Massage for hip pain
Can massage really help people with hip pain?
I have a wealth of experience of working with people to address their pain conditions, ranging from acute hip pain to chronic hip pain, an injury to the hip, wear and tear to the hip, post operative hip pain, osteoarthritis in the hip and even pain resulting from a car crash.
For some people remedial massage to help them get back on form is what they're after and for others regular treatment as part of their self-care to manage a chronic condition is what's needed.
Everyone with hip pain is different and unique, so every treatment I give is tailored to you to draw on the very best of my mix of advanced skills.
I have experience of working to support people experiencing:
Osteoarthritis in the hip
Pre-hip operation massage
Post-hip operation massage and scar tissue release
Muscle knots in the hips/glutes
ITB syndrome which may be affecting the hips
Trapped nerve of the hip
Pelvic tilt which may be contributing to hip pain
Reduced range of movement
My techniques range from a feather light pressure, right through to deep tissue using elbows and forearms, so I am always able to tailor massage to suit nearly everyone with hip pain. I can also work with you on your side, front or back so if being in one position is painful, we can work in another with equal effect.
It is important that I always take a thorough consultation at the beginning of your appointment to ensure I always work safely and with your body rather than against it. It may also be necessary to liase with your Doctor / specialist, This is not something to be put off by, as it it means that we are working together in the same direction for your best possible wellbeing.
Massage, myofascial release and myofascial scar tissue release can all have great impact on people experiencing any kind of pain. At the very least it can work to help the body and mind relax and let go, calming the nervous system and helping your pain experience. At best it may remedy the hip pain and you can leave with exercises and tips to help keep on top of hip pain long term.
Massage for hip pain can also help with:
Management of hip pain, relaxing and lengthening tight or stiff hip muscles, working out knots in the muscles of the hip, bringing increased blood flow to areas of restriction and removing build up of waste to allow the body to repair, bringing your awareness back into your body, lowering stress hormones in your body which can have the knock on effect of helping you to cope day to day with hip pain, working with the connective tissue to assist any restrictions in the hip.
The list really is endless and it can go from ultra-scientific down to a cellular level within the body, right through to mental and spiritual wellbeing.
I have read many a book on my own journey and had several 'a-ha' moments when I've been on courses, so I am always happy to talk to anyone considering alternative therapies to support the work they may already do with their Doctor, Physio, Chiropractor or Osteopath. I also have experience working with clients with a range of hip pain or chronic hip pain conditions and who choose to have regular appointments with me as part of their self-care. You can read more about this on my testimonials page, as they are able to say it far better than I!
If you would like to discuss your own individual needs and how massage, myofascial release or myofascial scar tissue release may be able to help support you with hip pain, then please do get in touch.