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Foot Health

Foot Health comprises of cutting toenails and treating any painful places on your feet.

A lot of people forget to look after their feet, but as most of us are aware, when there is a problem with them, it can cause difficulties and discomfort.  Corns and callus, caused by continued friction on certain areas of the feet, can become painful and sore.  Corns are especially painful when direct pressure is applied.  The type of shoes that are worn can help alleviate the discomfort, but the best treatment is to have them removed by a professional.  Corn plasters are not recommended as they can damage healthy skin around the corns and cause more pain and discomfort.

Sports Massage 

Each type of sports massage uses different massage techniques. Effleurage is a light stroking that can be performed with the palms or the thumbs. The pressure and speed is varied depending on the muscle and the desired result. Effleurage increases blood flow to the muscle.

Petrissage is a form of two-handed kneading in which both hands pick up the muscle and compress it. This technique loosens tight bunches of muscles. Percussive strokes are blows or strikes on the muscle, often performed with the little fingers. They are used to tone the muscles.  Cupping involves percussing or striking the muscles with cupped hands. It stimulates the skin and causes muscle contractions that help tone the muscles.

There are variations on all these strokes, such as deep cross-fiber friction to separate muscle fibers and break down scar tissue, and jostling to relieve muscle tension. A good sports massage therapist will combine techniques to achieve the maximum desired result.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment that has been used in the East to promote good health for thousands of years.

Extremely fine, sterile needles are inserted into points along the meridians to help guide the body towards a balanced state. Needles may be shallowly or deeply inserted or non-insertion techniques may be used.

Subtle adjustments to position, depth and duration of needling ensure that each treatment is tailored entirely individually for each patient so their body/mind is supported to repair and to protect itself.

Treatments are designed to improve immediate symptoms but also to benefit the patient on a deeper level from where imbalances may have their root. The aim of the traditionally trained acupuncturist is to produce relief from symptoms, re-balance the body/mind and to promote a sense of well-being for each patient. You may notice that other symptoms in addition to those you primarily want treated, improve after acupuncture.

Acupuncture is often used to treat painful conditions such as migraine, lower back pain and osteoarthritis. It is also used to help people with a range of conditions from anxiety to infertility.

Ear Wax Removal          Hearing Test

Whist the body produces ear wax naturally to help protect your ears, it can produce too much which can cause discomfort and sometimes pain.

Aural microsuction is the preferred and most common method of treatment for ear wax removal. A head mounted high magnification microscope is used to view the area in the ear which needs microsuction. The suction tools will be used to remove any ear wax or debris which is blocking the ear. The tool works like a vacuum cleaner and removes any ear wax and skin debris, without using any water, leaving the ear dry, which is the healthiest option. Manual tools can be used if required.

Why do I need ear wax removed?

  • Ear wax has built up and is causing pain or issues with hearing
  • Need a full hearing test or having impressions taken for hearing aids
  • untreated ear wax build up could lead to an infection

How do you know if you have ear wax build up?

  • Earache
  • Ringing noises or tinnitus
  • A feeling of fullness in the affected ear
  • Hearing issues in the affected ear
  • Dizziness

What are the benefits of having ear wax removed?

  • Healthier ear canals
  • Reduced risk of fungal or bacterial infection, which can cause severe discomfort
  • Ability to fit hearing aids – it is not possible to fit in-the-ear haring aids when the ear canal is blocked with wax
  • It may relieve an aching jaw
  • It can help avoid ear infections
  • It may relieve the symptoms of tinnitus