Alex Nielsen is a sports massage therapist who focuses on muscle testing and rehabilitation. He has experience working in the Whittington Hospital and Hampstead Rugby Club
Christine Nielsen is a pregnancy, deep tissue and baby massage specialist who lectures at the London School of Massage.
Sports massage releases adhesions in the muscle and fascia. Once the adhesions are broken down the client must stretch regularly to align the muscle fibres to improve their extensibility. After the massage exercises may be prescribed to create tension in lengthened or weakened muscles to properly balance the client.
Pregnancy massage soothes the areas most stressed during pregnancy such as the lower back, shoulders and the calves.
The massage can be performed on a specialised massage table that allows heavily pregnant clients to be massaged face down.
A deep tissue massage is an effective full body massage that brings blood to the muscles and deeply relaxes the client. A sports massage differs from a deep tissue massage by dealing with acute and chronic injuries.
Lower Back Pain
The most important areas to treat are the Quadratus Lumborum, Gluteus Maximus and Medius, deep Paraspinal muscles such as Multifidi or Erector Spinalis and the Hamstrings. In the majority of cases there is a spasmed muscle that can be released with an immediate cessation of symptoms.
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To receive the best treatment communicate with your therapist at any point whether you would like more or less pressure, or to focus on a specific area. We wont get offended and your feedback will help us improve our service :)
During a sports massage we can assess activity of your muscles by muscle testing. If we find a muscle that is not firing, we use techniques to activate it and in so doing re-balance the musculoskeletal system. This is a very effective modality with those that have chronic pain.