How to Alleviate Your Pain with These 5 Therapies

Alternative Therapy or Complementary Therapy is generally treatments that are used in place of or alongside conventional medicine. My advice is to always get a diagnosis from a qualified doctor before making any decisions to use alternative/ complementary therapy.

Alternative therapies include many disciplines, such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, therapeutic touch (Reiki and healing), guided imagery, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, meditation, herbal remedies and many others.

Research over the past few years has shown evidence of benefits for Mind-Body therapies, like acupuncture and meditation for helping to manage pain. Other alternative therapies like massage, chiropractic, therapeutic touch have the potential to relieve pain in certain people.

There are so many alternative therapies, what works for one person is not necessarily going to work for another. Finding out about the various therapies and deciding which one to try is a good idea, you may need to try several before you have success.

 Meditation and Hypnosis

These are mind-body therapies which are to help the mind to have an effect on the body. Meditation and hypnosis help the body to relax which can help alleviate discomfort related to chronic pain. Many types of pain are created due to tension in the body so relaxing will help relieve your pain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is thought to decrease pain by increasing the release of chemicals that block pain, called endorphins. Many acu-points are near nerves when stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system, causing the release of endorphins (morphine like chemicals produced in our bodies during times of pain or stress). Endorphins are neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Research has shown chiropractic may be helpful for headaches, neck pain, back pain and whiplash. There are other conditions which can be treated depending on your circumstances. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.

Massage

Seated acupressure massageMassage is used to help people suffering pain, to mainly manage back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment can also help reduce the presence that may generate or sustain pain.

 

Therapeutic Touch and Healing

Energy healingHealing and Reiki is a channelling of energy into the body to help restore your energetic vibration back to normal. Our bodies are all energy vibrating at certain speeds. If your vibration speed is not correct you may have an illness or pain, the various energetic type healing therapies help to put your body back to its normal vibration. These therapies are normally done by laying hands on or close to your body.

 

If you would like to try meditation, energy healing or acupressure seated massage contact me to book a session.

What is your excuse for why you can’t meditate?

Examples of excuses and reasons that you can meditate.

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My mind is too busy – don’t worry, while you are sitting meditating you will become aware of your busy and chaotic mind, which meditation will help to unwind. You will experience lots of thoughts, feelings and possibly emotions.  It doesn’t matter how you feel whilst meditating, concentrate on how you feel after and for the rest of the day.

I get too fidgety – you don’t have to sit still, you just need to be comfortable, if you fidget do so it will lessen the more you meditate.

My anxiety kicks in – while all your negative thoughts are coming up that would be normal. Meditating and learning breathing exercises will calm you.

Sitting still is my worst nightmare – then consider going for a walk in the park or woods, without earphones in, listening to nature. You could learn yoga, Qi gong or tai chi where you meditate moving. The art is to just “be” not always “doing”

I don’t like it – if you have tried one type of meditation and it was not for you, there are other types out there.  Here are a few transcendental, mantra, breathing, visualisation, guided and there are many more.

I am too busy – How much time do you waste looking at Social Media, watching TV, playing games online? You only need 20 minutes a day to feel the benefit.Candles, Orchid and Some White Pebbles

Pamper Events

Ladies and Gents there is no need to cut back on pampering yourself with luxurious treatments, with the wide selection of therapies available at reasonable prices at the Treats and Treasures Pamper Events

Why not come along one Saturday, try a treatment and relax for a while. Soul Essence offer 20 minutes of Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing, Seated Acupressure Massage, Natural Lift Face massage or luxury Natural Face treatments for £12.  Other therapists offer, manicures, reflexology, various types of massage, paraffin waxing, chiropody and more all at very affordable prices.

These events are held in the Temple Hall, St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington, BR5 4AX on the first Saturday of each month 10:30 to 14:30, no event in January, admission is FREE .

If you would like more information send me an email  or go to our website http://www.treatsandtreasuresforyou.co.uk

Events Soul Essence Attends

Soul Essence attends various Pamper Events and Parties.

