Back Pain:

Back and Hip pain / Sciatica

There are many causes of back pain (Particularly low back pain.) If you have had back pain for some time – seek medical advise / assessment e.g. x ray and scans before consulting a complementary therapist

Acute back pain can come from bad work practices such as poor lifting and handling skills, incorrect ergonomic siting of computer screens, incorrectly adjusted seats for height and back support. Sports injuries and poor posture while standing and sitting and the wearing of high heels over time can also contribute.

Chronic disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis and spinal injury caused by trauma associated with traffic and work accidents are sadly all too common.

Korean Practice

In Korean practice low back pain (particularly around Lumbar 3-5 can be associated with disorders of the large intestine, so the therapist may explore abdominal issues as well as the local sore points on the back to treat this condition.

Many of the above conditions, especially if they have been allowed to become chronic are difficult to eradicate completely and may require lengthy treatments. However, often severe issues may be ameliorated with reduction of pain, increased mobility and improved quality of life.

Best treatment practice may include a combination of moxibustion to the affected area, acupressure massage and elements of Korean hand therapies. If there is stress and anxiety present an ongoing course of reflexology can soothe and relax strained tissues allowing improved blood and lymphatic circulation as well as calming the mind.

Acupressure! Acupressure uses finger pressure to stimulate or sedate energy flow in our bodies. Think of acupressure as acupuncture but without the needles. The advantage of this system of healing is that after instruction and a supervised session with your therapist it is a safe and non invasive therapy (always remember to follow your therapists advise on any contra indications discussed) to use on yourself at home and becomes an excellent method to help maintain progress between sessions with your therapist. Acupressure can be effective in helping to relieve a range of conditions, for example, headache, stress and tension, neck and back pain,, sinus problems, constipation, indigestion, menstrual pains and cramps, anxiety, self help for insomnia.

What you can expect from your therapist :

  • Insured and accountable with appropriate qualifications
  • Works within their competence
  • Will refer on to GP or other appropriate health worker if medical conditions are detected which go beyond complementary treatment
  • Will consult with client and make appropriate recommendations to supplement treatment
Common Conditions Under ‘common conditions’ on the main menu, we have listed some areas of concern that present themselves on a fairly regular basis. If you feel you have symptoms not covered – please contact us to discuss your issues and see if we can help!

Mobile Reflexology (C)2017

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