Therapies offered

Therapies offered

2016-09-25 20:30

Therapies offered at TDF

Therapies for Adults

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese traditional therapy involving the insertion of fine, sterilised needles into various points in the human body to treat a wide variety of conditions. It can treat most ailments and takes an holistic approach to patients’ lifestyle, choosing points accordingly during diagnosis.

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Chiropody

Chiropody is the maintenance of feet, ensuring they are kept healthy and in good condition. It involves the inspection and detection of foot conditions, which may require treatment as well as foot care education.

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Counselling

Counselling is based on using ordinary communication skills and aims to provide clients with an opportunity to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. It is a contractual arrangement where a counsellor meets a client in privacy and confidence to explore a difficulty or distress they may be experiencing, perhaps a dissatisfaction with life or a feeling that we may be a victim of circumstance and have no control over our life.

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Cranio-sacral Therapy

Cranio-sacral therapy (CST) is a safe and gentle hands on therapy, which is based on the natural motion of fluids, which surround the brain (inside the cranium) and spinal cord (ending at the sacrum). CST uses a method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the physiological body system called the cranio-sacral system that is comprised of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord.

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Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a natural therapy, which uses hypnosis to work with a client’s individual belief systems. Under hypnosis, the conscious, rational part of the brain is temporarily less active, thus allowing the subconscious part of the brain to become more receptive to positive suggestion.

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Massage

All massage therapies increase blood circulation, send nutrients and oxygen to the body, carry toxins away, trigger the release of natural painkillers, and aid relaxation therefore directly affecting the body’s systems that govern heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and digestion. Massage also strengthens and tones the body, re-activates nerves and lubricates joints.

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Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. It works on the principle that much pain and disability stems from abnormalities in the function of body structure as well as damage caused by disease. If the musculo-skeletal system is correctly aligned and working well, the tissues of the body will be healthy and the circulatory, lymphatic and digestive systems will function properly.

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Reflexology

Reflexologists believe that every part of the body is connected by energy pathways, which end in reflex areas such as the hands and feet. Illness, stress, injury, disease, bad eating habits, lack of exercise can leave the body in a state of imbalance with the vital pathways blocked and this tension is mirrored in the corresponding reflex areas.

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Reiki

The word ‘Reiki’ is Japanese for ‘life force energy’. This is said to flow through every living thing. It is this energy that sustains life. As well as flowing through us, the energy is all around us. When we are healthy, positive, and well, this energy flows freely. However, during particularly stressful period in our lives, the tension we experience slows down or restricts the energy flow in various part of the body, adversely affecting our well being.

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Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a natural healing discipline, springing from the same principals as acupuncture. It works by stimulating the body’s energy flow to promote good health. It uses few of the usual massage techniques such as rubbing and stroking, instead a still, relaxed pressure is applied at various points on the body with the hand or thumb, an easy leaning of the elbow or a simple rotation of a limb.

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Sports Injury Consultation

One to one session with a therapist who can confirm a sports injury and offer recommendations for treatment (such as icing, tubi-gripping and elevating). Please note this is not a hands-on therapy.

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Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has been handed down from teacher to pupil since the 3rd Century. It is a unique and powerful massage therapy whereby a therapist uses their own hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure along an energy line system called “The Ten Sen” through which the body’s natural life force flows.

Read more about Thai Yoga Massage

Therapies for Children

Acupressure

Acupressure is a Chinese traditional therapy that uses pressure points in the body to treat a variety of conditions. It is similar to acupuncture, but does not involve the insertion of fine, sterilised needles.

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Baby and Infant Massage

Baby massage has been practised for centuries in many cultures and in some, is still a part of a baby’s daily life. After babies have made their way into the world they need the constant reassurance of a loving touch. Massage creates a strong, loving link between mother, father and baby.

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Chiropody

Chiropody is the maintenance of feet, ensuring they are kept healthy and in good condition. It involves the inspection and detection of foot conditions, which may require treatment as well as foot care education.

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Remedial Massage

All massage therapies increase blood circulation, send nutrients and oxygen to the body, carry toxins away, trigger the release of natural painkillers, and aid relaxation therefore directly affecting the body’s systems that govern heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and digestion. Massage also strengthens and tones the body, re-activates nerves and lubricates joints.

Read more about Remedial Massage

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. It works on the principle that much pain and disability stems from abnormalities in the function of body structure as well as damage caused by disease. If the musculo-skeletal system is correctly aligned and working well, the tissues of the body will be healthy and the circulatory, lymphatic and digestive systems will function properly.

Read more about Osteopathy

Reiki

The word ‘Reiki’ is Japanese for ‘life force energy’. This is said to flow through every living thing. It is this energy that sustains life. As well as flowing through us, the energy is all around us. When we are healthy, positive, and well, this energy flows freely. However, during particularly stressful period in our lives, the tension we experience slows down or restricts the energy flow in various part of the body, adversely affecting our well being.

Read more about Reiki

Reflexology

Reflexologists believe that every part of the body is connected by energy pathways, which end in reflex areas such as the hands and feet. Illness, stress, injury, disease, bad eating habits, lack of exercise can leave the body in a state of imbalance with the vital pathways blocked and this tension is mirrored in the corresponding reflex areas.

Read more about Reflexology

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a natural healing discipline, springing from the same principals as acupuncture. It works by stimulating the body’s energy flow to promote good health. It uses few of the usual massage techniques such as rubbing and stroking, instead a still, relaxed pressure is applied at various points on the body with the hand or thumb, an easy leaning of the elbow or a simple rotation of a limb.

Read more about Shiatsu

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has been handed down from teacher to pupil since the 3 rd Century. It is a unique and powerful massage therapy whereby a therapist uses their own hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure along an energy line system called “The Ten Sen” through which the body’s natural life force flows.

Read more about Thai Yoga Massage

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