Blog by Julia Rafferty (Michael’s Photographic Tutor)  

We are proud to announce, that Michael I’Anson’s panel: ‘Ready, Prep, Grow!’ – shown here, was awarded 2nd place in the Portfolio section of Competition 12 of the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’. He was also presented with the Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal. The presentation ceremony was on Friday 8 February, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where the President of the RPS presented Michael with his medal. Michael’s portfolio of images is in the exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until 10th March 2019 and are published in the wonderful book that is published with this exhibition and competition. Congratulations Michael!

I asked Michael if he would share his journey, from starting this portfolio to being presented with these prestigious awards. Here is his response:

Photography means different things to different people. To some, it is a source of income and a commitment to running their own professional business. To others, it’s a platform to educate and teach individuals who are interested and passionate about the subject.

Amateur photographers can also have a dedication and obsession, particularly in wanting to get their pictures ‘just right’ and as perfect as possible. Equally, for some, they love nothing more than happily snapping away when a scene or occasion presents itself as it’s about capturing the moment and not necessarily worrying about depth of field, perspective or composition.

My photographic journey started five years ago when I attended one of Julia’s weekend courses and then subsequently enrolled on the six-week program to gain my ‘City & Guilds Level One’ certificate in photography. Lots of water has flowed under the photographic bridge since then but during April of 2018, Julia mentioned to our photographic class at Pensthorpe about a competition, ‘International Garden Photographer of The Year (IGPOTY)’ being held at ‘Kew Gardens’ and in conjunction with the ‘Royal Photographic Society’ (RPS).

Initially I was not going to enter as I felt the standard of work required was far and above anything I could produce. However, I purchased some previous IGPOTY books and, after studying them in detail, I came up with a black and white concept (my preferred genre) to produce a series of six images in the form of a portfolio. The idea had come about after watching my parents gardening one afternoon and, in particular, seeing how my father tendered the seedlings in his vegetable plot.

As a Chiropractor, I work with my hands as they are the way I experience my professional world through touch, feel and sensation. Just like a face, hands can be full of expression, emotion and passion and I wanted to capture all this through my black and white photographic images.

With the idea in place and the concept realised it was now a matter of taking the correct shots. This involved my father needing to get into some quite sinuous poses whilst at the same time avoiding him from putting his back out! My mother found the whole process hilarious, especially as my father is very much the other side of eighty years old! However, we successfully achieved the shots I wanted and, after each of the sessions, we dutifully rewarded ourselves with a well-deserved cup of tea and piece of cake!

The photographs were edited totally within ‘Lightroom’ as I felt this software gave me more freedom to achieve the hard, grainy, tough-looking detail I was looking for. Submission deadline was at the end of October and although I was pleased with the end result, I had no sense that they would be anything other than just another entry. The previous competitions were of an extremely high-level, professional and expertly edited.

The first I knew something positive might be happening was when I received an email in November saying my portfolio had been shortlisted. No sooner had I digested this news that another email arrived saying that my portfolio was a winner (we did not know what though) and an invitation was attached to attend the Awards Ceremony on 8th February 2019 at Kew Gardens.

The day was fantastic and the venue (The Nash Conservatory) professionally laid-out with boards displaying all the winning photographs. It was also full of judges, dignitaries, journalists and the participants themselves along with staff serving up some very delightful glasses of champagne and bite-sized nibbles! I have to say that my wife, Linda, and I were beyond shocked to see my portfolio all framed-up with an accompanying small panel detailing the achievement of 2nd place in the overall portfolio section and also the winner of the coveted RPS silver medal! It was a very humbling experience and I am still quite amazed. However, the most memorable and special part of this whole process and experience has been the privilege of capturing, what will now be, a true family legacy.

Here’s to you Dad!

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We are looking for a Practice Co-ordinator and Social Media Assistant to join our team

Situated at the stunning Pensthorpe Natural Park (www.pensthorpe.com), Creative Chiropractic has grown to become a renowned patient centred Practice in Norfolk and has been Awarded the coveted Patient Partnership Quality Mark at ‘outstanding’ level. 

We are now looking for a dynamic individual to join our exceptional team. We have a genuinely strong team ethos and an environment which is warm, friendly and professional and encompasses a culture of individual development and support.  Our Practice simply loves what it does!

