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Holistic Therapy

Chris Robins – FHT Registered  (Federation of Holistic Therapists)


Chris is a professional  Remedial  / Sports  Therapist. Treatments he covers are:

  • Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage Therapies
  • Kinesio Taping – for all – inc Sports / General Public
  • Emmett Technique   –   Practitioner
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Myofascial Release treatments
  • Posture Analysis
  • NMT (Neuromuscular Massage Therapy)
  • Deep Tissue
  • Bellabaci Cupping Massage – Body and Facial
  • Release of Hips and Shoulder “articulation massage”, for frozen Shoulders, sport injuries, Rotor Cuff injuries etc
  • Lower Back & Sciatica Treatment
  • Shoulder & Neck release treatments
  • India Head Massage
  • Seated Massage
  • Warm Bamboo Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Hot Stone Deep Tissue
  • Treatment in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Inversion Tables available (Client)

Massage Therapy

Holistic body massage is one of the oldest healing arts, treating the mind, body and spirit. An ancient art which developed from Chinese dynasties, through the Swedish massage movement to the UK. Holistic massage was once the main practice of the first physio therapists in this country and currently, when placed in the hands of a well qualified therapist with a thorough understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, continues to treat many physical and emotional conditions.

Massage Therapy – The Benefits

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a  Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Insomnia
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash

Massage Therapy as Part of your Health Maintenance Plan

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a modern, logical system of massage therapy. NMT is based on understanding how the neuromuscular system functions. Neuromuscular principles help understand what’s causing your pain: trigger points, posture, etc, and how to treat it. The nervous system controls everything in the body, including muscle tension and pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy’s approach to massage is very detailed massage of muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, etc. Precise massage therapy releases problem areas that are missed by general massage.

Massage Therapy Can Reduce Muscle Pain. Muscles that are in spasm will be painful to the touch. The pain is caused by ischemic muscle tissue. Ischemia means the muscle is lacking proper blood flow, usually due to the muscle spasm. This in turn creates the following undesirable process:

  • Because the muscle is not receiving enough blood, the muscle is also not receiving enough oxygen
  • The lack of oxygen causes the muscle to produce lactic acid
  • The lactic acid makes the muscle feel sore following physical activity.
  • After the muscle is relaxed through massage therapy, the lactic acid will be released from the muscle, and the muscle should start receiving enough blood and oxygen.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your therapist  to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

One Response

  1. Diane Penny says:

    Hi Chris I am the new joiner to your 7.30 advance group at WesternLeisure this week. I intend when possible to continue with Wednesday eves either that or the earlier class.
    As stated on the form I have back neck & shoulder issues due to old injuries.
    Since the class on Wednesday I have had some relief.

    I am very interested in some PT to learn some specific poses I can continue on my own …

    If you are able to help I would much appreciate your time….. my work pattern is very flexible as I’m self employed and I work from home …

    Kind regards Diane
    Tel… 07896952657

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