The AVIVA Cancer pledge

The AVIVA Cancer pledge

When clients are buying or renewing their Private Medical Insurance policy the cover the insurance provider offers when it comes to claims for cancer is often one of the most considered factors in relation to the benefit levels offered. AVIVA provide extensive cover for the treatment of cancer and their literature is exceptionally clear when it comes to explaining exactly what is and isn’t covered giving peace of mind to its members and potential clients. Even if you have chosen to take a reduced out-patients option on you policy, AVIVA will NOT apply any out-patient limits for cancer claims after…

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most commonly offered technique of massage therapy. It is also the foundation for other types of massage, such as sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage. Some UK Health Cash Plan providers, such as Healthshield cover Swedish massage which would enable you to claim cash back for part or all of your treatment. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. *Swedish massage Techniques – Effleurage is where the therapist uses gliding strokes. It…

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

*The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), is the largest leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland and they confirm that Hot Stone Massage is arguably one of the most popular therapies around today and that it is not only extremely relaxing, but also very effective due to the heat introduced to tense muscles. Hot stone massage therapy is a specialist massage where a therapist applies smooth heated stones to the body, combining the benefits of massage and heat in one unified treatment. Spas typically use basalt stones which are river rocks, and they are normally heated in…

A closer look at Reiki

A closer look at Reiki

Reiki is a complementary therapy which can be covered on a Health Cash Plan from some providers in the UK such as Healthshield and Medicash which would enable you to claim cash back for treatment up to the benefit level of cover you have in place. What is Reiki? The UK Reiki Federation is one of the largest Reiki only professional associations and they confirm that the Japanese word Reiki is translated as universal life force energy. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that has been taught in the UK since the late 1900’s however, it has been used in…

The cost effectiveness of the ‘inSpire’ Private Medical Insurance policy

The cost effectiveness of the ‘inSpire’ Private Medical Insurance policy

If you are looking for Private Medical Insurance that offers a full cover plan for a low-cost premium, you may want to consider the unique ‘inSpire’ plan offered by APRIL UK. About APRIL UK APRIL UK is part of the APRIL Group, a global insurance provider that serves 6 million customers across 34 countries. April UK offer two health insurance products, one being their unique policy known as ‘inSpire’, which through a formed partnership with Spire Healthcare, offers quality medical care for a competitively priced premium at Spire Hospitals throughout the UK, for both individual and company schemes. As APRIL…

A closer look at Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

A closer look at Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD UK is an association in the UK and is made up of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) practitioners. They advise that MLD is an advanced therapy where the therapist uses a range of techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. The origination of this complementary therapy is back in the 1930’s where Dr Emil Vodder created a range of movements which brought relief to some chronic conditions such as sinus congestion and catarrh. It has now moved forward and has gained acceptance throughout the world as a component in the treatment and control of lymphoedema….

What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy?

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) was founded in 1894 and is the professions largest membership organisation. They confirm that Physiotherapy is a treatment that aims to help people restore movement and function when they have been affected by illness, injury or disability. *Physiotherapy can prove beneficial for a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as: – Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s) –  Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis) – Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack) – Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis) Sessions for Physiotherapy usually lasts…