The position is full-time and offers 35 to 37 hours per week consisting of shifts as follows:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.15am to 6.15pm (3 x 9-hour days), Friday 8.15am to 5.15pm (8-hours)
Plus, one Saturday morning a month, 8.15am to 1.15pm (5-hours)

On occasions, there may be the opportunity / requirement to work up to an additional 2 hours per week flexibly on extra marketing-related tasks.

Overall Job Purpose:

To fulfil a co-ordination role within the Practice to ensure that it is well-organised, efficient, professional and welcoming and is effectively and innovatively promoted and marketed through social media and Practice marketing materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To deliver exceptional patient care via face-to-face, telephone, e-mail and social media communication within a vibrant, active and busy environment
  • To deal with patients and visitors in a respectful, warm and polite manner so that they are made to feel welcome and put at their ease
  • To assist the Practice Manager in the implementation of her role and in doing so maintaining the smooth running of the Practice.
  • To support with the creation of content for and management of Creative Chiropractic’s social media presence, ensuring accurate, engaging and informative content.
  • To work in partnership with internal and external personnel to assist in the delivery of marketing campaigns, including the updating of practice marketing materials
  • To assist with marketing and patient statistics, including data gathering
  • To maintain administration systems, including producing letters, e-mails and invoices in line with relevant procedural manuals and Governing Body Organisations
  • To ensure the accuracy of appointments within the Practice for multiple Practitioners by accurately recording information in the computerised booking system
  • To take payment from patients and carry out the associated recording procedures
  • To assist with the monitoring and ordering of stock
  • To comply with legal requirements including health and safety, equal opportunities, data protection and disability discrimination

Person Specification

The Practice Co-ordinator and Social Media Assistant is crucial to the patient’s impression of Creative Chiropractic both within the Practice and via social media.

This role can be seen as a ‘bridge’ between the patient, the team and the business social media content and an extremely vital part of ensuring the smooth-running of the Practice.

For many people, an appointment with a healthcare professional can be stressful, particularly if they are in pain.  Being able to put the patient at ease, whether through face-to-face, telephone, email or social media contact, makes a vital contribution to the consultation and appointment with the Practitioners.

It is desirable for a successful Practice Co-ordinator and Social Media Assistant to have the following experience, skills and qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with a focus on attention to detail
  • Competent and confident level of I.T. Skills (preferably MS Office) and social media platforms
  • The ability to work under pressure and to multi-task (imperative)
  • Experience within both a customer-facing and telephone environment, preferably (but not essential) in a medial or healthcare environment
  • Customer focused with a calm, warm and reassuring approach
  • Confidence and a can-do attitude
  • Assertiveness and use of own initiative
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Numeric skills
  • Planning and monitoring skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • An interest in healthy living

From time to time it might be necessary to undertake work not within this Job Description to meet the operational needs of the Practice.

How to apply

Please email info@creativechiropractic.co.uk or telephone 01328 854325 for a complete application pack.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd February at midnight.

A selection event will be held on Friday 1st March between 8.30am and 1.30pm.

If you wish to have an informal discussion, please telephone Linda on 07825 730876

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Warming Up Those Winter Days

To quote the title of the famous Beach Boys album, an “Endless Summer” is something most of us can only dream of – in the meantime, there’s the enviable challenge of getting back into some kind of routine after the festive break, whilst simultaneously dodging the inevitable wintery showers.

This time of year also sees the beauty of the picturesque morning dew as we open our bedroom curtains, but it can also mean that our work place air conditioning units are turned up to the max, a perfect environment for germs and bugs to be exchanged. For some of us colds and fever symptoms can be a sign of stress or SAD (1), as our bodies lack the sunlight and natural vitamin D to fully function.

However, this should not be a reason to neglect our health, and for a Reflexologist, this can be a challenging time of the year, for all of the above reasons and more.

I see many cases of common colds and flu-like symptoms, from the occasional sniff, to the feeling when we wake, where we want to just pull the duvet over us for another 10 minutes.

This story was reminiscent of a recent patient I had seen, where the symptoms of “feeling down, the winter blues and trouble lifting myself” had made an unwelcome visit.  In Reflexology terms, we head straight to the root of the problem, starting with the head by focusing on the big toe; this area can help with headaches, sinus congestion and a sore throat.  After this we work the rest of the body as best practise, including the Lymphatic (Immune) and Respiratory (Breathing) systems and, along with some rest, the patient should see immediate signs of improvement.

