Roger is experienced in several massage therapies and will provide home based assessments and treatments for a number of pathologies such as;
• Soft tissue injuries
• Soft tissue tension
• Postural Soft tissue stress
• Musculoskeletal conditions
• Acute soft-tissue injuries
• Chronic Soft tissue injuries
• Kinesiology taping
Soft tissue injuries is an umbrella term for a number of musculoskeletal injuries commonly experienced during daily activities such as muscular strains, ligament sprains, muscular tension, muscular imbalances and muscular tightness. Roger can help treat such conditions by reducing Soft tissue tightness, pain and injuries while also promoting healing and recovery.
Soft tissue tension can occur for a number of reasons such as psychological stress from the demands and responsibilities of a busy working or/and social life. Having high stress levels increases the level of hormone cortisol within the bloodstream, which if left untreated can also lead to depression and anxiety. Roger can assist in the reduction of cortisol while also promoting the release of the body's natural “feel good” hormones; endorphins, dopamine and serotonin.
Muscle tension, also known as muscle stiffness or rigidity, is one of the most common causes of muscle pain.
Muscle tension characterized by the inability of the muscles to relax normally. The condition can affect any of the muscles in the body causing sharp pain that makes it difficult to move.
Musculoskeletal conditions refer to the damage or inflammation to structures such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves. Common musculoskeletal conditions treated with home visits include muscular strains, ligament sprains, nerve irritation, high muscular tension and active trigger points.
Trigger points can feel like little marbles or knots just under your skin. When pressing on trigger points, many people feel pain or discomfort. Sometimes, trigger points become very sensitive, and some people feel significant pain in areas where they have trigger points. Untreated trigger points can last forever. No one really knows why a trigger point would ever go away, or why it would stop once they started.
The cause Acute soft-tissue injuries can be sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist, or blow to the body. Examples of an acute injury include sprains, strains, and contusions. ... Tendinitis and bursitis are common soft-tissue overuse injuries.
Chronic long-term conditions can be physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging. Roger has experience providing treatment to individuals with arthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and depression. Massage treatment can help reduce pain, improve mood, increase range of movement and overall function.
Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of Soft tissue injuries. Kinesiology taping is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions. There are many proposed benefits to Kinesiology taping, including: facilitating stimuli; reduced muscle fatigue; muscle facilitation; reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness; pain inhibition; enhanced healing, such as reducing oedema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow.
Roger has access to portable equipment to provide high quality massage therapy in the home, office or gym. Home visit appointments are available for 40 / 60 minute appointments and will include treatment modalities such as massage, stretching, exercise prescription and kinesiology taping.