At Back2Health we offer a range of therapies which aim to increase the body’s own healing mechanisms. On this page you will find a description of each of our treatments and therapies.
NST/Bowen may be able to help with the following:
General aches and pains
Preventing poor health
What is NST and Bowen Technique?
Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST ) is an advanced form of Bowen and Spinal Therapy and sometimes referred to as soft tissue osteopathy. Essentially, it is a gentle fascial release therapy that is achieved through specific rhythmic movements, aimed at re-educating the body’s tissues to function correctly.
When tension exists in the body pain is always present in varying degrees. Alongside tension, imbalances occur which also affect organs and systems within the body. This often presents as tiredness and lethargy, ultimately impacting on the immune system.
People of all ages can benefit from NST/Bowen as each treatment is tailored to the individual.
Each consultation lasts between 45 mins to 1 hour. During the first appointment a medical history is taken, including a discussion on diet, hydration, exercise and stress management, all of which are contributing factors to health.
The patient will be asked to undress to their underwear, as this provides a clearer picture of muscular tension and enables the practitioner to work better with the body.
The number of treatments a person needs is very individual. Most people achieve substantial relief after 2 or 3 sessions. Advice on posture, exercise and lifestyle is also offered .
Many people choose a maintenance programme which involves a regular treatment, anytime within a 3-monthly period, as a prevention to injury. Patients who choose this regular intervention remark on its positive effects.
EFT may be able to help with the following:
Post Traumatic Stress
Clear blocks in learning
What is Emotional Freedom Technique?
To understand EFT, first of all you have to accept that external stimuli has an emotional response within the body which then produces a physical sensation. A simple example would be if someone with a fear of public speaking was asked to address a hundred people, they may well feel anxious and panicky; an emotional response to an external stimuli, resulting in feeling sick, sweating , needing the loo; all very common physical sensations when under stress.
Commonly known as tapping, EFT is an intriguing and incredibly useful tool for anyone to use. There are many acupuncture points all over the body which ,when stimulated , can have quite remarkable effects. EFT points are on the face , chest and hands. Gentle rhythmic tapping moves are used to calm and clear the systems which may have been safely triggered whilst gently talking through specific issues.
EFT can be done silently or with words. There are many different elements to it which can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual, effective for both children and adults.Having an ability to clear negative emotions is a powerful piece of the good health jigsaw, as there is no separation between mind and body.
EFT is currently undergoing trials by NICE regulators.
Sara Gray and Elizabeth Carter are both EFT level 3 practitioners with AAMET ( soon to be known as EFT International )
Sports Massage may be able to help with the following:
Improve and aid pain
Reduction in scar tissue
Increase blood circulation
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is a deep tissue massage. Aimed at releasing muscular tension and imbalances to aid recovery from injury. It can also be used as a regular relaxation technique for those who enjoy an intense massage.
What is Reflexology good for?
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is both old and new. In ancient Egypt, China And Japan people worked on the feet to promote good health. Today many of the same techniques have been developed into a modern therapy.
Sara came across Reflexology in the mid’ 90s in India. It is a mode of treatment that is used extensively there for a variety of ailments and relaxation. It is a non intrusive complementary therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs, hands, face or ears correspond to different areas of the body. It is incredibly relaxing and promotes a wonderful overall sense of wellbeing.
So, with gentle pressure applied to the feet, a very subtle healing process can begin, promoted by a deep sense of relaxation. Unmanaged stress is probably the biggest factor behind most illnesses and imbalances within the body; the body’s defences quite simply break down.
The initial consultation will involve a brief client medical history at first. Footwear and socks are removed and whilst lying or sitting on a couch, the feet are gently cleansed with tea tree oil. Pure raw organic coconut oil mixed with lavender is then applied to the feet, and reflexology then begins.
What is Counselling good for?
Adults or Children can benefit
It takes real courage to ask for help but the rewards for taking that step are worth the risk.
A gentle way of exploring when you need some help and want someone to talk to.
Life can be challenging. It is part of being human and perfectly normal at times to feel overwhelmed or stuck and not know where to turn. The pressure created can cause a whole range of responses in us such as feeling miserable, tired, despondent, frightened, uncertain, confused, isolated or in pain.
The aim of counselling is to help you find a way through the chaos and challenge, resolving problems using a variety of techniques. It is a gentle approach to helping you work through barriers and blockages by finding new ways to relate to the issues you might be currently facing in your life. The aim of this healing and self-realisation work is to empower people to find the truth and helps by opening doors to the answers we all have inside ourselves.
Counselling and Facilitation is by provided by Hazel and Elizabeth, please get in touch if you need an appointment.
Elizabeth is on the Openhand Foundation’s network of facilitators.
Reiki is good for...
Develop Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Wellbeing
Assist the Body’s Natural Healing Process
What is Reiki?
A method of healing which brings balance to both mind and emotions helping to promote a calmer response to life’s challenges.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing and relieves suffering. The method was developed by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and through all living things and is what causes us to be alive.
If our “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to feel stress or become ill, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace and balance to both mind and emotions.
This energy has been known by many different names through different cultures through ancient times to the present including ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. The free-flow of this energy in a person is also the basis of Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga.
Bach Flower Remedies can help with
What are Bach Flower Remedies?
We can all experience varying degrees of stress, anxiety, sadness, fear, loneliness, indecision etc, and this is a natural part of being human. However, when the emotions linger and we feel ‘out of balance’, Bach Remedies focus on balancing our emotions and restoring equilibrium. The healing power of nature has been known almost since time began. Bach Remedies are a completely natural system to help to heal the mental anguish at the root of ill health and unhappiness.
As everyone is different, the Bach Remedies required will be tailored to individual needs. They may also vary depending on what life issues are being faced at any particular time and how deep-seated the problems are. The remedies are taken orally and are completely safe. They can be taken by adults and children alike and are entirely compatible with prescribed medication. It is thought that healing on an emotional level has knock-on effects on other levels, ie. a healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body to find its own natural state of health.
Dr Bach felt that worry, fear or depression, if left untreated, would eventually lead to the development of physical illness and impaired recovery. Each remedy is associated with a basic human emotion.
Mimulus, for example, is the remedy for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage. The mix of remedies you may need will be matched to your current emotional situation.