Not sure what to choose? Or maybe you have a chronic health condition
and you'd like a unique blend of therapies that meet your needs. Why
not choose the bespoke option and let your therapist work with you to
find a combination of relaxing and pain relieving treatments just for
you. Contact Rachel to talk it through.
Myofascial release is a gentle, hands on therapy that works on fascia, a connective tissue that weaves around and supports every muscle, nerve, blood vessel and internal organ of our body allowing us to move and stretch. It supports us and connects every part of us, and yet until recently it was completely ignored and disregarded by the medical world. We now know that fascia responds to stress, impact and tension. When fascia is restricted or adhesions develop, we may feel pain, such as lower back pain, and stiffness. Gentle work on the fascia can rehydrate the tissues and allow them to glide and move smoothly again.
Myofascial release is commonly used to help people with a chronic health condition such as fibromyalgia, as well as soft tissue pain caused by tension, inflammation, surgery or injury, and can also be used for trauma release.
To understand more about how myofascial release could help you, please get in touch.
Massage is a therapy that uses a variety of hands on techniques including rubbing, kneading, stroking and percussion to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It may be light and gentle, (“Swedish” or classic massage) or more vigorous (deep tissue or Sports massage). It may involve muscle energy techniques to help increase range of motion or improve pain, such as lower back pain, and stiffness, or it may be used to bring about deep relaxation. Massage can be used to increase wellness and help chronic pain, injury, stiffness, tension and stress.
Rachel is a degree qualified therapist with qualifications in advanced and holistic massage, including postural realignment and additional training in neuromuscular diseases. Why not get in touch to find out how massage could help you?
Reflexology is a touch therapy in which pressure is applied to points on the feet, which it is believed correspond to different areas of the body. It is used to bring about relaxation and increase wellness, restoring balance. It is often used for anxiety, depression and insomnia, as a well as a variety of other chronic health conditions.
Rachel is a level 5 trained reflexologist who wrote her dissertation on the impact of reflexology on blood inflammatory markers.
Why not talk to her about how reflexology might benefit you?
Aromatic plants have been used since ancient times, medicinally and in massage and beauty treatments. Essential oils are distilled from plants and used therapeutically for relaxation and wellness, pain relief and mental health benefits. They can be used in massage, for example to help treat lower back pain, or in creams, compresses, in the bath or as inhalations. Essential oils are widely available, but it is vital to use good quality oils that have not been mixed with synthetic ingredients that could cause allergy or sensitivity, and internal use of oils is not recommended.
Rachel is a fully trained, level 5 aromatherapist uses her knowledge of the chemical components of essential oils as well as their therapeutic properties to make a blend that is uniquely tailored to the individual. Which oils might help you? Contact Rachel for details.
Soft cupping is used to treat areas of adhesion by applying negative pressure and can be a useful additional treatment for areas of stiffness and tension such as lower back pain. Soft cupping should not generally leave marks on the skin but will occasionally leave a little redness that should soon fade. Clients tend to find it a deep, effective and soothing treatment. Find out more.
Ideal for those who want a deeply relaxing experience without having to get undressed, Indian head massage is a relatively short treatment that works on the head, face, neck and shoulders, relieving tension and stiffness, soothing sore muscles and increasing wellness. Book an appointment.
Hot and cold stones are used during massage to soothe and enhance the massage experience. They can be an extra treat, and an additional layer of nurturing, but also a comforting way to treat specific areas of pain and tension such as lower back pain or a chronic health condition such as fibromyalgia. Hot stones wrapped in cloth and placed against sore muscles, or cold stones used to treat painful sinuses or jaw tension can add to the massage experience and provide relief from symptoms. Find out more.
Warm paraffin wax is used in many physiotherapy departments to treat painful, stiff joints. It can also be used to treat eczema. Small joints such as those in hands and feet can be dipped into a soothing bath of warm paraffin, whereas larger joints such as hips and knees are wrapped in warm, paraffin soaked bandages. Joints are then wrapped in plastic and warm towels to maximise heat penetration. The deep heat therapy helps to relieve pain and stiffness, and can either be part of a massage treatment, or a stand alone treatment of its own. Find out more.