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Introduction

The professional massage mitts are designed for individuals who wish to take an autonomous approach to improving their health and the health of others.
 
The Mitts are not a substitute for medical advice; they are a Self-Massaging tool to use as continued support between treatments from healthcare professionals.
 
They can be used on multiple musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries and post-surgery with permission from your Doctor or Consultant.
 
Self-Help Massage can decrease connective tissue congestion within the body to help reduce pain and restore function.
 
Just apply oil over the area to be massaged and massage away. 
 
You get a greater sense of control over your health when you can do something for yourself and not just relying on others.  
 

The Professional Massage Mitts

 

Too many of us are reliant on drugs for pain relief. Learn how to help yourself by massaging your own aches and pains.

A large number of people live with chronic pain and minor ailments. Massaging with the Mitts will help you live a more comfortable life.

The Professional Massage Mitts are for people that are essentially well, but want to top up their well-being.

(They are not a substitute for professional medical advise, but are a useful self-massage Tool).

 

The Mitts -

  • Reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve skin tone and texture.
  • Provide the ultimate relaxation massage, to help you unwind and de-stress.
  • Provide an effective and comfortable massage by reducing connective tissue densities more quickly and easily to reduce pain.
  • Provide massage support for sore, aching muscles.
  • Reduce scar tissue tension.
  • Promote healing and flexibility by stimulating the body’s own physiological responses.
  • Relieve tension within the fascial system, stimulate blood flow and increase lymphatic drainage.
  • Protect your hands against fatigue and repetitive strain injuries through their ergonomic design, making it easier to massage.
 
Massage with the massage mitts promotes healing and flexibility by stimulating the body’s own physiological responses within the tissue matrix to reduce stiffness and pain.
 
Massage initiates the body’s own homeostatic processes by stimulating the soft tissue where you are massaging thus turning the stimuli into nature’s own biochemical and neurophysiological responses, improving well-being and help restore function.
 
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Introduction

My name is Sandra, I am a Chartered physiotherapist registered in the UK. My whole career I have been clinically interested in the holistic approach to Self-Help Physiotherapy and Self-Help Massage, my ‘Massage Mittsl’ harnesses my knowledge from decades of physiotherapy and complementary therapies.

Many years ago at the beginning of my physiotherapy journey patients used to ask what causes chronic pain?

 

My reply was ‘poor postural habits’ and ‘congestion’. Research developments now give us some answers for the ‘congestion’ I described. It is explained by altered soft tissue configurations within the fascial system. Movement maybe restricted by spams, contractures or injury, there could be multiple sites tight and painful areas of soft tissue within the fascial system that restrict function and impede on our daily activities.

 

Nowadays we are all more aware and understand the benefits of good postural habits, having manual therapies including massage treatments when required, increasing our movement activities and taking regular exercise to prevent ‘congestion’.  But we have yet to realise our full potential when it come to doing more for ourselves. Our body are amazing, they have very adaptable self-healing and self-regulating systems that can bring about positive health changes to our health.

 

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My Clinical Interests are -

  • • Chronic pain • Postural alignment • Massage & soft tissue mobilisations
  • • Lymphatic & Fascia integrity • Sports massage and rehabilitation
  • • Oncology massage • Women’s Health, ‘pelvic floor’ rehabilitation.

 

I invented the Massage Mitts by accident(Tell story)

We try and keep active but still work related postural aches and pains can accumulate in your upper back, neck and shoulders and cause stiffness in your lower backs. The aim of the professional massage mitts is to provide an alternative way to reduce your own musculoskeletal symptoms and improve sustainable outcomes with our at-home remedy.

Using the mitts ‘little and often’ will help you support your overall health and help to prevent and reduce restricted movement and ease localised musculoskeletal aches and pains around the body. We know we can benefit from manual therapy approaches to treat tense, fatigued and painful muscles and other repetitive strain conditions and reduce the fascial tension.

Cancer is no longer considered a contraindication for massage.

Patients receiving massage therapy during and after their chemotherapy show a significant decrease in anxiety levels.

Cancer patients can experience high levels of pain, but if they had a safe massaging tool to use at home where they need it most would have a profound impact on their quality of life.

 

Cancer survival rate have steadily improved over the years and people are living longer.  Therefore it is important that people can comfortably return to as full and healthy a life as possible. Feeling confident to return to work, sport and other activities that enriched their lives before cancer and enjoy activities that will add quality to their lives, fitness and well-being after. 

