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Chiropractic is a non-invasive and medication-free intervention, which supports the moving parts of the body (the muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons) and the associated neurological (nerve) function. It does so by the use of various evidence-informed manual therapy modalities. It is worth remembering that chiropractic is not a single treatment option but an entire profession encompassing many treatment options which are tailored to each individual patient according to their age, presentation and personal preference.

 

A course of treatment with a chiropractor may include joint manipulation done by hand or using an activator, joint mobilisation, deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular techniques and dry needling into tight muscles using acupuncture needles. Getting the patient involved in their own recovery is also important so home exercises or stretches may be prescribed along with lifestyle advice.

Hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind. Have you ever been so engaged in a book or a TV show that you don't hear someone calling your name? If so you have already experienced self-hypnosis; it is a highly focused state of mental alertness, whilst the body is in a relaxed state.  Like looking through a camera lens, so that your field of vision is narrow but what you see is very sharply focused, allowing you to see every last detail.

Clinical hypnosis is not as it is portrayed on TV shows. You cannot be hypnotised against your will and at no point will you lose control or forget what we have done in a session. All hypnosis is in fact self-hypnosis and it is a skill like any other learned behaviour. You will find that over time it will become increasingly easy to put yourself into hypnosis. I am your guide, to help you to achieve changes that you wish to make; and to teach you how to become your own therapist so that you can continue to help yourself long after our sessions have ended.

Massage has its origins in eastern traditional medicine systems, with records dating back 3,000 years. The ancient Greek and Roman physicians introduced massage to western society, however modern western massage is largely credited to 19th-century Swedish physiotherapist Peter H Ling. His hands-on techniques became known as Swedish massage and remain the most commonly used method today.

An increasing number of scientific studies have proven the many benefits of massage as a complementary therapy. Traditional Swedish massage can be used for either relaxation and stress relief or more site specific on sports/work injuries to break down muscle adhesions, stretch and relax the soft tissues to speed healing and decrease muscle fatigue. Regular massage can also be used to help prevent muscle injury by maintaining muscle fibre elasticity.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a respected, well-established and non-invasive complementary therapy that works holistically with the client to promote balance between the various systems of the body. By working particular points on the feet and hands, reflexology stimulates reflexes within the body to promote healing and balance. 

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