Massage is probably the oldest and most effective form of treatment that we are able give to, and receive from one another. Watch animals in their natural environment and see how they spend time grooming one another. Think about how your pet loves to be stroked and the calming meditative state it stimulates.
Humans also enjoy this deeply relaxing form of body contact. Just think about the last time you had an ache in your neck and shoulders. You instinctively rub the affected area to make it feel better, or ask a loved one to rub the area for you. Massage causes changes in numerous bodily systems that promote a relaxed and healing state.
Massage physically changes our physiology causing a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate helping us to relax. It creates heat and friction and increased blood flow into the tissues that are being massaged. This can relieve muscle pain and tension.
Massage also increases lymphatic drainage from the massaged tissues that can help remove waste products and enhance detoxification. It is important to drink lots of glasses of water after a massage to aid this process.
All massages are delivered by a Chartered Physiotherapist or Registered Osteopath.
At Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy we have a wide variety of massages available:
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At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!
Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.
Benefits of Massage…
Massage changes our state of mind. Much like acupuncture massage causes a change in the activity of our brain taping into the limbic emotional system and changing our brain wave production. The brain is an electrochemical organ, generating up to 10 watts of electricity. The brain has 4 categories of brain waves, all with different frequency and amplitude. When we are fully alert we exhibit alpha wave and when we are in deep sleep we exhibit delta waves. A relaxing massage stimulates brain activity closer to the state of sleep and dreaming, thus promoting relaxation and restoration.
Stress is a big problem today, be it emotional, physical, chemical or electromagnetic. Any type of stress causes an increase in you stress hormones – cortisol and adrenalin being the major ones .These stress hormones disrupt the production of your growth and repair hormones which make it hard to recover from the rigours of everyday life, such as recovering from a work-out, a physical day at work or from an injury.
Massage helps to reduce stress hormones allowing you to recover from your daily activities. It also stimulates the brain to release serotonin, your brains neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy and relaxed.
Our bodies are designed to be in a rhythm with the sun. As the sun begins to set, the production of melatonin (from serotonin) – a sleep hormone – begins to rise, making us sleepy.
During the first few hours of sleep there is an increased production of growth and repair hormones, such as DHEA, testosterone and growth hormone.
This fine balance in the hormonal system is what keeps our body in rhythm; however, modern lifestyles upset this finely tuned hormonal rhythm.
Massage promotes deep restorative sleep that leads to optimal growth and recovery.
Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.
These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.
Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.
Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.
~ Nick Outlaw
I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!
Meet The Team
& Massage Therapist
Osteopath & Women's
& Massage Therapist
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist
338 Old York Road,
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Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!
Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.
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