9 Russell Avenue
9 Wigton Place
Luke is a certified Rolfer and a Certified Sports Massage Therapist
Rolfing Structural Integration is a bodywork modality that in the series of 10 sessions seeks to realign and balance human structure and function in the field of gravity. Invented by Dr Ida P Rolf, Rolfing postulates that to achieve optimum well being & integration human body has to work with and not against the gravitational pull of our planet.
In practical terms this means that whenever our body is out of postural alignment we are not only putting our joints and tissues under strain but we also use more energy then is necessary to move and interact with the world – like driving a car with the handbrake on. Consequently the finite energy potential of our body is depleted, leaving us less resourced to enjoy our lives.
People often seek Rolfing because they experience back pain. The spine needs to be well supported by the body's musculature, and maladaptive postural habits can definitely influence one's spinal wellbeing.
By skilfully manipulating connective tissue and working with movement and perception throughout the 10 sessions series Rolfing re-establishes body’s capacity to move freely and without postural compensations. What follows is a greater sense of freedom, self-knowledge and integration.
Rolfing is thus a more disciplined form of myofascial release, which can also be sought from me as a therapy in its own right, less structured than Rolfing but aiming at the same state of wellbeing at the tissue level.
About Sports Massage
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries such as neck and shoulder pain that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC 2010 - 2011 Sports & Remedial Massage at London School of Sports Massage
Certified Rolfing Practitioner 2011-2014
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For my fees, see my website at https://rolfing.london.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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