Remember, Reflexology is perfect for boosting your natural immune system and lymphatics, as well as giving your self-esteem a much-needed kick in the morning.  So, why not help your body get through the winter, long before you need to reach for the night nurse, and give Reflexology a try?

To find out more about how Chris and Reflexology can benefit you and to book your 30-minute taster session for just £20, click the link below:

http://www.creativechiropractic.co.uk/2018/11/22/reflexology/

(1) seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a mood disorder characterised by depression, extreme lethargy, increased need for sleep, overeating, and carbohydrate craving. It recurs each year in one or more specific seasons, most commonly the winter months

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Doing Good Does You Good

“Depression stops you doing the things you love.”

While many of us feel too stressed and our lives full to bursting already, the idea of being able to help others can seem just a little too much.  We would really like to say that we’ll focus on doing good deeds in that spare time we would like to create. Interestingly, evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for our own mental health and wellbeing and provides a deep sense of self-worth.

Here we outline just a few of the physical, mental and health benefits of helping others…

1. IT REDUCES STRESS

Doing things for others helps maintain good health.

Positive emotions reduce stress and boost our immune system, and in turn can protect us against disease.

2. IT HELPS GET RID OF NEGATIVE FEELINGS

Negative emotions such as anger, aggression or hostility have a negative impact on our mind and body.

Engaging in random acts of kindness can help decrease these feelings and stabilise our overall health.

3. HELPING OTHERS FEELS GOOD

When you help others, it promotes positive physiological changes in the brain associated with happiness. These rushes are often followed by longer periods of calm and can eventually lead to better wellbeing.

How the Practice supports our patients

In order for us to help our patients with their wellbeing and to provide the next level of patient care to support our Move Well, Eat Well, Think Well strategy, the Practice moved to Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham (www.pensthorpe.com). We were delighted to be invited to become part of their strategy and commitment to health and wellbeing. In January 2016, we opened the doors of our spacious new Practice in this stunning setting, which is a unique and very special location and we feel privileged to be an independent part of it.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to do something for others and research shows that it benefits people of all ages through increasing feelings of self-esteem, respect, motivation and wellbeing.

Pensthorpe Natural Park, offers the opportunity to become a Volunteer and to get out and surround yourself with nature. Volunteers are key to the success of Pensthorpe Natural Park and their aim is to provide an environment where individuals and groups can take time to learn something new and contribute to the maintenance and development of their beautiful park.

Allan Archer, Volunteer at Pensthorpe. Photo by Steve Adams

Allan Archer, a Volunteer at Pensthorpe Natural Park has written about his experience and how volunteering has helped his mental health and wellbeing. Click here to read Allan’s experience at Pensthorpe Natural Park.

“After a period of treatment I started to get my depression under control and that’s when I began volunteering. I saw it as an opportunity to reconnect with my hobby – nature” Allan comments.

“Not only has volunteering helped me to get my mental wellbeing back on track but it’s given me an opportunity to do something I love.

To find out more about volunteering at Pensthorpe Natural Park click here.

Statistics used in this blog are from the Mental Health Foundation.

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The Power of Essential Oils

It is widely recognised that massage can be great for you!  However, did you know that its benefits can actually be heightened just by using essential oils?

At Creative Chiropractic we use products by Neal’s Yard Remedies, a British company specialising in all natural and organic skincare. Their products smell amazing and when used during these treatments, will help to moisturise the skin and make it suppler. More importantly, the essential oils are drawn into the body through the skin, circulating around the bloodstream and travelling to different organs or body systems. Many are highly antiseptic and can also stimulate the production of endorphins which have a pain-relieving and anti-depressant effect.

We have also developed our own 30-minute super boosting treatments to restore your body and enhance your wellbeing using some of the most popular essential oils.

The essential oils in these treatments can stimulate the production of several hormones in the body controlling our mood (for example: dopamine known as “the happy hormone”, serotonin “the calming hormone” and endorphins “the body’s natural pain relievers”). We’ve selected three of our favourite essential oils and outlined their properties and how they can benefit your mental health. 

LAVENDER

Oil From: Flowering tops

Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

This cleansing and refreshing oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of French lavender. Naturally soothing, it’s calming for your body, mind and wellbeing.

Lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the very deep slumber in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax. Sprinkle a few drops on a piece of tissue and tuck it under your pillow.

  • Country of origin: France
  • Blends beautifully with: Clary Sage and Marjoram

BERGAMOT

Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit

Properties: relaxing, pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, promotes formation of scar tissue, deodorant, digestive, reduces fever, sedative

This uplifting and fruity oil is expressed from the citrus fruit’s peel. It’s great for balancing your body, mind and emotions, and particularly useful if you’re feeling anxious.

In terms of mental health, Bergamot is known for having a relaxing effect reducing anxiety, nervous tension and the symptoms of insomnia. Bergamot also has a pain-relieving properties that is useful for headaches, muscle tension, cramping and restless legs.

  • Country of origin: Italy (Sicily)
  • Blends beautifully with: Black Pepper, Cypress, Frankincense, Neroli and Melissa

 SANDALWOOD

Oil From: the dried heartwood and roots

Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, respiratory clearing, sedative, soothing

With a rich, woody and calming aroma, Sandalwood helps to promote a profound feeling of wellbeing. Highly valued around the world, sandalwood has been used for thousands of years as incense during spiritual rituals and religious ceremonies. Deeply restful and indulgent, it’s ideal to diffuse during daily mindfulness practices and is softening for the skin when added to a carrier oil and combined with a therapeutic massage.

  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Blends beautifully with: Rose and Frankincense

Just £20 each, choose from…

F A C E

A restoring treatment to revive the senses, this wonderful therapy uses a combination of gentle acupressure points on the face with aromatherapy oils to recharge, revive and lift your spirits. Includes a full facial acupressure massage followed by Neal’s Yard unique Remedies to Roll. Choose from invigorating, comforting, calming or revitalising to suit your mood and needs. Perfect for absolutely everyone.

H A N D S

A must for those dry, sore or cracked hands or just some extra ‘me’ time, choose a pampering and enriching hand and arm treatment. This luxury restorative treatment includes a gentle exfoliation to soften and soothe followed by a luxurious hand and arm massage using the Wild Rose hand cream by Neal’s Yard for the extra moisture boost and to condition the skin!

F E E T

Great for tired and achy feet or simply for a little TLC, enjoy a recharging and uplifting treat for your feet!
This reviving pick-me up includes a softening foot exfoliation using the Neal’s yard Frankincense and Mandarin Body Polish to buff away any dry skin followed by a wonderful soothing foot and leg massage.

30-minute Treatment | £20

Neal’s Yard products are made with the highest quality, organic plant based ingredients, you won’t find anything in them that could cause you or the planet harm, just lots of ethically sourced, natural and organic herbs, botanicals and essential oils – making them kinder to the earth & kinder to you!

Ready for a Treat?

If you would like to book a treatment at Creative Chiropractic, you can call our friendly reception team on 01328 854325 or email: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk.
Thinking of someone else? Gift Vouchers are available for all of our treatments on reception.
Click for more information on all of our massage treatments and prices.

Order Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Products

Creative Chiropractic is a Neal’s Yard Remedies Independent Consultant, so you can buy Neal’s Yard Remedies products from in the Practice or online. Click here to visit the Creative Chiropractic Neal’s Yard Remedies shopping page.

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How can Reflexology help with your Mental Health?

Reflexology has been around for thousands of years and is a complementary therapy that involves pressure to various points on the feet or hands. These reflex points are believed to be linked to every organ, gland or system of the body. There are detailed maps which refer to specific reflexology points on the feet.

Feet and hands mirror our lives and it is through Reflexology, an ancient Chinese technique of working reflex points, that the journey unfolds.

How can Reflexology help with Depression?

The art of Reflexology lies within the skill and sensitivity of the Practitioner. Being able to feel the quality of each and every reflex point is a great skill that takes experience, sensitivity and care.

Many studies revealed that foot reflexology could reduce pain and psychological distress like depression and anxiety. This body work relieves symptoms of depression as it stimulates particular pressure points/nerve endings in the feet and/or hands. In turn, this:

  • Eliminates buildup of toxins in the body
  • Encourages the flow of blood to body organs
  • Activates the endocrine system
  • De-congests energy pathways for optimum nervous system function
  • Induces relaxation states
  • Encourages the release of endorphins; the natural feel-good hormones in the body that can minimise the body’s stress response.

