As part of our sports therapy and rehabilitation ultrasound is a very effective method of treatment especially if an area is too painful to massage. An electrical current is sent to the treatment head of the ultrasound machine which through a gel medium on the skin sends sound waves right through the deepest muscle tissues. This creates a warming effect which brings more blood flow to the area, containing valuable healing nutrients, to help speed up the healing process. It is also very useful in treating older more chronic injuries as it helps to break down and soften hardened scar tissue. When used together with deep tissue massage it is very effective at speeding up recovery and improving flexibility. Colin Fricker is the only person qualified to use ultrasound and has successfully treated many people of all ages with a combination of ultrasound, sports massage and rehabilitation exercises over the last 9 years. This is available to members and non members of the gym.