Complementary Theraphy

The Well Women Centre is proud to be able to offer a wide range of complementary therapies. Aromatherapy massage, Indian Head massage and Homeopathy alongside others are always in demand. All of these work to treat the whole person – emotionally, mentally and physically – rather than concentrating on a single symptom.

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They generally work well alongside other healthcare, but we advise you to check with your GP or regular healthcare provider if you have ongoing health concerns for which you take regular medication.

All our therapists are either fully qualified or volunteers working towards approved qualifications, and supervised by the college they attend.  Our therapists are insured to practice and are members of a governing body appropriate to their therapy.  They undertake regular Continuing Professional development training.

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 Safe touch

Touch is a basic human need.  We instinctively touch another to offer comfort or support, we use touch to relieve pain and protect anywhere that hurts, we cuddle children and those we care about.  Massage is safe, therapeutic touch and can be valuable for those who are isolated and have little opportunity for touch, or for those for whom touch has, historically, not been linked with safety or nurturing.

We discuss what clients can expect from our touch-based treatments before beginning, and clients are invited to identify areas they would not like to be touched. We work within the client’s preferences and check regularly that the client is happy with the massage they are receiving.

 Massage

Massage is one of the best known complementary therapies, enjoyed for relaxation, boosting circulation and helping to address pain, muscle tension and stiffness.  Our massage therapists carry out a health consultation at each appointment, and tailor the massage you receive to your individual needs.

We work within health and safety guidelines, following government advice on offering touch-based therapies.

 Aromatherapy

A full body massage with essential oils, blended to help uplift, soothe, calm and relax, as well as help with a range of emotional and physical problems. Based on individual needs, a tailored blend of essential oils is made for each client.  During the massage the oils are absorbed into the body through the skin and nose, and remain in the system for several hours. For more information click here.

 Indian Head Massage

Based on the Ayurvedic system of healing from India, the head, neck and shoulders are massaged with a range of deep kneading and compressive movements, also the pressure points of the face are gently stimulated. This eases stress that has accumulated in the muscle tissue and joints, allows muscles to relax.

 Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine which uses specially prepared, highly diluted substances (given mainly in tablet form) with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms.

The homeopath gathers detailed information about the client’s health, lifestyle and experiences which may have contributed to their current health situation. They then prescribe remedies according to the client’s specific set of symptoms, and how they experience them, taking into account their overall level of health.

Follow-up consultations focus more on changes in the client’s symptoms and overall health following taking a remedy. For more information click here.

 Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and boosting wellbeing.  It is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body and reflexologists work these points and areas.

The reflexologist presses and massages the feet, identifying and working on areas of tension and stress.  It is very relaxing to receive. For more information click here.

 Naturopathic Nutrition

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many societies. Choosing chemical-free foods, along with other healthy dietary changes, can be beneficial for many health problems and in boosting general wellbeing. Nutritionists study the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, and the energetic impact of food as well.

The nutritionist gathers information about diet and lifestyle factors which may be influencing health and makes suggestions for changes or improvements to the diet.  The client is asked to make those changes and communicate differences they feel in their health and wellbeing as a result.  They may also be asked to keep a food diary or other diet records to help them to spot patterns with the nutritionist and make further health-boosting changes. For more information click here.

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