Further benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology is not a diagnosis or cure but its benefits are cumulative. If the body has time to relax regularly then it has more opportunities to heal itself and Reflexology has shown to be effective and assist self-healing in conditions such as, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and stress disorder
  • Joint pain and joint mobility
  • Breathing disorders (e.g. Asthma)
  • Sleep deprivation and insomnia
  • Problems with digestion (e.g. IBS)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Thyroid problems
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Visit Association of Reflexologists to learn more about Reflexology.

Price

Consultation & first treatment | 1 hour | £42.00
Treatment | 1 hour | £42.00
Treatment | 30 minutes | £27.00
NEW Taster Treatment 
| 30 minutes£20.00

Ready to experience total relaxation?

Call the reception team on 01328 854325 to book or click here to send an email to: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk.

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Massage Your Mind

Massage therapy is becoming more and more recognised as an effective way to assist in the management of a variety of mental health problems. At Creative Chiropractic we see many patients who have faced mental health difficulties at some point in their lives. Some examples include: post-traumatic stress, anxiety of many types, headaches, eating disorders and issues surrounding bullying and domestic violence.

In recent years, the public have become more aware of mental health and the importance of a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain overall wellbeing. Looking for help, people are turning to traditional medical treatment, as well as therapies such a Massage and Reflexology, to achieve a positive balance between mind and body.

Not everyone realises that stress is a trauma for the body as well as the mind.  Physical pain such as muscle cramps, headaches, joint pain and several types of inflammation can be made worse or even caused by stress, anxiety and fatigue.

The Happy Hormone

There are several hormones in the body controlling our mood such as dopamine, known as “the happy hormone”, serotonin “the calming hormone”, endorphins “the body’s natural pain relievers”, cortisol “the stress hormone” and adrenaline the “fight or flight hormone”.

If we take the examples of dopamine and cortisol: dopamine influences mood and the ability to focus. By performing specific massage techniques in order to promote blood flow towards the heart, overall dopamine levels are increase due to an improvement in circulation and lymphatic flow.

Cortisol is elevated during times of stress, which leads to symptoms including sleep deprivation, anxiety and aggression.  Having a massage helps to reduce the level of this hormone, leading to relaxation, improved sleep and the ability to think more clearly.

Massage Therapy can help to promote relaxation and stress relief by stimulating the nervous system and balancing suppressed hormones: serotonin, dopamine and endorphins.

Massage therapy is an important aspect of the patient care we provide at Creative Chiropractic. Our Massage Therapists are highly qualified in a range of techniques, enabling patients to be treated for a wide variety of conditions. From a Deep Tissue to Ultimate Relaxation, pick the perfect Massage to suit you…

Massage Menu

Specialist

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
This technique focuses on the deeper layers of muscles, tendons and fascia (connective tissue). It releases chronic muscle tension and muscle fibres whilst relaxing and soothing the muscle. Deep tissue massage is therapeutic, corrective and can release toxins to help the flow of oxygen and nutrients and aids general circulation.

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
A technique using a combination of gentle pressure with a soft pumping movement in the direction of the lymph nodes. This process allows the blood and lymph circulation to remove the waste and distribute nutrients and oxygen back around the body.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
A stretching and rolling technique that treats muscle tightness and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulating the elasticity in muscles.

Calming

RELAXATION MASSAGE
The classic stress relieving treatment that leaves you with the ultimate feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE
A relaxing massage designed for mums-to-be who are 12 or more weeks pregnant. It provides many benefits including: easing stress and anxiety, treating muscle aches and fluid retention, and helping reduce raised blood pressure.

Fitness

PRE/POST-RACE TREATMENTS
Pre-race treatments will help increase flexibility and reduce risk of injury while you are training and a post-race massage will help your body with the recovery process after your event. Treatment may include stretches and home care up to and after the race depending on your needs.

SPORTS INJURY MASSAGE
Hands-on techniques are used in Sports Massage to manipulate the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the body to prevent or improve sports injuries. Sports Massage combines a variety of techniques including trigger pointing, stretching and mobilising. A specific therapy for pain relief and injury management.

Ready for a treat?

