include twisting your ankle, over-stretching, lifting something too heavy, pulling a muscle during sport and exercise.

Here are two recommended services that can help you manage your injury. Read more about how massage can help your injury, by scrolling down.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy combines targeted massage with active muscle techniques, similar to classic sports massage. The important thing with injury, is that we assess and adapt the treatment each session, to promote optimal healing.

 

Sessions and after-care advice will first focus on reducing pain and increasing range of movement, and then look at restoring strength and muscle capability.

  • Functional and specific to the injury

  • Depth of pressure with be discussed and agreed

  • Recommended 4 x weekly sessions then a review

Price

Basingstoke clinics

60-minutes £45

 

Alresford clinic

60-minutes £50

Looking for something else?

If you are looking for a more relaxing option, try Hot & Cold Stone + STT fusion, or check out the relaxation page.

Hot & Cold Stone + Soft Tissue Therapy

Maintaining the same focus as the soft tissue therapy option, this approach brings in hot & cold stones to promote circulation, in combination with hands-on soft tissue techniques. This option delivers an effective, fusion of hot and cold therapy combined with targeted massage, similar to classic sports massage.

  • Functional and specific to areas of tension

  • Depth of pressure will be discussed and agreed

  • Hot & cold therapy for added pain relief, circulation and swelling

  • Recommended 4 x weekly sessions then a review

Price

Basingstoke clinics

60-minutes £45

 

Alresford clinic

60-minutes £50

 

Looking for something else?

If you are looking for a more general, relaxing massage away from the site of injury, take a look at the relaxation page.

Injuries to muscles, tendons and other soft tissue can cause significant pain that can also refer to other parts of the body, which is not only alarming, but it can massively impact our ability to carry out normal daily tasks.

What to expect from massage targeted towards injury

We will first assess your symptoms, range of movement and look at what happened in the run up to the injury. If there is a need for a more detailed examination, I will refer you to a trusted physiotherapist. In some instances, I may refer you to a minor injuries clinic for a scan, if I assess that there may be more information required to understand the extent of the injury.

Depending on the severity of pain, immediate massage can be beneficial on and around the site of injury, to help calm the injured and surrounding tissue. I will provide guidance on how best to manage the injury during this phase and to promote an optimal healing environment for the injured area.

After pain reduces, we then focus on reducing stiffness and to re-introduce movement safely.

Sports tape can be useful as a subtle support, to help remind you to protect the area initially. Tape can also be used if you are returning to activity and feeling cautious, but the aim will be to get you back to your levels of activity un-aided, through rehab exercises.

Some injuries that cause sudden pain, may in fact be a result of repeated overuse, underuse, or misuse that builds up overtime. In these instances, it’s important to identify lifestyle factors that are aggravating your muscles and soft tissue and looking at how we can adapt these.

Outcome focused

Treatments will revolve around consultation and agreement of the best approach, guided by your priorities and what you feel comfortable with. A course of massages may be advise, depending on the severity and complexity of the injury, with the aim to:

  • Reduce your pain

  • Improve your range of movement

  • Show you how to strengthen the injured area to prevent recurrence