Reflexology may relax the whole body. If anxiety
relates to specific incidences it may be helpful to treat these incidences using
emotional energy balancing procedures so that these no longer carry an emotional
influence to the client. Flower essences may also be recommended.
Massage can assist in helping range of motion and re-distribution of inflammatory
Back And Neck Pain
Establish what is the cause of the pain (Posture, Pelvic Misalignment, Arthritis,
Muscle Tension etc), then use massage therapy and / or reflexology to help heal
Clare has previously worked as a doula. A doula is a non medical person who assists
a lady before, during and after child birth to provide physical assistance as well
as emotional support and advocacy. The provision of continuous support during labour
is associated with improved maternal and foetal health as well as providing other
benefits. Clare undertook her Doula training in Western Australia and she also worked
at Sydney South West Private Hospital in Liverpool and Kareena Hospital in Miranda
teaching ‘Natural Therapies for Labour Classes.’ She now teaches private classes
at the clinic. These teach the lady’s partner or birth partner techniques to help
the lady manage labour pain. These include massage and acupressure techniques.
If a decision has been made by an obstetrician that an induction is required, Clare
can perform labour induction treatment. The first part of this treatment involves
ensuring the lady has appropriate pelvic alignment. If there is misalignment the
birth canal is also has suboptimal positioning. The massage oil blend ‘Waiting for
Baby’, which is specially made for labour, is used. These oils are safe and specific
for labour as they known to initiate and enable the progression of labour. Safe
and specific techniques are used to align the pelvis. Then a reflexology treatment
is given to further promote relaxation into the optimal positioning as well as general
relaxation of the pelvic area. There is also stimulation of specific reflexology
and acupressure points which assist in dilating the cervix. During the treatment
relaxation and preparation of the mind and body is brought about through listening
to positive affirmation and birthing CDs. Clare gives no guarantee of progression
of labour, however if the head is engaged, labour often begins a few hours after
Remedial massage therapy and hand reflexology are appropriate treatment strategies.
Clare is experienced in using reflexology with clients who have a wide range of digestive health issues from constipation, IBS, excessive gas, bloating etc.
Ear Candling and / or Reflexology are beneficial for many ear health issues.
Emotional states eg anger, frustration, oppositional etc. Use flower essences or
emotional energy balancing procedure so that specific incidences no longer carry
an emotional influence to the client. The client can literally ‘let it go’.
Clare has extensive experience in treating frozen shoulder with a combination of
remedial massage therapy and reflexology, thus stimulating the reflex points relating
to the shoulder and thoracic spine.
Before treating headaches it is important to establish the triggers; for example
posture, muscle tension, disc problems etc, before treatments begin.
There can be a wide variety of reasons why a client has sleep problems, so it is
imperative that a thorough questioning is undertaken. Consideration is taken of emotional issues,
stress, sleep hygiene and general health. Techniques used will depend upon the
cause of insomnia.
Labour Pain Relief.
Clare previously taught ‘Natural Therapies for Labour’ at Sydney South West Private and
Kareena Private Hospitals. Clare teaches birth partners simple techniques to use to help the woman cope with labour pain.
Reflexology may help alleviate menstrual cramps.
Muscular Aches, Pains And Tension
Remedial massage therapy and reflexology are potential treatment options.
A range of treatments may be used, dependant on the cause of the pain; be it muscular,
nerve, metabolic over acidity (which ‘switches on’ pain receptors) etc.
Massage therapy is an excellent treatment to help relieve the pain and symptoms
of plantar fasciitis.
Clare is fully qualified in pregnancy massage and has 16 years experience in treating
ladies in all stages of pregnancy to assist with a variety of pregnancy related
issues including back and hip pain, swollen ankles etc. She is also experienced
in treating additional issues with reflexology, including pubic symphysis discomfort.
Remedial massage therapy, reflexology and flower essences are potential treatment
Depending on the cause of the restless leg syndrome treatment may include 'Massage Therapy', Reflexology and / or Flower Essences.
Clare has extensive experience in help with sciatica, using remedial massage therapy
and reflexology for treatment.
Remedial massage is most helpful for this condition. Initial assessment is also
done to establish if clients would also benefit from orthotics to help optimised
biomechanics and thus further help with pain relief.
Reflexology may be an effective therapy for blocked sinuses.
With 16 years experience as a remedial massage therapist, Clare is experienced in
treating a variety of sporting injuries.
Massage therapy and reflexology are excellent treatment strategies for a stiff neck.