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Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of Chinese medicine that helps to restore, promote and maintain good health and well-being. Fine needles are carefully placed to relax the muscles, relieve stress, helping to normalise the body function.

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Conditions that benefit Acupuncture are:

Aches & pains, Allergies , Asthma, Back Pain, Depression, Digestive Problems, Emotional Problems, Habit changing, Hayfever and Sinus Problems, Headaches & Migraines, Hormonal & Menstrual Problems, Injuries, Insomnia, Low Energy, Low Immune System, Pregnancy, Sciatica, Skin Conditions, Arthritis

It can also be used in infertility, and aid your IVF treatment

What is involved in an Acupuncture session at Orange Tree Clinic

Your initial acupuncture session will involve a 10-15min consultation to discuss your concerns and problems. Your practitioner will explain to you your treatment plan and what this will consist of. A typical treatment will consist of a combinations of acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs depending on the severity of your condition over a specific length of time.

It is recommended you wear loose clothing and maybe asked to remove the top layer of clothing. You will remain covered at all times. Your acupuncture treatment will be performed on a couch.


Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves the application of pressure to specific points, known as reflexes, on the feet and hands to encourage the body to heal from within.

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The therapy is based on the principle that the feet and hands contain ‘mini-maps’ of the whole body and that by applying pressure using the fingers or thumbs a reflexologist can have a positive effect on the corresponding parts of the body.

Who would benefit from Reflexology

Conditions that benefit from reflexology include:

  • Muscular tension ( neck, shoulder, back sciatica)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Emotional and Physical Stress related Symptoms
  • Depression, Anxiety, panic attacks
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pre-menstrual tension
  • Sinus and general respiratory congestion

What is involved in an Reflexology session at the Orange Tree Clinic

To begin your session you will be offered a warm herbal drink to enjoy whilst the practitioner starts your  consultation  to establish your personal needs and requirements. She will explain how effective reflexology will be for your condition and how many weeks are recommended. Reflexology can also be used as a one off treatment to calm and relax you.

You will be asked to remove your top layer of clothing and will remain covered at all times. Pressure will be applied to your foot according to your comfort level whilst you relax and drift away. The practitioner will explain to you what area of the body she is working on and why. You will be offered a glass of water at the end of your session and asked to rest for the next few minutes.


Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. People sometimes ask about the name Craniosacral Therapy and think it only refers to the head. In fact Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.

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When a Craniosacral therapist places her hands lightly on you, she is using them to listen to you in much the same way that a counsellor might listen to your words. Your body responds to this sensitive touch by beginning to listen to itself. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a Craniosacral session.

Who is it for?

People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches or bad backs, or long-standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.

During a session

Your practitioner will take a written case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a good understanding with your practitioner. The session typically lasts an hour, although this can vary. You remain clothed and will usually lie face up or on your side, or you may be seated. The practitioner makes light contact with your head, the base of your spine, and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Because the body functions as a whole, your practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.

Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a remedial hands-on therapy in which the practitioner applies very gentle pressure to precise points of the body. Thumbs and fingers are used to perform a set of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue. Bowen moves are carried out in short sequences at key points on the body, with a gap of a couple of minutes between each sequence. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used.

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What can it treat?

One of the most common complaints for which people seek Bowen treatment is back pain, as well as painful and frozen shoulder, neck pain, respiratory conditions and headaches. Bowen is often used for sports injuries and proponents say that, not only do athletes report fewer injuries when treated regularly but they also notice enhanced performance. It is claimed that the technique can also help with a range of long-standing complaints, such as allergies, digestive problems, menstrual and other female problems, and stress.

How long are the sessions?

A session lasts up to an hour and the average number of treatments is 3 to 4. If results aren’t seen within two or three sessions, clients are advised to stop.


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

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What are the benefits of Reiki:

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

What does Reiki feel like?

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system.Regular treatments may help athletes prevent injuries as constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.

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Who would benefit from a Sport Massage

Athletes of all levels may benefit from sports massage. If you are looking for a way to improve your athletic performance, then sports massage may be for you. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training or for rehabilitation. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion, and people who have strenuous and laborious  roles at work

What is involved in a Sports Massage at the Orange Tree Clinic?

The session will begin with a thorough assessment of your condition, including the location and type of pain you are feeling, the range and quality of movement in the affected area, as well as any other postural patterns you may have adopted which are exacerbating your condition.

The therapist will  recommend what type of massage and how many sessions you will need depending on your requirements and expectations. The treatment involves applying pressure to your muscles through your clothing, Your sports massage session will typically include a variety of therapies such as…

  • Deep Tissue Massage techniquesthese allow me to directly treat the deep muscles and other soft tissues that cause pain.
  • Trigger Point Therapy (or Neuromuscular Technique)this releases points of tension in the muscles that are set in place by your nervous system.
  • Soft Tissue Release techniques & assisted stretchesthese break down adhesions in the tissues and remove “knots” from problem muscles.
  • Joint mobilisations and manipulationsfurther relieve restrictions and restore pain-free movement to the affected area.

After treatment you may be advise you on exercises you can do to help with your recovery.

The session last for 60mins and will include a 5min consultation.


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