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.

 

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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

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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.

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Rose Therapy

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Rose Therapy

Rose Therapy 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.

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.

 

Description:

A blend of the best organic Almond and Wheatgerm oil with Orange, Myrrh, Damask Rose, Lavender, Frankincense and Rosehip essential oil.

It will boost your femininity, while balancing your hormones, removing toxins and improving your skin. Using Rose absolute essential oil this massage will provide harmony in mind, body and spirit.

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Clinical Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

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Clinical Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

What Clinical Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy 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.

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.

Description:

Massage therapy is used to prevent and treat physical dysfunction and pain through applying various manual techniques to the soft tissues of the body (muscles, connective tissue) and joints.

Massage therapy is supported by research to have a number of highly beneficial interrelated physical and psychological benefits, many of which are frequently indicated as rehabilitation goals.

 

These benefits include:

  • Reduced swelling
  • Increased circulation
  • Less muscle stiffness
  • Reduced scar tissue tightness
  • Reduced spasms
  • Increased muscle length
  • Less pain
  • Decreased anxiety and stress
  • Longer sleep
  • Increased relaxation

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Reproreflexology

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Reproreflexology

What Reproreflexology is and how it works​

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Definition:

Reproreflexology works in a subtle way on a physical and emotional level and is especially beneficial for those experiencing fertility issues. Reproreflexology 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.

Description:

Our fertility treatment package:

  • Goes beyond relaxation…
  • Utilises the scientifically proven mind-body link
  • Uses your mind to change your body
  • Let’s go of stress, limiting thoughts and beliefs
  • Compliments fertility treatment such as IVF
  • Increases confidence
  • Balances hormones
  • Regulates menstrual patterns
  • Promotes ovulation
  • Reduces the symptoms of PCOS & Endometriosis
  • Promotes physical & emotional wellbeing
  • Maximises the chance of conceiving naturally
  • Increases the success of medical assistance

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EFT Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT Emotional Freedom Technique

What EFT is and how it works​

Emotional Freedom Technique

Definition:

Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is a relatively new discovery based on ancient healing principals over 5,000 years ago, from the ancient Chinese Shoalin and Taoist monasteries.

The Eastern healing arts of acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu massage and reflexology, amongst others, were derived from the energy maps established by these early healers.

The EFT process also draws important influence, especially for deep emotional and psychological issues, from the many people who have contributed over the ages to the understanding of human psychology.

TFT was founded by the psychologist Dr Roger Callahan in 1979. Dr Callahan was a trained traditional psychologist who used many traditional techniques to work with his clients. One of Callahan’s stdents simplified the TFT process; Gary Craig developed Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).  In 1995 he released his own tapping techniques which involved tapping all the meridians in sequence… without concern for the order. He added the reminder phrase, spoken at each tapping point

Recent studies and MRI images have shown  actual changes in the  brain  proving how effective EFT is in making permanent changes in the way we think and feel. EFT is very effective in providing fast pain relief  and being rid of tinnitus too. 

Description:

Barbara is a qualified EFT practitioner, having trained with Karl Dawson, the creator of Matrix Reimprinting. Karl  is one of only 29 EFT Masters worldwide.

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Cognitive Hypnotherapy

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Cognitive Hypnotherapy

What cognitive hypnotherapy is and how it works​

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Definition:

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a effective model for helping people make the changes they want, to change their perspective or get rid of life limiting beliefs and move from the negative to the positive. These changes can happen over a  short period of time and the affects can be amazing whether it’s losing a fear or phobia that restricts your life or finding the confidence in you that helps you move forward in a relationship or your working life.

It is important to know that the hypnotherapy part of this powerful therapy approach is just one tool in the tool box. Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses the best techniques from other proven therapeutic models to facilitate fundamental change also. 

Description:

Traditional hypnotherapy can tend to be a one-size-fits-all approach that is heavily dependent on scripts, but we are all unique and experience the world and our situations in unique ways – and our problems are often the result of miscalculations our brains make about the meaning of things when we’re younger, which will also vary from person to person, so the solution needs to be tailored to that uniqueness. This is fundamental to Cognitive Hypnotherapy. It means that Quest Institute trained therapists are adept at listening to clients and using the most appropriate techniques from a range of disciplines put together in a way that suits how the client thinks.

