for all women
Massage, soft tissue therapy treatments and 121 coaching sessions aimed at restoring optimal physical, emotional, pelvic floor health, hormone balance and healthy weight for all women including during pre-conception, fertility treatments, Motherhood and peri- to post-menopause.
All Women Treatments at the Willow Clinic
Please take a look through my range of treatments and 121 sessions available for all women.
Not sure which appointment you need to book? Don't worry, please get in touch if you're not sure or book the session that applies to you most and I'll be in touch before your appointment for more information.
Al Women Services
Massage, Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy & Rehab
This 1 hour treatment session is suitable if you're experiencing any pain, tightness, tension, aches and lack of mobility anywhere in the body or recovering from injury or even surgery following injury or joint replacement. Utilising advanced techniques like Soft Tissue Release (STR), Muscle Energy Techniques (METs), Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy, these treatments help gently to loosen restricted connected tissue and fascia, encourage lengthening of overactive muscles, carefully untangle congested muscle fibres, and smoothly release points of tenderness in muscles and fascia caused by repetitive movements, poor postural alignment, tissue trauma/damage, overload as well as emotional stress.
Some common issues I see clients for include:
Back pain including sciatica,
Neck and shoulder pain,
Repetitive strain disorder (RSI),
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
Frozen shoulder or general shoulder pain,
Sporting injuries (Achilles Tendonitis, knee complaints etc.),
Mysterious pain which is persistent but has no diagnosis despite testing.
Please note, if you are experiencing pain, it is very uncommon for issues to be fully resolved in one session. Reducing/eliminating pain is a process and therefore I do recommend my Pain Protocol package or at least 4 treatments over a period of 4-8 weeks depending on the severity of your pain.
If your focus is more on PREVENTING pain/injury, x1 monthly sessions are recommended.
Women's Wellness Massage
This 1 hour treatment is my "less is sometimes more" treatment. The main objective being relaxation and restoration. Conversation is kept to a minimum during these sessions (I'll let you lead the way here), so you can focus purely on switching off and enjoying techniques used to unwind tension from the body and mind. No further description required!
C-Section Scar Therapy
This treatment is for women with a c-section or any other scar which has recently healed or is years old. Scars can cause pain, internal pulling, tightness and numbness over and around the scar tissue. Scar therapy (including massage therapy, soft tissue techniques and movement) helps to improve the mobility and look of the scar itself and the function of the tissues surrounding the scar.
A Scar Therapy session can be booked as a one-off session initially although I may recommend a short course of sessions for more troublesome scars.
Core Restore sessions are designed for women who would like to improve the functioning of their core and pelvic floor, reduce pelvic floor related pain and/or achieve a flatter tummy. The "core" contains a whole system of muscles and after pregnancy into Motherhood and beyond, this system can become imbalanced leading to pelvic floor issues, an "empty inside" feeling, and the inability to achieve a better looking, stronger tummy, which your current programme of crunches, planks and other abdominal/core/Pilates training is not achieving. Core Restore sessions can be booked like regular personal training sessions, but an initial one-off session is advised at first for a thorough consultation and assessment.
Diastasis Recti Recovery
100% of women have a Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) by the end of pregnancy, which is a stretching of the tissue that lays between the six-pack muscles. Dependant on various different factors, including genetics, nutrition, hydration, breathing pattern, exercise choices and posture, the healing of DRA can require specific intervention. This treatment includes an assessment of DRA as well as treatment including massage therapy, individualised exercise, and healing nutrition advice.
Myofascial Release for Pelvic Health and Prolapse
This 121 session is for any woman looking to improve core and pelvic floor function including reducing pelvic pain, treating symptoms associated with incontinence, and prolapse/heavy feeling in the pelvis.
This session will involve an advanced soft tissue massage therapy technique called myofascial release as well as appropriate movement/exercises. Myofascial release is a very slow soft tissue technique designed to "unwind" tightness and reduce sensitivity in the the body's fascial tissues which surrounds and supports the body's muscles. It's a hands on session so I will manually correct technique and positioning to support restoring optimal function of the body. As a Sports Therapist and specialist in Women's Wellness, together we can work to treat injuries, dysfunctions and improve issues like pain and tightness that may currently be limiting your current exercise regime and/or daily life. Please note, I do not cover any internal work for the pelvic floor, but I'm happy to refer to a local Women's Health Physiotherapist if I feel you would benefit from this.
Mum On The Run
Mum on the Run are comprehensive 121 sessions to support you in your quest to returning to running after having a baby.
These sessions are also suitable for women who are already running but feel their technique and training can be more pelvic floor friendly. Maybe you are picking up injuries or experiencing some pelvic floor dysfunction or pain during or after running?
Fix Your PMS Programme
As many as 3 in 4 women experience PMS symptoms each month with symptoms varying from bloating, cramping, tender breasts, headaches, clumsiness, low tolerance for noise or light, irritability, tiredness, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings, low libido, poor concentration, and food cravings. These symptoms are not just a part of being a women and whilst they are common, they most definitely are not normal.
Your body is trying to tell you something. Are you ready to listen?
Women's Health Personal Training
Transform your health and fitness from struggling with tiredness, anxiety, body confidence, hormonal health and lack of motivation to getting back to your life feeling in control and confident physically and emotionally.
My role here is a personal fitness and wellness coach rather than an instructor or therapist - a role to fully support you in optimising your root core foundations of health, nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress management.
I will use my expertise in women's health and fitness to not only guide you through personalised exercise sessions, but also help you make evidence-based decisions on your physical and emotional health for long-lasting change.
Pause are bespoke sessions for women navigating peri-menopause or starting to notice changes in their monthly cycle and/or experiencing new symptoms. Sessions will include, as appropriate, exercise, movement, soft tissue therapy, discussions on lifestyle change. Advice is individualised and based around the stage of hormonal change you are currently experiencing. As a Sports Therapist and specialist in Women's Wellness, together we can work to treat any injuries or dysfunctions, and offset current or future health concerns associated with the hormonal shifts during menopause including bone, heart, pelvic floor and mental health.
Movement for Breast Cancer Survivorship
Being more physically active after a diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the ways that breast cancer survivors can take matters into their hands, improve their health and reduce risk of recurrence and mortality. These 121 sessions are bespoke to your needs, your background, your treatment options and overall health status including heart, bone, pelvic health, fatigue and pain levels and can include exercise therapy as well as massage therapy.