Back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat at Fulham Massage & Wellness. Very often, our therapists can go beyond treating just the pain and stiffness, they would be able to identify where the problem is coming from and point out any imbalances in the body. Pain, tightness or a spasm are usually results of the long term underlying issue that patiently wait for the final triggering factor that brings it out to light.
Massage for Neck & Shoulder Pain
The neck and shoulder joints suffer disproportionately more from pain, ache and discomfort than the rest of the body’s musculoskeletal system. In fact most people who see us for the first time in our Fulham clinic request us to focus our attention on these body parts. In fact, the discomfort experienced in the neck and shoulders has perhaps contributed to the use of some commonly used phrases being intertwined into the English language. Someone “being a pain in the neck”, “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders”, or “wearing your shoulders like ear rings” can often be said of a person when they are experiencing life situations that go hand in hand with neck and shoulder pain.
Although neck and shoulder pain is the most common problem we see at Fulham Massage & Wellness, our therapists can also treat the following conditions:
- Back pain and sciatica
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sporting injuries (& helping to improve sporting performance)
- Adverse symptoms of pregnancy
- Stress, anxiety and depression
With hundreds of treatments a month, we have an extensive experience in treating people - no matter what their goal or aim is. Although most of our clients feel better immediately, there are many after-effects that can be experienced after a thorough massage.
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the name of the type of massage that was developed in Sweden in the mid 19th century by Per Henrik Ling. It has become the most commonly offered and best-known type of massage available in the UK. The idea behind Swedish Massage is to create greater blood flow to the muscles and soft tissues by using a combination of long strokes, kneading motions, friction, stretching and tapping. It is usually offered as a full body treatment.
Pregnancy places a large amount of physical and emotional strain on the body. Massage therapy during pregnancy is proven to be highly effective in helping you relax and deal with bodily changes resulting from pregnancy. Regular massage is also shown to be valuable for treating depression and anxiety, lowering cortisol levels and reducing excessive foetal activity.
Easing pain and tension during pregnancy
Massage therapy is a powerful means of relieving pain and tension caused by pregnancy. Benefits include:
Deep Tissue Massage for pain and stress relief
Don’t suffer in silence! Free yourself from tension, pain or restricted movement and begin enjoying your life again. A deep tissue massage from Fulham Massage & Wellness is a safe and highly effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. Research proves that massage reduces muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. As well as helping to ease and eliminate pain, it can aid healing and help prevent a return of the problem, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
The benefits of sports massage
Sports massage uses certain soft tissue techniques to mobilise and manipulate muscles. Its main purpose is to enhance repair, relieve pain, prevent an injury or maintain health. It is ideal for acute injuries like ligament sprain or muscle tear but also for chronic, long-lasting neck or back problems.
Massage for active and less active
A lot of people assume that sports massage is only beneficial for athletes and physically active people. Those with more sedentary life-style can also benefit from having a regular sports massage. It releases tension that cumulates in the muscles and helps to improve body’s flexibility.
How to prevent sporting injuries?
If gym workouts, jogging or other physical exercises are on your New Year's resolution list, don't forget to look after these poor muscles which will go through a bit of shock when it all starts!
Sports injuries are very common in the first few months of taking up sports, so here is how you can prevent them: