Johanna Rackham: Clinical Massage Therapist and Kinesiologist

Clinical Massage,  Kinesiology, Myofascial Release and Nutritional Advice

Are you feeling well? Aches here and there?  Wanting to de-stress? Then I am here to help you. Using my range of professional therapeutic treatments – Clinical Massage,  Kinesiology, Myofascial Release and Nutritional Advice – we will work together to get you on the road to feeling great again.

MASSAGE

Having problems lifting your arms up all the way?
Neck and shoulders stiff and aching?
Hips stiff and painful?
Back aching?
Knees sore?
Wrists or elbows giving you grief?

Head to the MASSAGE section

KINESIOLOGY

  • Putting on weight, which doesn’t want to go away?
  • Low energy?
  • Mood swings?
  • Digestive problems?
  • Food sensitivities and allergies?
  • Autoimmune symptoms?
  • Aches and pains?
  • Emotional issues?

Head to the KINESIOLOGY section

 

Massage

Clinical Massage

THE MAIN AIM IS TO HAVE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND BEiNG PAIN FREE

In addition to many named conditions on the list, the clinical massage will help you in gaining a better functioning body and preventing injuries. As an example, you might have noticed that your feet are pointing out while you are walking, but this does not hurt you. The hurt comes first when your menisci (the cartilage in the knee) have been worn out and you are heading for a knee surgery because the bones in the knee joint don’t sit together as they should. (This is different from a meniscus tear, which is an injury. Big tears need surgery, but small surface ones can be treated without).

If the joint is returned to its normal position, you will gain more strength and stability and should avoid knee surgery later in the life.

For a sports person, it is important that the body performs to its potential. The balance of muscle groups working with each other and firing in the correct order is essential for getting good results. The clinical massage can help to bring back the balance, where it was lost. The balanced muscles don’t get injured, as their strength matches the antagonist group’s.

  • Lower back pain, sciatica
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction/pain
  • Frozen hips
  • Bulging discs/disc compression
  • Patella-femoral pain
  • Patella tendinosis
  • Chondromalacia
  • IT band friction syndrome
  • Fixated posterior fibular head pain
  • Abnormal knee rotation
  • Medial and lateral collateral ligament sprains
  • Medial and lateral meniscus tears
  • ACL&PCL sprains
  • Plantar faciitis
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Pectoralis minor strain
  • Bicipital aponeurosis tendonosis
  • Rhomboid pain
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Pins and needles/numbness down the arm/hand
  • Cervical sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Atlas/axis (C1/C2) fixation
  • Neck mobility issues
  • Medial& lateral epicondyle pain (elbow pain either side of the elbow)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger, joint arthiritis
  • Hammer toes/bunions
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hip capsule adhesions
  • and many more

Sometimes there is no name for your pain, but if you describe it to me, I can gauge whether I think I could help you. When I am in doubt, I will refer out to a person, who I think would be able to help.

Classical Deep Tissue Massage

THE MAIN AIM IS RELAXATION

I will still adhere to clinical and scientific principles about how the muscles best relax, but I am not treating any specific pain as I would with clinical massage. As an example if you wish to have your back relaxed, I will also treat the front of the torso.

As the massage is relaxing, it is a perfect antidote for stress.

Massage helps the blood and lymph to circulate and it boosts the immune system.

When people don’t have any physical complaint they come purely to achieve a very deep state of relaxation.

A successful treatment takes into account your whole being and your life situation.

 

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology can be used as a therapy tool for both physical, nutritional, emotional and spiritual issues.

The magic in Kinesiology lies in the way it communicates directly with your body about its needs. The Kinesiologist depends on your body’s bio-feedback, which they get by manual muscle testing. The balancing involves different techniques for each individual and each session, so two sessions are never alike. Kinesiology is a non-invasive and unique tratment. The treatment is done with you fully clothed either sitting or laying on the treatment couch.

The session starts with a chat about what you want to achieve. (Even with this great tool, we cannot work with everything at once). I will ask you to set a goal to achieve and help you to formulate it. Examples of this could be: “I run with joy and ease” for someone suffering sore achilles tendons stopping them exercising; “I stay calm and centered when I am facing an angry customer” for someone struggling with the demands of their customer service job. The goal can be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual in its nature. You decide, it is your session!

I might suggest changes to your life style or nutrition or give you some exercises. Kinesiology is co-opreation between the therapist and the client, so there will always be a way of doing something about the situation you come with.

Holistic Kinesiology leans heavily on Applied Kinesiology, developed by American Chiropractors in 1960’s. It uses meridians and acupoints known from the traditional Chinese  Medicine, Nadi-chakra system as well as western knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The aim is always the same; achieve balance in both body and mind.​

How many sessions should I have?

This is up to you. I recommend that you have at least three to give it a fair chance. Many of my clients come with an issue, go home, work further with it and then come back to get help with their next step. Some others need Kinesiology for a single issue and might come a few times just to address that. I can make recommendation from therapist’s point of view, but the decision about what to do is always yours.

Read more on Holistic Kinesiology and  Kinesiology Federation  websites.

Contact

Contact me

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact me:

01665 798435​

0776 8873713

info@holisticjohanna.co.uk

I work in Amble and at The Vault in Wallsend