SLM stands for Steve Lockhart’s Myotherapy, it is a hands-on form of bodywork influenced largely by ancient Eastern healing techniques. SLM Bodywork involves manipulating the body’s soft tissue using a unique combination of acupressure and massage techniques, length and function of the muscles is restored and the body balanced, allowing it to function normally.
As an SLM Practitioner, Anna (your Help to be Well SLM therapist) is trained to recognise where your body requires attention to diet and/or exercise and a holistic approach is taken, clients are advised where improvements can be made in conjunction with SLM Bodywork therapy. Because of this holistic approach, SLM bodywork is highly effective in the majority of cases.
Can SLM Massage help me?
As you go about your daily activities, some joints and muscles have to work harder than they should and some work less. Over time the body starts compensating for this uneven state and you start to lose flexibility and often gain weight as your circulation slows. As the imbalance increases, at some point you will end up experiencing some pain. What starts out as a small problem, builds up over time and before you know it a chronic pain condition has surfaced, which can have a debilitating impact on your daily life.
Remedial massage concentrates more on relaxation and removing tension from the muscles whereas SLM Bodywork stimulates flaccid muscles through various nerve lines, restoring length and function to permanently contracted muscles, and it removes the muscles imbalances so pressure is released from the joints. SLM Bodywork works at a deep structural level, quite differently to a normal deep tissue or remedial massage. Most conventional treatments these days treat symptoms whereas your SLM Bodywork therapist will get to the root of the problem, treat it and also advise on how to stop the problem coming back. SLM Bodywork is a fast and effective way of returning the body to its normal state with lasting results.
SLM Bodywork Therapy
The incredible secret behind fixing all types of pain quickly and effectively!
Ever heard yourself say “I wish I could be PAIN FREE”… Well now you can!
Do you suffer from:
Constant upper/lower back pain?
Tight and painful shoulders?
Stiff neck which causes headaches?
Wrist and joint aches and pains?
Which lead you to:
Feel that pain is controlling you?
Take too many pain killers?
Restrict your daily life style?
Making you feel unhappy?
I CAN HELP YOU!!!…
I can help you start moving, reduce the pain & perhaps remove it altogether!
What Our Clients Say:
Having had back surgery, and over a year of physio with little change in my pain level I came to see Anna. From the first visit I have found Anna to be very thorough, caring and professional and after several sessions the pain began to ease significantly and I was finally able to sleep all night after 18 months of broken sleep. Now after three months I can play sport again and walk without limping. Would highly recommend a visit.
Following a back operation several years ago, I always have muscle spasms in my buttocks and groin area, this also extends up my back. After trying the normal anti-inflammatory drugs, I decided to look for an alternative. I was recommended to see Anna at Helptobewell, who suggested, I can try a pain relieving massage called SLM body work. I was a little unsure what to expect. I was very tense at first as Anna targeted the muscles that were in spasm. At first I didn’t realise how much tension I had. Anna worked in the very professional manner and reassured me that things would get a little easier as the massage took place. After a short while my muscles began to feel much better. After the massage I did feel very little pain and that night, the following day there was a noticeable improvement and I didn’t have my usual pain and stiffness in the mornings. I would like to Thank Anna, and definitely will be having more treatments.
I found my first SLM treatment very invigorating and uplifting. Deeper pressure work was applied and it certainly ironed out some of my tight muscles. After treatment I felt very good all over. The following day I awoke and I had no pain but experienced a lovely "feel good" factor which I have never experienced before. This treatment targets the pain but I was amazed how refreshed I was in the morning. Considering this is a new treatment Anna has done, you would never have guessed it was her first time as she did a wonderful job, very good indeed, first class, looking forward to many more.
I didn't feel that my body was stressed before I went, but after the first few minutes I realised that every muscle was tense and Anna had a lot of work on her hands, she made short work of some of them with others needing more work. I felt reassured in the way Anna explained what she was going to do and how it would help me and would not hesitate in recommending her.
