About Soft Tissue Therapy & Pilates

About Pilates and how it can help you

Pilates is a mental and physical body conditioning programme that uses exercises to change the way we use our bodies. It aims to improve muscle recruitment patterns, by restoring good postural alignment and natural optimum movement.
We work on flowing, controlled movements, which combine the mind and body through the breath. By focus on the quality of movement and development of optimum movement patterns and posture through your Pilates these will become part of your day to day movement patterns outside of the studio. As a result, it will improve balance/stability, co-ordination and boost energy levels.
Overall we create a stable base for you to correct your posture, improve tone and flexibility.

Pilates classes are open to everyone, not only is Pilates a powerful rehabilitation tool but a great way to get the very best out of your body and help prevent any problems  in the future. Classes can be adapted to give less or more challenging exercises depending on the individual. I offer one to one and group classes in Marlow. Please see the Pilates page for full details. 

About Soft Tissue Therapy and how can it help you

Soft tissue therapy/sports massage is the scientific manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activities and to maintain it in optimal condition. Massage can be used in the conditioning and training phases of sport: pre-, inter- and post-competition, and post travel.
Each treatment is tailored to the individuals needs and will incorporate a variety of advanced massage techniques.
These are used in combination to treat a range of different conditions.

Techniques used in Soft Tissue Therapy include:

Deep tissue massage

Techniques to warm up and flush the soft tissues.

Trigger Point Therapy

Neuromuscular technique to treat soft tissue dysfunction.

Friction Techniques

Effective procedure to free adhesions & scar tissue.

Soft tissue release

Techniques to release local areas of soft tissue restriction.

Muscle energy techniques

To treat areas of myofascial restriction and to improve flexibility.

Positional release

Techniques to release chronic muscle tension.

Myofascial release

The fascia is a continuous web of tissue that covers the entire body, under the skin and surrounds individual muscles and groups of muscles. Myofascial restrictions are not shown on standard tests such as x-rays, CT scans or MRI scans, which means they are rarely diagnosed as the cause of chronic pain conditions. However, they may be described as adhesions. People with fascial restrictions are often prescribed medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs which will have no effect. Myofascial release techniques free up these restrictions.