As a practitioner with over a decade of targeted specialist treatments it’s tough to say that I am very good at what I do (I do not wish to appear big-headed or arrogant) so to I thought I’d share a selection of the feedback/ reviews left by customers in the last 12 months…

Whether its migraine/ headache or jaw problem, achy, stiff back, neck or shoulder problem, a pain or stiffness developed after sports or an accident or you are having a difficult pregnancy and need help. I believe that I can help you. Call me to discuss your individual case on 07790774239

“Excellent deep tissue massage. Dawn has extensive knowledge and experience. She is thorough and strong enough to not only find any body issues you may have, but also to help sort them out! If you are looking for deep tissue, therapeutic or sports massage, stop looking right now, you won’t find anyone better than this. Call Dawn right now!” Susan King

“Dawn is a miracle worker! After 6 months of Chiro on my back i thought it was never going to get better. A friend put me in touch with Dawn and After just 3 sessions I felt brand new! Not only did Dawn free up my lower back and make me feel back to normal, talking to her really changed my way of thinking towards looking after my back. We are genuinely blessed to have Dawn here in Cornwall! My mums been off work for 6 weeks with a bad back, and now after 1 sessions she’s back at work! Session 2 tomorrow!If you have any aches and pains you think you’re stuck with You must go and see Dawn! You’ll be so glad you did!” James Bright

“An exceptional, professional massage. Deep tissue with hot stone. My kind of treatment. Highly recommend.” M Jessop

“No matter what state I turn up to see Dawn in, she never fails to quickly understand what’s going on, what’s caused any pain I’m in and to fix me with her magic fingers. It’s not just a quick fix either – I suffered with hip pain for 10 years… all gone in one session and it’s never returned. She’s a healing marvel.” Kirsten Whiting

“Dawn is an exceptional massage therapist. She has a great knowledge of how the body functions. Using good pressure (which not all therapists are able to do), she adapts various massage techniques to help you heal. I highly recommend her. Thanks Dawn…looking forward to seeing you again xx” Sandrine Lee

“Such a warm and wonderful reiki session, Dawn completely understood and helped me hugely with my back pain in just one session! Very knowledgeable and gave me some exercises to help keep my future well-being. Would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you so much Dawn xx” Felecia Jepson

“I had an amazing treatment with Dawn today which was build specifically to fit my body’s ailments. I didn’t realise how tight and problematic my shoulders (in particular my left (dominant side) had become. I also discovered that I have severe tightness in my left hip and at the base of the back of my skull (which had been contributing to the frequent headaches I had been getting). Dawn spent the hour long treatment working in depth on these areas and when she had finished I felt like a new woman. Her attention to detail and care was fantastic. I felt that she totally unde rstood my body and treatment needs and knew how to care for me. This was the best treatment I have had in many years. Thank you Dawn. I can’t wait to come back for my next treatment.” Lisa Harrow

“I can’t recommend Dawn highly enough, after only two sessions with her, (and about to book my next one) I feel like a new person, I stand straighter, and walk taller, and years old pains and niggles I thought I’d have to live with, are starting to fade. Not only can Dawn deal with current issues you may have with your body, but help you prevent further pain by helping you learn to listen to your own body. I can’t wait to return.” Claire Murray

“I had a ‘pregnancy massage’ with Dawn this morning and can’t recommend her highly enough. I felt safe in Dawn’s knowledge and experience in treating me whilst pregnant and cannot wait for my next one next week on my due date! Absolutely loved it, thank you.” Emily Bennetts

“I love Dawn. She is amazing. I’ve had terrible pains with my pregnancy and feel amazing whenever I leave. Highly recommended” Lore Bowman

“I saw Dawn today with a back spasm. All I can say is Wow, I feel about 10 inches taller and am walking with the best posture I’ve had in years. Thanks Dawn”. Victoria Colliver.

Is waxing suitable for the under 15-year- olds? 

I remember doing it but have no idea how old I was although I was young. I hated the fact that I seemed to be the only one with hair in places my peers didn’t. Other people (including boys) noticed, sometimes they made comments. If I had known that the hair would come back darker, thicker, wirier and that I’d need to do it most days would that have stopped me stealing dads razor? No, probably not, I was desperate! However, thankfully, during my late teens I stumbled upon waxing and I’ve not looked back since….