Superb massage!! Never been so uplifted like this in ages. A marvellous(SLM)- holistic treatment one of the best I have ever tried. I have already booked my next appointment!
I have tried several different treatments from Anna over the past few years: Swedish massage, Indian head massage, reflexology etc and would highly recommend all of them above any treatments I have received elsewhere. However, her SLM treatment has quite literally changed by life. Anna first treated me with SLM about 3 years ago. For many years I had suffered with terrible muscle spasm across my neck and back, loss of feeling down my arms, numbness in my neck itself. All of which prevented me from doing many things. About the time she started treating me I was sent for an MRI scan which showed a severe prolapsed disc in my neck. My consultant discussed surgery but i decided just to give SLM a go first. I saw Anna regularly and to cut a very long story short, I had a repeat MRI one year later which showed "significant improvement". I gained complete feeling back in my neck and arms and no longer suffer with intense muscle spasms. I still see Anna about once a month as a preventative measure which I believe is well worth the time and cost in order to have avoided surgery on my neck. The whole environment with Anna is very calming and relaxing yet she is incredibly professional and cares passionately about helping people.
Hello to everyone who is reading this review, I would just like to say first is that I am a fifty five year old male living with my partner with my fifteen year old son and a host of animals. I have been having treatment ( massage ) with Anna for over the last two years and the change in me is so different it is hard to believe. I feel so more relaxed these days, very seldom do I get aches and pains like I used to but also my mental state has changed an I am a lot more happier with a positive outlook to life. I have had pain in my joints for a long time now over twenty five years and been to numerous doctors in that time, also I have tried various alternative treatments but nothing has worked. I did see a specialist a few years ago and he eventually told me after numerous tests that I had a type of rheumatoid arthritis. When I first came to Anna, I had a very knotted back on top of my usual pains and I had my first Indonesian massage which certainly sorted the problem out after a few treatments, fabulous! I have tried Hawaiian massage on a few occasions and this is lovely, very relaxing, makes you feel uplifted and feel good inside with a very positive energy. The one treatment that I am most impressed with is SLM. The first time I experienced this type of massage I knew instantly it was completely different to all the other massages out there that I have experienced in the past. If anyone out there suffers with aches and pains then this is the treatment for you, it's not magic but it works for me. I cannot thank Anna enough for all the time and hard work that she has done in getting rid of my pains. Very seldom do I take pain killers now only on the odd occasion, as slm has done the job. My circulation has improved, I no longer get cold feet but most of all I can do things now where as before I was restricted with swollen and painful joints, not nice. I want to finish off by saying a big big thank you to Anna, a genuine amazing lady for everything that she has achieved for me, without her outlook to life and her professionalism I would still be suffering in silence, I have a lot to thank her for.
I am 18, I have had constant back, leg and more recently shoulder pain for the last 3 years. After two years of the doctors not being able to give me any definite diagnosis or cure, my Mum recommended that I go to see her friend Anna.
Anna spotted the tightness and sensitivity in my muscles straight away after having a look at my painful areas. She told me about how my body was out of balance and that my muscles were compensating for each other. This was a huge relief to hear some form of diagnosis because I had had basically no answers from a handful of doctors, consultants and physiotherapists. Anna did some SLM treatment on my back and legs and after the first session I felt instantly a lot more lose and mobile. The sessions carried on and each time I was feeling a fair amount of improvement. However, I only really noticed how much the massages had been helping after a couple of months went by where I didn’t see Anna. Without the massages all of my pain increased again and my muscles tightened back up.
Recently I have gone back to Anna and am back on the right track as my muscles are once again starting to loosen up. She has been especially helpful with my right shoulder recently as it has been especially tight and painful but is massively relived after a massage session.
I have been suffering with depression partly down to the pain I have been in and I honestly don’t think that I would have been cope mentally without the huge help that Anna provides with her massages.
