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Bodywork

Bodywork may sound like something you would normally associate with your car, but your own body maintenance is very important if you want to look and feel good.

Our lifestyles such as sitting for long stretches can contribute to poor posture, stiff or painful joints, and sluggish circulation. Accidents, surgery and illness puts added pressure on the structure and elimination systems resulting in scars, swelling and low energy.

I am able to combine advanced training in Aromatherapy, Swedish, Remedial Massage Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, alongside being Vodder Trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage to tailor a treatment specifically to meet your needs.

A full consultation is completed with you to determine the correct treatment for you. Each session will last approximately one hour.

I use organic base oils and in aromatherapy, essential oils are combined to create a bespoke blend for you, following a skin test.


Massage
Massage therapy incorporates a combination of pressure, rubbing, and manipulation of the muscles and other soft tissues of the body, often varying pressure and movement.

I mainly use hands and fingers, but may use forearms, elbows.

Typically, the intent is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and decrease pain." (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council - CNHC www.cnhc.org.uk)

Despite being used for many years, massage is only now building a body of clinical evidence to support its use in the healthcare arena. Guidelines recently published by the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) recommends that patients with persistent, non-specific low back pain have access to a choice of different treatments, including massage.

The NICE guidelines state “The effect of massage on patients with chronic low back pain lasted at least a year after the end of treatment.”

*Savingy P, et al (May 2009). Low Back Pain: early management of persistent non-specific low back pain. London: National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care and Royal College of General Practitioners. Available from the NICE website at: www.nice.org.uk


Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised a the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.

What are the benefits?
MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well being. Furthermore, MLD:

Is deeply relaxing
Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain
Can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions
May strengthen the immune system as part of “detox” treatment
Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy
Is an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema (which may occur after cancer treatment) and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency
Promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars
Minimises or reduces stretch marks
Can be used to speed healing after cosmetic surgery


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Janice Andersen is a natural health and well being specialist practicing in London, Oxford and Manchester offering; Naturopathy, Nutrition, Stress Management, Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology.


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