Isla runs her home based clinic in Inverness.
For an appointment call her on 07904 255726.
What is Sports and Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage and manipulative techniques have been in existence for thousands of years. Musculo-skeletal problems, such as a sore back, often result from misalignments. What casues these misalignments? Repetitive postural habits, activities that emphasis the overuse of one side of the body, accidents, stress, trauma, overuse, carelessness, poor posture or a combination. Muscle spasm is often the cause of pain attributed to many other conditions. Massage, mobilisation and manipulative techniques can reduce muscle spasm.
Regular treatments from a good remedial therapist can make injuries less likely to occur and if they do, the recovery time is reduced. This is why athletes have so readily adopted massage.
Who can benefit from Sports and Remedial Massage?
Anyone with a musculo-skeletal problem can benefit from remedial massage. The following is just a selection of the conditions that can be treated effectively with massage:
- chronic backache
- frozen shoulder
- tennis or golfers elbow
- repetitive strain injury
- headaches and migraines
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- any muscle strain or sprain
- disc problems
- neck and jaw pain
- collapsed arches
- shin splints
- ligament tears
What is involved in a treatment session?
The goal of any treatment is to relieve pain and restore balance to the body. Each client is individual and will therfore be given a unique treatment plan that may involve lifestyle advice and exercises. First appointments normally last an hour and are £40. Subsequent treatments are normally 45 minutes and are £30. A full medical history will be taken and is important to give a full picture of underlying problems. A visual examination will look for any problems such as imbalance, muscle spasm or lesions. Treatment will involve a variety of different procedures such as myofascial techniques, neuromuscular techniques, lengthening, stretching, muscle energy techniques, positional release, PNF techniques, trigger point therapy and others as appropriate.
About Isla O'Reilly
Isla has a degree in Biomedical Science. She worked in the medical device industry for 7 years before starting a family. She gained a diploma in swedish massage in 2009 from the Highland School of Massage where she received the award for most outstanding student. In 2010 she completed a diploma in sports and remedial massage from the Grampian School of massage. At the end of 2011 she obtained her diploma in advanced remedial massage with AMTS in Edinburgh. At the beginning of 2013 she qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher. She is committed to helping people overcome pain and to continually expanding her knowledge.