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A monthly event at The Temple St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington BR5 4AX. Treats and Treasures for you events support CASPA and has seven or eight various therapists offering a range of treatments. The event is held first Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 15:30. More information

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Soul Essence organises a fundraising event termly to raise funds for the 3rd New Eltham Guides on a Thursday in March, June and November. There are ten therapists and six stalls, we also offer refreshments with soup or ploughmans in the summer, next one 11th June 2015. More information

I also attend various other events some supporting charities and Schools for more information on these email me and I will pass it on to the organiser.

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Charity Event for Soldiers off the Streets https://www.facebook.com/events/398127977037298/      Crockenhill Village Hall,  15 May at 18:30–21:30

 

7th June Non Charity event – Swanley,  Christchurch, Kingswood Avenue from 3pm to 7pm

28th June Non Charity event – West Kingsdown Village Hall from 4pm to 8pm.

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17th July Fundraising Pamper event 1st Royal Eltham North Guides – Eltham Park Methodist Church, Westmount Road SE9 1xx from 6:30 – 10pm

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Ladies Pamper Evening – 11th June 2015

Fundraunit logoising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to come and try …………….Reflexology – Indian Head Massage –  Manicures – Natural Lift Face Massage – Hot Stones Massage – Ear Candling – Energy Healing  Massage, Thai foot massage and many more

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At all Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m.  

 

  There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.  Sessions cost between £10  and £20 for 20 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we don’t have any spaces left for this event, however I will keep your details for future events.

We run the events once a term, during March, June and November check out my main page for the new dates.

Pamper Events Orpington, South East London

Ladies there is no need to cut back on pampering yourself with luxurious treatments, with the wide selection of therapies available at reasonable prices at the Treats and Treasures Pamper Events

Why not come along one Saturday try a treatment and relax for a while. Soul Essence offer 20 minutes of Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing, Seated Acupressure Massage, Natural Lift Face massage or luxury Natural Face treatments for £12.  There are other therapists offering, manicures, reflexology, various types of massage, chiropody and more all at very affordable prices.

These events are held in the Temple Hall, St Mary Cray, Orpington, BR5 4AX on the first Saturday of each month 10:30 to 15:30, no event in January, admission is FREE .

If you would like more information send me an email  or go to our website http://www.treatsandtreasuresforyou.co.uk

LADIES PAMPER EVENT -Sth East London

Ladies Pamper Evening – 27th November 2014

Fundraunit logoising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to come and try …………….Reflexology – Paraffin waxing – Indian Head Massage –  Manicures – Natural Lift Face Massage – Hot Stones Massage – Ear Candling – Energy Healing  Massage, Thai foot massage and many more

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At all Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m.  

  There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.  Sessions cost between £8  and £20 for 20 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we don’t have any spaces left for this event, however I will keep your details for future events.

We run the events once a term, during March, June and November check out my main page or the fundraising page for the new dates.

Pamper Parties

Do you run a ladies group?

Running out of ideas of what to do ?

I organise and run a pamper parties for groups. You just need to provide the venue and the people and I will come along with therapists.

Treatments available:-

Reflexology, Facials with the brilliant Snail Gel if required, various massage, manicures and pedicures, waxing, paraffin waxing, reiki/healing.

Just let me know what your guests would like and I will do the  rest.

The cost of treatments vary between £10 and £15 for 20 or 30 minutes.

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I have been organising pamper parties for several years now and have several repeat customers.

To let me know your requirements contact me by phone or email.

Look forward to hearing from Ladies groups big or small.

 

 

LADIES PAMPER EVENT -Sth East London

Ladies Pamper Evening – 27th November 2014

Fundraunit logoising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to come and try …………….Reflexology – Paraffin waxing – Indian Head Massage –  Manicures – Natural Lift Face Massage – Hot Stones Massage – Ear Candling – Energy Healing  Massage, Thai foot massage and many more

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At all Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m.  

  There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.  Sessions cost between £8  and £20 for 20 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we don’t have any spaces left for this event, however I will keep your details for future events.

We run the events once a term, during March, June and November check out my main page for the new dates.