Osteopathy can treat a variety of ailments which affect the joints and muscles of the entire body. Osteopaths are frequently consulted about disorders such as sciatica, spondylosis, neck pain, arthritis and rheumatism, as well as ‘frozen shoulder’, tennis elbow, foot pain, migraine, knee injuries, R.S.I., sports and disc injuries. Statistics claim that four out of five Britons will be crippled by backache at some point in their lives, so it is no surprise that more and more people are choosing to consult an Osteopath for their back pain instead of just ‘putting up with it’ and hoping it will go away. Consequently Britain’s Osteopaths treat over 7 Million patients a year. The majority of back pain often results from mechanical disturbances of the spine such as postural strain, joint derangements and spinal disc injuries.
Deep tissue massage focuses on restoring balance and proper function to the musculoskeletal system (bones and muscles). It is often used to relieve chronic muscle tension throughout the body, and can also break down scar tissue and "knots" deep in the muscles. Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic approach in which a practitioner uses different manual techniques and tools (such as forearm, elbow or fist) to release restrictions deep within the muscles. The massage approach is typically very slow, and the pressure adjusted according to the patient’s condition.
This method is a rehabilitative technique that supports the body’s natural healing process whilst supporting the muscles and joints. It is used to treat various muscular, joint and neurological conditions. It involves a specially designed form of tape being applied to a specific area. This provides tissue support, increased mobility, and reduction of inflammation, thus aiding the body’s healing process whilst reducing pain and aiding daily movement. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies, particularly sports massage.
The most widely practised form of massage, Swedish massage provides relief for muscle pain, stiffness in the joints due to general lifestyle factors or clinical conditions such as Osteoarthritis, and it can aid recovery from injury. Swedish massage may incorporate up to five styles of stroke; sliding/gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking. Studies suggest that Swedish massage may also help us manage and even reduce stress.
A therapy derived from ancient Chinese medicine it is used to relieve pain such as headache, migraine and discomfort within the musculoskeletal system (bones and muscles). It involves fine needles being inserted into the skin at specific sites, stimulating the sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. This prompts the body to release pain-relieving endorphins providing a form of natural pain relief.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine used to reduce tension in the muscles and improve blood flow to the tissue, thereby easing pain and stiffness and helping the body recover after injury. For this reason it is a technique often incorporated during deep tissue massage if requested. it may also reduce inflammation and promote a feeling of relaxation and general well being. During the therapy silicone cups are placed on the skin and a vacuum is created inside the cup. The cups may be left in place for a short period of time, or the therapist may move the cups across the skin for a massage-like effect. This therapy may leave red marks on the skin where the cups have been in place, however this is normal and only temporary.
During a Thai massage, the therapist uses his or her body to move the client into a variety of positions. This type of massage includes compression of muscles, mobilization of joints, and acupressure. The Potential Benefits of Thai Massage: Relieve tension headaches; Reduce types of back pain (typically subacute and chronic nonspecific back pain); Relieve muscle pain and spasticity as well as joint stiffness and pain; Increase flexibility and range of motion; Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage; Boost energy; N.B. Participants are recommended to wear loose fitting clothing
Elsworth Wray is an accomplished athlete who migrated in to Osteopathy over 20 years ago. After suffering a number of injuries and being successfully treated by an Osteopath Elsworth sought to learn more about the discipline and eventually became a fully qualified Osteopath. During the last 2 decades he has been successfully treating patients across a wide range of groups from sport people, to children and the elderly bringing with him a vast wealth of experience. Elsworth's love for sport has led him not only to coach Enfield Town Football Club but also be the match day medic for Tottenham Hotspur's ladies football team. Elsworth holds clinics every Wednesday at the Diesel Gym Clinic and oversees our team of therapists as our Head Therapist and Lead Consultant.
Qualified as a bodymaster, spinal manipulation, sports therapist, reflexologist, kinesiology taping and cupping. With over four years of experience in clinical practice and as a mobile therapist, been a sports therapist in top sports events in Europe such as mma and marathons. Unique fusion of therapy techniques rigorously designed to remove pain and restore mobility without recourse to drugs or surgery. I've helped numerous clients and even helped identify critical symptoms that have helped other health care professionals obtain the necessary diagnosis from life threatening conditions. Hysen's "Bodymaster" expertise is available every Monday, Tuesday and Friday evening.
Abi studied anatomy and physiology at Steiner, London to become a masseuse in 2000. Following this, she later learnt Thai massage while in Thailand and spent two months in Rishikesh, India to gain her 500-hour yoga teacher training qualification.
Abi blends Thai massage, deep tissue, fascia therapy and shiatsu pregnancy massage with her love for yoga and movement to bring a unique holistic approach to wellbeing. For more info about Abi's work visit her website by clicking here
Abi is at Diesel every Tuesday morning.
Dee is a Level 5 Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist and a keen practitioner of combat sports. Specialising in treatment of muscular dysfunction (pain, stiffness, tension, impaired mobility etc) and injury. Dee trains in boxing, MMA and is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. “As a fellow martial artist my mission is to help you keep doing what you love for as long as you love doing it. Train easier, recover faster, perform better.”
Karolina works with clients from a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds to provide personalized treatments suited to their specific needs. Karolina especially appreciates techniques of deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy used to relieve musculoskeletal pain or tension. Whilst she uses classic massage techniques to relax or reenergize the body and mind. Karolina has been involved in Martial Arts for many years including Karate, Judo and Taekwondo. Currently she has trained at Diesel Gym since 2017 and is a keen practitioner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and occasionally joins Muay Thai.
Chris is a qualified Level 3 Sports and Deep Tissue massage therapist as well as an accomplished Personal Trainer. Combining these 2 skill sets allows Chris not only to address any immediate issues through therapy but allows him to help and guide people to buid strength and flexibility in the affected areas through exercise. His own sporting background is the grappling martial arts. He started training and competing in freestyle wrestling at age 13 and was selected for the British Junior Olympic Team at age 15. He is currently broadening his horizons by training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last 2 years and where is has achieved his Blue Belt. Chris has held 5 star reviews throughout his therapist career.