I first came to Anna for treatment in Spring of 2011. I had suffered with a weakness in my neck for about 20 years which included excrutiating muscle spasms across my neck and back several times a year. I began just having a weekly half hour seated massage. This was great but I felt that I needed something more so I began to have SLM. Within a couple of sessions I felt the relief and for the first time in years was able to enjoy one or two days immediately after the massage without discomfort. This slowly increased to three or four days without discomfort and so on! Eventually I had an MRI scan which showed that I have a prolapsed disc in my neck which causes the muscle spasm. With my doctor's support I have continued with SLM and personally find it much more beneficial than any physiotherapy treatment I have had over the years. The fact that SLM treats the whole body rather than just the problem area makes so much sense to me because I have realised how other parts of my body have overcompensated for the weakness in my neck. I can now manage a whole week or more between treatments without pain. I will continue to have weekly SLM until I feel ready to change to fortnightly treatments and then perhaps eventually go down to having one treatment a month just to prevent further problems. Anna is by far the best therapist I have ever used. She is welcoming and friendly, but incredibly professional and is so committed to relieving my pain. I could not recommend her more highly!
My first treatment with anna was on the 19/12/2011. I was diagnosed at about 13 years old with scoliosis in the spine, it didn't really bother me during my childhood years, apart from when I found it difficult to take part in PE in the gym. My first problem began after having my children, back ache, and in my neck and legs also. I first started to try and ease it with massage and reflexology, but after about 4 years the lady therapist retired and I began suffering again. This was around year 2000. I tried various things until December 2011, but by then I was really suffering, I was having to climb the stairs on all fours, a lot of being on my feet or standing for a long time I found difficult. My son had been to Anna for the treatment, and for about 3-4 months kept saying : You really must give it a go. So after about a month I phoned Anna and made an appointment. After a few weeks I have noticed great improvement. My treatments was getting easier for both me and Anna. In February 2012 I have had an operation which meant I didn't have a treatments for 8 weeks. But on my return for treatment with Anna it had not got any worse. It is now October 2012, I cannot thank Anna enough, as I am a lot more active than I have been for a very long time. I wish I had listened to my son when he first told me about Anna.
My shoulder and neck have been really painful recently, I have been under a lot of stress. I don't usually go in for massages but I was in so much pain I phoned Anna and asked if she could help. After one massage I feel so much better, it's weird how I thought the pain was just in my neck and shoulder but Anna found it was stemming from other areas which she also treated, she really knows her stuff. Anna even lent me a scarf to wear for the journey home to make sure I didn't get cold in my neck! Such wonderful caring service, I really think Help to be Well is Deeping's best kept secret.
I have found the services extremely beneficial as it has had a great and positive impact on my physical well-being. I can tell the differences between before and after the massages on my life. I appreciate the time and care and effort that you spend on your clients. Your services are highly recommended.
I initially began going to see Anna for help with regaining range of motions in my body which I had suffered after a fall. Not only I regained full range of motions, she continues to be instrumental in my well being through frequent therapeutic sessions with superlative therapy skills over past 18 month. I deeply appreciate her unquestionable integrity and sense of humour. I have always felt comfortable, cared for and safe on her table and with her magical touch. She’s full of encouragement and is open to ideas and interested to know what best works for you. Thank you Anna very much.
Anna has been a saviour to me. Last year I limped, was taking painkillers every 6 hours, had pain constantly and couldn’t turn over in bed. I couldn’t walk for no longer than 30 minutes without being in agony. Since having intense muscle massages I have no more painkillers, no more limping, and can walk for up to 2 hours. I now know my limits as to what I can and cannot do. She has also taught me a new, healthier diet, which means I have lost weight and no longer rely on rubbish. This has also helped my confidence grow. I now see a better future ahead of me.
Price for SLM Bodywork Therapy
Intensive Deep Tissue Massage
90 minutes – £45
I have always had an interest in the well being of people…
I love my job and the results it brings to people. I look forward to helping you too!