Some girls develop much earlier than others. They might be the first girl in their group/ class to have hairy legs, underarms or upper lip, this can impact negatively on their confidence and happiness.  One thing is certain, the last thing your daughter needs is someone noticing and pointing out the embarrassing facts that she has hairy legs/ armpits, whether one-to-one as friends or otherwise. Emotionally, she is still a ‘little girl’ and it is your job to guide her through the changes to her body.

Would you love to take your daughter to have her legs waxed but wonder if she is too young or whether it will be too painful? Please know that nothing could be further from the truth!

*Special Offer*

I am so confident that your daughter will enjoy their waxing experience that I have decided that all girls 15 and younger who are first timers get lower leg and (either) a brow tidy (or) clean up between the brows for £12.50

To Book

Please call Dawn on 07790774239.

Please note

Services performed on customers, 17 and under, require prior parental (or legal guardian) consent and approval

Read more… Frequently asked questions

intimate waxing truro

New to waxing? Before you book you may Here are the most popular questions answered.

 

Q:How long does the hair have to be before I can get waxed? 

A: Let the hair grow for at least seven days after shaving.

Q: Should I trim my hair before I get waxed? 

A: You can but always leave at least 4mm.

Q: How long does a Brazilian Wax take? 

A: It usually takes me anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. The more you’ve waxed, the faster it can be done.

Q: How long before the hair grows back? 

A: This is a tricky one because when it comes to the hair re-growth cycle, everyone is different. Hair grows at different rates, sometimes depending on ethnicity. I have clients that come in every six- eight weeks and have hardly any hair and others who have to come in every three – five weeks.

Q: How often should I get it done? 

A: Most of my clients come every three to five weeks, depending on how fast their hair grows back. My experience has been that every four weeks is the most popular length of time between waxing.

Q: Will my hair grow back thicker and darker? 

A: No. Waxing pulls the hair from the follicle weakening the root. So, if anything it will grow back weaker, more sparse and easier to remove next time.

Q: Will my hair stop growing back all together? 

A: No, but it will become sparser and have a finer texture if you wax regularly. Many people (including me) have areas which they have frequently waxed where the hair simply no longer grows.

Q: Can I shave between my waxing visits?

A: My advice is not too. Shaving creates ingrown hairs, redness and irritation. If you have an urge to pick up the razor, make your appointments every three weeks instead of four or five.

Q: Can I get waxed while I am on my period? 

A: Of course, just know you are more sensitive three days before and after your period.  Women in this line of business usually are not squeamish, myself included. So just simply wear a fresh tampon and pop a couple of pain-killers to help fight the extra sting during this time.

Q: Am I too old to get a Brazilian wax? 

A: ABSOLUTELY NOT! I have waxed ladies in their early seventies. You are never too old, so wax on!

Q: Can I still get waxed while I am pregnant?

A: Of course!! This is becoming a regular item on many soon-to-be mommies’ to-do lists.

Q: Can I go tanning before or after my waxing session? 

A: Plan on waiting at least 24 hours after your treatment to tan. And do not come in right after a fresh spray tan because the wax will take it right off.

Q: I have a special occasion coming up and have never been waxed. Are there any special instructions?

A: Whether you want a premarital wax or just a vacation-ready bikini line, I recommend you plan to have at least two waxes before the event. This will ensure you do not have any reactions to the wax before the big day. It also gets the first wax – which is the most uncomfortable – out of the way. The second wax will also provide a much smoother, cleaner result with less post-wax tenderness. If you don’t have time to squeeze in two waxing sessions, then go at least three to four days prior to your special occasion.

Q: Can I have sex the same day I get waxed? 

A: While you might want to share your new look with a loved one right away, I always suggest waiting at least 24 hours – especially if you are prone to ingrown hairs or are fairly new to waxing. Friction and perspiration might aggravate the skin. During the first 24 hours, your body is most susceptible to outside bacteria that might cause an infection of the hair follicle known as folliculitis.