Many cancer survivors  live with post cancer symptoms form the complications of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or targeted immunotherapy. These complications can my debilitating, distressing and can hinder their recovery process.


The professional massage mitts can support the cancer survivor at various stages providing a gentle self-management massage tool to promote and sustain recovery.
effective for reducing the side effects of musculoskeletal complications of scar tissue, adhesion's and altered configurations of the fascial tissue to maintain range of movement.
minimsing the effects of lymphoedema

Many people are still fearful of treating patients with a diagnosis of cancer, but massage is no longer considered an exclusion contraindication to other parts of the body.
 
(It is contra-indicated that you DO NOT massage directly over the tumor area and if there is any doubt we advise you seek advice from your health care professional).
 
 
Making a difference to cancer survivors
 
There are a number of reason people seek relief form their musculoskeletal conditions
  • Their condition is related to their cancer diagnosis
  • Their symptoms are a consquence of their interventions they have received for their cancer.
  • Or something totally unrelated to the cancer, i.e, osteoarthritis, sporting injury, etc.

 

A detailed assessmant, as well as an holistic supportive approach is essential to gain the relevant treatment outcomes.

Treatment

Surgery and radiotherapy can rinduce fascial dysfunction and restrictions. This may contribute to impaired joint mobility and function, and altered configerations of facia resulting in muscle imbalance and poor postural habits. Massage and myofascial massage techniques with the Mitts can significantly improve pain and restore function, especially post breast surgery.

 A lots of cancer survivors post mastectomy, prostatectomy, and surgery for head and neck cancers benefit from being touched and being able to massage themselves. It provides reassurance and acceptance of the disfigured, altered part of their body and become less fearful of it.

Patients tissue oxygenation levels can respond differently after radiotherapy treatments. Self-massage would increase tissue oxygenation early post-surgery and after chemo or radiotherapy treatment to benefit patients.

Self-massage with the Mitts will also help patients to manage their depleted energy and fatigue, and could reduce their anxiety levels after their chemotherapy, or bring relief to their radiotherapy burns.

Many patients after breast conserving and mastectomy surgery suffer from myofascial pain which can also cause neck pain. Myofascial pain in not uncommon in terminally ill patients. Fascia is very resilient, being able to self-massage symptoms will bring a new perspectives for both patients, clinicians and researchers regarding the functional integration of fascia within the musculoskeletal system.

 

Week one of six pelvic floor challenge! Spring 2019
 
Attached is a video, make sure the sound is up high.
 
SQUEEZE ALONG TO THE VIBRATIONS.......!!!
The video is six minutes and forty one seconds long (6.41 secs).
 
Sit comfortably, listen out for the vibrations and squeeze along to the sound. This sequence has five quick contractions, then five slower contractions of a three second hold.
 
By the end you would have performed 100 contractions...well done!
 
If you have time and a vibrator at home why not try increasing the intensity of your contractions by adding some resistance.
Or if you are not sure if you are performing them correctly or you have reduced sensory feedback down there, try sitting on a rolled up towel.
 
Let me know how many times you manage to do this exercises, everyday would be good but 3-5 times in the week would be fine. But remember to do at least 50 contractions daily on all the other days.

Remedial Massage

A remedial massage with the mitts is an excellent way of relieving tension and tiredness, allowing the body to relax and enhancing the body’s own recovery process.You can use them on chronic and acute conditions to enhance blood circulation, tissue oxygenation and reduce restricted painful movements. They are light weight and flexible making them easily to carry, and take up minimal space in a draw. Leave them in the bathroom for easy access and as a reminder to use them regularly.

 

Relaxation Massage

Massage treatments have become very popular, the Professional Massage Mitts provide an excellent way to enjoy massage in your own home. Unwind after a busy day with a relaxing massage. Use the mitts to relax tense, aching muscles, no need for appointments.

 

For best results use with massage oil.

 

Massage is useful to reduce back pain in pregnancy, postpartum and intrapartum on the maternity wards. Health care professionals report how massage can decrease pain, shortening delivery time, and increase the satisfaction of a woman’s birthing experience while in hospital. After unplanned Caesarean sections women would also benefit from massage to decrease their stress levels, reduce their pain levels, and reduce pain medication.

Using the massage mitts for self-massage or massage by another family member in these scenarios with benefit the patient and improve post-operative scar healing, reduce symptoms of pain and increase flexibility and movement. Interventions that are designed to promote family participation for a loved ones admitted to hospital in acute care wards could improve patient outcomes and recovery, relative could become a part of their loved ones care.