Information on our Complementary and Alternative Therapies
There are various areas which make up the practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Whereas Complementary Medicine is used in addition to traditional medicine, Alternative Therapies are focused on stimulating a patient’s body to heal through naturally applied techniques.
With a combination of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants and massage therapy movements,
Aromatherapy is believed to enhance both the physical and emotional well-being of a patient.This Alternative Therapy is suitable for people suffering from symptoms of fibromyalgia, back pain, leg pain, sciatica,
low blood circulation, sinus issues, anxiety, depression, acne and other conditions. Additional benefits of aromatherapy are relaxation and stress reduction.
Reflexology focuses on the application of pressure to the feet without using oils or creams.
Studies carried out show that when applying pressure on these areas there are beneficial effects on the corresponding organs and the central nervous system of the human body.
Like this, reflexologists believe that while energy is stimulated, blockages in certain areas that cause pain or illness are released.
Reflexology can also improve a person’s mood and enhance sleep and relaxation.
Physiotherapy & Dry Needling
Physiotherapy sessions consist of manual therapy aimed at helping patients to recover from physical impairments and mobility problems in the musculoskeletal frame. Issues that can be treated with physiotherapy include sports injuries, post-operation recoveries such as after a hip or knee replacement and to enhance the spinal posture.
Dry Needling is a form of physiotherapy acupuncture aimed at resolving body pain and release stress. Although it is very similar to acupuncture, Dry Needling is mainly focused on reducing pain and release myofascial trigger points in muscles. On the other hand, acupuncture focuses on treating medical conditions by restoring a balanced energy through the body’s key points.
Naturopathy & Ayurvedic
The methods of Naturopathy are based on the use of natural therapies such as herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, reflexology and other. Naturopaths believe that through such alternative treatments, the body can be led towards self healing.
Ayurvedic Medicine goes hand in hand with Naturopathy, as it is about reconnecting and harmonising the delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit.
Ayurveda is about staying in good health rather than treating diseases and can be a positive way to help in the prevention of arthritis, rheumatism, muscular issues and other conditions.
Massage Therapy has increased along the years and nowadays there is quite a big number of variations to choose from, each applied with specific movements and techniques.
Therapeutic Massages are among the most relaxing and tranquil experiences. However, patients can be referred to a therapeutic massage for medical and health reasons.
Depending on the needs of your body, our specialist makes use of different techniques according to whether you need a sports massage following an injury or a deep tissue massage as a pain reliever for the shoulders, hips or tensed muscles.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
During such a therapeutic massage, the therapist uses very light pressure with long and gentle strokes to increase the flow of fluids through the lymph vessels. Lymph transports nutrients and oxygen to cells while collecting toxins and flushing them out.
When health conditions such as infections, cancer treatment or other conditions cause the lymph fluid to slow down, lymphatic drainage massage encourages the smooth movement of muscles to help transport the fluid efficiently.
Lymphatic Drainage Massages have various benefits such as boost weight loss, reduce swelling, puffiness and water retention, speed up the regeneration of tissues and cells, enhance breastfeeding and the immune system in general.
If you suffer from a phobia or an anxiety disorder, therapy using hypnotherapy can be part of the treatment plan.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is also used to tackle pain management, weight loss, sleeping disorders, chronic pain and other issues. Through this type of hypnotherapy, the psychotherapist guides the patient to strictly concentrate on the matter at hand while in an altered state of consciousness, and deal with any difficult thoughts or feelings hidden at a subconscious level.
Rehabilitation Equipment & Aromatherapy Oils
At our clinic you can find a wide selection of aromatherapy oils and melts. You can also find rehabilitation and disability equipment, such as bathroom aids, at very competitive prices! Useful for patients of all ages suffering from different conditions, the occupational therapy equipment we supply will help you carry out the day-to-day activities with fewer difficulties. is missing – should be after the section on Lymphatic Drainage Massage