Acupuncture in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Acupuncture in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
I want clients to feel better! To me this includes feeling happy and engaged with the process. The treatment is always delivered with your agreement and I will be respectful of any concerns or special requirements you may have. Together we can agree a plan based on my recommendations. If at any point you are not happy to proceed we will stop.
Sometimes it's helpful to have a few messages or a phone chat first to help you decide. I also offer massage, cupping and other therapies which may work better for you, or be used in combination with acupuncture. If you're curious, I'm here to answer your questions.
Acupuncture seeks to treat the whole person. The therapy is based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine which have been tried, tested and improved for millennia! The intention is to work with the body's systems, supporting what is already there, working to keep you well. The treatment plan will therefore include a full history. I will treat you as an individual, never just your condition.
Although acupuncture is an ancient medicine technique, modern research now supports the beneficial nature of acupuncture for a variety of issues. NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) now recommends acupuncture for chronic pain and also tension-type headaches and migraines. Conditions treated in clinic include headaches, chronic pain, muscular skeletal problems, skin problems, stress, gynecological issues, fertility (both IVF support and natural fertility), low energy, chronic fatigue, digestive complaints. Some people come to maintain good health rather than to treat a specific problem. Acupuncture and associated therapies such as cupping, Gua Sha and Chinese massage are used in the clinic.
To the Point is a video created by the British Acupuncture Council highlights the developing scientific evidence in support of acupuncture.
A massage with pressure tailored to your needs and preferences. This can be remedial, relaxing or both!
The massage may cover the entire body or if preferred just back, legs, neck and chest, etc.
If there are any parts you do not like to have massaged (e.g. feet) I will avoid them. This massage is done with fragrant oils to aid relaxation, or if you prefer a simple oil or a lotion. My aim is for you to float out of the treatment room!
This is a specialist treatment designed to promote the proper functioning of the lymphatic system. This is a very gentle, rhythmic treatment which aims to restore or support the flow of lymph through the body.
The Lymphatic system has a role in immunology, clearing metabolic waste and fluid from the body.
People will often request this treatment pre and post surgery (often as recommended by their surgeon) to support their recovery and to aid results after some surgeries. If in doubt please speak to your medical team to check whether this is appropriate for you.
Clients with Lymphoedema can benefit from this massage. The NHS website provides further information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lymphoedema/treatment/
People may also chose this treatment if they are feeling run down, or simply for relaxation. It is very common for MLD clients to fall asleep during their treatments!
I am fully qualified in Sports Massage. Did you know you don't have to be sporty to benefit from sports massage?! This treatment includes range of movement and postural assessment. Common issues can be identified and the massage can be planned to suit.
Sports massage is great for aches and pains or longstanding problems. I may work more intensively on some areas but this will always be with your agreement. We will agree a plan before I begin the massage and I will check in with you about the pressure and sensation throughout.
This massage can be for maintenance or pre or post an event.
What is Tui Na?
Tui Na is a traditional Chinese style of deep tissue massage. Tui Na means to push, lift and squeeze. It is thought to be the predecessor of Swedish Massage. It can be used across the whole body or focused on one area. This is used for muscular-skeletal problems but also for interior and other issues. Common applications include arthritis, sciatica, stress and anxiety, headaches, digestive problems and pain. It may be a pain management strategy for people who wish to avoid or reduce painkilling drugs, or for whom they are ineffective.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the intention is to encourage the body’s wei Qi (defensive Qi) which can then move along the meridians and through the tissues. TCM theory holds that the body should be in harmony to promote health and well-being. This bodywork method employs some of the same principles used in acupuncture and attention may be given to specific acu-points and channels. The intention is to open the sinews and channels.
Kneading, rolling and pushing techniques are all applied. The practitioner will use fingers and hands but may also employ elbows, knees and occasionally feet.
Tui Na can be practiced directly onto the skin (as with other massage), or through the clothes (or a sheet). It is best to wear loose, light fabrics in this case.
Tui Na can be used alongside acupuncture or other therapies such as cupping within the same treatment session or as part of a longer term treatment plan.
This is commonly used for muscular-skeletal problems. The acupuncture needles are inserted as usual and a small current passed between two needles, through the body. This enables access to deeper tissues and difficult to reach places such as behind the kneecap. I am also able to target muscles individually with this technique. It is felt as a pulsating feeling and should not be painful. This is a very safe and controlled treatment.
Guasha is another traditional Asian therapy which uses a small tool traditionally made from jade. The tool is rubbed against the skin stimulating a response from the body.
Cupping is a traditional therapy used throughout Asia. Small cups are applied to the skin and suction applied . This stimulates the body and brings blood to the skin's surface. In clinic I use both dry cupping and moving cupping. Moving cupping is used especially for muscular issues and has been likened to massage by some clients.
The perfect gift for someone who has enough stuff already, wants to work on their health or would really appreciate a nurturing acupuncture experience. Valid for 6 months.
This could be the partial cost of a single session or if you are feeling very generous, a whole package. Valid for 6 months.
I am currently working thursdays, 10am -6.45pm, fridays 10am -3pm and alternate wednesdays 11am -6.30pm at Riverside clinic, West Bridgford. The clinic is accessible by public transport with a bus stop just outside and also has a customer car park. The clinic is located on Trent bridge, by Top Knot hairdressers. 1-3 Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, NG2 2JY
You can book by contacting me directly on 07500860630, by using the booking form or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Earlier morning appointments also available by arrangement. Please contact me to discuss this.
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