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition caused by repetitive strains or overuse of the tendon which runs from under your heel to the front of your foot.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain / tenderness on and under the heel and arch of the foot areas
  • Pain worse first thing in the morning until the muscles warm & free
  • Tenderness & Pain on the heel
  • If untreated the pain experienced first thing in the morning will worsen and become prolonged
  • Foot pain or high-arched feet may cause a gait change, which can cause additional pain.

Causes

  • Running, dancing or jumping
  • Very tight calf muscles
  • Hi or low arches
  • Being overweight
  • Footwear which does not provide arch support

What can you do?

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Ice Therapy
  • Rest
  • Tape the foot
  • PF Night Splint
  • Switch to Barefoot shoes
  • Massage & Stretches – as part of your  sports massage treatment I prescribe specific stretches to improve and rehabilitate your sports injuries. I also offer targeted advice to improve your overall balance, strength and alignment allowing for safe, structured progression within your chosen sport.

Request your sports massage for Plantar Fasciitis HERE

or call 07790 774 239 to book.

Recover from Plantar Fasciitis

After sleeping or resting your plantar fascia tighten and shorten. Hence the dreadful pain with your first steps out of bed. The exercise below helps make the plantar fascia more supple and flexible by stretching the muscles on the sole of the foot whilst giving a gentle massage effect. It should be done  immediately after waking up.

  • Sit barefoot on a chair or the edge of your bed and place a golf ball, tennis ball, or rolling pin under the foot.
  • Whilst seated roll the ball with the arch of the foot back and forth from your heel to the toes, for 30-40 seconds and apply as much pressure as you an without causing more pain.
  • If this feels okay, you can take the exercise further by doing this exercise while you are standing up, making the exercise a lot stronger.
  • Keep doing this for about 4 minutes.

Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

Regular Massage
A regular massage with a seasoned professional will keep your muscles flexible and strong which will help you prevent injury, reach new targets and improve your personal bests. Don’t wait until you have an in jury… an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Warm up properly
This means not only stretching prior to a given athletic event, but a  gradual rather than sudden increase in volume and intensity over the course of  the training season. A frequent cause of plantar fasciitis is a sudden increase  of activity without suitable preparation.

Avoid activities that cause pain
Running on steep terrain, excessively hard or soft  ground, etc can cause unnatural biomechanical strain to the foot, resulting in  pain. This is generally a sign of stress leading to injury and should be  curtailed or discontinued.

Shoes & arch support
Athletic demands placed on the feet, particularly during running events, are extreme. Injury results when your feet are inflexible, tight or weak. Switch to Barefoot shoes which are light and flexible. Regular Foot exercises/ Stretches will greatly reduce the chance of suffering with Plantar Fasciitis.

Rest and rehabilitation
Probably the most important curative therapy for  cases of plantar fasciitis is thorough rest. The injured athlete must be  prepared to wait out the necessary healing phase, avoiding temptation to return  prematurely to athletic activity.

Strengthening exercises
Below are two simple strength exercises to help condition the muscles, tendons and joints around the foot and ankle.

Plantar Rolling: Place a small tennis ball under the  arch of the affected foot. Slowly move the foot back and forth allowing the tennis  ball to roll around under the arch. This activity will help to stretch,  strengthen and massage  the affected area.
Toe Walking: Stand upright in bare feet and  rise up onto the toes and front of the foot. Balance in this position and walk  forward in slow, small steps. Maintain an upright, balanced posture, staying as high as possible with each step. Complete three sets of the exercise, with a short  break in between sets, for a total of 20 meters.

I can help you!

My sports massage studio is in Truro:
The Old Bakery Studios
Blewetts Wharf (just past radio Cornwall)
Truro.

To book your sports massage in Truro with me please call 07790 774 239

There are many types of massage available and sometimes it can be a little bit confusing as to which one you should book. The most common source of confusion is between deep tissue massage and sports massage.

Sports massage can be used to prevent problems from occurring, whereas a deep tissue massage only treats existing conditions. Whilst similar strokes are used, these two types of massage usually differ in the amount of force and pressure applied. A sports massage is usually used to help injured or sore muscles, and is thus less forceful, and quite pleasant to feel. A deep tissue massage is not always pleasant, but it is necessary.

