Lymphedema

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Lymphedema

Suffer from an Lymphedema? We can help.

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Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

About Lymphedema

Lymphedema affects the lymphatic system. This system has three main functions:

  • Draining excess tissue fluid: It balances the fluid in the blood and the fluid in the tissues. This is known as fluid homeostasis.
  • Fighting infection: It provides immunity by assisting the body’s immune defense against foreign bodies, such as bacteria.
  • Absorbing fats: It absorbs lipid nutrients from the intestine and transports them to the blood.

A disruption to the lymphatic system can, in the long term, undermine its ability to drain fluid properly. As a result, excess fluid can build up in parts of the body.

Lymphedema increases the risk of infection and other complications because the lymphocytes cannot reach parts of the body where swelling occurs.

Top Tips to fight Lymphedema

  1. Exercise
  2. Avoid sun beds, steam rooms, and saunas.
  3. Build strength 
  4. Eat healthily 

How we can help you

The aim is to encourage the lymph fluid to move away from the swollen area, so it can drain normally. It also helps lymph fluid drain through the healthy lymph vessels. This helps control swelling.

Fluent compression strokes provide a gentle, consistent wave-like massage to the treated areas, increasing circulation and helping remove waste and toxins from the body whilst promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

Lymphatic drainage should be offered by a qualified practitioners only. 

For pregnancy and postnatal care

For pregnant and lactating women,  gives comfort especially in legs and feet when fluid retention strikes. MLD also helps breast feeding relieving  the problems of blocked ducts and sore tight breasts.

After cancer surgery 

Lymphatic treatment is often required after cancer treatment and when the lymph nodes have been removed. Having lymph nodes removed can cause some long term side effects. Lymph nodes drain fluid from your arms and legs. If the surgeon removes the lymph nodes, fluid can build up and cause swelling in your arms or legs. This is called lymphoedema.

For healing

Reducing pain and discomfort post surgery or injury.  Decongesting the swollen and sore tissues through therapy, pain and discomfort would be reduced.

 

Therapies to help you

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Lymphatic Drainage

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Lymphatic Drainage

What Lymphatic Drainage is and how it works​

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Definition:

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a very special type of skin massage designed to stimulate the lymphatic system. The hand movements and sequences are adapted for each person. You will usually have MLD  2 or 3 times a week. The length of the course may vary, and it is sometimes combined with other treatments. 

Description:

The aim is to encourage the lymph fluid to move away from the swollen area, so it can drain normally. It also helps lymph fluid drain through the healthy lymph vessels. This helps control swelling.

Fluent compression strokes provide a gentle, consistent wave-like massage to the treated areas, increasing circulation and helping remove waste and toxins from the body whilst promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

Lymphatic drainage should be offered by a qualified practitioners only. 

For pregnancy and postnatal care

For pregnant and lactating women,  gives comfort especially in legs and feet when fluid retention strikes. MLD also helps breast feeding relieving  the problems of blocked ducts and sore tight breasts.

After cancer treatment 

Lymphatic treatment is often required after cancer treatment and when the lymph nodes have been removed. Having lymph nodes removed can cause some long term side effects. Lymph nodes drain fluid from your arms and legs. If the surgeon removes the lymph nodes, fluid can build up and cause swelling in your arms or legs. This is called lymphoedema.

For healing

Reducing pain and discomfort post surgery or injury.  Decongesting the swollen and sore tissues through therapy, pain and discomfort would be reduced.

 

Lymphatic drainage can help you with

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Hopi Ear Candles

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Hopi Ear Candles

What Hopi Ear Candle treatment is and how it works​

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Definition:

While there is no clear evidence how exactly Hopi Ear candles may improve ear conditions some clients find having ear candle treatment beneficial.  

 

There are some conditions where treatment would not be appropriate:

  • Infection of the ear
  • Inflammation of the ear
  • Surgery on the ear within last 3 months
  • Perforation of the ear drum
  • Lack of ear drum
  • Grommets, drains or ventilation tubes in ear
  • Auricular cysts
  • Known candle wax allergy

Description:

  • Conditions which may benefit from a Hopi Ear Candling treatment:

    • Tinnitus
    • Sinusitis
    • Glue Ear
    • Hayfever & Rhinitus
    • Excessive ear wax
    • General hearing loss
    • Colds
    • Tension headaches
    • Travel sickness
    • Meniere’s disease

    How many treatments will you need?

    For a problem with sudden onset such as a cold or blocked nose it is safe to have up to two treatments for the first two days and then 3 or 4 over the next 10 days

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Massage – Deep Tissue

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Massage – Deep Tissue

What Deep Tissue massage is and how it works​

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Definition:

Deep tissue is a type of massage therapy that is used to treat chronic tension and injuries from overuse, such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. Whilst some of the strokes are the same as in classic (Swedish) massage, the pace tends to be slower and pressure is applied more strongly, concentrated on problem areas. Practitioners may use their forearms, elbows, fingertips and knuckles as well as their hands in order to break-up adhesions. These bands of rigid tissue can cause pain and inflammation, and restrict movement and circulation in muscle tissue. You might have a stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, tight legs or sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage works to realign the different layers of tissue, treating the tendons, ligaments and fascia (the protective layer of tissues which surrounds the bones, joints and muscles) as well as the muscles to release tension and provide pain relief.

Description:

Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help to you unwind mentally, too.

A 2014 study involving 59 participants found that deep tissue massage helped to reduce pain in people with chronic low back. The authors likened its effects to those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil).

