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Glossary about Therapies.

 

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Therapy techniques available.

Visceral Manipulation

is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions that cause pain and dysfunction. ‘Viscera’ is the connective tissue that surrounds, supports and affords movement around every muscle, organ, nerve, bone & structure within the body.

Harmony and health exist only when motion is free and excursion is full.  VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamic mobility of organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

VM evaluates and treats by assessment of structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury.

CranioSacral therapy (CST)

is a comprehensive therapy which can be used effectively for the treatment of many conditions at all ages. It is extremely gentle, non-invasive, and causes no discomfort or disturbance to the client.

Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) is one of the three life giving systems in the body the other.  These three life giving systems effect and are affected by one another so therefore it is important that they are working to their optimum. The cerebral spinal fluid bathes, protects and gives nutrients to the brain and spinal cord.

If the body has received any trauma the body holds a lasting impression, leading to dysfunction and symptoms of illness and disease. The work of the therapist is to release that restrictive pattern so that the flow of the body is working at its optimum.

Treatment consists of the practitioner placing his or her hands very gently on the body, identifying the areas of restriction or tension, and following the subtle internal pulls and twists manifested by the craniosacral system until points of resistance are encountered and released, thereby enabling the tissues to return to proper healthy function. The therapist seeks to restore balance to the craniosacral system, hence giving optimum health and well-being.

Treatment is generally soothing, comforting and pleasant, and creates a sense of ease, calmness and well-being.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase lymphatic flow, with the aim of getting rid of toxins in your body.

The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system; lymph helps fight infection and acts as a toxin filter. There are around twice as many lymph vessels as blood vessels in your body. However, unlike blood, which is pumped around your body by your heart, the lymph system has no pump. Lymph relies on the pressure from your blood vessels and movement from your muscles to carry white blood cells and antibodies around the lymph system.

Lymph transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, collecting toxins on the way and then flushing the toxins out through the lymph nodes. Drinking alcohol, eating too much sugar, drinking too much tea and coffee, living stressed lives in polluted cities — there are many reasons these days why our bodies are full of toxins.

Acupuncture

is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points. The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy (PST)

is an evolutionary, body-oriented
 therapeutic modality dealing with sexual and intimacy issues, developed by Mike 
Lousada. Unlike many somatic sexology trainings, PST approaches sexuality through the heart, not through the genitals.  It is a unique combination of psychotherapeutic and bodywork disciplines, based on the understanding that most sexual issues present as a combination of cognitive (mind) and somatic (body) symptoms. It is only by addressing both mind and body, therefore, that full resolution can be achieved.

AcuCranial Therapy

AcuCranial is using the knowledge of acupuncture and cranioSacral therapy together. Meridians are pathways through which our energy flows in the body from organs to keep it strong and functional. Just like blood vessels, they can become blocked and as a result illness can occur. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to access the meridians and help to clear blockages. Whilst working with the cranial system, acupuncture can be used at the same time to open any blocked meridian channels.

SomatoEmotional release (SER)

is a therapeutic procedure that uses the concepts of cranioSacral therapy to free the body and mind of the discomforting side effects of trauma. Many times, the emotional symptoms that we experience during trauma remain unresolved and the body is unable to heal. In order for these remaining symptoms of trauma to heal permanently a mind-body connection has to be made.

By using CranioSacral therapy, integrated with talking therapies the emotional content that is causing a physical block can be resolved in a metaphysical way; always in a safe, supportive environment for the clients well being.  This allows the body’s cellular memory to begin the healing process, allowing full recovery from the traumatic experience.

Remedial Therapy

is aimed at rehabilitation to the muscular skeletal system and designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly to the injured area. For the body to return to normal health after injury certain conditions are required to speed up and encourage recovery.

Assessment of restricted movement which is causing pain and dysfunction, therapeutic treatment such as remedial massage, mobilization, manipulative techniques and out of clinic exercises are inclusive to your treatment plan.

It is used to treat strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising and any injury where the skin is intact. Remedial Therapy is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example; repetitive strain injury (RSI), back pain and jaw problems (TMJ).

Cocoon

From the inspiration of ‘cirque to solei’ came ariel yoga; Having experienced this amazing technique Debbie was inspired to buy her own silk & now practices for personal benefits. Whist meditating in the silk, she had a vision to offer the cocoon effects whilst treating some of her clients, using CranioSacral therapy

It benefits those who have been sensory deprived, birth trauma so hence the fact it is great for treating babies too

” it feels like you’re back in the womb, so therapeutic

HypnoSlim

is a unique and effective Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Programme that targets your specific food and eating issues to create a programme that works from within, to help you achieve your own personal targets and ideal weight. Using hypnosis your subconscious is accessed helping you to change your attitudes to eating and food. Losing weight becomes easy and enjoyable as the conflicts and struggles disappear.

The four week hypnoSlim programme includes an initial consultation that builds up an individual profile by finding and working with YOUR resistances that have prevented you in the past from you achieving your ideal weight reduction, shape and size. Clients over a 30BMI qualify for a ‘virtual surgical gastric band operation’ which works by engaging your imagination and combines powerful hypnotherapy techniques to ‘fit’ the band. It is a none invasive procedure which is safe and comfortable.

The HypnoSlim Programme is NOT a diet. It simply redresses the balance between you and your relationship with food. Whether just a few pounds overweight or clinically obese, this therapy is ideal for anyone who simply wishes to change and has reached a point where they are willing for that change to occur

Hypnotherapy and Fertility

can be very successful for clients experiencing fertility problems for what ever reason. In recent years hypnosis has begun to be accepted as part of our everyday health care system and the use of hypnosis in fertility is becoming more popular in today’s society. There are many factors responsible for infertility, and hypnotherapy can create a satisfactory state of mind for pregnancy and labour by removing any fears or obstacle, whether they are conscious or unconscious.

cupping

is a technique that dates back 3000 years ago and was originally used to remove poison from the body.

Its application is one of suction to increase skin temperature, activate fluids, treat spinal dysfunction, enhance blood circulation, affect the nervous system and their organs and is a tremendous help for painful and stiff muscles. The Cupping technique is therefore of benefit to the skin, meridians as in acupuncture, bones, internal organs and fantastic results are achieved when stagnation is apparent in the body causing irritability and depression. It is also applicable in the treatment of cellulite.

Cupping can be used alone or integrated with other therapies.

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