The deep tissues in your back and neck, for example, can seize up and become tense, inflexible and stiff. In order to release tension causing the muscle to relax and stop causing pain, a certain amount of pressure needs to be applied. This is not always a pleasant experience, however, it is short lived and the long term effects are well worth it. It is worth noting that chronic muscular pain can only be alleviated in this manner.

Goals

A easy way to differentiate between sports massage and deep tissue massage is by considering the outcomes of each treatment.

Sports massage has two types of aims. The first is to alleviate pain and soreness in the muscles by redirecting blood flow to the muscle, to rehabilitate over stimulated, over worked or somehow painful muscles. The second is to boost the performance of your muscles through the use of the same technique. This is why it is called sports massage, as athletes can benefit directly from such a technique.

Deep tissue massage has the aim of unlocking stiffened, cramped, or chronically rigid muscles. Muscles that have been subjected to repetitive activities in a setting where they were forced to repeat the same unhealthy task can leave them contorted into an unnatural angle or shape, with way too much stiffness, or with a number of problems that can cause pain and even damage. Deep tissue massage seeks to work on these problems, “unlocking” the muscles and tendons that may be thus affected, and even realigning them to a more healthy position.

Who needs what

Sports participants of all levels, people whose job involves heavy lifting or moving heavy objects, physical labourers, and anyone with overexerted muscles will benefit from a sports massage.

If your problems are a little bit deeper, a deep tissue massage will be needed.

If you have chronic pain you suffer from every day as a result of repetitive tasks, if you has had stiff or sore muscles or tendons for a long time, then a deep tissue massage is what you are going to need. If you have just noticed muscular stiffness or soreness a sports massage will suffice.

Looking for a deep tissue massage / sports massage in Truro

I am based at:
The Old Bakery Studios (just past Radio Cornwall)
Blewetts Wharf
Truro.

To book your appointment please call 07790 77 42 39 or EMAIL ME

There are numerous benefits of prenatal massage.

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall well-being. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and oedema (puffy ankles).

In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension  (which enhances your sleep) and can help relieve the symptoms of depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

During the prenatal massage

I take extra care to ensure that my pregnancy massage clients are comfortable. Side-line positioning with supportive, soft cushions is used to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the pressure of massage techniques are applied. Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary back or abdominal pain, so naturally I want to avoid any potential discomfort.

Through the second trimester, you may prefer to lie on your back with a small, cushioned wedge placed under one hip to provide a slight elevation. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, I may utilise such massage techniques as reflexology, Swedish massage or other techniques to address your specific requests and needs.

Relief of everyday symptoms

Massage for pregnant women offers a number of benefits, and it’s always a good idea to discuss with your therapist any everyday symptoms you’d like to see relieved. Those might include:

  • Headaches can be relieved by massage focusing on the head, neck and shoulders. In addition, maintaining optimal levels of stress relief through massage reduces the chances of migraines or tension headaches by relaxing trigger points and muscle spasms.
  • Muscle tension created by carrying the extra weight of a baby can be relieved by encouraging blood flow to the afflicted areas. This provides more nutrient-rich oxygen and also increases the flow of lymphatic fluid, which sweeps away toxins and metabolic waste.
  • Fatigue, backaches, leg cramps and swelling/oedema can all be relieved through various types of massage for pregnant women.
  • The ordinary aches and pains of pregnancy are countered by the release of serotonin, your body’s natural anti-pain chemical, which is stimulated by massage.

Massage is very effective at increasing deep sleep,” says Touch Research Institute director Dr Tiffany Field.

Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from the variety of massage techniques. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before book one of my massage treatments. If you experience discomfort at any time during the pregnancy massage, tell your therapist immediately.

Staying healthy

While a massage can’t promise that your new-born will sleep through the night, it can provide you with a better night’s sleep both during pregnancy and afterwards. Regular massage therapy not only helps diminish anxiety and discomfort but boosts relaxation as well. This ultimately can lead to improved sleep patterns.

Where can you enjoy a prenatal massage in Truro?

I am based in The Old Bakery Studios, just past Radio Cornwall.

The address is:
The Old Bakery Studios
Blewetts Wharf
Truro TR1 1HQ

How do you book your session with me?

To book your prenatal massage in Truro please call me on 07790774239 or email me HERE.

What does a Reiki healing session feel like?

