List of complementary therapies available!
For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole - their mind, body, and spirit. Naomi Judd
This is a treatment of the hands and/or feet where pressure is applied with the thumbs or other tools. Evidence suggest that this is an ancient method of treatment which has been practised in ancient China, Egypt and India.
Reflexology stimulates nerve function, increases energy, boosts circulation, induces a deep state of relaxation, eliminates toxins, stimulates the central nervous system, prevents migraines, cleans up urinary tract conditions, speeds recovery after injury or surgery, helps relieve sleep disorders, reduces depression, and relieves pain. It can also help ease the treatment of various cancer conditions and soothe the pains of pregnancy before and after birth. Price: 1 hour costs £40.00 and 30 min costs £20.00
Holistic Massage treats the whole person, mind, body and spirit. It is thought of as a relaxing massage which is calming and reduces the impact of everyday stresses on the body and mind. Holistic massage releases muscle tension, boosts the immune system and eliminates toxins due to increased delivery of oxygen and improved blood circulation. Price: 1 hour costs £40.00 and 30 min costs £20.00
Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on deeper laying muscle and fascia through the application of deep pressure via fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows or forearms. This therapy can be used to treat many physical ailments. Because of the increased blood circulation, it reduces inflammation and discomfort or pain. It can improve blood pressure and increases the production of serotonin. Regular deep tissue massage therapy can help and potentially eradicate scar tissue and thus improves flexibility and range of motion. Price: 1 hour £45.00 and 30 min £25.00
Chinese Fire Cupping and Moxa Massage:
Cupping is a treatment which is part of oriental medicine. Small glass or bamboo cups are used as suction devices and placed on the skin. A flame will be used by the practitioner to heat the inside of the cup which creates a vacuum. The flames are merely used for heating the cups to achieve the desired effect of suction once the cup is placed on the skin. The cups cause the skin and superficial muscle layer to be slightly drawn in. Cupping works a bit opposite to massage as no pressure is applied but the muscle is lifted instead. The practitioner can then perform a form of massage by using the cups as a gliding tool however at some point the cups would be left in place for a while. Most of the time sensations experienced are of a warm, relaxing and soothing nature. The negative pressure produced by cupping can loosen muscles, increases blood flow and sedated the nervous system. This treatment is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. It can work wonders for weight loss and cellulite treatments. Cupping works like acupuncture with meridians to balance qi and therefore refreshes the life force. One of the most popular uses for cupping is to treat colds and respiratory conditions. Cupping can be used in conjunction with ear acupuncture and moxibustion. Price: £15.00 for 15 minutes
Ear Acupuncture for Muscular Skeletal Pain Relief:
Auricular acupuncture helps to relief muscular Skeletal pain with the use of small needles applied to specific points on the outside of the ear. it is said that the ear holds a micro system of the body. Ear acupuncture has proven to be efficient in treating a variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders. Price: £15.00 for 15 minutes
Meridian Stretch Massage:
This technique works on the whole body to relax and energize through meridians/ muscles
stretch and uses gentle finger & palm pressure on the meridians/muscles. It can be applied
through clothes or on the skin directly. All treatment movements & techniques work in tune
with the natural breathing rhythms of the client.
The principle of Meridian Stretch Massage is to stimulate along the meridian lines by stretching
muscles & using acupressure points for toning & sedation on the meridians. This can
improve the energy flow of the body. After the treatment, the client should feel relaxed, energized and more flexible. Price: £20.00 for 30 min and £40.00 for 60 min.
Indian Head Massage:
Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurveda system of healing which has been practiced in India for a very long time.
The practitioner uses traditional massage techniques to treat the head, neck, shoulders, upper back, arms and hands. The client remains fully clothed and seated. This form of massage is very relaxing, stimulating and invigorating treatment and can be performed almost anywhere. It can help prevent migraines, headaches and back pain. Due to the increased nourishment and oxygen to the scalp this form of massage promotes hair growth. It promotes sleep and combats insomnia. Massaging the head increases the supply of oxygen to the brain and therefor reduces stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. As Indian Head Massage works on concepts of Ayurveda it goes beyond traditional methods of healing and aims to re-balance the energy of the body by working on the chakra system. Price £15.00 for 15 minutes, £30.00 for 30 minutes and £36.00 for 45 minutes.
Reiki and Spiritual healing:
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to trigger the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Price: £20.00 for 30 min and £38.00 for 60 min
NLP & Life Coaching:
NLP can help to reduce anxiety and mood imbalances. It is a very popular technique used to combat bad habits. Bad habits are usually changed by way of replacing them with better more productive habits. NLP is a way of improving a person’s quality of life from within without the risk of serious side effects and a session complements any other conventional treatment. Neuro Linguistic Programming can enhance an individual’s performance in areas such as career, sports, business and even family and social dynamics. Price: £50.00 for 1 hour