Call the reception team on 01328 854325 to book your appointment or click here to send an email to: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk

To see all of our treatments available at Creative Chiropractic click here.

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When Chronic Pain Gets You Down…

Chronic pain is not just a physical condition—it is an emotional one that has tremendous influence over thoughts and moods. People with chronic pain may isolate themselves from others or be unable to achieve mobility that they once had. Chronic pain is not just associated with physical injuries, it can stem from conditions like heart disease, arthritis, migraines and diabetes.

Our Practice Director Michael I’Anson, gives us an  insight behind pain and how it can affect our mental health.

“It is important to know that it is normal to feel this way when you are in pain, especially for long periods of time. However, it is something you do not have to live with.

As Chiropractors, we find that pain and depression are closely related. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle in which pain worsens symptoms of depression, and then the resulting depression worsens feelings of pain.

When taking a medical history, patients commonly describe their pain and the associated problems as “wearing them down” and, over time, affecting their mood. This type of pain is described as ‘chronic’ and causes a number of problems, often leading into depression, including trouble sleeping and stress. Furthermore, disabling pain can enhance low self-esteem and impact greatly on work, social, family and financial aspects of our life.

Mental illness does not just occur with pain resulting from an injury. It is also common in people who have pain that is linked to a health condition such as diabetes or heart disease”.  Living with chronic pain may also lead to:

Depression

Living with pain can affect mood, often making us more susceptible to emotional changes that can foster depression, anxiety and fear. Such mood disorders can also promote a dependence on prescription medications which are designed to treat the pain.

Sleep Deprivation

In addition to changes in our mood, living with pain can seriously disturb sleep patterns. It is often difficult for a person to fall asleep, let alone remain asleep for any period of time when we are experiencing unrelenting or sporadic pain.

Relationship Problems

It’s no secret that the side effects of living with pain reach over into a person’s personal relationships with coworkers, family and friends. The physical limitation that develop, as well as one’s tendency to be less patient while in pain, can limit one’s ability to interact and empathise with others.

Free Pain Assessment

Creative Chiropractic offers the opportunity to discuss your pain and associated problems with a highly qualified health professional. The discussion includes an indication as to what could be causing the pain and ways to help identify and treat the root cause of your condition.

Our Free 30-minute Pain Assessment is conducted in a friendly, professional, relaxed and confidential environment.

There is no further commitment or obligation, just a genuine chance to talk through how your symptoms could be treated and managed and provides the first step to a pain-free life.

Click here to download your Free 30-Minute Pain Assessment voucher.

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NEW £20 mini treatments to try this Summer!

Introducing our brand new 30 minute super boosting treats this Summer to restore your body and enhance your wellbeing…

In these treatments we only use Neal’s Yard products. Made with the highest quality, organic plant based ingredients, you won’t find anything in them that could cause you or the planet harm, just lots of ethically sourced, natural and organic herbs, botanicals and essential oils – making them kinder to the earth & kinder to you! These treatments are great on their own or can be added to your regular massage.

Just £20 each, select one, enjoy two or pick three if you can’t decide!

Choose from…

Treat Your FeetGreat for tired and achy feet or simply for a little TLC, enjoy a recharging and uplifting treat for your feet!

This reviving pick-me up includes a softening foot exfoliation using the Neal’s yard Frankincense and Mandarin Body Polish to buff away any dry skin followed by a wonderful soothing foot and leg massage.
30 mins – £20

 

Hand Reviver, Wild Rose Hand CreamA must for those dry, sore or cracked hands or just some extra ‘me’ time, choose a pampering and enriching hand and arm treatment.

This luxury restorative treatment includes a gentle exfoliation to soften and soothe followed by a luxurious hand and arm massage using the Wild Rose hand cream by Neal’s Yard for the extra moisture boost and to condition the skin!
30 mins – £20

 

Rebalancing FacialA restoring treatment to revive the senses, this wonderful therapy uses a combination of gentle acupressure points on the face with aromatherapy oils to recharge, revive and lift your spirits.

Includes a full facial acupressure massage followed by Neal’s Yard unique Remedies to Roll. Choose from invigorating, comforting, calming or revitalising to suit your mood and needs. Perfect for absolutely everyone!
30 mins – £20

Ready for your Summer Treat?

