Theme for June 2018 – Pain Management
Wellness Workshop and Hypnotherapy Session in Thermal Rooms
Tuesday 19 June, 7.00-9.30pm – Pain Management
Chronic pain is caused by the activation and sensitisation of neural pathways in the brain. This results in persistent activation of the fight or flight response (our reaction to danger), which can cause real physical symptoms in the body. Most people have experienced a version of this when their face turns red with embarrassment or they feel a ‘knot’ in their abdomen in a tense situation. When this normal human response becomes very strong it can cause severe pain or other symptoms that can be disabling. Treatment consists of education about how the fight or flight response works, changing behaviour that might unintentionally keep it turned on and working through current, and sometimes past, challenges that are unconsciously triggering our danger signals. Once the signals are turned off, the pain will usually improve and often resolve completely.
During this workshop, local Physiotherapist Georgie Oldfield MCSP will explain how and why persistent pain develops after tissues have healed and why recovery is possible, rather than having to learn to ‘manage it’. She will also teach participants some simple and self-empowering strategies to help them begin to resolve their pain and regain their zest for life. Hypnotherapist Alan Whyke will also carry out a hypnosis session in our Thermal Rooms, building on the understanding of pain from the workshop.
This approach is knowledge-based and about self-empowerment, helping individuals deal more effectively with both past and current stress while becoming healthier and more resilient. For this reason workshop participants living with chronic/recurring pain or other persistent health conditions will find it helpful, as well those who would like to learn how to remain active and healthy. £50pp payable in advance – please call the spa on 01484 303786 to book.
Recommended Spa Treatment for Pain Management
Reiki, 55 minutes, £55 – Reiki is wonderful at promoting self-healing and has been shown to help reduce pain, aid positive thinking and reduce stress. It works by balancing your energies, releasing blocked energy and boosting your natural healing mechanisms. It’s very relaxing and soothing.
Recommended Homecare Products
Our Eve Taylor aromatherapy body oils and bath/massage oils offer the perfect aromatic homecare solutions to help ease pain and help you to relax. This month we recommend the Anti-Stress Body Serum (£13.99) which helps relieve discomfort in your muscles and joints through its synergistic blend of peppermint, thyme, marjoram, black pepper and rosemary. The Active Rub gel (£6.99) is ideal for pain caused by muscle tension and tightness or arthritis. If you enjoy a warm bath, then try the Anti-StressBath/Massage Oil (£13) with its blend of lavender, ylang ylang and orange which provide a calming and relaxing effect on the body. Peppermint Essential Oil (£6.82) relaxes muscles in the lower back, reduces tension headaches and helps to relieve pain due to fibromyalgia.