Infra-red heat therapy to aid muscle repair
Sports massage and myofascial release
Traditional Acupuncture (meridian acupuncture), dry needling (trigger point acupuncture), electro-acupuncture for sports injury prevention and rehab
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.
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.