This week is Back Care Awareness Week and BackCare, the UK’s National Back Pain Association, has partnered with kidsbacks4thefuture, a multi award winning social enterprise, to educate children and young people about the importance of taking care of their backs during childhood and teenage years. With many of the back and neck pain problems experienced by adults due to them not looking after their backs during childhood and teenage years, there are many ways we can teach children to take care of their backs and here are some effective tips provided by kidsbacks4thefuture, all of which can help prevent future…
Have you heard about Access Surgery?
Access Surgery and Access Surgery Premier are hospital treatment insurance policies from Westfield Health. These policies are not Private Medical Insurance however they do cover policyholders privately for new medical conditions that the NHS define as non-urgent. There is no cover on either policy for cancer treatment, heart conditions or chronic conditions. A chronic condition is a disease, illness or injury that needs regular or periodic treatment, medication or advice. Who is eligible for Access Surgery cover? Both policies are available to anyone aged between 18 and 79 years of age. If you have a policy in place prior to…
A closer look at Acupressure
Acupressure is one of the better known Complimentary medicines and it treats the body as an energy system. By identifying and releasing blocked or congested energy centres known as acupoints, acupressure works to relieve individual symptoms.
The therapist treating you will then proceed to massage the areas discussed. They will use an oil or cream-based product to provide a free-flowing massage. Towels will also be carefully place to ensure you are covered. This will also keep you warm and comfortable throughout the treatment.
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. Your 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. They are normally heated in a hot…
What is Physiotherapy?
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) was founded in 1894 and is the professions largest membership organisation. 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 for 30 minutes. During this time the…
Exploring the benefits of Chiropractic treatment
Dealing with everyday tasks in life which involve lifting, pushing, carrying etc. can cause your muscles, joints and bones to become stiff and sore over time. This may result in undesirable aches and pains.
A Closer look at Osteopathy
There are no age limits for osteopathy treatment. Your Osteopath can therefore provide treatment the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.