How qualified is my Chiropractor?
Every person that calls themselves a chiropractor in the UK must be on a Government Register (with the general Chiropractic Council – GCC). In other words, as the Profession has statutory Regulation, each Chiropractor in the UK will have undergone a minimum amount of training and will have a recognized qualification. Usually Chiropractors train for four to five years, with three or four years intensive pre-clinical education, followed by a clinical year. Once fully qualified, Chiropractors are required to undergo Continual Professional Development by attending courses to keep ahead of the latest techniques and protocols. Without this, they cannot stay on the Government Register.
What is an adjustment or joint manipulation?
Will treatment hurt?
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. Chiropractic is very safe when a qualified practitioner carries out treatment. Your chiropractor is trained to recognise conditions which require referral elsewhere.
Who do chiropractors treat?
How long do the treatments take?
Why should I return if I'm feeling fine?
How will a massage feel?
It usually depends on the techniques used. Our massage therapists’ use a form of Swedish massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
What do I wear during the massage?
Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress down to your underwear, gowns will be provided for you to put on. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a set of towels at all times during your massage except the area being worked on.
When should I get a massage?
How long do the effects of massage last? How often should I receive massage?
If you are receiving massage for prevention, health maintenance, or just to feel better, you have more leeway in how often you receive massage. The effects of regular massage are cumulative. A massage every week or two can make a big difference in your overall health and tension levels. Even a monthly massage is beneficial. Make regular massage part of your health maintenance program (along with good nutrition and exercise), and you’ll feel better.