North London, N13
Effective treatment for sports (and non-sports) musculoskeletal pain conditions with the Jing Method of advanced clinical massage.
Welcome, you have found a sports massage in North London, N13. Steven Murdoch treats musculoskeletal pain conditions with the Jing Method™ of advanced clinical massage.
The Jing Method™ is an outcome based system which addresses chronic musculoskeletal pain. The method blends the best of advanced bodywork techniques from both East and West.
Which issues benefit from a sports massage?
A sports massage is ideally suited to stubborn sports injuries or repetitive strain injuries. The most common issues are Plantar Fasciitis, Runners Knee (IT Band Syndrome) and Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).
However, a sports massage is also suitable for non-sports conditions, including tendinopathies, sprains and strains and joint pain.
Sometimes referred to as policeman's heel or jogger's heel, plantar fasciitis is a persistent pain caused by numerous micro-tears of the connective tissue (fascia) on the sole (plantar surface) of the foot.
The term runners’ knee can be confusing as it often describes any knee pain associated with running. IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a sharp pain felt on the outside (lateral) knee, just below a bony protuberance of the femur, known as the lateral femoral epicondyle. The pain is particularly experienced when the knee passes through 30° of flexion.
Tennis elbow is a common repetitive strain injury. It is described as a tendinopathy, meaning the tendon of the muscle is not repairing as it normally should. Whilst this is often regarded as a sports injury, 95% of the time, the condition is brought on by non-sports related activities.
What techniques are used in a sports massage?
A range of safe and effective therapies are used within a sports massage, including the following:
Myofascia is the connective tissue found around and through muscles. Healthy fascia is strong and elastic. Myofascial release is a technique used to stimulate elasticity in fascia which has become restricted.
Stretches are a key component in the Jing Method. They work particularly well alongside myofascial release and trigger point therapy. It feels great and promotes greater flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy also works on the fascia. Specifically it targets irritable knots or adhesions known as trigger points. These painful spots ease when gentle pressure is applied to them.
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Low Back Pain
Low back pain is rarely serious and is usually simple to relieve with some easy-to-follow strategies. This fact sheet explains the nature of non-specific low back pain and gives some helpful tips on how to relieve pain and gain mobility.
IT Band Syndrome
IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a sharp pain felt on the outside (lateral) knee. The pain is particularly experienced whilst running when the knee passes through 30° of flexion. This fact sheet explores the causes and treatment for IT Band Syndrome.
Plantar fasciitis is a persistent pain caused by numerous micro-tears of the connective tissue (fascia) on the sole (plantar surface) of the foot. This fact sheet explains the nature of plantar fasciitis and what we can do to speed the recovery.
Booking a Sports Massage
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