Performing Arts Medicine Osteopathy Massage Pilates
After the initial consultation, a suitable treatment plan will be suggested to best suit the patient's specific problems and preferences.
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine with a holistic approach, putting the patient's problem in context to the rest of their body, health, lifestyle, work etc.; with the aim of supporting the body's ability to heal and repair itself.
There's a great range of approaches and treatment methods used among Osteopaths, from a more bio mechanical approach in dealing with often musculo skeletal problems to cranial osteopathy using very gentle treatment methods to affect movements of cerebrospinal fluid.
Tommi has a very hands on approach incorporating various techniques and methods, including:
Massage techniques and styles can vary hugely; from very light massage using oil to deep acupressure through clothing, with bare hands or with added implements such as suction cups, basalt stones or bamboo sticks.
It can be used in treating specific areas or more general, to enhance circulation or general relaxation etc.
Tommi often uses a combination of techniques to best suit the aim and purpose of the massage and patient's preferences.
Some of the techniques Tommi is trained in include:
Pilates involves exercises that will promote control of posture and movements.
Good posture will not only reduce risk of injuries and minimise wear and tear over the years, but also allow for optimum function and efficiency of joints, muscles as well as breathing, voice production and internal organs.
Tommi often uses mat based Pilates exercises on a one to one basis as a complement to his treatments. He puts great emphasis on breathing and often adds vocalisation, with the aim of allowing breathing and voice to work as easily as possible during the exercises. This is something that is especially important for singers, musicians and dancers.
The original Pilates principles include: