Pregnancy Massage

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Pregnancy Massage

What pregnancy massage is and how it works​

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Definition:

Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care.

Description:

Massage may help to address many common discomforts associated with pregnancy. Your centre of gravity changes as you grow through through your pregnancy putting additional stress on your shoulders, back, hips and abdominal muscles. Sciatic nerve pain is often commonly experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back.

Ligaments relax and your pelvic joints become less stable, pulling your pelvis forward, resulting in lower back pain and sometimes pelvic instablity, otherwise known as SPD. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is caused by a misalignment or stiffness of your pelvic joints at either the back or front of your pelvis. Pelvic pain or SPD can occur from around the 12th week of pregnancy onwards, but it is also recognised as a postnatal issue.

Studies have indicated that a pregnancy massage performed during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and help improve labour outcomes and newborn health.

The evidence points strongly to maternal and newborn health benefits when therapeutic massage is incorporated into regular prenatal care.

Pregnancy massages are not offered during the first trimester. The reason is the potential for miscarriage.

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Massage – Swedish

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Massage – Swedish

What Swedish massage 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.

Description:

In Sweden, “Swedish massage” is simply known as “classic massage”.  The five main techniques used in Swedish massage — stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding; vibration — are probably what spring to mind when you think about a “typical” massage.

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

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Massage – Clinical & Remedial

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Massage – Clinical & Remedial

What clinical and remedial massage is and how it works​

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Definition:

Regular soft tissue massage can calm the nervous system, assist circulation and regulate the flow of fluid throughout the entire body. This nourishes and cleanses cells, assisting the regeneration of tissue, aids flushing the body of harmful wastes and toxins, increasing resistance to sickness and disease.

Description:

After a vigorous personal training session we all know there is nothing better than a good massage for easing out those aches and pains. Whilst it is often seen as a ‘luxury’, massage plays an important part of any health and fitness plan, enhancing your recuperation, regeneration and recovery. Sports massage is especially helpful where realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue becomes necessary.

From a clinical perspective there are many other times massage can also be useful: for those suffering from hyper, or altered sensitivity; during or after a pregnancy (pre and post natal); for specific pathologies such as fibromyalgia; post surgery; or after limb removal.

Amputation is a physical and psychological trauma that has a profound influence on the life of an amputee. Providing comprehensive rehabilitation services and programs to individuals recovering from amputation is, therefore, a complex process, generally utilising a multidisciplinary team approach to address an individual’s functional, emotional, social and psychological needs.

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Indian Head Massage

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Indian Head Massage

What Indian head massage is and how it works​

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Definition:

Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the headface, neck and shoulders. 

Description:

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.

An Indian Head Massage may prove beneficial by:

  • Relieving built up tension that can often result in headaches, migraines, neck and back pain..
  • Detoxifying the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting overall immunity
  • Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels.
  • Promoting clarity and increased concentration.
  • Soothes symptoms of asthma by calming the respiratory system.
  • Relieves Mandibular Joint Tension.
  • Increases muscle tone.
  • Relieves symptoms of sinusitis.
  • Boosts cerebral spinal fluid circulation.
  • Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.

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Neuro Linguistic Programming

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Neuro Linguistic Programming

What Neuro Linguistic Programming is and how it works​

NLP

Definition:

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the science of modelling the patterns of human behavior. NLP explores the inner workings of the human mind: how we think, how we develop our desires, goals and fears and how we motivate ourselves, make connections, and give meaning to our experiences.

NLP is like the ‘user’s manual’ for the mind, and allows us to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.

Description:

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is an extremely powerful concept. It is said by many to contain the most accessible, positive and useful aspects of modern psychology, and so can be helpful in virtually every aspect of personal and inter-personal relations. NLP has many beneficial uses for self-development, and for businesses and organisations; for example NLP enables better communications in customer service, and all types of selling. NLP enables better awareness and control of oneself, better appreciation of the other person’s feelings and behavioural style, which in turn enables better empathy and cooperation. NLP improves understanding in all one-to-one communications, especially interviewing and appraisals (whether used by the interviewer or the interviewee).

Because NLP affects how we think, you can have the changes you want in many areas.

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Raising a child

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Raising a child

Does your child show signs of emotional disregulation? This can help.

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Is your child experiencing one of the following symptoms?

There are many different causes for emotional disregulation in childhood

Our childhood mind operates very differently from our adult mind especially the first 7 years. The neo cortex and pre frontal cortex (thinking, reasoning, logic and language) grow rapidly from birth but our brain will not fully develop until we are in our mid twenties. This means that we operate mainly on our limbic system (our emotional brain) in our formative years. Consequently we can misinterpret or not understand the messages we receive from the events we experience. When this happens we experience fear and insecurity. This leads to beliefs and subsequent behaviour  in order to try to feel safe. Experiences and events need not be big T traumas to have a negative effect on us. Experiences such as not feeling accepted by our peers, not being understood by parents and teachers or feeling anxious when separated from a parent are all traumas for our child brain. When we don’t understand and cannot express our feelings we act out in order to seek connection, security and love.

 

Top Tips to help your child

  1. Parent in an emotionally coaching style rather than an an emotionally dismissive way.
  2. Do not dismiss your child’s  feelings. Instead acknowledge and comfort.
  3. Discipline not punishment. Put in boundaries and maintain the boundaries with kind assertiveness .
  4. Attune to your child needs.
  5. Routine is a way to help your child feel secure. Especially a regular bedtime routine of bath, bed and book at around the same time every night.

How we can help your child

Recent research shows how we can not only help a child’s brain cognitively develop but also how we can influence that development.  The way we communicate with our children has a profound impact on how they develop, the opinion of themselves in this world, how they interact with others and how ultimately, what they learn in their in their early years, creates the adults they become.

Counselling

Counselling young people:

  • Helps establish trust and understanding with a child.
  • Encourages the child to tell their story, in a confidential and safe environment.
  • Allows the young person to express him/herself, and to explore feelings and thoughts.
  • Enables the child to make informed choices.
  • Helps the young person develop a positive attitude.
  • Helps the young person develop and build confidence and self-esteem.

EFT / Emotional Freedom Technique

Kids run through emotions quickly and often have fears that an adult can’t understand and therefore cannot help children to deal with effectively.

The idea of being frightened of something living in the closet seems absurd to most adults, yet this is one of the most common fears of a child. Tapping is a easy and effective way to help children of all ages manage their feelings and fears.

  • Can significantly reduce exam and test nerves
  • Helps end childrens’ negative beliefs about themselves
  • Increases childrens’ confidence
  • Gets rid of phobias
  • Children often find EFT (tapping) sessions to be fun
  • For children who are living with chronic pain or chronic disease, EFT is very gentle and helpful.

NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming

NLP will help children/teenagers understand their problems, transform them and move them on pass them.We all make maps inside our brain, how we use those maps to make sense of life and in turn communicate those maps with others, influences our behaviour. Using an NLP skill set, children can be taught how to change their maps, so they can gain confidence, or motivation, or overcome their fears. Properly taught, NLP is fast and profoundly powerful.

Hypnotherapy

Children are great to work with in Hypnotherapy because their minds are more open to change and their imaginations are usually very active. Hypnotherapy can help many issues such as

  • Improved exam confidence
  • Improved memory/learning
  • Thumb sucking/nail biting
  • Bedwetting
  • Low self-esteem
  • Phobias
  • Dealing with stress or worry

Parent Coaching 

Our parent’s workshop programme is packed with techniques and strategies which will help you to deal with and/or avoid tantrums, meltdowns and tears. In addition, you will learn how to teach your child to build and grow confidence and resilience. Based on the latest scientific research in how our minds work using proven strategies from the Interpersonal Neurobiology approach.

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Having a child

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Having a child

Suffering from pregnancy related issues? This can help.

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Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

There are many different causes for pregnancy related symptoms

There are a few common discomforts associated with pregnancy. Your centre of gravity changes as you grow through through your pregnancy putting additional stress on your shoulders, back, hips and abdominal muscles. Sciatic nerve pain is often commonly experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back.

Ligaments relax and your pelvic joints become less stable, pulling your pelvis forward, resulting in lower back pain and sometimes pelvic instability, otherwise known as SPD.

Swelling is caused by your body holding more water than usual when you’re pregnant. Throughout the day the extra water tends to gather in the lowest parts of the body, especially if the weather is hot or you have been standing a lot. The pressure of your growing womb can also affect the blood flow in your legs. This can cause fluid to build up in your legs, ankles and feet.

 

Top Tips to keep healthy in pregnancy

  1. Avoid standing for long periods. 
  2. Get enough rest, particularly later in pregnancy
  3. Eat well, avoid alcohol, drink plenty of water take regular walks.   
  4. Book regular pregnancy treatments.

