Welcome!

Are you recovering from injury?

Are you suffering from aches and pains?

 Are you stiff from sitting at a desk all day?

 Do you have scars that cause you pain or discomfort?

 Do you want to regain and retain pain free movement?!

 

….You have come to the right place!

 

I am here to help ease you out of pain and to provide the tools, support and encouragement so that you can continue to help yourself. The essence of any treatment we seek is to remove the root cause allowing us to get on with our life again.

 

The information on this website goes some way to explaining how I work and how I can help you to feel relaxed, energised and able to move freely again and, vitally, to know how you can keep yourself there.

 

About Me…

 

I am a fully qualified Soft Tissue Therapist. After completing a Swedish Massage Diploma in December 2010, I qualified in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage to BTEC Level 5 in November 2011 through the Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists (www.theisrm.com). I am a Full member of the SMA, Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (www.thesma.org) and am listed on the voluntary, government backed, register for complementary and natural healthcare therapists, the CNHC, (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (www.cnhc.org.uk)), and became a certified ScarWork therapist in October 2015; therefore I am in a unique position to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment to all.

 

My ethos is about treating the whole person. You might have a pain in your shoulder, but on investigation (through a combination of postural assessment, functional movement, discussion and palpation of the soft tissues) I might find that the pain in the shoulder is referred from a muscle imbalance in the lower back or even legs. It is also important to not underestimate the possible factors a scar may be having on your function, range of movement…no matter how old!

 

We are a walking history of everything that has ever happened to us and we are all unique in that way. Therefore I treat each and every person individually and with compassion for all that you may have, or may be suffering, be that physical, emotional or another level. I am not a counsellor, however listening is key to finding the path to your natural flow, therefore acknowledging pain from the distant or recent past is important so that it can be released. It may be a very clear and simple painful neck/elbow/wrist which is caused by tight muscles in the arm from overuse, maybe caused by typing or tennis or carpentry or any other activity overusing the hands and arms. Or it might be chronic pain built up over many years and now manifests in multitude ways. Or it might be a scar, old or new, surgical or non-surgical.

 

How I treat…

 

I work with you in a proactive way. Initially I will need to be reactive to remove the layers hiding the root cause, especially if you have been suffering for a number of years. Think of an onion and its layers, well I need to work through the ‘layers’ of soft tissue, slowly and methodically removing the blockages, as painlessly as possible, so that I can identify the root cause of the issue.

 

The root cause may take a few sessions to identify, and that also requires work from you, my client. I only facilitate the healing of your body and that means you are instrumental in healing your own body. It is important to realise that no one knows your body better than you do, and I listen to you carefully (the words you say as well as the messages your physical body is giving me) to try to get an insight into what is triggering your pain.

 

The more I understand about you the more likely we will be in reaching your pain free goal. Never underestimate the small things…!

 

In addition to the treatment in the clinic, it is also very important that you become body aware in all that you do. It is wonderful when a client calls me up to tell me that they have just discovered that the way they drive their car, or sit in bed to read, or lean on a chair in a particular way elicits the pain…all of which has become habit, but now they can break that habit and stop the recurrence of pain.

 

If I could follow all my clients around for 24 hours I would identify the triggers pretty quickly…I might also be given a restraining order too!! So I have to rely on you to work out for yourselves, with my support, what might be causing pain.

 

What if working with me isn’t helping? If after three treatments there is no sustained improvement or change, or I identify that the problem falls out with my skillset (that might be sooner than 3 sessions), I will point you in the right direction of who else might be better placed to help you. That could be the GP, a physio, chiropractor or osteopath, or another massage therapist even. I don’t do miracles and you may just have a better response from another practitioner or therapist. Please don’t think I will be upset if you decide to go elsewhere for treatment…you don’t even need to tell me. Your wellbeing is much more important!

 

I utilise a ‘toolbox’ of techniques and experience and some of those are easily described, therefore please take a look at the other tabs for more information. Generally, with the exception of ScarWork which is only used on scars, I will mix and match as required. Even if you come with a scar I will incorporate wider fascial work and integration. The ScarWork tab will explain more!

 

What I don’t do…

 

I don’t cause pain. Under no circumstances will I intentionally cause pain. I will not do that even if you ask me to ‘get in there and dig it out’. This is counterproductive to your healing and not good for my body either! I work slowly and therefore deeply so I will get rid of that knot that has been bugging you for years, but only at the pace that your tissue will allow. A mild level of discomfort, the ‘it feels good’ level, is absolutely fine, but you must keep me in the picture of pain level. If I had a super power it would be to feel my clients’ pain level when I work on them. On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is practically nothing and 10 is worst pain ever, I don’t want more than 5 or 6 at the most. Level 3-4 is better. Honestly, you will pay for it, in pain, for a week after treatment if you don’t tell me. That means I have damaged you. You have come to me to get out of pain, not be beaten up.

 

I now invite you to take a look around my website, look at the Associations I am member of to ensure that I am legit and I keep up my continuous learning (which I’d do even if I didn’t have to!), and if you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me on:

 

07781 166978

 

lynne@naturalflowtherapy.co.uk

 

If you can find a way to perform a currently painful movement at a low enough intensity that it does not hurt, you are sending the nervous system feedback that the movement is safe.

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