The experience of a Reiki healing session varies from person to person, session-to-session and sometimes even during a session. Some people feel nothing, apart from beautiful peaceful space and relaxation; others feel warmth, coolness, a tingling or a gentle flowing sensation. It is not unusual for people to become so relaxed that they fall asleep.

Some clients experience intense emotions, which may be happy or sad. whilst other people experience / see colour or images whilst their eyes are closed…

These things are all part of the therapy and should not be fought against.  Reiki flows to the areas needed, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki supports all forms of treatment both complementary and orthodox. Reiki is completely safe.

Reiki works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, which means that, unlike orthodox medicine, it treats the person as a whole, rather than just the symptoms of a condition. The human body has a natural propensity to heal itself and Reiki simply accelerates this process.

More about Reiki healing energy

The word  Reiki pronounced ray-key is made up of two Japanese words: ‘Rei’ – meaning “universal, spiritual or free flowing” and ‘Ki’ – meaning “life force energy”.  Reiki is therefore universal life force energy.

This source energy,  universal life force, by definition, is found everywhere in the universe and is the same energy that modern science in general, and quantum physics in particular, recognises as the subatomic energy which underlies all matter. It is also the same energy known to many ancient civilisations, by many names, including Ch’i (Chinese), Prana (Asian Indian), Barraka (Islamic countries), Mana (Polynesians) and Orenda (Iroquois Native Americans), to name but a few!

Although this energy is present everywhere, imbalances can and do occur. When they occur in the human body the results may include stress, inability to concentrate, depression and physical disease.

Reiki Therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which involves the channelling of universal life force energy through the Reiki Practitioner and into the Recipient, with the intention of correcting any imbalance of energy. Because the Practitioner merely acts as a channel for the energy, he or she also benefits from the Reiki energy as it passes through them!

 

Reflexology is amazing, so much more than a foot massage! Reflexology can reduce your anxiety; aid your sleep, relieves  foot pain or tension or the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, improve your sports performance.  I am an ITEC qualified and CTHA insured reflexologist (since 2004).

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a relaxing, non-invasive, complementary therapy which uses massage and shiatsu and acupressure to optimise you’re your physical health and emotional well-being. The principles of reflexology are that specific points on your feet (or face or hands) directly link to specific areas in your body – every system, organ and gland.

Reflexology is good for your health.

In a nut shell…Stress impacts your body causing pain, fatigue and illness. Reflexology is an effective balancing, relaxing and healing treatment.

An increasing number of people suffer from stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure, headaches/ migraines, stomach pains, fatigue, burnout to name a few.  Prolonged stress is debilitating and as the nervous system becomes run down, the immune system becomes weakened a whole host of immune deficient illnesses may present themselves such as ME which are now becoming more prevalent.

Reflexology is bliss during pregnancy!

I use prenatal – maternity-reflexology to reduce swollen feet, tackle insomnia, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation, calm. I’ve even used reflexology to bring on labour!

Reflexology is whole body healing.

Rather than short list the benefits, I have addressed (below) the balancing effects of reflexology on each body system. If you have any questions about how I can help you please Email Me or call 07790774239.

The Respiratory System.

Working the respiratory system reflexes will help the whole body, ensuring that oxygen gets into cells and carbon dioxide is removed. Working the circulatory, nervous and muscular systems will also benefit the respiratory system. According to Chinese medicine the skin & lungs are linked, therefore people with eczema may also suffer from asthma.
The Chinese medicine system also says that the lungs are affected by both anxiety and grief- if you are suffering from either of these emotions I pay particular attention to your lung reflexes.

  • Working the diaphragm can have a deeply relaxing effect on the whole body
  • It helps unblock sinuses and reduces inflammation therefore helping such conditions such as sinusitis.
  • It improves the condition of the lungs by increasing blood circulation to the lung tissue.

The Reproductive System

Working the reproductive system is particularly important if you  are trying to conceive; also it helps prevent infections and menstrual/ menopausal problems. Reflexology to the corresponding breast area (on the feet) will help improve lymph drainage and help reduce fluid retention particularly around time of menstruation.

  • Increases blood flow to reproductive organs therefore improving their health.
  • Reflexology can help regulate your menstrual cycle

The Endocrine System.

