Ear Wax Irrigation (removal)

Ear Wax Irrigation (removal)

What ear irrigation treatment is and how it works​

Definition:

One of the most frequent ways to remove wax is by ear water irrigation, or syringing as it is commonly known. This procedure cannot be carried out if the person has had any ear or cleft palate surgery, recent ear infections or perforation of the eardrum. It is also not advisable to carry out the procedure if the patient has any dizziness problems or very troublesome tinnitus.
During this procedure, the person sits in a chair and the ear is rinsed with warm water from an electronic irrigator. The wax and water are collected in a cup-shaped receiver which the patient holds under their ear. In the past clinicians used a large metal syringe; however, the new electronic irrigators, which have controlled  pressures, are gentler and safer. Ear syringing does make some noise but this is not excessive or uncomfortable. Most people who have irrigation find it to be a fairly pleasant procedure.

Description:

Wax is an important and natural secretion found in the ear. It keeps the ear canal lubricated and protects the ear against dust, dirt and bacteria, which helps to prevent infection. Wax,or cerumen as it is also known, is composed of the epithelium (skin cells), dust and oily secretions from the sebaceous and ceruminous glands in the ear canal. These secretions lubricate the ear canal and prevent it from becoming too dry. The composition of wax varies from individual to individual depending on diet, age and environment.

Before the appointment
Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to use wax softening drops of olive oil to help soften the
wax before removal. Ideally, they should be used every day for a week beforehand because,
although a few days usages is often adequate, the longer drops are used for then the more easily
and comfortably the wax can be removed in your appointment.
Treatments applicable for 18+ years old.
Please bring 1 towel during the appointment.

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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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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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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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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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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

Swedish massage can help you with

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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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