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Massage Therapy

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Sports Massage

Aromatherapy Massage

Indian Head Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Reflexology

Complementary Therapies

Lava Shell Massage

Reiki

Nutritional Therapy

Lava Shell Rescue Massage

Reflexology Hot Stones

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Fusion Massage

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Massage TherapyMassage is rooted in human culture; the Chinese were practising massage as long ago as 3,000 BC. In India sacred ancient Hindu texts include massage in their guidelines for hygiene and well-being. Egyptian tombs contain evidence that shows massage was part of their culture. After bathing rituals in hot springs many Romans liked to round off their visits to the baths with a relaxing massage.Massage therapy promotes relaxation and may help ease stress and tension. Massage is a general term and each type of massage has its own specific techniques, it is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Benefits of massage include:  Relief from stress, anxiety and tension  Feelings of deep relaxation  Improved mood  Improved sleep  A general sense of health and well being Quality Standards: the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is one of the largest therapy associations in the UK and was founded in 1962. The FHT is a not for profit organisation who, by setting industry standards, ensures best practice for therapists and their clients, www.fht.org.uk  for further informationWhat happens during a massage? All treatments are tailored specifically for individual needs to maintain the clients’ optimum wellbeing and aid in a holistic approach to clients’ health. During the treatment, towels will be used to ensure your modesty. Your therapist may use oils, creams or talc during the massage. These can help nourish the skin, and allow a fluid, free flowing massage. Your body responds to a massage in two main ways. Firstly there’s a physical effect on your body for example massage may reduce muscle stiffness or increase joint mobility. Then there are psychological benefits too such as feelings of relaxation and well-being. This therapy is suitable for most adults but there are certain conditions where you should avoid massage. To ensure the continued well-being of clients, all treatments begin with a consultation, which enables your therapist to make sure that massage is right for you. In some instances your doctors permission may be required before treatments can commence.    Holistic Massage A therapeutic massage to relieve tension and general stress from the body. The treatment is adapted to suit clients’ needs.    Sports MassageA deep tissue massage that may help remove waste products accumulated during exercise. This may improve your sporting performance by reducing muscle tension and improve flexibility; it focuses on muscle systems used in athletic activities. Sports massage can be used to aid recovery from injury or an event or as part of a long term training programme. The method id to combine Swedish style massage with trigger points compression and neuromuscular techniques to reduce soreness and help enhance power, endurance and flexibility. Pre and post event as well as preventative treatments help reduce your injury risk no matter at what level you compete. Due to the nature of the deep muscle tissue manipulation it can be uncomfortable at first, but your body will respond as muscle stiffness reduces and flexibility increases. Initial appointments are a minimum of 45 minutes which includes an initial consultation.After your treatment to gain maximum benefit try to rest afterwards as this helps your body’s natural healing process. Caffeine can have a stimulating effect so tea, coffee and cola should be avoided if possible. Drink plenty of water or herbal tea over the next few days, this helps flush away toxins. Try to avoid alcohol and tobacco for at least 24 hours.Potential benefits of sports massage can include;  faster recovery from micro damage and trauma in workouts  increased flexibility and range of motion  relief from fatigue  reduced injury healing time  improved circulation  reduced muscle tension, cramping and inflammation post event    Aromatherapy MassageAn individually tailored massage with essential oils which may help ease numerous conditions such as stress, tension, oedema and digestive complaints to name a few. It works with the pure properties of plants, using their essential oils in a natural, complementary therapy which can improve both physical and emotional well-being. Aromatherapy is suitable for most adults but there are certain conditions where you should avoid aromatherapy. In some instances your doctors permission may be required before treatments can commence, for instance, if you have a heart condition. To ensure the continued well-being of clients, all treatments begin with a consultation, which enables your therapist to make sure that aromatherapy massage is right for you. Aromatherapy oils can help to promote emotional wellbeing and good health. Therapists regularly use around 50 oils to help a variety of conditions. Each oil has different therapeutic properties so they are chosen and blended especially to meet your needs. There are two main ways in which you can benefit from the essential oils: either by them being absorbed by your skin, or through your breathing. The oils can have a physical effect by causing chemical changes in your body’s systems and a psychology effect when you inhale the fragrance.After your treatment to gain maximum benefit from the essential oils and to give them time to be absorbed into your skin, don’t bath or shower for 8 hours, and avoid bath oils and salts for 24 hours. Drink plenty of water as this helps flush away toxins. Try to avoid alcohol and tobacco for at least 24 hours.    Indian Head MassageThe therapy originates from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, taking account of mind, body and spirit. Indian head massage is a mixture of traditional Indian and Western massage techniques.During an Indian head massage you will be invited to take a seat and relax on a low backed chair as it is mainly the head, face, neck and upper back and shoulders that are being worked on. Oils are optional, if the treatment is performed without oils you can remain fully clothed and a lightweight t-shirt would be recommended. If oil is preferred upper clothing can be removed and a large towel, used to ensure modesty, applied. This therapy is suitable for most adults but there are certain conditions where you should avoid Indian head massage. To ensure the continued well-being of clients, all treatments begin with a consultation, which enables your therapist to make sure that Indian head massage is right for you. In some instances your doctors permission may be required before treatments can commence, for instance, if you have epilepsy.    Pregnancy MassageA therapeutic form of massage given for women in pregnancy. It aids a woman through the child bearing phase by helping pregnancy related problems. Please note that massage should not be performed within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.    