Callum Gillon Massage Therapist
What type of massage do I offer?
Everybody and every body are different, each day of the year we will be different from the day before. That is why the massage I offer is unique to what it is that is going on for you on that day. And how we will conduct your treatment.
You may be coming for a certain purpose, have an injury, condition or just to take an hour for yourself to relax. The modalities of manual therapy that I work with are the following
- Sports Massage
- Holistic Massage
- Myofascial Release
If you don’t know exactly what type of treatment you are looking for, don’t worry I tend to blend all of these styles into my work. And if you know exactly what style it is you want then we can work with that too.
How many sessions will you need?
I work on a client-led basis and depending on your intention for massage. Massage is a great way of helping maintain a balanced life and weaving that into your life could have positive benefits.
If you are working with an injury or condition this could be spread out over several sessions.
Benefits of Massage
Massage is for anyone, it can be extremely therapeutic and often very relaxing for the body and mind. There are a number of benefits why to receive massage;
- Promotion of relaxation and well-being
- Can help reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort
- Improve muscle function and joint movement
- Enable emotional release
- Increase proprioception
- General increase of health and well-being
- Connection to our body
Conditions I have worked with
Below are some of the conditions massage responds well to;
- Chronic Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip pain and pelvic imbalances
- Sciatica and piriformis syndrome
- Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
- Frozen should, rotator cuff injuries
- Neck and shoulder pain and tension
- TMJ and jaw issues
- Headache, tiredness and brain fog
Who is Sports Massage for?
Sports and Remedial Massage can be applied to anyone from any walk of life, whether you are an office worker, a casual trainer, a yoga practitioner, a musician, a mum or an athlete.
What is Sports and Remedial Massage?
Sports Massage is to facilitate the alleviation of stress and tension that can build up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity or dysfunction caused by life’s “stresses”.
Remedial massage therapy uses manual therapy techniques to treat and ‘remedy’ a problem and to offer a real remedy you must do more than just relieve pain; you must also understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in future.
Massage treats the soft tissues of our bodies including muscles, fascia and tendons to speed up recovery, relieve pain and improve posture and movement. Postural assessment and special tests are apart of the treatment to gain understanding of what is happening in the body. A range of techniques are used within the session to reduce the tension in the soft tissues. Depending on the tissue involved as well as the patient. These include traditional massage, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques as well as myofascial release.
Sports massage works with the tissue, neurological and psychological dimensions of the body to deliver a holistic approach to bodywork.
What is it?
Holistic massage works with the physical, emotional and energetic body, a holistic massage is tailored to whatever you need from the treatment. I use techniques from various traditions in my massage practice so I can respond to what you and your body needs.
- Physical improvements such as relaxing tight muscles, improvements to circulation, nervous function and joint mobility; can ease many short and long term ailments, such as back pain, arthritis and insomnia.
- Reducing stress is one of the main causes of disease in Western society. As well as addressing stress factors, holistic massage can facilitate the switch between sympathetic and autonomic nervous systems, hence allowing both bodies and minds valuable recuperation time.
- Emotionally, massage can provide the caring non-intrusive touch clients have often longed for; this can soothe the busy mind, reduce stress and enhance self-esteem.
- At a deeper level still, massage can release the personal history stored in body tissues; this can lead to powerful changes in our energy and provide a vital and chemical ingredient in each person’s process of growth.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is connective tissue working three dimensional to connect every single muscle, bone, organ and nerve in our body. The human body framework is dependent on this network of connective tissue.
- It shapes and structures our bodies by wrapping, cushioning and supporting us.
- Aids movement
- Helps to supply fluid and nutrition to tissues throughout the body
What can happen to fascia?
In response to injuries, poor posture, habitual movement patterns, inflammation, surgeries, physical and emotional trauma our fascia changes. Overtime restrictions of the fascia spread and this process cause a loss in flexibility and movement, resulting in our posture becoming inhibited. When damaged happens to any part of this network it can have negative stresses.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is a type of bodywork, a therapeutic approach working directly with the fascial system in our body. A slow and gentle pressure enables the body’s tissue to reorganise, release physical restrictions and let the unconscious holding patterns unwind.
The restriction in the fascial matrix can be freer which can help reduce pain and discomfort. MFR is a great way to help manage pain in a natural and non-intrusive way.
We do not just need to be in pain to benefit from MFR, it can be a therapeutic way to connect with our body, promote relaxation and gain physical and emotional well-being.