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Massage & Acupuncture


CONTACT INFORMATION  
   
Contact NameNicola Court
AddressUnit 92
Greenway Business Centre

Harlow CM19 5QE
Mobile07760435279
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Website http://www.nicolacourt.co.uk



Hello and Welcome!
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Nicola Court BSc(Hons) Lic Ac. MBAcC (Member of the British Acupuncture Council). I have undergone extensive training in acupuncture and massage which, when used in combination, can help patients recover from illness or simply maintain their health and well being.


Massage
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Touch is a basic instinct. If we hurt ourselves, we rub it better! Massage goes one stage further. It specifically works on areas of stress, tension, pain and discomfort as well as relaxing & calming you.

Although I have various massage techniques they all involve using touch in a sensitive and totally respectful way. If you don't like something you only need say and I'll change my approach. Your emotional and mental state is taken into account, as well as your physical condition. Sometimes you cannot separate the physical from the emotional and massage can help to rebalance and harmonise all aspects of your life. massage. Massage is non invasive and can be used safely alongside conventional medicine. It has little, if any, side effects (other than making you feel calm, relaxed, and less anxious. Plus, it can help reduce any pain you may be experiencing!)

I have years of experience and specialise in 'deep tissue' Sports Massage. I also offer Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage and Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy massage, Abdominal - sacral massage.

Pregnancy Massage

It is really important to look after yourself when you are expecting. Your body will go through an extraordinary amount of change and many women will experience problems such as fatigue, fluid retention, headaches and back pain. Massage is a wonderful way of helping to feel better without resorting to medication. Be assured that I have had specialist training in pregnancy massage.

I use a body cushion to enhance your comfort during treatments. Laying completely flat during a massage is extremely uncomfortable and can create more tension! The body cushion places your body into a better position and prevents spinal compression. For the pregnant or woman with a larger chest it has contoured areas that will enhance your comfort.




Abdominal Sacral Massage

Abdominal Sacral Massage addresses many complaints associated with the reproductive and digestive tracts. Treatment is carried out on the abdomen, lower back / sacrum and around the coccyx. It is a deep yet gentle treatment that encourages the organs within the abdomen to become realigned.

The ligaments and muscles will also be strengthened and tension released. A sense of looseness and increased mobility will be experienced. The massage focuses on breaking down scar tissue that is often present, helping to loosen hardened debris in the intestines, thus encouraging a healthier bowel.

The treatment has a powerful effect on the hormones of the body and some people may experience an emotional release which is completely normal.

Problems that can be addressed with this massage include bloating, constipation, painful periods, pain during intercourse, bladder issues, such as cystitis, fertility problems, PMS and headaches.

I regularly use Abdominal Sacral Massage in conjunction with fertility Acupuncture.
Acupuncture
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Acupuncture treats a wide variety of ailments including stress, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraines, general aches & pains, back & neck pain, menstrual problems including PMT & menopause. Fertility issues can be addressed, even working alongside your IVF cycle. I have also worked with a number of women supporting them throughout their pregnancy. Acupuncture can help relieve symptoms such as nausea, back ache and fatigue and really importantly, reduce stress, which isn't good for you or the baby!


Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK.

I have completed numerous postgraduate training courses and am a member of the ACT - Acupuncture Childbirth team http://www.actherts.org.uk/

The ACT are a nationwide group of acupuncturists with expertise in pregnancy, obstetric and fertility care.

Treatments include anti natal acupuncture - helping with issues such as nausea and vomiting. As pregnancy progresses some women may suffer some other very common ailments. We aim is to alleviate these and help your pregnancy to be as comfortable as possible.

Turning breech babies - you will be taught the protocol for helping to encourage correct positioning of your baby.

Pre birth acupuncture - A sequence of weekly treatments commencing at 36 or 37 weeks and aims to prepare your body for labour. it will help to ensure that you are in the best condition for the birth. The focus is on building up your energy reserves and encouraging relaxation.

Encouraging spontaneous labour - there are acupuncture points considered to have the potential to encourage spontaneous labour and these may be offered as part of your treatment from 41 weeks onwards on condition that there are no medical contraindications. home treatments Guidance on self-administered acupressure can be given to supplement this in the days preceding a medical induction date.

Post natal treatment is also available = we can help if there are breast feeding issue - acupuncture can provide additional reassurance and support if you are experiencing a great deal of worry.

If you are unable to conceive naturally - help can be given to enhance male fertility and with Assisted Conception including IVF. Acupuncture can help provide physical and emotional support for all stages of IUI, IVF and ICSI treatment. It is a good idea to start your acupuncture treatment well in advance - up to 3 months ideally - before you start your treatment cycle even in advance of knowing the schedule to which you will be adhering.





QUALIFICATION DETAILS

I trained for three years at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, a highly respected institution. I use an integrated approach within my practice using Eastern (TCM), Five Elements & Qi Gong alongside Western medicine. I have also trained with John Tyndel at the Yuan Traditional Medicine College to qualify as an auricular acupuncturist. I also regularly attend CPD courses to further and enhance my knowledge and skills. I am starting a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine At the University of Westminster - September 2014.


Service Categories
Acupuncture, Cupping, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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