Holistic Therapeutics

An inclusive approach to connecting the clinical and holistic practices of health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing

Bodywork

ScarWork™

Care plans and after care

Philosophy

I was inspired to establish Holistic Therapeutics as I found that many modern strategies to improve health are clinically focused and often don’t include the other elements such as wellbeing, or consider our lived experiences and identity.  I wanted to use my wealth of clinical experience and massage expertise to connect all aspects of health to provide a holistic approach to improving health and wellbeing. 

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you improve your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking to reduce anxiety.  

Massage therapy can speed up the healing process, improve circulation, restore emotional balance and help to relieve the impact chronic conditions can have on the body and mind. Beyond the physical benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection. Massage can be an important element in promoting recovery and achieving balance however it should be used along side medical care if required and not be a replacement. It is important to work with your medical team as recovery, and wellness is a holistic process which should incorporate clinical and non clinical approaches. 

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community myself I understand that we can have specific needs and can often experience barriers when accessing massage services. I am experienced in the complexities specific to the LGBTQ+ community, and provide a space where anyone can come and be exactly who you are without fear of judgement or prejudice. 

You can find out more about my inclusive approach and LGBTQ+ specific practices here.

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How massage can help you

Stress relief

Massage is an incredible tool for relieving pain associated with tight muscles and restriction in your joints.

It works in conjunction with your body’s nervous system to ease tension and help you and your muscles to relax. Massage can help you to decrease stress hormones, provide comfort, boost your mood and help you manage the side effects of stress and stress related conditions.

Injury and pain relief

Massage can also provide post-exercise relief, releasing soreness and muscle cramps and can increase your overall range of motion. Common injuries that can be treated with massage include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains

Scarring and trauma

Massage is often used to treat old scar tissue and to prevent future scarring, as it removes waste materials from your body and brings nutrients to injured cells, helping to reduce swelling and inflammation.

Many people with trauma use massage therapies to take control of their emotions, receive human touch, and feel safe and respected. It can also promote an increased connection with your own body and help you to feel more yourself.

Wellbeing

I focus on a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, meaning that I provide support and treatment based on you as a whole person, rather than just an illness or condition you may have.
I take into account the roles that mind, body and spirit play in our health, but also wider societal power structures and develop approaches that are tailored to suit your needs.

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Bodywork

Bodywork is the process of working with the human body using a range of manipulative therapy techniques, such as deep tissue, Indian head and holistic softer strokes massage, alongside other practices such as breathwork.

The process takes into account physical, emotional or energetic imbalances, creating custom solutions to suit each individual person.

Trusted touch

Massage therapy is often used to reduce pain and anxiety resulting from a trauma. For many people, touch can be a foreign experience, a reminder of past trauma and something which feels threatening. Using Trusted Touch Therapy®, I provide compassionate, consensual, therapeutic touch. Trusted touch can be suitable for anyone, in particular those who are lonely, touch-deprived, disabled, elderly, medically fragile, or at the end of life.

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Care plans & aftercare

I build care plans that are tailor-made to suit the needs of my clients, putting particular focus on the areas that they need the most support with. The aftercare packages ensure that you come away with a clear understanding of how to maintain your therapies as well as solutions for ongoing support wherever necessary.