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapists have a wide range of approaches to utilise with the client, whether from hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, AMDR positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy or gestalt to create a bespoke treatment plan for the client.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a effective model for helping people make the changes they want, to change their perspective or get rid of life limiting beliefs and move from the negative to the positive. These changes can happen over a  short period of time and the affects can be amazing whether it’s losing a fear or phobia that restricts your life or finding the confidence in you that helps you move forward in a relationship or your working life.

These changes are made at the best possible speed for you to experience lasting transformation.

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Reflexology

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Reflexology

What reflexology 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.

Description:

Reflexology produces a variety of physical changes in the body. Overall relaxation is evident, which in itself is beneficial for health and well-being. Reflexology has also been shown to improve circulation and assist in the removal of waste products from the body. The increase in blood flow also enables vital nutrients to reach the cells of the body, which greatly improves oxygenation. The pressure and physical contact of reflexology offers many of the same benefits as other forms of massage therapy.

The exact way reflexology works in unknown, but a number of theories exist to explain its benefits. One primary theory is that reflexology works by sending a calming message to the central nervous system by way of the peripheral nerves in the hands and feet. This message signals the body to adjust its tension level, enhancing relaxation and increasing blood flow. A second theory suggests that the stimulation resulting from a reflexology session releases endorphins and monoamines; two compounds that work to control pain and induce relaxation. A third theory, called the Zone Theory, indicates reflexology works in a similar manner to acupuncture. This theory suggests the body is divided into 10 vertical zones, and that every muscle and organ in the body can be stimulated by working on the corresponding zone point in the hands and feet

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Pain Management

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Pain Management

What pain management is and how it works

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Definition:

Pain is a signal, an alarm to make you aware some part of your body may be or may become damaged. Once you recognise and take steps to remove the cause of the pain or act to remedy the damage being done there is no need for the pain to continue. How many times have you contacted the surgery for an appointment with your GP and found that when you get to your appointment the pain has disappeared or the symptom is no longer presenting? This is because you have taken action in order to address the problem. Many aches and pains and ailments are rooted in brain processes that can be affected by your mental attitude and emotion, promoting good mental health or letting go of emotional issues repairs a lot of ailments the body can suffer with. Our pain clinic offers several therapies all of which are very successful for most people in managing, diminishing or negating pain.

Description:

Different approaches provide different solutions. We have a range of therapies that can help you either manage or be rid of pain.
NeuroKinetic Therapy. Known as Neuromuscular Reprogramming® (NMR®) in its previous incarnation, is an innovative and increasingly well-known method of manual therapy which utilises manual muscle testing to assess and correct dysfunctions of the coordination system of the brain. Working primarily with the nervous system to resolve movement problems which can cause the lack of function or pain people experience. Pain should not define you.

Myofascial release 

Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue which forms fibrous layers in a continuous spiders web from head to toe, with no beginning or end. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs, and nerves. Myofascia, pronounced “my o fash a”, is fascia which covers and links all your muscles and bones. If you eat meat, this is the white membrane like substance that surrounds what you want to eat.

Biofeedback Neuro Stimulation

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very effective hands on technique to reorganise the fascial tissue and break down adhesions. This involves applying gentle sustained pressure to directly lengthen, stretch, soften and improve the health of the fascial layers to relieve pain, resolve structural and postural dysfunction, restore function and mobility (and release emotional trauma), resulting in a feeling of being more at home in your own body.

SCENAR helps our adaptation systems produce mediators, hormones and other chemical substances, redirecting the body’s energy back to the injury and gives the body what is known as “Primary Focus”, it can then begin to repair itself.

EFT

EFT is very effective in helping manage pain in chronic illnesses such Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It has been researched extensively, with strongly positive results for its effectiveness in resolving both emotional and physical difficulties.  It is gentle enough to be used by people in chronic pain and with the pain that comes from chronic disease.

Massage 

Our therapists focus on acute and chronic pain conditions that arise in the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Whether this pain has arisen from injury, poor posture, overuse (i.e. repetitive strain), stress or any other reason we aim is to relieve your pain and improve your flexibility.

 

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