Complementary Health Care
Welcome to BL Bodycare
We understand that physical, mental and emotional imbalances affect people as a whole and we aim to regain your optimum state of wellness because you really do deserve it.
We offer a variety of therapeutic treatments to aid a huge range of ailments. Please feel free to browse this site to find out more about what is on offer. There is something for everyone no matter what gender or age you are and that means babies and children too!
The Bowen Technique is a series of precise gentle rolling movements over muscle and soft tissue. In between each sequence of moves the practitioner leaves the room for a short period of time. These breaks allow the body to start processing the instructions, sending messages to the brain via the nervous system. Relaxation, realignment and self healing begins immediately and continues over a 4 day period. Often a client will feel reactions occurring during their therapy, others do not.
The technique may be carried out directly over the skin or through thin clothing if preferred. Client dignity is very important. The client will usually lie on a couch for the duration of their treatment. Though the technique may be performed while a client is sitting or standing if necessary. Its all about comfort!
Some of the conditions that are successfully treated.
- Back pain & sciatica
- Sports injuries
- Postural misalignment (e.g. scoliosis, pelvic tilt, leg length discrepancy)
- Respiratory problems (e.g. asthma, hay fever)
- Bowel & digestive problems (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome & constipation).
- Fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome
- Joint problem ( e.g. frozen shoulder, RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow)
- Accident injuries (e.g. Whip lash)
- Headaches & migraines
- Foot, ankle & knee problems
- Menstrual / hormonal irregularities
- Jaw disorders / post dental problems
Sports & Remedial Massage
Sports and remedial massage is beneficial for the management and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body. Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments and tendons. Treatments are tailored according to the needs of the individual using a range of techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger points, soft tissue mobilisation and stretching techniques. You do not need to be sporty to benefit from treatments which may also be used to help reduces stress, relive pain from resulting from poor posture, and ease aches and pains from over/new activities in everyday life.
Benefits of sports & remedial massage include:
• Reduce stress and improve sense of wellbeing
• Relieve stiffness, aches and pains
• Improve circulation
• Support the lymphatic system
• Reduce the risk of injury and promote mobility
• Aid the recovery of injured muscles
• Shorten recovery time between training sessions
Personalised Aromatherapy massages are also available. Addidtional home care techniques may also be offered where appropriate.
Reflexology techniques stimulate reflexes in the feet and lower leg which correspond with different areas of the body which are believed to stimulate innate healing processes and promote balance within the body. Over thousands of years pioneers have mapped reflexes corresponding with the body allowing practitioners to provide holistic and focused treatments.
Reflex points address the following body systems.
• Musculo-skeletal system
• Renal system
• Digestive System
• Lymphatic / Immune system
• Reproductive system
• Nervous System
• Endocrine system
People receiving reflexology treatments frequently report the effects of treatment, here are some of the difficulties which may be relieved:
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Headaches / Migraines
• Sinus congestion
• Stiffness in the neck and back
• Digestive problems
• Hormonal problems
A majority of people would agree that reflexology session are very relaxing therapy which may reduce tension and lead to an improved sense of well-being.
Reiki is a form of energy healing using "universal life energy". The healing energy is channelled through the practitioner to the recipient, helping balance body, mind and spirit. Reiki's natural healing energy works on every level, not just physical and promotes the body's regenerative self healing ability.
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words ‘Rei' meaning universal wisdom and ‘Ki' meaning life energy. Reiki is not a religious belief so anyone can receive a treatment from a practitioner or a Reiki attunement which allows you to perform treatments on yourself and others. Once attuned to reiki all you need is the simple intention to heal.
Can Reiki Help You?
Reiki is a natural and holistic healing system which may be used to treat many acute and chronic conditions. Reiki works on the physical and helps to bring about emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Below is a list of some of the conditions which may be alleviated using Reiki.
- Stomach upsets
- Back problems
- Respiratory problems
- Post operative recovery
- M. E. / Chronic Fatigue
- and much more……
Gillian is registered as a full member of the Bowen Association UK, has a degree in complementary health care and is a Reiki master.
She is currently working in private practice just outside Blackburn where she grew up. A local girl for local people.
She completes postgraduate training every year to expand her knowledge and keep her skills finely tuned and has specialised in the Bowen Technique for over 10 years. Gillian spent some time giving treatments in a palliative care setting on the wards and for patients attending the day care services.
Disclaimer: None of the treaments are a replacement for conventional medical treatments. If you have any concerns regarding your health please consult a medical practitioner.
Bowen Therapy, Ear Candling, Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Remedial Massage