A full body analysis, taking your general posture into consideration along with your neck, scapula and pelvic alignment. This is carried out during the initial appointment along with a thorough consultation.
Taking the affected and surrounding joints through their active, passive and resisted range of motion and using muscle length tests and orthopaedic tests to assess your injury.
Using several different massage techniques, including effleurage, petrissage, knuckling, loose wrists, reinforced effleurage and tapotement to create a personalised massage, whether it be for stress management, relief of tension, recovery from an injury, management of a neurological condition or preparation/recovery from a sporting event.
A trigger point is a highly sensitive area in the body which can cause referred pain. The therapy aims at releasing the trigger point by applying localised, regular ischemic (restriction of blood supply to the tissues) pressure to help flush out impurities by creating a surge of fresh blood, nutrients and oxygen.
This technique, sometimes known as ‘Pin and Stretch’ is ideal for those that have adhesions or scarring within the soft tissues. A strong, localised pressure is used to lock into the tissues, followed by a stretch which helps to release any adhesive bonds, restricting smooth movement of the tissues. STR increases glide between the soft tissues and can increase range of motion.
This technique is a form of manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of a gentle contraction performed by the client, to relax the muscles and restore muscle balance. MET’s can release excessive tension and restore normal length and elasticity to the muscles. The technique itself helps to improve self awareness and rebuild the neurological pathways.
“Just had my first treatment with Becky! Absolutely fantastic! Very informative and explained everything, my shoulder and neck now feel amazing! Thank you again!”
“Becky quickly identified areas that were causing me regular discomfort in my shoulders. During the massage she made sure I was comfortable while applying effective pressure. Would definitely recommend!”
“I’ve had massages across the world, from jungles in Borneo to Dr’s in Cuba and every spa in between. The ironic thing is, Becky Hester lives in walking distance from our house! The best massage I’ve ever had. Not only did it work physically but I had the best nights sleep I’ve had in months afterwards. I’ve been twice and had the same results both times. That speaks for itself.”
“I literally couldn’t recommend Becky Hester enough for a soft tissue massage. This time we focussed on an old sports shoulder injury and I walked away feeling kilos lighter as if a weight had actually been lifted from my shoulders. If you were toying with the idea but were unsure then please do not hesitate. You would not regret it. Many thanks Becky.”