Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)
KCR was developed by Hugh Gilbert a Physiotherapist from Govan, Scotland. He created this protocol over 20 years during his 45+ years physiotherapy career.
This is a simple and effective protocol using a series of mobilizations and stretches to help return the body to its natural dynamic state.
KCR works directly on a number of internal structures including skeletal system, muscular system and conective tissue system.
Connective Tissue Release (CTR) The Hugh Gilbert Method
CTR is a follow on from KCR. If KCR hasn't successfully resolved an issue then there will be a restriction in the connective tissue system. CTR the Hugh Gilbert Method is a special focused form of connective tissue release and the work is focused on the joints. Specific CTR mobilisations will be performed after a full KCR to help release the connective tissue.
Postural Energetics (PE)
This beautiful healing mode is the third of the triad created by Hugh Gilbert. This is a beautiful gentle self healing mode which returns yourself back to balance. A peaceful gentle exercise performed standing allowing the body to realign as well as reducing stress.
KCR/ CTR/ PE can help with Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic pains, Headache, Teeth Clenching, IBS, Chronic Stress, Plantar Fasciitis, Tired/ painful shoulders, Fibromyalgia, muscle strain, TMJ dysfunction, Bloating, Insomnia, PTSD to name few.
Sports massage tends to focus on a specific area of the body depending on the sport or activity the person is involved in. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle/ connective tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back for example, may create referral pain in the neck, which could then cause head pain. The pain can be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point therapy is a specially designed massage to alleviate the source of the pains.
Swedish/ Holistic Massage
Swedish massage works on the superficial and slightly deeper layers of muscle tissue. Many people believe it can ease many complaints, such as increasing blood flow, improvement in the range of joint movement, improve muscle function and addressing the issue of muscle imbalance.
This is the therapeutic use of essential oils that are extracted from plants. These are regularly used in combination with massage. Oils molecules enter the body through inhalation and absorbed through the skin during massage. Many essential oils have analgesic properties and others relax the muscles.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method. It involves applying pressure to the meridian points on the body to release trapped/ stagnant energy, relieve pain and restore the bodies equilibrium.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life but we therapists need to ensure both mother and child are looked after. This is should only be performed by those qualified in pregnancy massage. It is a tailored massage to help ease the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Easing your pains in a safe manner and avoiding areas which if stimulated can induce labour.
Kinesiology taping/ sports taping has been developed to support and help injuries heal. This could be a trapped nerve, muscle strain, sports injury or other ailment such as carpal tunnel or plantar fasciitis. Many sporting professionals are regularly seen wearing the brightly coloured tape. I will be using Voodoo tape as it has been infused with Menthol and Arnica which can deliver either a warming or cooling sensation to the area.