ReflexologyA therapeutic system that concentrates on pressure points or reflex points in the feet. Thumb pressures are applied to the feet and may aid in the ease of tension, plus other disorders throughout the body.   Reflexology Hot StonesThis ancient therapy uses hot basalt stones which are heated and used with oils during a reflexology session.  Large stones are used to warm and massage the lower legs and feet, whilst small stones are used to work specific reflex points.   The combination of pressure and heat:    Stimulates reflex pathways   Improves circulation   Releases and helps eliminate toxins   Boosts immunity and lymphatic function   Reduces tension in the muscles   Is deeply relaxing   Relieves chronic pain of feet and lower leg    ReikiA Japanese system of treatment that involves light or no contact. Reiki is a deeply relaxing system that helps release blocks in the body’s energetic flow that may, if left untreated, lead to stress related disorders.    Thai Yoga MassageAn ancient eastern massage system working on meridian or ‘sen lines’. A fully clothed form of massage, it uses mobilisations and massage within postures akin to yoga. A great relaxing massage which may significantly improve joint flexibility. Please note that clients must wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing. This form of massage is conducted on a mat on the floor due to the nature of the techniques.   Thai Foot MassageThai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet that originated in Thailand about 2000 years ago.  It has become an integral part of traditional Thai massage and has elements of Shiatsu , Reflexology, Chinese massage and Yoga incorporated into the massage itself.  Thai Foot Massage involves hands on stretching and massage , along with the use of a stick to stimulate  the reflex points.  It is still taught by Buddhist monks in the temples of Thailand.  Traditional Thai massage and Thai Foot massage complement each other beautifully.  Thai massage balances the elements of the mind and body, while Thai Foot massage stimulates the internal organs, giving the receiver holistic treatment.  The following benefits include:    Improved circulation in legs and hands   Stimulates lymphatic drainage   Helps remove toxins   Helps boost the immune system   Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility   Promotes improved sleep   Stress relief   Thai Fusion MassageThai Fusion Massage brings together the best of both Western massage techniques and Thai massage techniques.  Although not traditionally performed on a couch or plinth, certain Thai massage techniques lend themselves very well to working in this way.  So much so that Thai massage using oils and a couch is now commonplace in Thailand.  Combine these powerful traditional techniques with pre-blended aromatherapy oils and you have a superb fusion where East meets West. Thai Herbal compresses are traditionally used as part of Thai Fusion Massage.  Ground fresh or dried herbs are wrapped in a muslin cloth, and then steamed to release the potent qualities of the herbs.  These hot herbal compresses, known as prakhop, are then systematically pressed over the body.  Benefits of Thai Fusion Massage include:   Reduces tension through heat and aromatic properties of the herbs  Deep relaxation of muscle and nerve fibres (helps relieve chronic pain arising from overuse  injuries)  Softens and nourishes the skin (many herbs are nourishing, exfoliating and restorative)  Eases respiration through the use of aromatic herbal vapours  Improves the circulation as the massage and heat dilates the blood vessels enabling them to work more efficiently  Aids the elimination of toxins and waste products through increased lymphatic circulation and detoxification provided by heat, herbs and massage  Restores the body’s vital energy flow (through the stimulation of the Sen Lines)  Lava Shell MassageLava shells are the world’s first self heating massage tool.  A unique innovation in warming spa therapies that relaxes whilst easing muscle and joint aches and pains.  Lava Shell Massage therapy uses 100% genuine recycled Tiger Clam Shells which heat up internally for up to an hour with a patented combination of natural minerals and water.  Beneficial for very tight muscles, joints and chronic stress conditions.  Lava Shell Rescue MassageThe Lava Shell Rescue Massage is an effective deep tissue massage.  The treatment is an ingenuous combination of heat and ice therapy.  Manual massage along with the use with hot and cold shells are used to target specific problem areas, address issues of referred pain and reduce muscle tension through the targeting of muscular trigger points.  Beneficial for pre and post event massage, injury treatment and very tense muscles.      After your Massage TreatmentTo gain maximum benefit from your massage treatment it is advisable to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol in the hours immediately after your treatment. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to ask your therapist for advice.    Nutritional TherapyThis is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of and peak performance. Nutritional therapy can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these contribute to symptoms. This approach allows the nutritional therapist to work with people (including children) on many levels by addressing nutritional imbalances and supporting the body towards maintaining health. Our nutritional therapist is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is also registered on the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) website (www.cnhc.org.uk).   Why use nutritional therapy? – Some people simply want to check that they are onthe right track with regard to healthy eating; others may want to lose weight or gethelp with their symptoms.   Nutritional therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to define a personalised nutrition plan rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.   The consultation process; before your first consultation you are required to complete and return the Health Questionnaire and a five day food diary, allow one week for the therapist to prepare the diet and lifestyle report before booking your first consultation. As part of the treatment process you will be given a copy of your diet and lifestyle analysis.  What to expect from a consultation?  Detailed analysis of your dietary and nutritional intake  Detailed health and family case history  A strategy for health linking the symptoms to nutritional imbalances and providing support and encouragement to change diet and lifestyle  Action plan - personalised advice for diet and lifestyle changes  Details of any recommended nutritional supplements  If required recommendation of non-invasive clinical tests to help ascertain any suspected underlying conditions         

 

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic Clinic 01787 222435

Unit 17 Wakes Hall Business Centre, Colchester Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, CO6 2DY