Your first session will include a full postural assessment as well as appropriate diagnostic tests.
I will use everything in my soft tissue therapy tool bag to treat your injury or condition. From Deep Tissue Massage to advanced Soft Tissue Therapy techniques, including Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and Neuromuscular Techniques.
My job doesn't end in the treatment room, I will send you away with a program of rehabilitation after each session.
I have always been interested in sports and how the body moves, but it was recovery from injury that led me to a career in Sports & Remedial Massage. I trained at the London School of Sports & Remedial Massage (LSSM) at Regents College, widely regarded as the leader in it's field. I graduated with a Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. I am fully insured and a member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage (ISRM).
Hannah Emanuel BA Hons, Dip. (LSSM), MISRM
WHO BENEFITS FROM SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE
My aim as a practitioner is to resolve muscular aches and pains, help to prevent and rehabilitate injuries as well as speeding up recovery from training.
My clients are a wide range of people from those coming in for regular recovery sessions between training, muscular aches and pains from every day life, rehabilitation from injury, recovery from surgery, pain management for chronic conditions including MS and Osteoarthritis and everything in between.
Quicker recovery from training to increase performance
Recovery from injury
Back and neck pain
Recovery from surgery
Pain management for chronic conditions
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE FIRST SESSION?
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
IS SPORTS MASSAGE PAINFUL?
In your first session (or beforehand), we will discuss injury history and any relevant medical conditions. I will then perform a full postural assessment (10 mins), to ascertain the best treatment for you before treating the affected muscles.
Many soft tissue techniques can be done in a shorts and t-shirt or sports top. Only the area being treated needs to be exposed. For treatments to the shoulders and back a normal bra which unfastens at the back is easier than a sports bra.
Sports massage shouldn't be painful. Sometimes when working deeply with a tight muscle, it can feel uncomfortable. By using a range of techniques to release tight muscles, we will find a way to work that doesn't cause pain. Ultimately, you're in control, you say at any point if you want to stop the treatment.