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Are You Suffering From Herniated Disc?

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Welcome to Forever Balanced Therapy, your haven for expert sports massage and holistic pain management solutions that can help your herniated disc.

My name is Lisa, and as the owner and fully qualified therapist based nr Epping, Essex.

I specialise in sports massage, lymphatic drainage, cupping therapy, and a range of other therapeutic services designed to enhance your health and athletic performance.

At Forever Balanced Therapy, we understand the challenges that come with having aherniated disc, and I’m here to provide personalised care and effective treatments to help you maintain a balanced, pain-free life. Book a session with me to discover how my targeted therapies can transform your approach to physical wellness and help you with a herniated disc.

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How My Therapies Can Help With Herniated Disc

Alleviates Muscle Tension

Sports massage focuses on relieving tension in the muscle groups that may compensate for the pain and imbalance caused by a herniated disc. This can reduce the overall stress on the spinal column and alleviate associated pain.

Improves Spinal Alignment

By loosening the muscles around the spine, sports massage can help improve posture and encourage proper spinal alignment, which is crucial in alleviating the pressure on herniated discs.

Enhances Healing Blood Flow

Increasing circulation through massage helps to bring more nutrients and oxygen to damaged tissues, which can speed up the healing process of the affected disc area.

Reduces Pain and Increases Mobility

Regular sports massage can decrease the pain from a herniated disc and increase mobility, making it easier for individuals to engage in physical therapy and daily activities without severe discomfort.

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Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Sports massage provides numerous benefits to athletes and active individuals. It can help you recover from muscle injuries and soreness, reduce the risk of future injuries, improve flexibility and range of motion, and enhance overall physical performance. It can help improve your physical health and ultimately achieve your fitness goals.
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage provides significant health benefits, including detoxification, reduced swelling, and enhanced natural healing. It promotes toxin removal, supports the immune system, and improves circulation, offering a path to balanced health and vitality through gentle therapy.
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Cupping Hertfordshire & Essex

Cupping

Cupping therapy, an ancient holistic treatment, relieves muscle tension, improves blood flow, and supports deep tissue repair. It boosts relaxation, enhances well-being, and promotes natural healing, rejuvenating the body and mind. Ideal for stress, injuries, or health improvement, cupping offers a versatile solution to enhance life quality
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Pregnancy Massage Herts & Essex

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage provides essential relaxation, eases muscle soreness, and enhances emotional well-being for expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage will help with maternal wellness, supporting a balanced lifestyle, and contributing to improved sleep, decreased stress, and increased overall comfort.
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Workplace Massage - Massage at Work

Workplace Massage

Workplace massage offers stress relief, muscle tension reduction, and morale boost for your hard-working staff directly at your office. This service promotes wellness, work-life balance, and leads to better concentration, reduced absenteeism, and a more engaged team.
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Herniated Disc Explained

Understanding Herniated Discs

A herniated disc occurs when one of the rubbery cushions (discs) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine is damaged. This condition is also referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc and can occur in any part of the spine, though it most commonly affects the lower back or the neck.

Symptoms of Herniated Discs

  • Pain and Numbness: Most often on one side of the body.
  • Radiating Pain: Pain may extend to the arms or legs, depending on the location of the herniated disc.
  • Muscle Weakness: Muscles served by the affected nerves can weaken, affecting your ability to hold or lift items.
  • Tingling and Burning Sensations: These sensations are often felt in the affected area.

Causes and Risk Factors

Herniated discs can result from a variety of factors:

  • Age-Related Wear and Tear: Known as disc degeneration, this is the most common cause. As you age, your discs dry out and aren’t as flexible.
  • Improper Lifting: Using your back muscles instead of your legs to lift heavy objects can cause a herniated disc.
  • Twisting or Turning to Lift: Turning while lifting can also put great strain on your spine, leading to a herniated disc.
  • Excessive Body Weight: Excess body weight causes extra stress on the discs in your lower back.
  • Physical Occupation: Jobs that require physical labor or involve heavy lifting, pulling, bending, or twisting are more likely to lead to spine problems.
  • Smoking: Smoking lessens the oxygen supply to the disc, causing more rapid degeneration.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing a herniated disc involves a physical exam and sometimes imaging tests such as MRI or CT scans. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the symptoms and can include rest, pain relievers, physical therapy, and possibly surgery for severe cases.

Role of Sports Massage in Managing Herniated Discs

Sports massage can be a valuable part of the management and recovery process for herniated discs by achieving the following:

  • Pain Management: Sports massage helps manage pain by stimulating the release of endorphins and reducing pain perception in the brain.
  • Reduced Muscle Spasms: Massage can help reduce the frequency and severity of muscle spasms often associated with herniated discs.
  • Improved Flexibility and Movement: Regular massage helps maintain and improve the range of motion by keeping muscles loose. This is crucial for those recovering from a herniated disc, as tight muscles can increase discomfort.
  • Stress Reduction: Reducing stress through massage can indirectly help manage pain and promote a healthier back posture.

