Pain management services
CONSULTANCY & ADVICE
Whether you have a long-standing pain issue or have recently been discharged from hospital after a planned or unplanned visit, we can help assess your current pain challenges and work with you to identify life-style changes or pain management strategies which can improve your relationship with pain.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY AND REFERRED PAIN
A trigger point is an area of hypersensitivity in a muscle, from which impulses travel to the central nervous system, giving rise to referred pain. One of the most effective treatments for restrictive trigger points is applying specific pressure to points followed by a passive stretch. Trigger point therapy is a non-invasive and evidence-based intervention, supported by the NHS.
SPORTS INJURY AND REPETITIVE STRAIN
Some pain might be associated with specific activities that put undue pressure or impact on a particular part of the body. Assessing body alignment, gait and function helps us to identify pain management options to limit the consequence of pain.
Whether your hospital surgery was planned or unplanned, you may find you struggle with some ongoing pain. Kirsty's sound knowledge of all surgical procedures gives her an excellent insight into pain-related issues and options for pain-management.
OPIOID REDUCTION PLANNING
Recent media coverage has highlighted the opioid epidemic sweeping the Western world. We can work with you and your medical healthcare professionals to assess your current opioid needs and explore opportunities to reduce unnecessary reliance or to consider alternatives which might be less addictive and less harmful.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE (AYURVEDIC)
Indian Head Massage is an effective treatment for accumulated tension and strain in the upper body. This is a traditional method of easing tightness in the scalp and upper body in a non-intrusive manner. It can aid circulation, restore joint movements, release tension headaches, migraine, ease eye-strain and reduce neck and shoulder pain.
This is a non-invasive massage technique which involves the manipulation of the body's soft tissues to relieve muscle spasm and stimulate circulation. It can help to reduce pain and swelling, lower anxiety, aid relaxation, improve sleep and generally boost the immune system.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a NICE-approved non-invasive approach which helps you to live more in the present and use the here-and-now as a means to manage distractive or invasive negative thoughts. It has been proved to reduce anxiety and depression and contribute to an overall improvement in personal wellbeing.
We do not dispense medication, nor do we hold any prescription medication on site.