Welcome to Intelligent Soft Tissue Therapy
We do great Sports Massages but so much more.
Traditional Sports Massage - to help you prepare or recover from a sports activity.
Soft Tissue Therapy goes much further - Treating the whole body taking a structured approach, explaining, educating and resolving long standing issues and injuries. Working on Myo-fascia, Mobilising Joints, Improving Movement.
DOES IT HURT?
Does it hurt?
It can be uncomfortable sometimes, but we work within your limits to achieve the most effective results and we communicate with you throughout to help you feel comfortable.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
How does it work?
We start with an assessment of what needs to be done, explain the treatment plan and then work with your body.
You may need to move around a bit but we keep you covered with towels as we believe this is very important.
You can have a 90 minutes, 60, 45 or 30 (the latter for existing customers only) session - all bookable online.
IS IT GOOD FOR ME
Is it good for me?
This deep, focused massage can free up adhesions in muscles, help muscle surfaces slide efficiently, improve circulation in adhered areas, invigorate or relax, reduce spasms, balance posture and muscular imbalances, relieve pain and get to the cause of the problem.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR
What should I wear?
Sports clothes, shorts, t-shirts, normal underwear.
Normal bras are better than sports bras as we can leave a normal one in place and work around it.
Sports bras get in the way and do not undo at the back usually.
When you have a specific injury, we can assess, plan, treat and rehabilitate it effectively with a strategy, using mobilisation & manipulation, Yoga & Pilates exercises, physical training & soft tissue therapy techniques to provide a powerful, all-round Injury Therapy service.
We deal regularly with
Lumbar facet issues
Disc issues (along side GP and consultants)
Back aches of all kinds
Achilles and calf injuries
Repetitive strain/Tennis and Golfers Elbow
Restricted spinal movement
Plus many more
"If you want someone to treat your symptoms and send you on your way, don't use Matt. If, however, you want a professional who takes a systems approach to your body's weaknesses; looks at its function; thinks, discusses with you, diagnoses and fixes you from the bottom up, then do use Matt.
After 6 sessions he has successfully retrained and strengthened by body to address a back problem of 10 years and knee malfunction of over 30. The pain is never where the problem is and Matt is the solution" Mike F.
Myo-fascial Release Therapy is an advanced Soft Tissue therapy technique which involves slow, deep massage of the body's connective tissue (Fascia) in specific areas to help improve posture, muscular balance, relieve pain, restore movement and treat long standing issues.
Matt specialises in Myso-Fascial Therapy and has trained with soft-tissue experts such as Art Riggs and James Earls to understand the best approaches and techniques in this amazing therapy.
Myofascial Release Massage
DEEP OSCILLATION® as an alternative and pain free treatment for muscular pain, tension, soft tissue injuries, lymphatic drainage and much more.
DEEP OSCILLATION® was developed in Germany and originally used by surgeons post-operatively and to combat Lymphoedema and other conditions and is now spreading fast across the Europe, China and the USA in the Sports Injury, Physiotherapy and Equine Therapy fields.
DEEP OSCILLATION® is a dynamic tool that adds a uniquely penetrative yet pain free and entirely safe dimension to an already successful Sports Massage treatment and can be applied during a normal massage or specifically via a hand- held applicator. It is not like Ultrasound or a TENS machine as it has no thermal effects and does NOT stimulate muscles with electrical innovation. This is a relatively new and exciting piece of technology with very few side-effects.
With clinical studies completed showing the useful application of DEEP OSCILLATION® in areas such as Wound Healing, Reduction of Inflammation, Lymphoedema, Sports Injuries, Cellulite, Post Operation Rehab and Post Breast Cancer surgery treatment PLUS the use of it by the NHS and some elite sporting associations, DEEP OSCILLATION® is already proving to be more than just another alternative therapy.
"The Science Bit" - DEEP OSCILLATION® causes ‘shuffling’ of the basic substance in the body’s soft tissues via non-invasive, pain free electrostatic pulsations. This promotes removal of cellular metabolic waste, toxins and abnormal fluid accumulation. This interstitial drainage can significantly reduce local bruising, aseptic inflammation and swelling around a wound.
In chronic conditions, DEEP OSCILLATION® helps disperse fibrosis, scarring, adhered and hardened tissue. It can also be used on sub-acute injuries and conditions to promote faster healing earlier than other methods and has been proven to have aesthetic application, tightening and toning skin and even improving cellulite.
Conditions already treated with DEEP OSCILLATION® successfully within the Sports Massage arena include Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, minor Joint Strains and Sprains, Whiplash, Post Hip Operation Scarring and Tight, Aching Muscles.
DEEP OSCILLATION® is ideal for those who want injuries, aches and pains resolved but do not necessarily want the discomfort of a Sports Massage, however, when combined with the high quality Remedial Sports Massage available from Matt Barker Sports Massage at his Winchester and Chandlers Ford clinics, makes for an incredibly effective and specific treatment for your joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue.
I am offering this as a stand-alone treatment in 30 min sessions at £29 or combined with a Sports Remedial Massage for the usual prices.
For information on DEEP OSCILLATION® visit www.physiopod.co.uk.