What can you expect during and after your treatment?
I will ask you to give me written details of your medical history and lifestyle demands and plot any pain patterns on a body chart. This will help us target your exact needs from this first treatment and, if needed, devise a treatment plan with you for the future. Your posture patterns will be observed and I always like to check your range of movement before and after your treatment so you can measure the improvement. If you have booked for a relaxation rather than a clinical appointment, just a medical history will be needed.
Your comfort and privacy are my upmost concern and you will be left in peace to undress and get onto the heated bed with plenty of warm fresh towels/blankets to cover you. Many techniques can be carried out through clothing so if you prefer, you can leave some clothes on. If it's uncomfortable to lie on your front or back my massage can be adapted for you to side lie, also ideal during Pregnancy. You have the choice of essential oil wax or an unperfumed oil/wax if allergies are an issue. During your treatment I will check in with you to make sure the pressure and type of technique are effective and comfortable for you. It helps me greatly if you can let me know how the treatment feels to set the tone for any subsequent treatments and areas needing further attention. Equally, this is your precious time and if peace and quiet is whats needed, it shall be yours.
Holistic Remedial Massage
Do you need to tackle annoying aches and pains that sit in your muscles and wear you down? This massage has evolved from my Sports Massage and Advanced Jing Massage training, so you can expect a technical and results driven approach. After a thorough consultation, to establish the historical cause of your challenges and fascial patterns in your posture, I will choose the appropriate soft and deep tissue techniques and stretches. I have been helping people out of pain combining my extensive repetoire of massage movements and homecare advice, prescribing stretches and other exercise and lifestyle ideas for self help. To understand my training and approach further please refer to www.jing.massage.com and my qualifications which are listed on the 'About' page.
Myofascial Release (MFR)
MFR is a very interesting technique as it treats the web of connective tissue (fascia) that holds all of the muscles and organs in place. This tissue can become rigid and dehydrated for various reasons and can even hold the memory of accidents or injuries experienced in the past. Fascial body work can be the missing key to unlocking chronic pain that other treatments have not been able to reach. It is a deeply relaxing technique applying gentle,yet deep, stretching of the fascial pathways. Outcomes:
- improved posture (especially through the 'Body Balancing' approach which aims to reset our fascia to it's original healthy alignment)
- reduction/elimination of pain and stiffness
- reduce scar tissue and learn how to work it yourself
- increased range of movement
- stress reduction
MFR is also effective in releasing scar tissue and associated adhesions. This area of work is truly ground breaking and can bring relief from adhesions where other avenues of treatment have failed. If this issue affects you or a loved one take the time to research this approach, You Tube has many fascinating Testimonials from people who suffered for years with post-operative or post injury pain. Search "Myofascial Release For Scar Tissue"
Hot Stone Jing Fusion Massage
Imagine your aching muscles, enveloped with uplifting oils and the rhythmical deep rewarding heat of hot stones applied, using a seamless swave of stones and hands. Let this experience transport you to a place where the 'to do' list does not exist and you just float peacefully unaware.
Stones can also be used in my more clinical/sports massage to ease chronic pain and acute injuries. The application of hot and cold stones is wonderful for speeding up healing responses by flushing through the circulation.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points of the feet or hands correspond with different areas of the body. As a well trained Reflexologist i work holistically with my clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health of my clients. Reflexology can be received by anyone at any age( although there may be occasional instances when it is not suitable).The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might notice youself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving.You may also find that other aspects of imbalance improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
There have been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology and it is used within midwifery, stress management schemes and even some GP practices, have resident reflexologists along with many other complementary therapists. Why not look at Culm Valley Integrated Centre For Health as an example of one such surgery leading the way!