PhysioPod™ DEEP OSCILLATION®
PhysioPod™ DEEP OSCILLATION® is a gentle form of massage therapy. Using a DEEP OSCILLATION® massage machine, Debbie can treat people in the acute (i.e. early and most painful) stages of an injury. The machine allows her to work on tissue up to 8cm below the skin, without needing to apply the level of pressure normally used in a deep tissue sports massage.
What can it be used for?
The gentleness of the pressure applied to the skin means that it is particularly effective in treating recent and painful injuries that are sensitive to touch. For the same reason, it is appropriate for elderly people and others with delicate skin.
The DEEP OSCILLATION® massage works best when focussed on a specific area of the body. As well as manipulating the muscle itself, it can help to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling and bruising and can break up fibrosis and scar tissue. Debbie can also treat certain types of lymphoedema. Please contact her for more information.
Debbie has also found it particularly effective for cosmetic facial treatments, such as reducing the build up of fluid that causes bags under the eyes.
What happens during treatment?
Debbie and the patient are both connected to the PhysioPod™ DEEP OSCILLATION® machine. The patient holds a metal bar and Debbie is connected to the machine via an electrode that is stuck to her body with an adhesive pad. This creates an electrical current so that when Debbie places her hands on the patient, electrostatic pulses permeate into their body. The pulses pass through the skin and fat layers, into the muscle below. Debbie can control the frequency of the current as appropriate. While the massage might create a warm or buzzing sensation, the electrical circuit is not completed so the machine can't deliver an electric shock.
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