Physio’s trained in massage are like Duke of Burgundy butterflies !

Physio's on a massage course
Physio’s on a massage course

Sometimes the public’s view of healthcare professionals can be outdated

When people hear you are a Health Professions Council Registered and UK trained Physiotherapist their most frequent remark is…..

“Do you do massage ?”

Their views are outdated, but not unrealistic

30, 20 even 10 years ago Physiotherapist’s had a training in massage as part of their undergraduate training

Now Physiotherapist’s learn massage after they graduate from university, so its a dying art.

Jill Wigmore-Welsh is passionate about the therapeutic effects of manual therapy and she trains Physiotherapist’s and other health care professionals, in massage with an aim, to return ‘hands on’ from the brink of extinction.

We know that how we feel on a day can have a big effect on our health & healing. Hands on work has a big place is assisting people to take time out from a busy schedule, to feel safe and relaxed and calm. To have time to talk, stay present in the moment of the session and take a break from stress and focus on being brought back into their own body. Studies have shown that massage has effects to calm and lower blood pressure & heart rate in people in intensive care.

Another aspect of manual therapy and one which Jill regularly works with at her clinic in Reading, Berkshire, is people who have limiting tight tissue scars following surgery as this small video shows. Its made up from photos of a scar over the time it was treated.

The Duke of Burgundy  butterfly is thriving having benefitted from Global warming.

The freezing financial climate is perfect for rare Physio butterflies emerging from the ugliest NHS cocoons

Perhaps for this reason, many people consider the process of the NHS to be a miracle of nature it self.