Working the endocrine system benefits the whole body, improving the hormone production and their subsequent functions. This system enables humans reproduce.

  • When the body is under stress the adrenal gland is stimulated. Reflexology can help reduce the amount of stress hormones released as it helps reduce stress and promote relaxation in the body.
  • Reflexology helps to balance the output of hormones so will be helpful for many hormone related conditions.

The Digestive System.

Working the digestive reflexes encourages an efficient digestive system, which prevents fatigue, constipation and stomach problems. According to Chinese medicine the liver & gall bladder are associated with anger, therefore sensitivity in this area could mean that your anger is impacting your body physically as well as emotionally.

  • Reflexology on the abdomen area helps stimulate peristalsis and promote movement of waste matter.
  • It helps to relieve flatulence and constipation.
  • Reflexology can help sooth nerves and relieve intestinal spasm associated with IBS.

The Urinary System

Working the urinary system encourages efficient waste removal and prevents infections and problems with the kidneys & bladder.  If you have is a blue shadow under the eyes there may be excessive stress in the kidneys. Reflexology will assist you by improving the efficiency of your kidneys.

  • The increased lymphatic flow may cause more urine to pass into the bladder
  • It helps improve the kidney & bladder functioning.

The Nervous System

One of the main benefits is inducing relaxation thus slowing down the bodies reactions to stress signals. It also improves the voluntary functions by improving the speed and function of the communication network. There are approximately 7000 nerve endings in the feet making them particularly sensitive and helpful for accessing the whole body.

  • It helps soothe pain as endorphins are released
  • Working the brain will affect the whole nervous system
  • Working the solar plexus may improve the function of main organs
  • It helps balance the actions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

The Lymphatic  System

Working the lymphatic system benefits the whole body and encourages better fluid drainage from tissues & cells thereby boosting the immune system. Chinese medicine states that the spleen is associated with worry, they believe excessive worry & contemplation damages the spleen. Making time for regular reflexology treatments will help you to  relax deeply.

  • It speeds up the flow of lymph helping to detoxify & improve immunity.
  • Can reduce or prevent oedema.

Venue & Bookings

Whether you would like a relaxing, therapeutic reflexology treatment or need help with reflexology for conception pregnancy or labour contact me either by EMAIL  or call and leave me a message on 07790774239.

My reflexology treatments are available at The Walsingham Clinic, Truro and The Seymour Practice in London W1.

Mobile treatments are also available in mid Cornwall.

 

Whether you jog daily or just dash to catch the train, you are prone to shin splints. Knowing how to deal with the physical symptoms of shin splints is vital information, even  for non-sporty types.

What are shin splints

The term shin splints is a name often given to any pain at the front of the lower leg. However, ‘true’ shin splints symptoms occur at the front inside of the shin bone. Many athletes develop shin splints (aka medial tibial stress syndrome) at some point. Whilst shin splints often heal on their own, severe shin splints can be a problem.

Causes Of Shin Splints

Shin Splints are a symptom of an underlying problem, generally be caused by or are a symptom of physical stress including:

  • Overuse, tight muscles.
  • Stress fractures (tiny, hairline breaks in the lower leg bones)
  • Over-pronation or ”flat feet”, which is when the impact of a step causes the arch of your foot to collapse, stretching the muscles and tendons.

Shin splints are very common. They are the cause of 13% of all running injuries. Runners might get them after increasing the intensity of their running or changing the surface they run on from a relatively soft surface to a hard surface. Shin splints are also common in dancers. Bespoke sports massage is the logical way to avoid or treat shin splints.

BOOK YOUR SPORTS MASSAGE FOR SHIN SPLINTS IN TRURO HERE or call 07790 77 42 39

Shin Splint Symptoms:

  • Pain over the inside lower half of the shin.
  • Pain at the start of exercise which often eases as the session continues
  • Pain often returns after activity and may be at its worse the next morning.
  • Sometimes swelling.
  • Lumps and bumps may be felt when feeling the inside of the shin bone.
  • Pain when the toes or foot are bent downwards.
  • A redness over the inside of the shin (however this is not always present).