How we can help you

Your Pregnancy Journey is as unique as you. It’s time to look after yourself and the baby developing inside you. Staying well physically and emotionally throughout your pregnancy give your baby the best start to life.  Our treatments supports the mum to be and her baby from around time mum to be is around 12 weeks pregnant right through to the birth. Using the latest techniques our proven, evidence based therapies can help you. Our purpose is to provide the best service within a non-clinical, friendly environment. Our qualified therapists have a minimum of 8 years’ experience and offer the most up to date techniques in order to effect change in the fastest, safest way possible. 

Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. Massage may help to address many common discomforts associated with pregnancy. Your centre of gravity changes as you grow through through your pregnancy putting additional stress on your shoulders, back, hips and abdominal muscles. Sciatic nerve pain is often commonly experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back.

Pregnancy Reflexology.

Having reflexology while pregnant can help a woman to enjoy the most positive time in her life. From morning sickness to helping with labour there is a place for reflexology throughout your pregnancy. The reflexologist will have undergone additional training to understand the pregnant body.Keeping the hormones balanced during pregnancy is as important as before pregnancy, as this enables the body to support the pregnancy to it’s maximum.

Transcendance Pregnancy Package.

This package is the ultimate in pregnancy care. A tailored made treatment session designed to suit your needs; our specialist therapists will assess your needs and will tailor the treatment to suit you.

The reflexology part of the treatment will help relieve aches and pains in your joints, relieve the symptoms of SPD, will drain excessive fluid from the feet and ankles helping the lymphatic system to flow better and work more efficiently throughout the body.  Reflexology also balances your hormonal system aiding the body to prepare for labour and childbirth. Research has shown that reflexology is excellent for maintaining or increasing milk supply enhancing bonding and breastfeeding as well as helping to reduce the effects of postnatal depression.

Complementing the reflexology  is the massage treatment, helping you relax further while relieving aches and pains in your back and joints. Pregnancy Massage therapy can help address inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Regular treatments can help reduce stress, prepare your body and mind for a shorter labour and get you back your body back to normal quicker after the birth. This package is available as a 60 minute or 90 minute treatment. 

Therapies to help you stay well physically and emotionally throughout your pregnancy

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Wanting a child

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Wanting a child

Worried it May Never Happen for You? Need to Know You Have Done Everything You Can? This can help.

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Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

There are many different causes for unexplained infertility

The reproduction system is a finely balanced system much like the rest of your body; when are under pressure, feel anxiety or are concerned we produce hormones which counteract the reproductive hormones. When we are feeling pressure our pituitary and adrenal glands produce adrenaline and cortisol in preparation for fight or flight. If the pressure doesn’t pass within a short time we continue to produce these chemicals and long periods of these chemicals cause problems elsewhere in the body. In relation to fertility this alarm reaction engages both the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands which causes disruption with hormonal balancing required for the reproductive system.
When the subconscious detects a stressful situation it sets of the alarm system, the Hypothalamus reacts immediately by sending messages to the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands, these glands send the stress hormones to prepare the body for fight or flight (Sympathetic Nervous System), shutting down non critical functions including reproductive systems. On going stress (and production of stress hormones) disrupts the activity of progesterone, inhibit implantation of the fertilised egg and prevent ovulation thinning of the uterine wall lining. In addition, the chemical imbalances also serve to decrease the sex drive in both males and females.

The work that do we together will decrease the stress hormones which in turn allows the reproduction hormones to be produced restoring balance to the reproductive system.

Reproreflexology works in a subtle way on a physical and emotional level and is especially beneficial for those experiencing fertility issues. Reflexology can be particularly beneficial in the time leading up to egg collection and embryo transfer. Treatment sessions will encourage relaxation and alleviate anxiety, helping to reduce stress hormones, which may improve your chances of success. Around four to six sessions is recommended.

Top Tips to fight Infertility

  1. Stress and anxiety contribute significantly to fertility issues. Find ways to lower your stress levels. 
  2. Be aware that in 50% of fertility cases men’s issues are the reason. Some times both the male and female can have problems at the same time. 
  3. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, drugs and stop smoking. 
  4. Maybe get a medication review to find out if your medication may affect your fertility.
  5. Eat a healthy balanced diet. If you are overweight, losing weight can help. 

How we can help you

If you are reading this then you may be experiencing some of the pain, stress and despair that many people experience on their infertility journey.  However you too can have the joy that many of our clients experience when they finally conceive against all odds.

