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Complementary Therapies

Chilterns MS Centre provides a variety of complementary therapies offering holistic care to all its members.

The concept of holistic care is to harmonise and support the health of body, mind and spirit for those in distress and pain. Anything that promotes a feeling of well-being is beneficial. 

The aim is to relieve pain, improve mood and promote a sense of relaxation. Several therapies have been shown to relieve anxiety, stress and depression.

Reflexology

A natural healing system based on the principle that reflexes in the hands and feet correspond to various organs and organ systems in the body. Stimulating such reflexes by applying pressure on hands and feet improves circulation and relieves stress.

Massage

One of the most transformational and among the oldest of the healing arts. Traditionally, a massage is aimed at relaxing the muscles, loosening the tendons and ligaments. Firm strokes applied with pressure serve to increase the arterial blood flow and relaxes the tense muscles.

Among the most widely recognised benefits of massage are:

  • Release of emotional and physical tension                     
  • Reduction or elimination of back pain
  • Decrease in chronic pain
  • Improved sleep
  • Relief from sore muscles
  • Better skin tone (maintains tissue viability/integrity)
  • Greater flexibility
  • Improved body and mind awareness.