Remedial Massage & Bodywork
Sally Allen MFHT, CNHC
Treating muscular pain & injuries
Aiding postural aligment & flexibility
NICE recommends manual therapy, including mobilisation or soft tissue techniques such as massage, for managing low back pain, with or without sciatica, as part of an overall treatment package including exercise
[NG59, 30 Nov 2016]
"High Blood Pressure and associated symptoms are reduced by massage therapy"
[Hernandez-Reif, Field, Krasnegor, Hossain, Theakston & Burman (2000). Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 4, 31-38]
"Lower back pain is reduced and range of motion increased after massage therapy"
[Hernandez-Reif, Field, Krasnegor & Theakston (2001). International Journal of Neuroscience, 106, 131-145]
"Therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders increases cervical range of motion in all directions"
[Sefton, Yarar, Carpenter, Berry. Manual Therapy Oct 2011: 16(5), 487-494]
"Massage eases symptoms of tension headaches"
[Torro-Velasco, Arroyo-Morales, Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Cleland, Berrero-Hernandez. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, Sept 2009, 32(7):527-535]
"Hand arthritis pain is reduced and grip strength increased by massage therapy"
[Field, Diego, Hernandez-Reif, Shea. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2007) 11, 21-24]
"Massage is the best post-exercise recovery technique to reduce muscle damage, soreness, fatigue and inflammation"
[Dupuy, Douzi, Theurot, Bosquet and Dugué. Frontiers in Physiology 2018.00403]