Conditions treated with specialist soft tissue massage at Round House Therapies can help relieve discomfort and pain. Even supposedly untreatable conditions can be helped in some way by reducing tension in the soft tissues. This list is just some of the more common pathologies I can treat. If you’re not sure if I can help, then please call and I can advise.
I specialise in neck, shoulder, and hip pain.
Rotator cuff injury, sprains, strains, torticollis, tendinitis, whiplash, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, piriformis syndrome, Arthritis, herniated disks, tinnitus, migraines, IBS, Plantar fasciitis, pelvic imbalance, back pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Morton’s foot, RSI, runners knee, It band syndrome, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, knee pathology, groin strain, ankylosing spondylitis, scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder. This is not everything I treat, please ask.
Cluster migraines, tension headaches, pain behind the eyes or in the temples, ears, jaws, teeth, back of the head, all sorts of head pain are often caused by tension build up in the neck and shoulders. Even if your headaches are linked to hormonal imbalances it is worth getting your muscle tension reduced in these areas. Often relief can be felt after one session. Deep tissue remedial massage is a great treatment for this condition.
Many people suffer for years from a whiplash injury that they never had proper treatment for. Remedial massage for whiplash injuries are very specific and require specialist training. The injury responds well to treatment if it is recent or old and involves working carefully through all the muscles involved to release the tightness caused as a result of the sudden forward and back head movement. Jeanna uses Hot Stones also for the more chronic conditions and ice for acute strains. Headaches can be greatly reduced as a result and movement re-gained.
Carpal Tunnel and arm/wrist pain RSI
Symptoms of carpal tunnel can be helped greatly by massage therapy that targets the causes of the pain. Sometimes tight muscles in the neck and pectoral muscles compress nerves that run down the arm and this can cause tingling and numbness that mimics carpal tunnel. In this case, remedial massage can be of great help by reducing the tightness in the neck and chest area thus relieving pressure on the median nerves and so reducing the symptoms.
If however you have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel i can still help you by reducing tension in all the restricted areas so alleviating and managing your symptoms. This is the same for pregnancy related carpal tunnel.
This is a common problem for people working at computers for lengthy periods. Treatment involves detailed work to the neck , shoulder, arm and hands to relieve tension build up that can cause dull aches in the arm, shoulder pain and headaches if left untreated. Hot Stone massage and remedial work are great for this.
Jeanna has completed a specialist course in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel and associated pathologies with The Jing Institute of massage and training in Brighton.
Frozen Shoulder ( adhesive capsulitis)
There are various degrees of this condition from a stiff shoulder to one that can barely be moved at all. Generally the arm cannot be put behind you i.e. doing up bra straps or it is difficult to raise the arm to comb your hair. Remedial massage is very effective for this condition and involves careful re-balancing of all the muscles around the joint. The tissues have literally become stuck, hence ” adhesive” and so Myofascial release techniques along with Deep tissue and Trigger point therapy work particularly well here to gently ease away the stuck down tissues. Often there is an emotional element with Frozen shoulder and Jeanna is trained to help with any issues that may arise during the course of treatment. The process can be a slow one depending on their severity of the condition or relatively fast if it is a new problem caught early. It is a great preventative to more invasive surgery and can reduce pain and discomfort hugely.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
This condition can be helped greatly by massage as it is due to tight muscles in the neck called the scalenes that impinge on a big nerve bundle called the Brachial plexus. When this happens, pain, tingling and numbness in the arm and fingers can result. Reducing the tension in all the associated muscles can be of great relief. I would recommend Deep Tissue remedial massage for this.
Pectoralis Minor Syndrome , Impingement
Similar to the above condition but brought on by the pectoralis minor muscle pressing on the brachial plexus causing pain and tingling down the arm. Again, greatly relieved by remedial massage to the chest and neck, Postural re-education is great to help prevent the return of the condition.
Torticollis ( wry neck/stiff neck)
Characterised by the head being rotated to on side and slightly extended backwards. This is due to certain muscles in the neck being very tight and restricted, namely the posterior cervicals and the Sterno-cleido -mastoid. It is possible to be born with this condition or it can occur due sleeping awkwardly and straining the muscles of the neck. Careful massage of the area using cold and hot treatments during acute and post-acute stages, Myofascial release initially and deep tissue remedial treatments can all help to re-educate and calm the muscles.
Characterized by pain down the back of the leg from the buttocks. This is often a sharp nervy type pain but some people feel a dull ache. True Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is trapped higher up in the lumbar spine, often it is more likely that there are tight muscles within the gluteal muscles that are compressing the sciatic nerve. If these are released with remedial massage techniques the pain will usually go almost immediately. Jeanna can test to determine the cause of your leg pain.
Plantar Fasciitis ( policeman’s heel )
Also known as Policeman’s heel, this condition’s symptoms are heel pain and pain on the sole of the foot, where the Plantar fascia is found. This can feel very sore or a dull ache or quite a sharp pain in the heel. This can be relieved by looking for tight areas in the calf muscles usually and special techniques in Deep Tissue massage and Myofascial release to help relieve the tight fascial restrictions and relieve the stress on the heel.
Painful jaw, neck and head pain? Pop over to my TMJ page to read more.