Massage Therapy & Reflexology

Over many centuries and across many disciplines, touch has been seen to be a most effective form of healing. The Valley Clinic boasts two highly qualified, experienced massage therapy & reflexology therapists, Rachel Byrne and Nuanchan. Both practitioners offer a wide range of treatments as detailed. They keep their own diaries and can be contacted directly.

Rachel Byrne Massage Therapist & Reflexologist

At The Valley Clinic, Rachel offers a whole body approach to treatment. She is trained in various types of massage: Sports & Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial Massage, Advanced Techniques, Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage plus Integrated Myofascial Release and Reflexology.

Treatments are tailored to individual needs and will vary depending on individual requirements.Using a combination of techniques can provide a very powerful and effective treatment. Treatments are not just for sports people, everyone can benefit.

“Treatments are not just for sports people – everyone can benefit”.

You look after your car, so why not look after your body? Having a treatment on a regular basis will give you more energy and vitality and can help keep you active and mobile.

Maternity Reflexology

Rachel has undertaken special training in the use of Maternity Reflexology, which offers support to women during and after pregnancy and can assist in relieving minor ailments as well as the emotional and stressful aspects of their pregnancy experience.

Rachel offers a wide range of treatments at The Valley Clinic.
These include:
• Sports Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Remedial Massage
• Holistic Massage • Indian Head Massage • Integrated Myofascial Release
• Reflexology • Maternity Reflexology
Rachel also offers a range of advanced treatments at The Valley Clinic.
These include:
Trigger Point Release • Neuromuscular Technique • Muscle Energy Technique • Stretching & more.
Call Rachel for more details.

If you would like to talk about Massage Therapy & Reflexology or book an appointment with Rachel, please call: 07769 943 971

Alternatively you can email your enquiry to: rachel.byrne@btinternet.com

Nuanchan Anderson Thai Massage Therapist

Nuanchan is a qualified Traditional Thai Massage therapist. I trained and qualified in my native country of Thailand, at WATPO Thai Traditional Medical and Ayuravate Association School. I have lived and worked in the UK since 2005.

Hot Oil Thai Style Massage

Thai Hot Oil Massage is a light, painless massage of the muscles. It is preferred by people who do not like the firmer and deeper massaging techniques. The happiness and wellness received from oil massage stimulates the build-up of endorphin hormones, which help improve psycho-immunology. It also promotes health and is helpful in refreshing the whole body, reducing pain and helping with relaxation.

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is an ancient Chinese massage that has been used for more than 3000 years. It can help prevent and relieve many ailments such as headaches, tension, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraines. The sensory nerves of internal organs are spread throughout the body, with some connecting with other organs as well as the skin. All of these sensory nerves have an association with the base of the foot. Foot massage is great for stimulating the activity of internal organs; and improves blood and lymph circulation which is beneficial to your overall health. This method uses hands, fingers and a wooden stick with cream or oil.

Massage is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissues of the body including movement for a specific, rather than general, therapeutic effect. Techniques are adapted to an individual’s specific needs.

Reflexology is a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and head linked to every part of the body. The use of gentle pressure on specific points on the feet can enable the body’s energy to flow freely, inducing harmony physically, mentally and emotionally, and clearing any imbalances or blockages that could result in illness. This treatment improves circulation, stimulates the immune system and encourages the release and removal of toxins. Whilst it does not diagnose or claim to offer cures, reflexology has been shown to be effective for body pain, headaches/migraines, infertility, arthritis, sleep disorders, injuries, hormonal imbalances, digestive problems and stress-related conditions.

Sports and Deep Tissue Massage are similar to Swedish Massage, but both incorporate deeper pressure, which assists in the releasing of chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layer of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints), so this type of massage helps to promote and keep muscular and joint flexibility, thereby enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.

Remedial Massage is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissues of the body including movement for a specific, rather than general, therapeutic effect. Techniques are adapted to an individual’s specific needs. This type of massage is useful for the relief of muscular and joint problems, including back, neck and shoulder pain.

Holistic Massage treats the “whole person”, encouraging wellbeing for mind and body. Holistic massage is an ancient form of healing that helps clear the lymphatic drainage system and releases toxins from the body. This type of massage induces feelings of relaxation.

“Champissage”, or Indian Head Massage, is a seated massage that concentrates on the shoulders, neck scalp and face. It is excellent for stress, headaches, eye strain and insomnia. Please note these treatments are for 30 minutes only and oils are not used in the hair.

Myofascial Release is a soft tissue therapy for muscular pain and stiffness. The aim is to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. It is a technique very different to massage that works on the fascial system in the body, which is an integrated, totally connected, uninterrupted network of fibrous tissue that spreads through the body. Integrated Myofascial Release is a gentle technique that can produce a very powerful release.

Reflexology is a safe and effective way to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, restore balance and relieve tension in expectant mothers.

Whether trying to conceive naturally or undergoing assisted conception, reflexology can help facilitate a balance of mind, body and spirit in order to create the best environment for conception. For those experiencing difficulties, this treatment can also provide relief to the emotional and stressful aspects of trying to conceive.

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