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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.

Massage 

Each type of 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.  The massage therapist will combine techniques to achieve the maximum desired result.

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

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists have the ability to assess, diagnose and treat a vast range of musculoskeletal injuries providing fast effective management. Our physiotherapist works with many orthopaedic consultants and offers post operative rehabilitation enabling you to regain strength and movement in the shortest possible time.

Hot Stones Therapy

A warming and therapeutic massage using warm basalt stones which have been slowly heated in hot water to penetrate deeply into tired aching muscles.

Initially the stones are used to warm therapeutic oils on the therapists hands and transfer heat to the body. As the stones cool slightly they are glided over the skin transferring a warmth that spreads, deeply relaxing the body and mind.

Particularly beneficial to stubborn muscle aches and knots and helpful to stiff aching joints such as hands, neck, shoulders feet and ankles.

Indian Head Massage

A wonderfully relaxing seated massage of the upper back, shoulders neck, arms scalp and face. 

Concentrating on acupressure points on the scalp, this massage is hypnotic and deeply meditative and particularly helpful to symptoms of headaches, stress, anxiety and insomnia.

Can be adapted to lying down if preferred.

Reiki

Reiki is an ancient form of energy medicine developed and formalised in early 1920’s Japan. Reiki is also the name given to the subtle, natural healing vibration channelled through a Reiki practitioner to the client during a treatment.

This natural healing therapy promotes calm and balance by strengthening your body’s natural healing processes and releasing blockages in your energy system. Energetic blockages are formed and sustained by the barrage of energies we come into daily contact with in our environments.

There are many ailments that in fact begin as subtle energetic imbalances and Reiki aims to resolve these small imbalances before they become bigger problems.