Treatments

One Hour For Me has several resident practitioners that provide a range of treatments such as acupuncture and massage.

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is a system of medicine in its own right that lends to an explanation of behaviour of the human body when not in balance. In Western Medicine this can be described as “disease”, “illnesses”, “sickness”. In acupuncture, this is described as ‘a pattern’, based upon how the energy of the body is working or indeed under duress. It is based upon harmony or balance, so it accounts for the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spirit of the person receiving treatment.
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
Surprisingly, although needles are used in acupuncture, treatments are relatively pain-free. In fact, one of the most popular uses of acupuncture is to reduce chronic pain throughout the body in a natural way

Acupuncture assists in treating
• Pain Management
• Pregnancy & Fertility
• Chronic Illness support & recovery
• Acne
• Allergies & Hay Fever
• Stress management

Acupuncture for Pain management

Some examples where Acupuncture can assist pain management:
• Arthritis
• Fibromyalgia
• Joint pain
• Sports injury/recovery
• Rehabilitation
• Frozen shoulder
• RSI
• Whip lash
• Neck pain/ stiffness

Among the many things that acupuncture does is promote energy and blood movement, thus since pain is caused by the blockage of this movement, acupuncture directly acts upon the cause of pain. Further, this movement action of acupuncture and other actions of strengthening the body and relieving stress, expels or addresses the factors that lead to blockages, further helping to promote movement and prevent recurrence. The promotion of energy and blood flow leads to a strengthening of injured areas, also helping to prevent recurrence.

Acupuncture for Allergies

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers seasonal allergies, as well as asthma and sinusitis, as respiratory diseases that can be helped effectively with acupuncture.

An allergy is an excessive reaction by the immune system to a substance that is normally harmless. Such a substance is called an “allergen”. The primary allergens are pollen, ragweed, dust, mites, pet hair, and certain chemical products.

Allergies are often seasonal, but can also be present year round. While they affect different people in different ways, the typical symptoms include:

  • itchy and/or red eyes
  • itchy palate
  • itchy and runny nose
  • sneezing and nasal congestion (allergic rhinitis)
  • difficulty breathing

These symptoms may be accompanied by headache, sinusitis, or a rash. In some cases, these will be the only signs of the allergy.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is a medical technique in which small bell-shaped glass cups or bamboo cups are placed on the skin via vacuum suction.

The suction effect is created when a small flame warms the cup before placing it on the skin. This action of suction stimulates blood and lymph flow, improving circulation, relaxing muscles and reduces inflammation. It can be used to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as back, shoulder or neck pain, frozen shoulder, muscle tightness or tension.

Cupping can be used alongside acupuncture for certain conditions but can be used as a stand alone treatment also if clients prefer not to have acupuncture. It can sometimes leave temporary circular marks or bruising on the skin. This is normal and not painful.

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a holistic approach to a non-surgical, natural face lift. It involves inserting disposable, sterile, hair fine needles into areas of the face which then stimulates the muscles of the face, increasing the local circulation of blood, lymph drainage and collagen production, resulting in a firmer muscle tone, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin quality and texture, leaving a natural healthy glow.

Eye bags, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes will also be reduced.

10 to 12 treatments are recommended at weekly intervals. Regular maintenance treatments can be useful in maintaining optimum results. A once off treatment can be ideal for clients looking to achieve a bright healthy glow for a special occasion.

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Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage

This is the most common form of massage, developed by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish medical-gymnastic practitioner with wide ranging interests in the human body and the soul. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

This treatment will help you feel physical healing and mental relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage focuses on the deeper layer of the muscles and connective tissue. Generally the therapist works only with certain painful areas during one session. When the muscles are stressed or overused there are adhesions in the muscles that block the proper blood circulation. Lots of toxins then build up in the muscles causing pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. The Deep Tissue Massage helps to restore the normal blood circulation and remove the toxins as well.

After a deep tissue massage it is important to drink plenty of water to help with elimination of toxins.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This massage technique helps to reduce the edema (swelling) in the body. Swelling occurs in the body when the flow of the lymphatic fluid is blocked. There are two types of lymphedema. Inherited lymphedema; This usually appears during adolescence and affects the legs mostly in the elderly. Acquired lymphedema; Your lymphatic system is affected after surgery or injury. You will feel the great benefit of this massage right away. You may be thirsty, so ensure to drink plenty of fresh water after the session.

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