Types of Treatment

All initial treatments consist of 1 hour 15 minutes which includes, consultation, postural analysis, treatment and home care advice.

Alternatively a ‘Quick Fix’ treatment is available which is £30 for half an hour session.

Depending on the needs of the client a variety of techniques are used including Effleurage, Petrissage, Frictions, Compression, Neuromuscular technique, Myofacial release / Connective Tissue, Muscle Energy Technique and Soft Tissue Release.

All of the treatments provided should warm and relax your muscles, ease muscle separation from connective tissue, and improve soft tissue elasticity, permeability and fluid circulation. They may assist in recovery from exertion, improve flexibility and increase joint range of motion, improve soft tissue healing, aid in longer term pain reduction, increase energy levels, mental alertness and general sense of well-being, and should therefore provide you with decreased injury potential and optimised performance.

Post treatment as a therapist I will advise and provide you with exercises and stretches if necessary to assist your recovery, increase your flexibility and improve your health.

Although the therapies on the price list below are individually priced, in practice for most conditions the therapies are usually combined together at no further cost. Please note that my policy is that if appointments are cancelled or not attended without giving at least 24 hours’ notice for whatever reason then payment is still due in full.

Relaxation Massage

30 minutes – £30​

60 minutes – £40

An ideal treatment if you need to beat stress and relax. It treats the whole body concentrating on any areas of tension. A soothing, gentle, slow massage recommended for sufferers of insomnia, tension headaches and anyone that just wants to beat the stresses of daily living.

Deep Tissue Massage

​​30 minutes – £30

60 minutes – £40

A massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and tissue. Very helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff neck, low back tightness and sore shoulders.

Sports Massage

​​30 minutes – £30​

60 minutes – £40

We provide professional sports treatments for injury assessment plus posture analysis with correction techniques and sports massage, incorporating advance soft tissue release and stretching.

Acupuncture

45 Minutes – £40

Acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine that is used to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. This is achieved by inserting fine sterile needles into the skin at carefully selected point son the body. Acupuncture has its roots in Chinese, Japanese and South-East Asian cultures and has been practiced for over 2,000 years. In the Western World, Acupuncture is a widely recognized practice which people choose to prevent ill health, resolve or reduce a wide variety of medical conditions or specific symptoms, or to maintain good health in general.

Is Acupuncture safe??

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, an offer in the UK.

Two surveys conducted independently of each other and published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 concluded that the risk of serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. This is far less than many orthodox medical treatments.

One survey was of traditional acupuncturists and the other of doctors who practice acupuncture. A total of 66,000 treatments were reviewed altogether. With only a handful of minor and transient side effects recorded.

A 2003 survey of 6,000 patients of acupuncture produced almost identical figures.

Studies of safety of acupuncture published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) 2001

  • 34,407 Acupuncture treatments = 43 minor adverse events associated
  • 31,822 Acupuncture treatments = 91 minor events
  • 121,520 Acupuncture treatments= 198 minor adverse events (0.16% incidence) and no pneumothorax.

Conclusion

Acupuncture is very safe!

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Acupuncture/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Cancer and Massage

30 Minutes – £25

45 Minutes – £35

Today massage is being offered to patients and carers in all areas of healthcare in Hospitals and Hospices as supportive individual care. Massage has been long accepted within conventional health care for its therapeutic effects. Massage incorporates many different styles of techniques from light stroking to deep pressure. The lightest massage touch is used with cancer patients.

Massage creates a feeling of deep relaxation which benefits emotional and psychological disorders. Throughout the massage there is a releasing of endorphins that help to uplift the spirits and reduce anxiety and depression. A massage treatment usually last up to one hour, where you will be asked to remove some clothing (you will be covered with towels for modesty) and lie on a bed. It assists in breaking the pain cycle for chronic pain by releasing muscle tightness. During the treatments you may receive a back massage, a foot and leg, hand and arm massage.

Can massage spread cancer?

There is no evidence to that massage therapy causes the spread of metastases through the lymphatic and circulatory system. The hands on therapy of massage are adapted to the most gentle and light touches and are no more likely to have an adverse effect than many other everyday activities, such as taking a hot bath, walking and other forms of gentle exercise.

Can massage affect Chemotherapy?

Massage does not interfere with the chemotherapy treatment, neither do they have an adverse effect upon the patient receiving chemotherapy or make it less effective.

Can massage affect radiotherapy?

No, massage does not interfere with radiotherapy, however, it is advised that you wait 2 weeks post radiotherapy treatment as massage can be very sore for the patient.

Can you massage over the whole body?

There is no evidence to show any harm to the patients or spread of the cancer through massage. The treatments may have to be adapted to either hand/arm, leg/foot or back massage. The gentlest of massage strokes are to be used and at times just holding.

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