Complementary Therapy Support Programmes for Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing


What is Complementary Health Care?

Complementary Health Care incorporates a wide variety of therapies and practices that are used to support health and wellbeing.

Many people access Complementary Therapies to provide time out from their current situation. Other people will be seeking support with chronic conditions.

Therapies can be provided to support an individual experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, fear and pain which may be the result of physical or emotional issues.

  • Techniques and programmes used may help ease:

    • Stress
    • Tension
    • Anxiety
    • Musculo-skeletal problems
    • Pain in some areas
  • They may also:

    • Aid Sleep
    • Lift Mood
    • Aid an individual to develop personal coping mechanisms.

Therapies - Scroll down the page for more details

Consultation

When you attend your first session a consultation will be carried out. This will include a medical history and questions about your lifestyle to identify how your needs can be supported best. During the consultation process any contraindications to therapies and techniques will be identified and discussed.

KORE Therapy (Oriental Body Balance): is a method of assessing the body to identify physical imbalances that can lead to pain, discomfort and other health issues. By assessing the body first the appropriate therapeutic technique can be applied exactly where needed so you get the best from your session.

Traditional Therapies

Acupuncture

 

Fine sterile needles are inserted into specific points around the body, to stimulate the flow of Qi. Acupuncture has been used for over 3000 years in China as a major part of their primary and secondary health care system.
Heather Dawn specialises in Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies to ease stress, anxiety, musculo-skeletal pain and for general wellbeing. TCM Acupuncture can however be used therapeutically and as a preventative for a variety of disorders.

  • Is acupuncture of the ear. Needles are inserted into specific points to create a feeling of calm, where the mind can be settled and the spirit lifted. Auricular acupuncture is indicated for Psychological and Neurological symptoms and can be supportive for anyone wanting to feel revitalised, more positive and relaxed. It can be applied as a standalone treatment and often used in conjunction with a support programme.
  • Chi Nei Tsang is an advanced system of Chinese internal organ Chi massage. In the West the abdomen is known as the second brain. If this area is knotted up the whole energy of the body becomes sluggish and physical and emotional strain can be experienced.
    Chi Nei Tsang involves deep massage of the abdomen, it can help ease tension, lift mood and support general wellbeing. Anmo Fu is a general deep abdominal massage which can be performed as part of a combined treatment programme.
  • The foot supports the whole structure and influences every movement we make, effecting central balance through the sacrum. So tension in the feet can influence movement elsewhere in the body. Thai foot massage eases the joints and tissues of the foot and lower leg while stimulating reflex points on the feet and supporting the body as a whole.
  • Glass jars are used as an aid to massage. By creating a vacuum the jars can be applied to the body where they stimulate in the same way as massage with the difference of being a pulling opposed to a pushing action. This pulling action stimulates the movement of blood and Qi and releases deep tension. Burning a herb over particular acupuncture points and injury sites feels soothing and supports the movement of Qi in the area.
  • Is a gentle technique based on ayurvedic philosophy. A variety of massage strokes are used, including deep kneading and compression movements over the neck and shoulders and gentle manipulation of the scalp. Pressure points on the face and neck can also be incorporated into the session.
  • Is a gentle hands-on therapy that focuses on easing restrictions in the sacral and cranial regions. The technique includes soft touch of the cranial area. The technique is very gentle and relaxing.
  • Is the gentle application of touch to the joints and tissues. Linking with the natural flexion and extension of the body, Qi Gung gently unwinds and eases tension that can contribute to pain and stress
  • A natural method of promoting wellbeing. A session is performed fully clothed and involves no manipulation so is suitable for anyone.
    Reiki s a Japanese system of Healing, rediscovered in the 1920’s by Dr Usui. The word Reiki is pronounced " Ray - Key ". Rei, = " Universal " Ki, = "Vital life force" So Reiki simply means " Universal life force "
    Reiki is a gentle therapy that is relaxing in nature. Receivers of Reiki often experience feelings similar to meditation, an overall sense of wellbeing and an improved sense of self.
  • Hopi ear candling Is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. The candle, which is a tube, is placed to the ear where a ‘chimney effect’ is created. This chimney effect gently massages the inner ear providing gentle warmth that is extremely relaxing. The treatment is supportive in achieving equilibrium of the inner ear and providing relaxation.