Call the reception team on 01328 854325 to book or click here to send an email to: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk

Already booked in for a massage? Just give us a call to add on any of the 30 minute treatments to your appointment for £20!

Shop Neals Yard Remedies products online or buy direct from Creative ChiropracticDon’t forget!

You can shop Neal’s Yard Remedies products at the Practice or anytime from our online shop!

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Focus on the i in healthier!

Look out the window and the likelihood is you will be met by the sight of nature’s new life, growth and development. Spring has definitely sprung and as we enjoy the longer days and the outdoors becomes more of an attractive option, our bodies and minds seek to be more active. Time for rejuvenation!

Creative Chiropractic, Summer Health Plan, watermelom, summer, healthyIsn’t Rejuvenation a fantastic word? Defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “the action or process of making someone or something look or feel better, younger or more vital.” As we slough off winter, many of us will be wanting to achieve at least one of these goals. It’s all about that balance of leading full and complex lives, often not making time for ourselves or simply not knowing where to start…

If you need a helping hand to brush off those cobwebs, to take a breath and make time for yourself and to feel energised, then we are on hand and offering the option of 3 special Summer Health Plans to boost your body and well-being…

SUMMER HEALTH PLANS, INTRO 30 min Health Guide £35, PLUS 30 min Health Guide, 60 min Active Lifestyle Session £65 (SAVE £20), COMPLETE 30 min Health Guide , 4 x 60 min Active Lifestyle Sessions 30 min Progress Review £195 (SAVE £75)A choice of 3 plans (right) allows you to choose what best suits you and if you opt for the bespoke 1-2-1 Active Lifestlye Sessions from one of our fully qualified Practitioners, you will be amongst the peaceful surroundings of Pensthorpe Natural Park too! These plans enable you to establish personal goals and time will be taken to talk about what you would like to achieve and how this can be made attainable.

Your starting point is our popular 30-minute Health Guide.

You’ll receive an immediate overview, providing insights including measurements of your Blood Pressure, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, Body Fat, Muscle Mass and Metabolic Age to name a few. These important health indicators provide you with a starting block and an instant motivation tool which can be reviewed later on to measure your success once you have reached your goals.

Creative Chiropractic, Summer Health Plan, Health Guide, Rachael Curnow, Sophie Allsopp, Sophie & Boo

Rachael Curnow (right), Rehabilitation Specialist at Creative Chiropractic, putting Sophie Allsopp through her paces!

Sophie Allsopp (left), a busy Mum who is also the Founder and Director of her own business, Sophie & Boo, has taken part in our new Health Plan: “After the initial 30-minute Health Guide, I understood so much more about my body and what I needed to focus on and how I could make the changes. The support and guidance has been so brilliant as it was, and still is, all about what is right for me and how I can make it work, given my daily and weekly schedule.”

Once the initial 30 minute Health Guide has been completed, you have the opportunity to begin Active Lifestyle Sessions at the Practice, tailored to suit you and enable you to move one step forward at a time (or even two!), with the team on hand for encouragement and support.

“Taking part in a Health Plan Programme at Creative Chiropractic has enabled me to make those first (and, to be honest, somewhat nervous) important steps.” Like Sophie, many patients at the Practice initially arrive with their own concerns, restrictions and lack of confidence, but with the team’s support, guidance and encouragement, they have gone on to feel and experience very noticeable benefits including weight loss, a dramatic increase in energy levels, sleep improvement, a belief that they can make a change and an overall sense of wellbeing. As another patient explained “I used to turn up so miserable, but now my Va Va Voom is back and I genuinely feel so happy”.

After some initial nerves, Sophie has noticed improvements already. “I now look forward to my sessions at the Practice and I’m much less nervous about the activities and bespoke exercises. Having time to focus on myself has been pretty revolutionary actually and I feel different both mentally and physically. I have definitely felt a big change and can do so much more. I now have confidence in my body’s capabilities and I am able to believe the goals I have are attainable.” So give yourself that ‘me’ time you deserve and focus on the I in healthier!

As C.S. Lewis said, “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” Many people who believed they couldn’t, have, and now it’s your turn! So, get your paddle, brace yourself, breathe, smile and get paddling your own canoe!

Want to try it?

The new Summer Health Plans are available to book now. If you want to let us help to achieve your goals for a younger and healthier you, call 01328 854325 or email: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk to book your appointment!

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