Pain treatment alternative:


GINGER FOR PAIN RELIEF
Pain relief: A daily dose of ginger can
help relieve the muscle ache after
heavy exercise


ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN RELIEF
Very fine, sterile needles are placed
into the relevant area of the body and
left in position for up to 20 minutes. A
course of minimum six treatments is
recommended.
Many patients find acupuncture gives
them some relief straight away. Others
find that the pain becomes more
manageable after a few treatments.
Unfortunately, some people find that it
does not help.
There is an increasing body of good
basic science research which shows
the effects of acupuncture on the
body, including its regulation of nerves
and the release of a myriad of
neurotransmitters and hormones.


DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE FOR PAIN
RELIEF
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage
technique that focuses on the deeper
layers of muscle tissue.
It aims to release the chronic patterns
of tension in the body through slow
strokes and deep finger pressure and
helps to break up and eliminate scar
tissue.

SHIATSU  FOR PAIN RELIEF
Shiatsu is the Japanese word meaning
‘finger pressure’.
A Shiatsu treatment also utilises
thumbs, palms, knees, forearms,
elbows and feet.
Pressure is applied to the areas of
energy lines (meridians) to promote
good health by ‘stimulating the body’s
flow of energy’ (Chi).


REFLEXOLOGY  FOR PAIN RELIEF
Reflexology is based on the belief that
there are reflex areas on the feet (and
hands) corresponding to all the parts
of the body, including major organs.
The therapist stimulates and works
these organs and systems through the
reflexes areas on the hands and feet,
applying pressure with thumb and
fingers.


REIKI  FOR PAIN RELIEF
Reiki means ‘Universal Life Force
Energy’; it is a form of massage
therapy which originated in Tibet and
has been practiced for over 2,500
years.