Heat Therapy
Heat Therapy

Infra-red heat therapy to aid muscle repair

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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage

Sports massage and myofascial release

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Acupuncture
Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture (meridian acupuncture), dry needling (trigger point acupuncture), electro-acupuncture for sports injury prevention and rehab

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Cupping
Cupping

Release muscular tension and knots with cupping. Cupping is an ancient technique that was initially used in ancient China to treat common colds. It involves creating a vacuum in glass or plastic cups, either by using a flame to burn out the oxygen inside or using a suction pump. The vacuum created may stimulate blood flow to the area. Sliding cups over a larger body area is another technique which may be applied to larger body areas like the upper back.

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Acupuncture and Sports Injuries

Ruth trained in traditional Chinese Acupuncture (tCM) which differs from Western based 'dry needling.'   Dry needling is just a small part of her extensive training.  She may use either Eastern meridian acupuncture or Western trigger point acupuncture or both during your treatment. 

 

Acupuncture may be a stand-alone treatment or combined with other techniques such as massage, cupping, moxa heat therapy, tui na or deep tissue massage.

 

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture may help treat a wide range of sports related injuries, strains and sprains, assist with pain relief and increase recovery time.
 

The British Acupuncture Council or BAcC (the U.K.’s leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture) provides a growing body of evidence-based clinical research showing that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.  The BAcC provides accurate and unbiased fact sheets which summarise this research.