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Reduce pain and swelling after surgery by up to 50% at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

3 steps to faster recovery after surgery

Surgery is a BIG thing for our bodies. There’s the medication and anaesthetic, the trauma to skin, muscles and other tissues, the emotional stress . . . . Now admittedly these can vary HUGELY depending on the procedure – open heart surgery is a totally different conversation to an arthroscopy for instance. But all three things happen in all surgeries, whether you are excited to have it (cosmetic surgery for…

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Post Surgery Anti Inflammation Diet at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Post Surgery Anti Inflammation Diet

In a recent newsletter I referenced this article talking about how our bodies interact with the food we eat. A quote that jumped out at me was: Recently recovering from a minor surgical procedure, the physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee mused that he was able to turn to medicine for anti-inflammatories and antibiotics targeted to his recovery from the surgical wound, but there was no good information about what he…

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Pre surgery diet and tips from Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Pre Surgery – how to get the best surgical results

Most people know that after surgery comes rehab – in fact for most people that’s probably the first thing they think of for physiotherapy! And rehab is really, really important – but I’ll talk about that next time. Before we get started on what to do after surgery – let’s talk about what to do BEFORE surgery. Different types of surgery Obviously there are many different types of surgery for…

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Alfonso Sanchez from Sontec welcomes patients at Bodyworks

Audiology at Bodyworks – introducing Alfonso from Sontec

This is one of those – good news / bad news situations! Bad news first – Peter Ormrod, our audiologist of the last decade (maybe more?!) is returning to the UK. His daughter, Joma, has built their UK business into such a thriving concern that he is returning to support her full time! This is obviously wonderful news for them and we are so happy for them! But never fear…

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Abdominal Massage Testimonial at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Maya Abdominal Massage – what it feels like

I always think that it is really quite tough being a modern patient. We have SO many treatment options that it can be hard to figure out which one is right for us. We can (and do!) discuss all the options with you to make sure you are in the right place. But sometimes nothing beats knowing how it feels. Fortunately our lovely patients happily volunteer to give their stories…

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Private Massage Treatment Room at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Private Air Conditioned Treatment Rooms – why they matter

It’s funny isn’t it the things you take for granted. Things that are so obvious to you that it never occurs to you that someone else might feel differently. Things like privacy, patient comfort, medical confidentiality, personalised treatment. UK Training In the UK where I trained and worked for many years, physiotherapy occurred 1 on 1. You had the undivided attention of your physiotherapist throughout your appointment. Occasionally, particularly in…

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Food Intolerance Test at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Food Intolerance Testing Special Offer

UPDATE – due to the high level of demand Lisa has extended the offer until 31 August 2020! Lisa is SO excited about this! For the last couple of months she’s been raving about this fabulous food intolerance test on offer in the UK and has been desperately trying to figure out how she can offer it to her patients here in Spain. Fortunately she’s had a bit of time…

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Bowen Technique at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

What is Bowen Therapy?

After introducing Heather, our new massage therapist the other week in our newsletter one of her treatments which received a few questions was about Bowen Technique or Therapy. So we asked Heather to explain it in a little more detail: What is Bowen Technique? The Bowen Technique is a specific, gentle therapy that helps the body to self correct. Rather than the strong manipulations used by some chiropractic or osteopathic…

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How good is your digestion? asks Lisa of Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

How good is your digestion?

Following on from our previous article talking about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome as part of a strong and healthy immune system Lisa, our resident Gut Health Expert, has put together this simple quiz to help you find out if your guts are as healthy as you think they are! How did you do? If you think you might need some help don’t forget that you can arrange…

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Physiotherapy non contact and private - MRT

No contact physiotherapy

The “new normal” starts here! And while many things are back to something like normal there are still many people who are wary about close contact with others, visiting medical centres or hospitals unless needed and wanting more privacy and space. Not all of that sits with our usual image of physiotherapy does it? Picture a conventional physiotherapy session and you probably think hands on contact right? Here in Spain,…

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