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Welcome to Forever Balanced Therapy, your trusted partner in achieving pain-free movement.

I’m Lisa, the experienced therapist behind Forever Balanced Therapy in Epping, Essex.

With a specialised focus on sports-related injuries, I provide targeted sports massage therapies designed to address conditions like IT Band Syndrome. Through a combination of expert massage techniques and personalised care plans, I help athletes and active individuals recover faster and prevent future injuries.

At Forever Balanced Therapy, we understand the challenges posed by IT Band Syndrome and are committed to helping you overcome them.

Schedule your visit today to experience how a comprehensive approach to sports massage can alleviate your symptoms and enhance your overall athletic ability.

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How My Therapies Can Help With IT Band Syndrome

Reduces IT Band Tightness

Sports massage targets the iliotibial band, helping to release tightness and reduce friction over the lateral knee and hip, which are common sites of discomfort in IT Band Syndrome.

Enhances Circulation

Improved blood flow from massage brings more oxygen and nutrients to tight areas, helping to speed recovery and reduce inflammation.

Alleviates Pain

By focusing on the IT band and associated muscles, sports massage can significantly lessen the pain and enable more comfortable movement.

Prevents Further Injury

Regular massage maintains muscle and IT band elasticity, which can help prevent future injuries as it improves flexibility and functionality in the affected area.

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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 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

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

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

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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IT Band Syndrome Explained

Understanding IT Band Syndrome

IT Band Syndrome is primarily an overuse injury affecting the iliotibial band, a crucial ligament that helps stabilize the knee. The syndrome is particularly common among cyclists, runners, and athletes who participate in activities that require repetitive knee flexion under load.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms typically include:

  • Persistent pain along the outer part of the knee or lower thigh, especially during activity.
  • Swelling or tenderness at the point where the IT band crosses the knee.
  • A snapping or popping sensation might be felt if the band is particularly tight.

Diagnosis is typically based on medical history and a physical exam. Specific tests, such as the Ober’s test, can assess IT band tightness and help confirm the diagnosis.

Causes and Risk Factors

Contributing factors include:

  • Intensive training schedules with inadequate rest.
  • Running on uneven surfaces or always running on the same side of the road.
  • Inherent biomechanical issues such as overpronation or supination of the foot.
  • Poorly fitting or worn-out shoes.

Treatment and Management

Effective management includes:

  • Rest: Reducing activities that cause pain, such as running or cycling.
  • Ice Therapy: Applying ice packs to the affected area to reduce inflammation.
  • Anti-inflammatory Medications: To help manage pain and swelling.
  • Physical Therapy: Focused on stretching and strengthening the hip, thigh, and knee muscles.
  • Sports Massage: To loosen the IT band and related muscle groups.

Prevention

Prevention of IT Band Syndrome involves:

  • Adequate stretching before and after exercise.
  • Strengthening exercises for the hips and legs.
  • Ensuring proper alignment and training techniques.
  • Regularly replacing running shoes or using orthotics if necessary.
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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

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