What are Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point therapies?

Our signature massage is a combination of flushing, stripping, myofascial release, and trigger point work designed to increase blood flow, break up fascia, flush out toxins, and release tension held deep within the muscles and connective tissue.
Each session is completely customizable to meet your body’s specific needs, aches, and pains. We want you to make progress with every massage, so we create detailed plans of action for future visits.

Deep tissue massage is an excellent solution for common aches and pains related to tension and stress such as; lower back pain, tension headaches or stiff neck and shoulders. Deep tissue massage puts an emphasis on treating both deep and superficial muscles. It often includes treatment that is focussed to areas of increased tension, and can include acupressure points and trigger point techniques. This treatment differs from relaxing massage as the pressure required to reach deeper muscles can at times be less comfortable.

Sports injury treatment

Sports injury treatment is a combination of sports massage and manual therapy utilising the best of both. Sessions involve a thorough assessment followed by effective treatment. Sports massage may provide pain relief and may reduce recovery time after injury. Manual therapy techniques can help to mobilise your joints, lengthen muscles and enhance your current condition.

Clients may often use either single sports massage sessions in preparation for an event, or may choose to have regular sports massage to aid in training or to treat a stubborn injury. Sports injury treatment can lead to increased flexibility and mobility, which in turn can help prevent future injuries and maximise your performance.

In addition sports injury treatment can be used for pre-event and post-event sports massage.

Sports injury treatment with Paleo Gym is suitable for both amateur and professional athletes

£55 for 45 minutes

What is Active Release Techniques ® (ART) to Individuals, Athletes, and Patients?

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
 
What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
 
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
 
What is the history of Active Release Techniques?
ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients’ problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART.
 
£70 for initial 45 minute session
£40 for following 20 minute session