People have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:

  • sports injuries
  • fibromyalgia
  • plantar fasciitis
  • high blood pressure
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow

Regular therapeutic massage sessions provide significant benefits beyond the immediate relaxation we enjoy. People who experience high levels of stress tend to get sick more than others. Combine stress with lack of sleep and poor nutrition, and our immune system’s ability to naturally protect itself against bacteria and infection is greatly reduced. So the question is: What are the benefits of massage on immune system?

Clinical studies have indicated that regular massage not only helps alleviate stress, but can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity (the activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”) and decrease the number of T-cells, which improves the body’s immune functioning overall. In one study by Gail Ironson, M.D., HIV positive men were given 45 minute massages five days a week, for a month. They showed an increase in serotonin and an increase in cells that are viewed as the first line of defense in the immune system.

Benefits of Strengthening the Immune System

  • Increases the body’s natural killer cells
  • Aids in the fight against bacteria and infection
  • Naturally enhances the body’s ability to get nourishment to important areas

Swedish massage can help you with

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Indian Head Massage and Reflexology

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Indian Head Massage and Reflexology

What this combination treatment is and how it works

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Definition:

Reflexology works by applying pressure to points on the body, specifically the feet, in order to improve health, relieve pain and promote relaxation. Reflexologists believe that certain zones on the feet, hands and ears correspond to various glands, organs and muscles located elsewhere in the body. When pressure is applied to these zones, people claim to experience beneficial health effects. For example, massaging the tips of the toes is believed to stimulate the head and brain and relieve headaches, while pressure applied to the ball of the foot is believed beneficial to the chest and heart.

The massage starts at the upper back, the Indian Head masseuse begins by applying pressure to points that massages away knots and relax the muscles. The masseuse moves to the shoulders and upper arms to release areas of tension, and then onto  the neck and head to release headache-causing blockages and to encourage better circulation of the cerebral fluid. The massage then progresses to the scalp, relaxing the entire head, encouraging circulation and stimulating hair growth. Lastly, the masseuse may choose to perform a gentle face massage that may relieve symptoms of sinusitis & headaches, and encourages good circulation and a glowing complexion.

Description:

Relieve aches and pains, reduces anxiety and generally relaxes the mind and body. A good night’s sleep generally follows this treatment package.

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Hopi Ear Candles and Indian Head Massage

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Hopi Ear Candles and Indian Head Massage

What this combination treatment is and how it works​

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Definition:

The treatment involves placing an ear candle – a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal. Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.

An Indian Head Massage  may relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders, improve the texture of your hair and encourage it to grow. An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore may clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better.

Description:

This lovely combination treatment can bring about a lovely sense of wellbeing and relaxation, releasing tension and improving circulation around the head and neck. Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.

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Reiki and Reflexology treatment

Reiki and Reflexology treatment

What this combination treatment is and how it works​

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Definition:

Reflexology works by applying pressure to points on the body, specifically the feet, in order to improve health, relieve pain and promote relaxation. Reflexologists believe that certain zones on the feet, hands and ears correspond to various glands, organs and muscles located elsewhere in the body. When pressure is applied to these zones, people claim to experience beneficial health effects. For example, massaging the tips of the toes is believed to stimulate the head and brain and relieve headaches, while pressure applied to the ball of the foot is believed beneficial to the chest and heart.

People use Reiki to relax and strengthen their wellbeing, reduce pain, anxiety, and fatigue; help manage symptoms; reduce side effects of medications; and support recovery after injuries or surgery.

Description:

Increase your energy levels, feel emotionally balanced and positive with this powerful combination of treatments.

 

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Reiki and Indian Head massage

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Reiki and Indian Head massage

What this combination treatment is and how it works​

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Definition:

 

Reiki is a good integrative therapy to try because people generally start feeling better very quickly with Reiki. As anxiety and pain lessen, and people feel hopeful about regaining their health, they feel more able to incorporate other needed health interventions or make needed lifestyle changes. Reiki therapy often clears the mind, enabling patients to better evaluate the sometimes conflicting medical information being offered by various specialists, so they can make important treatment decisions with greater confidence. In this way, Reiki can help people become more actively involved in their own health.

 

An Indian Head Massage  may relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders, improve the texture of your hair and encourage it to grow. An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore may clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better.

Description:

This package will restore order to the body redressing the balance and energy; it provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.

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Therapeutic body Massage and Reiki Session

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Therapeutic body Massage and Reiki Session

What this combination treatment is and how it works​

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Definition:

Massage Therapy Strengthens the Immune System, aids relaxation and relieves tense and tight muscles.  Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. It’s sometimes called a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.

Reiki is a good integrative therapy to try because people generally start feeling better very quickly with Reiki. As anxiety and pain lessen, and people feel hopeful about regaining their health, they feel more able to incorporate other needed health interventions or make needed lifestyle changes. Reiki therapy often clears the mind, enabling patients to better evaluate the sometimes conflicting medical information being offered by various specialists, so they can make important treatment decisions with greater confidence. In this way, Reiki can help people become more actively involved in their own health.

Description:

Particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension. This packages provides new vitality and increases the body’s natural energy.

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Perfect Body – Legs & Tummy

Perfect Body – Legs & Tummy

Perfect Legs & Tummy is and how it works

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Definition:

A slimming body oil with a high percentage of active principles which shapes the figure and burns fat effectively.

Description:

The benefits are slimming, purifying, nourishing and regenerating; the oils help provide elasticity and flexibility to reduce loose skin.

The body oil is made up from almond oil, wheat germ, green tea extract, grapefruit, lemon, coriander, geranium , fennel, cinnamon, black pepper, juniper, camphor, cypress and rosemary essential oils.

Perfect Leg & Tummy treatment can help you with

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