Sports Massage and Reflexology- Alice Lee-Overton

 

alice lee image

Alice Lee- Overton.  MSMA (Level 4 Gold), MAoR

Alice is a local therapist offering Holistic and Sports/ Remedial Massage and Reflexology.  She trained in London at the School of Reflexology, at Nottingham University to complete the Diploma in Sports Massage and at the Christie Hospital, Manchester to gain the Diploma in Clinical Reflexology.

She also works with the Derbyshire Institute of Sports helping Derbyshire’s promising young athletes compete at national and international level.

Sports Massage:

“Anyone can benefit from Sports Massage.  Sports and Remedial Massage incorporate deep tissue massage and specialist techniques to help correct physical problems and imbalances caused by strenuous and repetitive activity and trauma.  It can help alleviate muscle soreness and pain, improve muscle health and flexibility and aid physical performance.  Sports massage can also help to prevent the onset of and assist with the rehabilitation of injuries.”

Benefits of Sports Massage:

  • Reduce Stress and Tension
  • Alleviate muscle soreness and pain
  • Improve muscle health and flexibility
  • Aid physical performance
  • Improve posture and general body awareness
  • Help to prevent the onset of injuries
  • Assist with the rehabilitation of injuries

“Sports Massage isn’t just for athletes!!”

Techniques:

The following are some of the techniques incorporated into the massage:

Deep Oscillation Therapy:

“A pleasant and effective therapy gently oscillating tissues to an 8cm depth having a deep – acting effect on all tissue components (through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).”

  • Highly effective in reducing pain
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Effective in reabsorbing oedema (swelling)
  • Encouraging wounds to heal
  • Rubor reduction (heamatoma/bruising)
  • Detoxification
  • Improving quality of tissue

Myofacial Release:

Releasing and loosening fascia so that it and other connected structures can move more freely.

Kinesio Taping:

Support and stability to your joint and muscles without affecting your range of motion.

 

Reflexology:

“Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points of the feet and hands correspond with different areas of the body.  Reflexology works holistically aiming to promote better health by balancing the body.”

Benefits of Reflexology:

“Treatments are developed to meet the needs of individuals.  Reflexology has been shown to help with many conditions including.

  • Stress and Tension
  • Migraine/headaches
  • Hormonal problems
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional conditions

 

 

 

Which Massage is For You?

By Stephanie Hanshaw

Sports Massage

To think the only people who qualify for a sports massage are “sporty people” is a myth! Sports massage is a deep tissue massage which people of all ages, professions, lifestyle and backgrounds benefit from. Among my clientele at The Natural Health Practice are labourers, office workers, businessmen and women who spend too much time behind the steering wheel, mums, and people who generally live a hectic lifestyle. Don’t rule yourself out just because your trainers haven’t seen the light of day! Sports Massage is a deep, intensive massage that deals with the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues. It relieves muscular tension, aches and postural complaints. It also helps enhance endurance, eliminate injury and prepare muscles back to their normal state for the sportsman and woman.

Swedish Massage

If the idea of a sports massage is not for you then maybe the Swedish Massage is more applicable to your needs. It focuses on improving circulation of blood and lymph and whilst also relaxing superficial muscles. Swedish Massage is ideal for anyone wanting to de-stress from a busy lifestyle.

Hot Stones Massage

If a sports massage is not your cup of tea but you still have tensed muscles that need releasing then maybe the hot stones massage is the thing for you. The direct heat from the basalt stones expand the blood vessels, pushing blood and unwanted waste materials through the body. This has a sedative effect on the nervous system. Stone massage makes you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The basalt stones can also be used chilled in ice allowing treatments on specific injuries with the hot and cold energy techniques.

Whether it’s for relaxation, to relieve tension, or to address an injury, there’s massage to suit you. It’s only a phone call away!