New for 2019/20 on the Massage Me menu. We have teamed up with Alpine Therapies for this winter to provide physio across our resorts.

What does Physio do that sports or deep tissue massage doesn’t?

Physiotherapy aims to help restore movement, function, strength and wellbeing. The Alpine Therapies physiotherapists, are specialists in treating musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries. This means that we treat muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, fascia, nerves, connective tissue – and more besides.

Ginny, Alpine Therapies Founder

A physiotherapy session is completely customised to you. This means that an initial consultation is essential to asses your exact needs. Your first session with us must therefore be 60 mins and in most cases the therapist will begin the initial treatment. In extreme cases, the entire session may be taken up by the initial assessment.

Your physiotherapist will complete their assessment and create with you your ongoing treatment plan. It is important that you understand what we are doing to your body and why. We will explain what is going on every step of the way. Teaching you how to help yourself is one of our key aims.

Follow-up sessions can then be booked in accordance to your recommended treatment journey. However, follow-up sessions may not be recommended and in some cases we may recommend seeing another medical practitioner.

With Alpine Therapies, you can speak to our physio hotline during your stay. A professional therapist will discuss your options with you and be able to offer advise on your best course of action.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need physio?

Following a clinical assessment with you (face to face or on the phone), our professional therapist will advise what the correct treatment process is for you. If it is felt that physiotherapy is not the solution to your problem you will be referred on to the appropriate service or professional.

What is the difference between physio and massage?

Massage is one of the tools that a physiotherapist is likely to use when working on rehabilitating muscles, joint and ligament function. As well as massage, a physio will use the following :

  • Mobilisation techniques

  • Soft tissue release

  • Muscle energy techniques

  • Massage Electrotherapy

  • Rehabilitation

  • Balance training

  • Core stability exercises/Pilates

  • Ergonomic/workstation advice

  • Postural re-education

  • Taping/strapping

What are the benefits of physio?

  • Increase overall mobility and wellness

  • Manage acute and chronic page

  • Injury prevention

  • Injury Rehabilitation

Can I get physio if I am pregnant?

Pregnancy, whilst beautiful can be exhausting! Physio is a fantastic option to help you manage the dramatic changes occurring in your body. Conditions treated (both ante and postnatally):

  • Pelvic pain – including pelvic girdle pain

  • Low back pain

  • Thoracic pain

  • Coccyx pain

  • Rectus abdominus divarication (a separation of the abdominal muscles)

  • Stress

When NOT to take Physio

Physio might not be for you if :

  • You want a softer, relaxing, holistic experience (try a holistic massage)

  • You are looking for a beauty treatment (look at our facials or relaxing massage)

  • You don’t have a specific injury but sore, tired muscles (try sports or deep tissue massage)