Preventive Measures

In addition to sports massage, several preventive measures can help reduce the risk of a herniated disc:

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Keeping a healthy weight reduces stress on the spine.
  • Stay Active: Regular exercise helps maintain back strength and flexibility.
  • Proper Lifting Techniques: Always use your legs and not your back when lifting heavy objects.
  • Ergonomic Workplace Adjustments: Use furniture that supports your spine properly, especially if you sit for long periods.

Understanding herniated discs and integrating effective treatments like sports massage can significantly improve quality of life and reduce the risk of further injury. Through careful management, most people recover from a herniated disc without the need for surgery. Sports massage plays a pivotal role in this recovery by addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of rehabilitation.

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Conditions I Can Help You With

Tension Headaches: Sports massage can help alleviate tension headaches by releasing tension in the neck, shoulders, and head.

Migraines: By improving circulation and reducing muscle tension, sports massage can help prevent the onset of migraines and reduce their severity.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ): Sports massage can also help alleviate the symptoms of TMJ, which is a condition that affects the jaw joint and can cause pain and discomfort in the head and neck.

Shoulder Tension: Sports massage can help alleviate tension and tightness in the muscles of the shoulders, which can be caused by poor posture, overuse, and stress.

Frozen Shoulder: Sports massage can help increase blood flow and circulation to the shoulder, which can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Rotator Cuff Injuries: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with rotator cuff injuries. It can help reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, and promote healing in the shoulder joint.

Tennis Elbow: Sports massage can help reduce inflammation and promote healing in the affected area, which can help individuals with tennis elbow recover more quickly.

Golfer's Elbow: Sports massage can also be helpful for individuals with golfer's elbow. Sports massage can help reduce tension in the muscles of the forearm, which can help alleviate symptoms of golfer's elbow.

Elbow Tendinitis: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with elbow tendinitis. It can help improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote healing in the affected area, which can help individuals with elbow tendinitis recover more speedily.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Sports massage can be helpful for individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist and hand. Sports massage can help reduce inflammation and tension in the wrist and hand muscles, which can alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Trigger Finger: Sports massage can also be helpful for individuals with trigger finger, which is a condition that causes the finger to lock or catch when bent. It can help reduce inflammation in the tendons and improve range of motion in the affected finger.

Hand and Wrist Strains: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with hand and wrist strains. It can help reduce tension and promote healing in the affected muscles and tendons.

Hip Flexor Strain: Sports massage can be helpful for individuals with hip flexor strains, which can be caused by overuse, trauma, or poor posture.

Sciatica: Sports massage can also be helpful for individuals with sciatica, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the hip and leg.It can help release tension in the muscles of the hip and promote circulation, which can help reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of sciatica.

Piriformis Syndrome: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with piriformis syndrome, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the hip and buttock area. It can help release tension in the piriformis muscle, which can alleviate symptoms and improve range of motion in the affected area.

Patellar Tendinitis: Sports massage can be helpful for individuals with patellar tendinitis, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the knee. It can help improve circulation to the affected area, reduce tension in the muscles surrounding the knee, and promote healing in the affected tendon.

Runner's Knee: Sports massage can also be helpful for individuals with runner's knee, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort around the kneecap. It can help reduce tension and promote healing in the affected muscles and tendons.

Knee Arthritis: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with knee arthritis, which is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the knee joint. It can help promote circulation to the affected area, reduce inflammation, and alleviate symptoms of knee arthritis.

Plantar Fasciitis: Sports massage can be helpful for individuals with plantar fasciitis, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the heel and foot. It can help reduce tension in the plantar fascia, improve circulation to the affected area, and promote healing in the affected tissues.

Achilles Tendinitis: Sports massage can also be helpful for individuals with Achilles tendinitis, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the Achilles tendon. It can help reduce inflammation in the affected tendon, promote circulation, and alleviate symptoms of Achilles tendinitis.

Metatarsalgia: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with metatarsalgia, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot. It can help reduce tension in the affected muscles, promote circulation to the affected area, and alleviate symptoms of metatarsalgia.

Back Pain: Sports massage can be helpful for individuals with back pain. It can help reduce tension in the muscles of the back, improve circulation to the affected area, and promote healing in the affected tissues.

Herniated Disc: Sports massage can also be helpful for individuals with a herniated disc, which is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the back or neck. It can help reduce tension in the muscles surrounding the affected area and alleviate symptoms of a herniated disc.

Scoliosis: Sports massage can be an effective treatment for individuals with scoliosis, which is a condition that causes curvature of the spine. Sports massage can help improve range of motion in the affected area andreduce tension in the muscles of the back.

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07564 046811

Forever Balanced Therapy
Redwood, Epping Gn, Essex, CM16 6PU
5 mins from Harlow, Hoddesdon & Epping

Opening Times
Monday
11:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00

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