Ultrasound Therapy Brighton and Hove

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Ultrasound therapy, which is used within Sports or Clinical sessions may be used on a wide range of clinical conditions during various stages of repair. For example

ankle sprains
tendon inflammation
cuts and bruises
scar tissue
muscle strain
frozen shoulder
plantar fasciitis

Trauma goes through phases, from the acute stage, through to subacute and chronic where scar tissue is eventually formed. Ultrasound aims to reduce swelling, pain and loss of function prior to rehabilitation and throughout the important rehabilitation process.

Ultrasound is especially useful in the early stages of injury

At track doing interval training my calf suddenly tightened up and I could no longer run. I limped in to see Maria the next day and she confirmed that I had strained the muscle. She used Ultrasound Therapy on my calf and massage and then taped me. I left the clinic walking without limping. With a little more rest, and the exercises Maria gave me to do, I will be back to marathon training in no time at all”

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Kerry Kipling

Teaching Assistant

How does Ultrasound therapy work?

Ultrasound machines have a treatment head which produces sound waves or ultrasonic waves. This is massaged over the skins surface in the area of pain or injury. Energy is then transmitted via vibrations which stimulate deep or superficial tissues.

In fact, the benefits of ultrasound are not fully understood but it is thought to work in these ways:

The ultrasound waves cause vibrations. The vibrations create heat within the injured or painful tissues. Although the heat cannot be felt, it helps to reduce muscle spasm and pain.
Ultrasound may speed up the natural inflammatory process which kicks off the healing process. It increases blood flow or vaso dialation bringing more nutrients to the tissues that need it most.
It stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is needed to give strength and structure to the connective tissue or fascia of the skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is vital in tissue regeneration.
After an injury, fibrous scar tissue may form. Ultrasound may help to soften and increase elasticity and pliability of those fibers so that the body can function again optimally.

Contact Maria Pali, ACMT, Cert MA, ITEC, MSTO Sports Massage

Tel 07789465941 to arrange a consultation

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Maria’s treatment has been a real breakthrough for me! I ruptured my Achilles’ tendon at the end of January and when I started seeing Maria just over 6 months later I was still having real difficulty walking and was in constant pain. After a course of her massage therapy and ultrasound I am making significant progress and my improved physical condition has also given me a much needed confidence boost. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maria – her treatment has made a world of difference to me!

Louise Granger

Brighton