Home Marcus Turner Osteopathy Turner Osteopathy offers sports massage, medical acupuncture and osteopathy treatments. Depending on a patients condition, these treatments can be used individually or in combination to alleviate pain and aid recovery. Sports Massage Sports massage is a popular therapy, not only for sportsmen and women, but also for anyone suffering from tension, stress and muscular aches and pains. It improves blood flow to the affected area, reduces tension and encourages the body to repair damage, whether through sporting injuries or repetitive strains. Normally involving a deeper soft tissue massage than other therapeutic methods, sports massage involves techniques to help stretch and strengthen muscles around the joints to prevent future injuries. OSTEOPATHY Osteopathy is a drug free non-invasive manual therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopathy works with the patient’s body to help reestablish equilibrium by working on the muscular, ligamentous and bony structures all over the body; not just ‘backs’ or ‘bones’. By using this holistic approach, osteopaths are able to treat a wide variety of conditions throughout the body. Osteopaths use a combination of soft tissue techniques and joint manipulation, together with stretches and exercises to improve posture. This strengthens and stretches the targeted areas to prevent injury and aid recovery. Acupuncture Medical acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific trigger points around the body, and works by increasing the blood supply and stimulating the nervous system to aid with pain relief. It is commonly used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including: repetitive strain injuries, headaches, shoulder injuries, and tension in the lower and upper back. Used on its own or in conjunction with other treatments, acupuncture is effective in relieving pain and aiding recovery from a variety of conditions. Acupuncture is commonly used alongside conventional medicine, and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend it for lower back pain. Abi Handley - Deep Tissue Massage Therapist Abi Handley, our in house deep tissue massage therapist offers a type of massage therapy that focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the strokes are the same as those used in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). Booking Information All bookings should be made through Reception at the Sports Centre. All credit cards are accepted with the exception of American Express. Cheques are to be made payable to St Mary’s School Services Ltd. Gift Vouchers are available for all treatments and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Please ask at reception for more details. Cancellations Please give as much notice as possible if you have to cancel an appointment. If you give less than 24 hours' notice you may be charged a cancellation fee.