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Treatments 2017-12-17T20:53:00+00:00

Treatments

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

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is a science based therapy which utilises many different tools to establish the underlying reason for an individual’s ill-health, instead of treating the symptoms of a health problem. Nutritional Therapy focuses on an individual’s health at a cellular level and treats them from the inside out using dietary and lifestyle changes, and supplements where necessary to give the body, frequently a much needed, nutrient boost.

Do you ever feel sluggish and lethargic? Does your brain feel foggy and slow? Have you become complacent and assume this is how you’re supposed to feel? Many people live with health problems for many years without realising how bad they feel until they make the decision to help themselves return to health.

Digestive problems are a very common cause of low energy and fatigue. We all lead very busy lives, eat on the run, and don’t take time to make healthy food choices. An accumulation of these seemingly benign decisions can lead to poor digestion and absorption of nutrients, which may result in low energy.

Nutritional therapy does not employ a “one size fits all” approach. Everyone has a different history, and different circumstances in their lives which have led them to their current health status, and what works incredibly well for one individual, may not work so well for the next. By incorporating health and wellness coaching into my nutritional therapy clinics, I work with the client to establish their own goals and together we create an achievable step by step plan, to help the client achieve their overall goal, whether its weight loss, increase energy, improve digestive problems and food intolerances or balancing hormones

Nutritional Treatments

  • Food intolerance & Allergy testing
  • Infant and child nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Recuperation & wellness Nutrition

Nutrition for weight management

Simple reducing your waist line can add many quantifiable benefits to your overall wellbeing and with some of the scary statistics regarding obesity and the chronic illness this can contribute to take steps and seeking professional help can prove life changing. Many of us find from time to time that we need to address our eating habits and lifestyle in order to reduce our expanding bulges; after an injury, post-partum, or simple poor eating habits can be addressed with the right professional intervention, support and encouragement in a safe non-judgemental environment.

Nutrition for Chronic Illness

With a growing number of us dealing with chronic illness on a daily basis from skin conditions, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, IBS, Crohns, Coeliac, Colitis and Cancer recovery/support we realise the important role our diet plays in the management, support and reduction of symptoms as well as identifying things that can trigger debilitating episodes. Seeking the assistance of a professional through nutritional therapy to help us plan our days and diet can offer huge support and relief as well as opening up insights into the glory of healthy eating.

Nutrition for Sport Performance

We’ve become more “outdoorsy”; we’re getting out into the great outdoors, into jogging, cycling, hiking, lifting, rowing and the occasional trip up the sugar loaf or coastal walk even the odd dirty mother. The benefit of this lifestyle medicine is monumental to our physical and mental wellbeing but can we can often neglect the key role our diet adds to our body’s ability to sustain and recover. Whether you’re a fair-weather stroller to a weekend ironman seeking the guidance of a professional nutritional therapist guide you through the best dietary supports as well as the proper and safest supplements to compliment your achieving your goals.

If you seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon

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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.

If you seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon

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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.

If you seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon

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