ScarWork for cancer survivors experiencing adverse effects of surgery and/or radiotherapy

Research papers are few and far between in the world of complimentary therapy which is why it is exciting to see this paper has been published: An evaluation of a ScarWork service for cancer survivors experiencing adverse effects of surgery and/or radiotherapy. A National Health Service (NHS) cancer centre offered eight fortnightly ScarWork treatments to cancer patients who had undergone surgery (and/or radiotherapy) for breast, colorectal, gynaecological, head and neck cancers or melanoma. Nineteen patients, with scars from 0.5 to 17 years old, received an average of eight ScarWork treatments over 4 months. They showed significant improvement in symptoms which …

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Mindfulness is a technique you can learn to help you deal with stressors and triggers in a more effective way. If you practice mindfulness regularly it becomes more than just a technique, it becomes a way of life. Clinical trials have shown that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers, and can enhance the body’s natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion, and insomnia that arises from chronic pain. I have put together a bespoke mindfulness series for chronic pain and you can listen to this by following the link below. The series …

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Update – January 2021

All areas under Poole Borough Council are now in Tier 4. I am able to continue to offer treatment to support an identified mental or physical health condition or injury that is causing you pain or having an adverse impact on your mobility or your quality of life. For clients who do not have identifiable health needs I am still able to offer help and advice remotely so please do reach out.

Merry Christmas!

Well that’s a wrap for 2020! I hope you all have a happy and restful Christmas. I look forward to seeing all of my clients again in the new year, may 2021 be a happy, healthy and brighter year for all!

Update – December 2020

Now the 2nd National Lockdown has ended I am available to see both existing and new clients subject to the recomendation that treatment should continue to be “essential” or “medical”. Whether or not you feel your issue falls within this criteria, please feel free to get in touch to discuss how I can help. I will risk assess based on you as an individual and, even if we decide against a hands on treatment, I have a wealth of self care strategies I am more than happy to share with you.

Chronic Pain and Stress

This is a great visual showing the science of how stress can fuel persistent pain and how the brain and nervous system can ‘learn’ / become wired to make the body feel continuous pain, often in the absence of structural or tissue damage.

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