Acubody Is the Leading London Sports Injury Clinic
Acubody is the leading sports injury clinic in London and uses a variety of techniques to enable sportsmen and women who have suffered injury to recuperate and return to their profession as soon as possible.
By: Acubody Ltd
When they suffer an injury during a game or match, professional sportsmen and women need to be able to recover and return to their sport as soon as possible, and sports massage is one of the ways of achieving this. Obviously, rest and recuperation form a part of recovery, and the person involved may have to take time away from their sport in order to recover properly, but that is simply one of the hazards of the job. Whatever type of sport in which you compete, be it football, cricket, boxing, horse-riding, rugby, tennis, swimming, or one of many more, there are going to be occasions when you suffer injury. The trick is to recover and return to the game as quickly as possible.
Acubody uses sports massage as one of the weapons in its' armoury but also includes acupuncture, trigger point therapy, shiatsu, tui na, movement and exercise, myofascial release, and Swedish massage in order to relieve the pain and discomfort of sports injuries. Every type of bodywork that is practiced is distinct because of the underlying principles that the clinic adopts. Acubody state that their therapists have been trained to take a person-centred approach to treatment which means taking the client's experience of his or her body as a guide and working together as a team to determine the most appropriate solution. There is no "one size fits all" approach at Acubody.
Tui na means "pushing" and "grasping" in Chinese and is a term they use for several types of therapy from massages for relaxation to physiotherapy and chiropractic work. It is similar to shiatsu in that it uses the energy channels that are used in acupuncture but it is applied quite briskly and leaves the client feeling invigorated. It takes the form of manual pressure, stretching, and several soft tissue techniques to affect the channels and acupuncture points which relaxes the tissues and speeds up healing.
Acupressure refers to pressure using the fingers and hands and it is applied to the acupuncture points and channels used in acupuncture, and this is a feature of both shiatsu and tui na, although each has features which make them different from each other. Acupressure can actually be used by the client as a self-help exercise reaching just one or two places, whereas shiatsu and tui na will cover whole channels and obviously need a trained specialist therapist.
Swedish massage was developed in the late 19th century and has become the basis for therapeutic and remedial massage in the West. As opposed to a relaxation massage, a therapeutic massage aims to manipulate the muscles in order to increase the flow of blood and return the muscles to their original position of flexibility. The strokes used are intended to promote the blood circulation and break down adhesions, or "knots", in the muscle and at the same time remove waste products such as lactic acid which builds up during vigorous exercise.
Therapists using this type of technique have to be highly trained in anatomy and physiology as opposed to masseurs who are only concerned with the techniques needed for a relaxation massage at a spa after you have had a sauna.
The therapists at Acubody also use acupuncture where it is appropriate for the relief of sports injuries. The Chinese have believed for several thousand years that there is a stream of energy flowing through the body which they call "qi" (pronounced "chee") and which achieves balance through the opposing forces of "yin" and "yang", yet they are forces which are also complementary. All the while those forces are in balance the body is healthy. However, if they become out of balance illness is the result. Sports injuries will result in them becoming out of harmony.
Qi runs through channels in the body which can be accessed by acupuncture points and these are penetrated by fine needles which have the effect of restoring the balance of qi and thus repairing any damage suffered from the injury.
About the Company:Acubody are the leading providers of Acupuncture, Bodywork Therapy, Chinese Medicine, Pilates and Movement treatments based in Holborn and Covent Garden, London. They focus on rehabilitation for those suffering from specific ailments and health concerns.
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London Natural Health
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