Emma is an Advanced Sports Massage therapist with many years experience. Her practice now combines sports massage techniques in an holistic approach that draws upon her extensive knowledge of Myofascial Release to ensure effective and long lasting results. The majority of Emma’s work is dealing with chronic injuries, postural disturbances and the emotional holding that accompanies this.
Sports Massage: Sports injury massage was developed to treat sports injuries, however it can also be effective in the treatment of any injury whether sustained through sport, lifestyle, falls, repetitive movements or postural disturbances, stress, physical or emotional trauma.
Sports Massage can address musculoskeletal pain or restricted movement of any sort. I have had experience in dealing with the following pathologies, as well as others.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa – fluid filled sacs found between bones and muscles resulting in pain and decreased motion.
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Tightness in the neck, chest, arm and or and wrist resulting in compression and swelling of the nerves that feed the hand resulting in numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually caused by repetitive movement of the arms and hands.
Frozen shoulder: (adhesive capsulitis) Pain and reduced movement of the shoulder, due to scarring of the connective tissues in and around the shoulder joint. A frozen shoulder can occur after a fall or repetitive movement of the arm that aggravates and stresses the shoulder.
Planter fasciitis: The plantar fascia, which covers the sole of the foot, becomes tight, inflamed, and tender, commonly making it painful to walk. Plantar Fascitis can be caused by poor alignment of bones in the foot, a poorly aligned pelvis coupled with using un-supportive shoes or walking on hard surfaces.
Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) or tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), a painful, tender condition caused by inflammation of the tendon at the site of attachment for muscles at the elbow, usually caused by overuse and repetitive movements.
- Kyphosis: exaggeration of the outward curves of the back
- Lordosis: exaggeration of the inward curves of the back
- Scoliosis: Curvature and rotation of the spine in the shape of a “C” or “S” resulting in uneven shoulder levels or a hump in the back. Often associated with back pain and/or neck pain, it can be caused by birth, physical trauma, or associated with other diagnoses such as arthritis. Many individuals with scoliosis also have a poorly aligned pelvis and differing leg lengths.
RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury can affect the arm, back, shoulders, wrists, hands or thumbs, patient may experience weakness, short bursts of excruciating pain, the pain is worse with activity.
Shin splints: Painful shins resulting from overuse or excessive activities such as running or jumping.
Whiplash: Neck pain as a result of muscle spasm from the head being whipped forward and backward at high speeds such as in a car accident. Whiplash can also be associated with headaches and difficulty moving or turning the head.
Deep Tissue Massage: