Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function, movement and maximising potential. It aims to restore balance and facilitate the body's own healing responses.

Physiotherapy utilizes physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being. It is science-based, and committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence upon which its treatments and practices are based. Sound clinical judgement forms the foundation of physiotherapists' treatment plans.

Since its emergence as an independent profession over 100 years ago, physiotherapy has adapted and evolved its treatment techniques, and increased the range and number of patients it can help. Traditional, conventional physiotherapy requires physiotherapists to be trained in and practice massage & manipulation, exercise & movement, and electrotherapy.

Chartered physiotherapists acknowledge the importance of an holistic approach to the treatment of illness and disease. Hence, physiotherapists will look at the 'whole' person, gaining an insight into the previous medical history, work and lifestyle of patients, prior to making a diagnosis. A treatment program is then tailor-made to each individual's needs. Physiotherapists also recognise the benefits of adjunctive complimentary therapy.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the professional, educational and trade union body for all chartered physiotherapists. It aims to support its members and assist them in providing the highest possible standards of patient care.

Information courtesy of the CSP website.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a fast and effective technique for de-stressing and calming. It involves massage to the shoulders, arms, neck and head. The recipient receives the treatment sitting in a chair and remains fully clothed.

Benefits can include:
 
  • easing of tight shoulder muscles
  • aiding lymphatic drainage to the face
  • encourasing a good blood supply to the face and thereby promoting healthy skin and muscle tone to facial muscles
  • encouraging a good blood supply to the scalp, nourishing hair roots and helping to improve its condition
  • easing of headaches and migraines.