Chronic Pain Management

What is Chronic Pain Management?

Perfect for those struggling with pain, Chronic Pain Management sessions are Soft Tissue Therapy treatments focused on providing pain relief.

Whether you have a long-term health condition or persistent pain from an injury, these sessions are designed to help you effectively manage your pain so that you can focus on Living More.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of treatment include:
Reducing pain in muscles and joints, breaking the pain cycle
Calming the body physically and mentally
Improving the quality of your sleep
Reducing feelings of stress, anxiety and depression linked to on-going pain
Building self-efficacy to help you manage persistent pain
Soft Tissue Therapy can be particularly beneficial to manage muscular pain and spasms associated with some long-term medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia, ME or chronic fatigue, and Long-Covid.

What should you expect?

The focus of the treatment is to support you, both physically and mentally, to manage your pain so that you experience more than just temporary relief.

Together, we’ll discuss the answers to these questions:

What is causing the pain?

How has your pain affected your daily life?

What can you do to help yourself?

What can I do to help you?

Sessions may include an assessment of the pain, treatment, and a review of progress–all designed to help you relax and feel better.

The first treatment is usually 75 minutes long, and follow-up treatments can be either 60 or 90 minutes.

A Note about Chronic Pain:

Chronic, or persistent pain, is defined as pain that lasts for more than 3 months, and it can be really distressing to deal with. Sometimes, this type of pain has an obvious mechanism or reason, such as a specific injury or medical condition. At other times, it has an insidious, or gradual, onset without an obvious reason.

Either way, it’s not just the physical pain that can be a challenge but also the impact on us mentally and physically. I know. I’ve been there myself.

Every person’s experience of persistent pain is unique to them, so hearing your story and learning about your journey is at the heart of every session. This is what is referred to as person-centred care.

Pain is complex and is influenced by several different factors, such as:

How the injury affects you physically
How you think and feel, your stress levels, and your memories
How the injury affects you socially, such as not being able to exercise or go out with friends
Working together, we can look for patterns and triggers of the pain, and this will help us to create an action plan that focuses on improving your quality of life and helps you to manage your pain.
I used to think that everyone felt pain all the time like I did, but Heather referred me to my GP, thinking that I might have fibromyalgia. She was right. Having regular massages have really helped to break my pain cycle so that I can move more and sleep better. This has helped me to manage my pain, and I feel like I have my life back again.

– Emma