Amanda Morris, CLT, MLDUK, Cert. ECBS
5MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy, which uses a range of
specialised and gentle, rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph nodes. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels, which carry substances vital to the defense of the body, and removes waste products, excess fluid, toxins and bacteria.
It is performed directly on the skin without oil.
The effects are preventative, remedial and deeply relaxing.
MLD can be used for numerous conditions including:
Appointments 1hr, cost £45
THE BOWEN TECHNIQUE
The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using a very gentle pressure. Using thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling type moves, the technique works by stimulating the connective tissue of the body.
There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue involved and no force is used or needed to achieve change. The experience is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.
Appointments are approximately 45 minutes to an hour and it is best performed directly on skin but can be done through light clothing. Three to five treatments at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required. It is recommended that other therapies are not mixed with the Bowen Technique e.g. massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy etc.
The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person, not just the symptoms. Some people choose to use Bowen as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly 2-4 times a year.
Common presentations include:
Cost £45 per treatment (45mins – 1hour)
Scar formation is a natural process of wound healing. Scar tissue contains more fibrous tissue and collagen deposits than normal skin, making it structurally and functionally different. There may have been nerve damage from the injury or surgery causing numbness or sensitivity in the area.
ScarWork is done primarily to improve feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues, creating better movement between the layers of skin, fascia (connective tissue) and muscle. Treatments stimulate the circulation, lymphatic and nervous systems to encourage renewed healing and promote tissue health.
ScarWork can help resolve nerve impairment or symptoms such as numbness, pain or sensitivity.
Which scars can be treated?
All kinds of scars from very old to newly healed (once you have been discharged from your doctor) can be treated using ScarWork. They could be the result of an accident, operation or cosmetic surgery, such as:
N.B. ScarWork cannot be used if mesh has been inserted.
Cost £45 for an hours treatment