What happens when I go for treatment?
Staying healthy and recovering health is a priority for all of us, no matter our circumstances. Different forms of medicine, therapies and healing that can contribute to helping us achieve this are available to all; so please take the opportunity to explore which approaches are best suited to your needs.
Complementary therapies are not a substitute for conventional medicine. They offer a spectrum of healing possibilities with smaller or greater benefits which can be used alone or in combination with other forms of therapeutic treatments, including conventional and mainstream treatments.
Your first visit with me will include preliminary discussions to determine your current state of health and lifestyle, as well as any physical or stress-related problems experienced in the past, and any conventional medicinal treatments you are currently receiving.
This initial session allows me to become familiar with your needs and advise a beneficial course of treatment.
Treatment sessions usually last between 25 and 50 minutes. A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your needs at the time, all of which can be adapted if your circumstances should change.
The aim of every session is to leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated, released from any tensions or worries that you had at the start. After one or two treatments your body may respond in ways which you may not have expected; many people note a sense of well-being, relaxation, and that they are sleeping more easily.
I encourage you to let me know how you are responding to the treatment.
After each session, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water for the rest of the day, avoiding any alcohol and vigorous exercise, even if you feel on top of the world. The goal behind your treatment is to allow your body and mind to relax and recover, so it is advisable to take rest to ensure that you feel the full benefits of the therapy.
I can offer advice and assistance, not only with continuing treatment but also providing a practice you can incorporate into your daily life.
Please not that the information provide here is for guidance, not to replace the medical expertise of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional. Whilst I encourage the use of these therapies to complement sound medical treatment, they should not be used as a means of self-diagnosis or self-treatment.
If you are experiencing problems, I recommend that you consult your GP and seek professional medical advice. I also recommend that you make sure that any professionals you do see are aware that you are receiving complementary therapy treatments so as to safeguard what matters the most: your health.
"Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are." Jack Kornfield