Other Therapies

As well as offering a comprehensive chiropractic treatment, Cornwall Chiropractic Clinic also offers complementary therapies which focus on overall health and well-being. These treatments can work alongside chiropractic or completely separately.

Thai Yoga Massage

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Briefly, Thai yoga massage involves using breathing and specific stretches familiar to those practising yoga. The idea is to open the energy lines by putting pressure on specific points along the body. The treatment also involves a rocking motion which uses the body’s weight to regulate direction and pressure.

What should I wear?

As the massage is performed mostly on the floor, it is recommended to wear comfortable loose clothing.

Benefits of massage

Thai yoga massage is suitable for sports injuries, accident or post-operative rehabilitation, and general aches and pains such as back ache, head-aches and migraine, physical or emotional trauma, bad posture. Thai yoga massage with its great range of techniques can release blockages in the body’s energy system and bring the body back to its natural balance.

Food Intolerance Testing

Testing is carried out using a Dietx machine; this is an electro dermal screening machine. In the 1950s a German Doctor, Dr Reinhold Voll discovered that acupuncture points had a lower electrical resistance than other points on the skin. He created a device that enabled him to measure the skin’s resistance at these points and found that healthy people had a standard measurement.

An increase from a normal reading indicated inflammation in tissues connected with that point and, a decrease from a normal reading implied there was fatigue or degeneration in the tissues connected with that point. These methods and technologies initiated by Dr Voll became known as EAV (Electro acupuncture according to Voll), also known as electro dermal screening.

On booking you will be required to pay a £20 non-refundable deposit, this can be paid direct on Give Me Balance

What does the test involve?

Firstly you will be given a brief questionnaire, which will take into consideration any medical issues you may have. The testing is painless and non-invasive. A circuit is made with the instruments that enable the machine to pick up on a certain type of energy. A food or substance ampoule is placed into the circuit and if it doesn’t agree with you, it will generate an abnormal reading known as a resistance. The test is 75-80% accurate and the elimination diet is known to have an accuracy rate of 100%.

What are the most common food intolerances?

The most common food intolerances are wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar.

What are the common symptoms?

Common symptoms include bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), skin problems, lack of energy, headaches and hormonal problems.

What happens after the test?

After the test has been completed you will be advised on the process of eliminating foods that have been identified and alternatives to your diet.


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Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to deal with stress, fears, phobias and addictions. A safe and effective therapy, hypnotherapy brings about a deep state of relaxation, which we all need from time-to-time. In a nutshell, hypnotherapy can ease any problem you’re finding it hard to handle on your own.

A course of treatments can help you clear your mind and learn to relax, enhancing your life and assisting you in making life changes.

The Story of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been used for healing by ancient cultures and civilisations for over 6,000 years.

Documents from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Indians, Chinese, Persians and Sumerians show extensive studies in hypnosis, altered states of consciousness and parapsychology. Hypnosis was considered as a cure for many physical and emotional ailments and disorders.

Holistic Therapies

Massage heals through touch, helping ease muscle tension and improve posture, as well as making us more aware of our bodies. Many of the benefits of massage come from the contact between the practitioner and client.


Benefits of massage

  • Relieves stress, insomnia, tense muscles and back pain, as well as improving circulation, digestion and the immune system. Also helps to eliminate toxins and tone the skin
  • Regular massages can improve overall health, and prevent illness
  • Massage is a good way to combat stress, and ease anxiety

Massages available

  • Full body massage
  • Back, neck, shoulders, and head massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Hot stone massage

Other treatments also available

Talking Therapies

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling usually focuses more immediate, present difficulties that can be resolved relatively quickly.  It is generally a shorter term treatment.

Psychotherapy on the other hand tends to take longer and gives you more time to consider your past history and explore it in more depth.  It will help you to address places where you are getting stuck in old patterns that are impacting your current wellbeing.

Couples Counselling

Sometimes couples can get into habits of how they behave towards each other.  This can lead to tension and sometimes difficulties that feel unresolvable.  A therapist can help you recognise these patterns and support you to communicate with each other.  This can lead to a happier relationship where you both feel heard, respected and valued.

EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing)

Although not strictly speaking a talking therapy, I will take a detailed trauma history before using this technique.  EMDR is a NICE recommended treatment for trauma’s and phobias .It is as effective as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for PTSD and is believed to help you to move stuck trauma memories into the part of your brain that can process them.