Holistic Centre for Body, Mind & Spirit

SPORTS MASSAGE

Alongside more traditional sports massage techniques such as soft tissue release, stretching and strengthening techniques, Anam Cara’s C.H.E.K. (Corrective, Holistic, Exercise, Kinesiology) practitioner will also be able to incorporate neuromuscular therapy to help relieve muscular aches and pains, tightness and restrictions, repetitive strain injuries, sprains and strains, imbalance and stiffness.

Neuromuscular therapy explained

Neuromuscular therapy is the utilisation of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. It is therefore necessary to stabilise low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.

Additional options can include:

Corrective exercise

Corrective exercise is a system used to move you towards optimal physical function. Most people have imbalances in their musculoskeletal system due to the way they have used their body over a period of time. This often results in cumulative trauma to the tissues which across time weaken the tissues causing degenerative change.

There are only two ways to deal with degenerative change

  • Reduce the cumulative trauma by optimising the mechanics
  • Increase the rate of healing by optimising nutrition and lifestyle

The C.H.E.K. (Corrective, Holistic, Exercise, Kinesiology) assessment

The C.H.E.K. assessment is a comprehensive screening assessment consisting of musculoskeletal, postural and movement analysis. This thorough assessment lasts from two to four hours and covers:

  • Respiration
  • Occlusion
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Function of the upper cervical spine

All of the above are known to limit the physical self as well as interfere with successful pain management.

Anam Cara’s highly skilled and experienced holistic health and fitness practitioner says, “I specialise in designing natural treatment programmes for a wide range of health issues, applying laboratory and evidence based clinical, cutting edge nutrition and exercise protocols for patients with digestive infections, food cravings, hormonal imbalances such as PMS, chronic stress related disorders, low libido, low energy, depression, back problems, acute and chronic pain, sports injury and many other health complaints.”

He offers the following options which, when integrated, serve to support healing and ongoing wellness:

  • Cutting edge nutritional coaching
  • Laboratory based assessments (hormone balance, digestive infections and function, liver function, toxicity, vitamin and mineral deficiency)
  • Nutritional supplement programmes
  • Diet and lifestyle consulting
  • Exercise coaching, including rehabilitation and weight loss programmes
  • Neuromuscular therapy