Alternative Therapies

Homeopathy

Homeopathy stimulates a healing response to disease and strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a holistic system of medicine based on the theory of treating ‘like with like’ and provides permanent cure to illness or disease. Research shows that homeopathic treatment is an effective and safe method in the treatment of chronic pain.

Conditions We Treat

Lower back pain & joint pains

Respiratory difficulties & earaches
Skin complaints & inflammations / infections
Digestive problems & Cardiovascular conditions
Mental disturbances – anxiety and depression
Women’s health issues
Migraines and headaches
Sleeplessness and tiredness

Massage Therapy

Reducing stress is crucial in pain management. Massage therapy reduces levels of cortisol (a stress inducing hormone) while increasing other hormones (including dopamine and serotonin) which have a positive effect on wellbeing.

 

Conditions We Treat

Back, neck pain & strains or soft tissue injuries

Headaches, migraines, imbalances & osteoarthritis
Depression, anxiety & digestive disorders
Revitalising energy flow, calming & relaxation

Massage Therapies We Offer

Remedial: Used to treat damaged or painful muscles, tendons, ligaments or connective tissues. Massage aids the body’s healing and helps to restore function.

Sports / Stretching: Developed to help athletes in training, sports massage increases flexibility and prevents injuries. It is also used after an injury or strain.

Deep Tissue: Slow strokes are used to put pressure on muscles or tendons deep under the skin. This helps with specific trouble spots such as muscle injuries or back sprains.

Trigger Point: Designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. It releases constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.

Shiatsu / Acupressure Point: Pressure is applied with the fingers, thumbs or knuckles to specific parts of the body called Acupressure Points. This therapeutic technique uses a combination of deep tissue and relaxation massage.

Cupping: Special cups made of glass, bamboo, earthenware or silicon are used on skin to create suction. This helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being.

 

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is use of acupuncture needle that are inserted into skin and muscle directly at myofascial trigger points, periosteum and other soft tissue. Dry needling targets the trigger points in muscles. A trigger point is a hypersensitive region within a muscle (like tender knots or lumps that you can feel in your muscles). It is attractive and effective alternative to traditional muscle release/myofascial release techniques. It is a proven clinical method to relieve chronic pain and treat injuries.

Conditions We Treat

Lower back pain, knee pain & plantar fascitis

Lateral elbow pain or tennis elbow

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Rotator cuff tendinopathy

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy involves exercising in a heated pool. It is safe and effective in treating chronic pain due to favourable water properties being thermal conduction, buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and water resistance. The warm water helps to ease pain, allowing you to perform the gentle exercises more comfortably. The exercises performed in the water reduces body weight from the equation and releases endorphins, which are good for mental health (natural pain relievers). Regular hydrotherapy improves circulation, muscle strength and endurance.

 

Conditions We Treat

Back pain, neck pain, shoulder & arm pain

Sport injuries, arthritis & tendinopathy
Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy
Pre- and Post-operative conditions

Meditation

Meditation has many science-based benefits and can improve your physical, mental and emotional aspects of chronic pain. Meditation is like multivitamins for your brain. It sharpens your mind and improves focus attention and ability to works under stress. It heals, energises and protect your mind, body and spirit.

Our guided meditation classes are suitable for all age groups and can assist in many ways to live a healthy lifestyle.

Conditions and Benefits

Physical: Decreases blood pressure, helps control pain, increases energy level, improves sleep pattern and many more

Mental: Controls anxiety, may help fight addictions, sharpens mind, increases memory retention and many more

Emotional: Promotes emotional health, reduces stress, improves mood, enhances self-esteem and many more

Through meditation you will experience your own personal journey, helping you to achieve calmness, clarity and a deeper spiritual connection to self. From mantras to guided visualisation to breathing techniques, there’s something for everyone.

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FAQs

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What are other natural therapies that can assist with managing chronic pain?

Other alternative therapies we offer for chronic pain are homeopathy, massage therapy, dry needling, hydrotherapy and meditation.

Do you offer massage therapy?

Yes, we offer massage therapy which is another complementary or natural treatment to assist you in coping with chronic pain. It can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, help with managing pain, reduces muscle tension and rehabilitate injuries.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points. It is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain. It is a non-invasive and low-risk method that helps release the knot and relieve any muscle pain or spasms.

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