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RJM Therapy

Services

Sports Therapy

Posture Assessment

acupuncture

Acupuncture

Event Massage

Sports Taping

Myofascial Cupping

Sports Therapy

£35 – Initial Consultation

£20 – 30 mins Session

£35 – 1 Hour Session

Sports therapy uses a range of therapeutic techniques for the prevention, recognition and treatment of minor sports injuries. It can also be used to provide support with people wanting to maintain and improve fitness.
A typical session will involve appraising the injury using a number of techniques including posture analysis, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, as well as soft tissue assessment. The session itself may include soft tissue therapy, mechanical and electrical treatment, cooling or warming therapy and mobilisation.
Sports therapy may be used to address an extensive range of injuries. Sports therapy may also be found to be helpful in the mental preparation of athletes for sporting participation.

Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture

£25 – Session

Dry needling is a form of therapy which involves inserting an acupuncture needle into a muscular trigger point to help to reset the muscle fibres in the trigger point.

A trigger point is an area in the muscle fibres that have become contracted when the muscle is relaxed, they can cause a referred pain map that may send pain to another area of the body. These referred pain maps are reproducible so helps the therapist to locate the cause of pain. These may cause headaches, knee pain, toothache and shortening of muscles reducing range of motion to name a few.

Medical acupuncture is different, that is that by inserting needles in very specific acupuncture points around the body, this then affects the body’s energy (Qi pronounced “Chi” believed to be our lifeforce) along certain meridian which there are 14 including Heart, Lung and Bladder to name a few. By inserting the needles connects the meridians and restores the flow of energy reducing symptoms that the patient was complaining of.

Sports Taping

£10 – Session

Sports taping is a form of therapy that can help in many ways, you may see on televised sporting events that athletes and sports people have multi coloured tape fixed around their knees, shoulders, or the backs of their legs.

At RJM Therapy we use the world leader in sports tape and that is Rocktape, primarily because it has good adhesion qualities and that it’s available in different designs (available on request), the quality of the tape is superior to some products that can be purchased.

Event Massage

Pricing As Per Sports Therapy

To follow on as a part of sports massage there is PRE and POST-EVENT massage. Here at RJM Therapy we can provide cover for Sports events to help prepare competitors get ready for sporting events.

 A PRE-EVENT massage prepares the body for the sporting event or competition and can be adapted for the sporting discipline or personal preference. The techniques used are to stimulate the muscles, encourage blood flow and can be a treatment to relax prior to the event. This can be performed from 30 mins to 48 hrs before the event.

A POST-EVENT massage can be performed from 30 mins after the event up to 72 hours, the techniques used help to utilise blood flow and relax the muscles. Post -event massage can help to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (the dreaded DOMS), fatigue and tightness when performed with assisted stretches.

Myofascial Cupping

Pricing As Per Sports Therapy

At the 2016 Olympics Michael Phelps, a world champion swimmer for the US, amazed people with strange bruises on his body. These were caused by a treatment called Myofascial Cupping.

The myofascial cupping technique focuses on the fascia – the spider web-like soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that covers the entire body, wrapping around muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, organs, nerves, and blood vessels.

When injured or overused through poor postural habits, repetitive strains etc, adhesions can form in this network of soft tissue, causing it to lose its flexibility, becoming tight and restrictive.

Myofascial cupping helps to lift and separate the fascia, reducing adhesions and helping to boost hydration, leading to benefits such as:

Assisting the body in maintaining Range of Motion in joints

Eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing pain linked to fascial adhesions

Helps to reduce inflammation

Helps to reduce the chance of injury.

Maintain functional soft tissue.

Myofascial Cupping uses plastic or silicone cups and vacuum suction to lift the skin inside the cups. The cups are placed on areas of the body that our therapist has identified as being able to benefit from the treatment. The cups do not cause pain; however, bruising may occur as the therapy helps to bring nutrient-rich blood to the injured area.

This treatment may be used as part of the therapy to help alleviate symptoms.