The Recovery Well

The Benefits of Complementary Therapy

Complementary therapy or holistic therapy is a treatment or technique used to supplement traditional medical treatments and promote healing, as well as aid in relaxation and general well-being.  Each of the treatments I provide at The Recovery Well, has its own distinct benefits. 

Reflexology

Reflexology is known to exist since the time of the Egyptians as a painting found on the wall of a Pharaoh medic’s tomb depicts people practising reflexology. There are a number of theories as to why reflexology is effective, the one I believe, is that all cells have energy in them and these go through the body in channels. If these channels block for any reason it can create an imbalance in the body and that is where poor health develops. 

By pressing the reflex points in the feet that correspond to the channels running through the body, it dislodges the blockage and allows the body to re-balance and promote homeostasis (optimal automatic working of the body) and self healing.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils derived from one or more parts of plants for therapeutic purposes. Essential oils have been used in fragrances, flavourings and medicines for thousands of years and there are around 400 different oils extracted from plants all over the world. Each oil has its own special therapeutic properties, and can be used or applied in a variety of ways, including massage, reflexology, in a bath, in products used during and after washing such as body lotion and shower gel, inhalation: using a cold steam diffuser, inhalers etc., compresses.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a therapeutic massage delivered by pressure applied to the skin in a variety of ways.  Through stroking, squeezing, kneading, lifting and tapotement (percussion type hitting in a way that doesn’t hurt!), the blood flow to the area is stimulated, encouraging the removal of toxins and promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. 

It is also very relaxing for mind and body. 

Deeper massage to tense muscles is also included to remove the tension and discomfort as much as possible.

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