Pregnancy Reflexology

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Pregnancy Reflexology

What pregnancy reflexology is and how it works​

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Definition:

Women can suffer from many health issues while pregnant due to the changes that occur in the body; insomnia, tiredness, swollen joints and  SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction). This is caused by an instability  or stiffness in the pelvic joints at either the back or front of your pelvis.  From morning sickness to helping with labour there is a place for reflexology throughout your pregnancy. Our reflexologists have undergone  specialist training to ensure you and your baby have the safest and most effective therapeutic experience. In addition our therapist will tailor the treatment session to suit your needs specifically. 

Description:

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.

Reflexology can reduce these symptoms to enable freer movement.

Pregnancy can cause it’s own emotional stresses for the woman and therefore regular reflexology is helpful to relax and create a feeling of calm for the woman to look forward to the forthcoming event.  Using lymphatic drainage techniques reflexology will drain excessive fluid from the feet and help the lymphatic system to flow better and work more efficiently throughout the body.

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Reiki

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Reiki

What reiki is and how it works​

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Definition:

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

Description:

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.

Reiki can help relieve

  • stress and stress-related aliments
  • depression, anxiety
  • emotional balancing, self-esteem, mental clarity
  • fatigue, problems sleeping
  • pain reduction or elimination, releasing tension in the body
  • maintaining general wellness
  • making or handling changes in your life
  • relationships (singles, couples, families)
  • trauma, grief
  • sexual/physical/emotional abuse
  • pre and post surgery (relaxation before surgery, reduce recovery time, and help with pain management)
  • help to reduce side affects of medications or treatments (including individuals with cancer)
  • living with chronic conditions
  • mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing
  • improving immunity
  • individuals in hospice comfort care

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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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