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Are You Suffering From Muscle Strain?

I Can help Relive Your Muscle Strain

Try My Sports Massage and Cupping Therapy For Your Muscle Strain

Welcome to Forever Balanced Therapy, where we specialise in sports massage and comprehensive recovery solutions tailored for muscle strain rehabilitation.

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

I focus on sports massage, lymphatic drainage, cupping therapy, and a variety of other therapeutic services designed to enhance your recovery and wellbeing.

At Forever Balanced Therapy, we understand the setbacks caused by muscle strains, and I am dedicated to providing personalised care and effective treatments to help you regain strength and flexibility.

Book a session with me to discover how targeted therapies can facilitate your recovery from muscle strain and improve your overall physical wellness.

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How My Therapies Can Help With Muscle Strain

Accelerates Healing

Sports massage increases blood flow to the strained muscle, bringing nutrients and oxygen that are crucial for repair while flushing out waste products that can accumulate and cause pain.

Relieves Pain

Through techniques like kneading and stroking, sports massage can reduce the pain associated with muscle strains by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.

Reduces Muscle Tension

Massage helps relax and lengthen the affected muscle, reducing stiffness and making movement easier and less painful.

Prevents Further Injury

By improving muscle flexibility and circulation, sports massage can help prevent future strains and promote healthier muscle function.

My Services

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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Muscle Strain Explained

Understanding Muscle Strains

Muscle strains are common injuries in both athletes and the general population, characterised by damage to the muscle or the tendons attached to the muscle. Strains often occur during activities that require the muscle to suddenly contract or when a muscle is overstretched during physical activity.

Types of Muscle Strains

Muscle strains can occur in any muscle but are most common in the lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring, as these areas bear significant load and are prone to overexertion.

Symptoms of Muscle Strains

The primary symptoms of a muscle strain include:

  • Pain and tenderness at the site of the strain, which may worsen with movement.
  • Swelling, bruising, or redness due to inflammation.
  • Muscle spasms or stiffness.
  • Weakness or inability to use the muscle fully.

Causes

Muscle strains typically occur as a result of:

  • Improper form or technique during physical activity.
  • Overexertion or fatigue, which can compromise muscle function.
  • Insufficient warm-up or stretching before engaging in physical activity.
  • Sudden increase in physical activity.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing a muscle strain usually involves a physical exam and discussion of recent activities. Imaging tests are rarely needed unless a severe strain or related injury is suspected.

Treatment focuses on:

  • Rest: Avoiding activities that stress the injured muscle.
  • Ice: Applying ice packs to reduce inflammation and numb the pain.
  • Compression: Using an elastic bandage to help reduce swelling.
  • Elevation: Keeping the injured muscle raised above the heart to help reduce swelling.

Prevention

Preventing muscle strains involves:

  • Regular stretching and flexibility exercises.
  • Strength training to build muscle resilience.
  • Proper warm-up routines before engaging in sports or exercise.
  • Educating on correct techniques and posture for physical activities.

Understanding muscle strains and their management through methods like sports massage can significantly aid recovery and prevent future injuries, allowing individuals to maintain an active lifestyle.

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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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