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Reiki & Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapy

Our Alternative Therapy session is wonderful on it's own but is also a fantastic complimentary therapy to our Float sessions. 

Within your 1 hour appointment with Derrick you will receive a completely bespoke session, just for you. 

 

You will receive one, or a combination of the following -KCR, CTR, Reiki, or cupping depending on the clients needs.

If you have a preferred treatment, just let us know when you arrive for your appointment. 

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Kinetic Chain Release
- KCR - 

Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) is a system of medically and scientifically approved gentle mobilisations and stretches as developed by Scottish Physiotherapist Hugh Gilbert.

 

A twenty three step protocol that quickly and effectively shortens injury & recovery time, releases a multitude of aches and pains and re-balances bodies – fast.

Everyone who is living in a physical body, from the very young to the aged can benefit from KCR as it quickly brings bodies back into balance, alleviating problems such as weak ankles, knee problems, hip and joint pain, pelvic discomforts, back, shoulder and neck pain, TMJ, and headaches.

 

The rapid, restorative effects of bringing the body back into balance quickly restores energy levels.

Connective Tissue Release
- CTR -

Connective tissue is thick and fibrous and a treatment can release restrictions within the fascial network (connective tissue), enabling stuck, hardened and dehydrated areas to become pliable, soft, mobile and hydrated.  

CTR differs from that of muscular release in that application is much slower and deeper, often inducing profound states of relaxation.

Connective Tissue Release (CTR) works at great depth and with an exquisite level of sensitivity that allows the body to release “old trauma”.

This may occur on a physical, mental or emotional level and can be extremely liberating.

The therapist applies pressure and slowly sinks into tissue with the exhalation, otherwise known as “winding in” and moving only at the speed the tissue releases and no faster. Gentle stretches can be used on different parts of the body. 

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Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.

Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. 

Functional Cupping

Cupping is a therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the free flow of vital energy circulating through the body and the world around us, if the qi is disrupted or disturbed, it can create stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body.

A therapeutic cupping treatment involves warming and placing cups on the skin. By warming the air within the cup, a vacuum is created, and when it is applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is thought to stimulate healing.

It is similar to the way deep tissue massage can be used to break up scar tissue and reduce pain. The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain. Cupping may cause temporary bruising and soreness, depending upon the degree of suction created by the vacuum and the level of internal stagnation. According to TCM, this would be a favorable outcome, suggesting the treatment has successfully removed toxins and stagnation. The cups are removed by lifting one edge, which allows air in and breaks the seal and vacuum.

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