Your mind and body are one system.  Epigenetics demonstrates how our thinking and emotions can affect our body’s down to cellular level.

Your mind affects your day to day experience of the journey but it can also affect you ability to get pregnant whether tying to conceive naturally or with fertility treatment. Turn hope into success, feel more in control with our fertility support programmes.

Support with personalised programmes through natural Fertility or Assisted Fertility.

We believe if you treat the mind as well as the body as well as the body often associated fertility is not necessary.
We also believe that if you factor in the mind you can increase the success of fertility treatment significantly.
Studies, and our clinical experience, indicate the success rate can increase form average of 25%-30% to 50%-70%.

Evidence shows that IVF, ART and other methods of assisted fertility are proven to increase your stress levels which in turn decrease your chances of success. Our specially designed programs will help reduce stress and promote conception and a successful pregnancy.

Infertility is not simply a physical issue, but that stress, emotion, fear, anxiety, trauma and belief all play a vital role in creating conception. Hypnotherapy  and/or Reflexology for fertility can help with natural conception and support assisted conception.

Whether you’re a man or a woman, and no matter what part of your fertility journey you have reached Reproflexology can help you to face the next step with courage and confidence.

Therapies to help you overcome infertility

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Weight loss

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Weight loss

Can‘t seem to lose weight? This can help.

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Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

There are different reasons for being over weight

Struggling to lose weight? Cant seem to stick to a healthy eating regime? You probably know what to do to lose weight but something is stopping you from either moving towards to your goal or sticking with your plan to lose weight. Nowadays there is so much information and education about healthy eating, calories, carbs, exercise etc. It’s not that we don’t what we should do to eat healthily and lose weight. It’s more about the subconscious drive to comfort eat. Feeling not good enough, overwhelmed, fearful, lonely or anxious are just a few of the powerful emotions which drive us to self sooth.  Food can help us feel better almost immediately. We get a huge dopamine hit but it’s short lived an temporary. So we self sooth more and more often to feel better. Sometimes we aren’t aware consciously what we are feeling deep down. 

Top Tips to fight comfort eating

  1. Recognise the triggers. Keep a dairy to help you understand what is happening when you need to eat.
  2. Find an alternative way to met your emotional needs. 
  3. Treat yourself in ways that doesn’t involve food. A new book, a candle lit bath or  a nice walk.
  4. Practice sitting with uncomfortable emotions. Acknowledge them instead of distracting or dismissing.
  5. Book some sessions with one of our qualified and experienced therapists. 

How we can help you

We can help you. We have several therapists who can help you. Using Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, CBT or the Freedom2 weight loss program our experienced and qualified therapists can help you uncover the mental blocks which are preventing you from being the person you want to be, remove the limiting beliefs you have deep inside and change the negative patterns which hold you back from living your life how you want to.

Therapies to help you overcome weight issues

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

Low self esteem? Lacking in confidence? This can help.

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Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

There are many different reasons for low self esteem and/or lack of confidence

Real Self Confidence and Esteem is based in emotion, not a self image.
To build self confidence and overcome low self esteem is to change how we feel emotionally about ourselves. To change our emotion requires changing two different core beliefs about self image. The first core belief is obvious. It is the belief that we are not good enough. It may have a more specific association to how we look, how smart we are, money, or lack of confidence sexually. The second core belief to change is the image of success that we feel we should be. Changing this belief is contrary to logic, but is a must if we are to overcome insecurity and raise our self esteem.

You would be amazed at the number of people that have a problem with low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. However, just imagine how it would be to live your life feeling confident in who you are and in your abilities.  Just think of all the things you could achieve if you had that self-esteem and felt as confident as you imagine other people to feel. 

Top Tips to fight lack of confidence and self esteem

  1. Challenge your limiting beliefs .
  2. Do things that take you outside your comfort zone
  3. Surround yourself with positive people.
  4. Stop putting yourself down.
  5. Heal your past, book some sessions with one of our skilled therapists.

How we can help you

Dealing with confidence and self-esteem issues allows you to become the person you want to be. We can help guide you towards solutions that will allow you to take control, replacing old negative feelings and patterns of behaviour and taking you towards the new, positive, confident you.

We can give you back your control over your habits, your frustrations, and your self-denial  and basically over your life.
Improving your low self-esteem is essential for your self development and to face the challenges in your every day life.

Therapies to help you overcome low self esteem and lack of confidence

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