Treating Shin Splints

  • Rest to allow the injury to heal.
  • Apply ice or cold therapy in the early stages, particularly when it is very painful.
  • Stretch to prevent and assist recovery… READ MORE
  • Wear shock absorbing insoles in your shoes, this will help reduce the stress on the lower leg.
  • Maintain fitness with other non weight bearing exercises such as swimming, cycling or running in water.
  • Apply heat and use a heat retainer or shin and calf support after the initial acute stage and particularly before training. This can provide support and compression to the lower leg helping to reduce the strain on the muscles. It will also retain the natural heat which causes blood vessels to dilate and increases the flow of blood to the tissues to aid healing.
  • Targeted sports massage for rehabilitation is very important and will assist in a speedy recovery.
BOOK YOUR SPORTS MASSAGE FOR SHIN SPLINTS IN TRURO HERE or call 07790 774 239

Getting Back To Running Post Shin Splints.

After about two weeks (generally) Shin Splint symptoms have generally resolved you can reinstate your running training programme using the following restrictions:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises (twice a day).
  • Running on level and soft terrain is best.
  • Limit your distance to 50% of that tolerated pre-injury.
  • Reduce your intensity (pace) by one half.
  • Only then can a gradual increase in pace be attempted,.
  • Over a three to six-week period, a gradual increase in distance is allowed.

 As part of your Maga sports massage/ remedial therapy treatment (s) you will receive targeted advice to prevent physical stress or treat your shin splints.

 BOOK YOUR SPORTS MASSAGE FOR SHIN SPLINTS IN TRURO HERE or call 07790 774 239

Pregnancy reflexology is specifically tailored to treat women at any stage from pre-conception to birth including labour, and even their babies. In the case of conception issues I combine reflexology with conversation to treat both physical and emotional issues, this combination also proves invaluable for and fears or worries around your pregnancy or labour.

Maga Pregnancy Note On Fertility Issues.

Reflexology encourages a deep relaxation which alleviates stress and tension so that conception may take place. Very occasionally I use EFT (Tapping) which works in the same way as acupuncture, however no needles are used, and once learned by the patient can be self-applied discreetly at any time, therefore is a perfect stress reduction tool.

How Does Reflexology Work?

Reflexology works on balancing all of the body systems to provide a healthy body for conception to take place. Gentle pressure to reflex points balances the hormonal system and stimulates the reproductive organs, and assists the feelings of deep relaxation.

Reassurance and relaxation given to my clients during this sensitive time, as well as after the baby’s birth, has always proven invaluable as well as a personal pleasure. Having had three children myself I know how daunting becoming a mum can be, more importantly it’s worth remembering all pregnancies and births are very different. Reducing stress and taking time out is the kindest thing you can do for yourself as well as your baby.

How Has Reflexology Helped My Clients?

I have treated many pregnant women using reflexology to start labour, and indeed ‘speed it up’ Its calming relaxing effect reduces the stress of the ‘event’ which has been particularly useful to first time mums.

Other women I have treated using reflexology have used the sessions effectively to discuss their fears of becoming a mum, and how they will cope. It is easy to wonder ‘will I be good enough ’or ‘will be a mum come naturally’ especially if you see others as ‘mother earth’ figures. It can seem daunting to say the least!

Everyone who has had pregnancy reflexology have noted that they slept extremely well the following night. Reflexology is a must for late pregnancy when sleeping problems or even insomnia kicks in!

What Can You Treat With Reflexology?

Reflexology can help with relief of the following complaints during pregnancy:

Morning sickness
Nausea & headaches
Pain & discomfort
Backache
Stress & anxiety
Lack of sleep & fatigue
Digestive problems e.g. constipation
Swollen/puffy ankles & legs
Cramp

What About Reflexology For The Birth & Beyond?

Reflexology can play an important role during the birth. Many women have reflexology to encourage labour, especially if they are overdue. Reflexology stimulates the hormones which starts your contractions. During labour reflexology helps to keep the body relaxed and calm and may be useful for pain control.

Reflexology can help to:

Calm & relax you
Increase your energy levels
Re-balance your whole body
Aid lactation
Prevent post-natal depression

Can You Treat Babies?

Reflexology can even help alleviate any small problems babies may have:
Constipation
Hiccups
Skin problems
Colic
Coughs & colds

Maga Therapy simply gives you a more enjoyable pregnancy and birth.

 

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