Martina Hinds cert ECBS, MBTPA, CNHC
Imagine Physiotherapy Clinic
I am an Emmett and Bowen Therapist, Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Yoga Teacher and Emm-Tech Tutor.
I'm registered with both the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) and Complementary National Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I operate 2 Emmett and Bowen Technique therapy pain clinics and an Emmett Lymphatics Drainage Clinic in Skelton, Cleveland North Yorkshire.
Laughter Yoga classes can be arranged in a local area if there is sufficient demand.
Classes currently run every Friday at 10am at Skelton Civic Centre, North Yorkshire. £3.00 per class
Training, qualifications & experience
Bowen Technique (ECBS): October 2007
Fascia Bowen Level 2 with Howard Plummer: February 2012
Emmett Technique: December 2014 - now up to level EP3
Emm-Tech Tutor - first aid for muscles course: February 2015
Laughter Yoga Teacher: July 2014
Laughter Yoga Leader: July 2013
Adult Ed Teaching
BSc Computing Degree
Accredited register membership
Other available therapies
Laughter Yoga Leader
Laughter Yoga Teacher
Photos & videos
Cancellation policy. Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours incur the full treatment fee.
Children up to age 16 yrs: £20
Laughter Yoga classes - community charge rates according to venues and class numbers
So what exactly is the Bowen Technique?
How is the Bowen Technique performed on me?
Treatments are performed through light clothing and the client will lie on a therapy couch. Clients unable to lie down can be given a treatment sitting in a chair or standing.
What is different about the Bowen Technique?
What should I expect during my treatment?
How long will a treatment last and how many will I need?
Will I have any side effects?
‘LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE’
Children laughed 200 – 300 TIMES A DAY and adults around 12 – 15. Where have all our laughs gone and what is it we were laughing at when we were younger? Not sophisticated jokes, but the sheer joy of being alive!
Here is a list of the health benefits of Laughter
* LAUGHTER STIMULATES THE CIRCULATION AND RESPIRATION
* BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. Researchers at Linda Loma Medical Centre, Indiana State University and the National Cancer Centre in California found that THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS BOOSTED by up to AN AMAZING 40% after laughter! They compared test groups watching a funny video with a group who watched a boring tourist film and when the films were over, scientists took samples of the immune cells, known as natural killer cells and mixed them with cancer cells to see how effectively they attacked the disease. They found that people who had laughed out loud had significantly healthier immune systems, enabling them to better fight disease and infection. The benefits of laughter remain in the body for a significant time after the laughter occurs. Production of NK (natural Killer) cells is increased after a laughter session and these can help to control serious illnesses such as cancer and aids. Interferon – gamma (IFN) significantly increased – IFN activates immunoglobulins and NK cells. This helps to fight viruses and regulates cell growth. This could be very important in the research for cancer since it also fights against tumourus cells.
HEALTHY HEARTS Recent research showed that our Hearts like a good laugh. Research Scientist at the University of Maryland in Baltimore showed funny videos to volunteers who were tested 160 times before, during and after watching the films. They found that when the subjects laughed the blood flow increased through their body by 22%. As we laugh the blood vessels in our body expand increasing blood flow and improving the circulatory system. Conversely if people watch a tense movie such as Saving Private Ryan the blood vessels constrict reducing blood flow. In 2006 The Laughter Network worked with the British Heart Foundation to organise a Laugh – A- Thon to raise money for this charity as they realised that having a good laugh could help prevent heart disease.
TONES THE MUSCLES and internal organs. Because muscle tone is improved it can go some way to helping us get a flat tummy!! The diaphragm which controls breathing deep in the lung area is stimulated and the inter costal muscles between the ribs are exercised. 1 minutes hearty laughter can have the same cardio vascular work out as 10 minutes on a rowing machine! Activating the tummy muscles also stimulates digestion.
ENCOURAGES THE RELEASE OF ENDORPHINS which give us the FEEL GOOD FACTOR and often known as the Happy Hormones. This is because Endorphins react in the brain in the same way that opiates do. Endorphins are ‘self made morphine” which brings about a natural high but it also works as a pain killer.
We are now seeing an increase in Clown Doctors who realise that Humour is Healing and so laughter is being used as a tool for pain management. This first came to the public attention when Robin Williams played the real life Doctor in the Film “Patch Adams”
* BLOOD PRESSURE COMES DOWN
When you are stressed and produce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, your body stops working normally as you are preparing for a “fight or flight” situation which may never arise. At this time the digestive system, reproductive system, the muscle repair system and bone cell & tissue production stops working efficiently. Whilst in a situation of ‘Fight or Flight’ the Immune System is depleted and we are less able to fight disease. After laughter, cortisol and adrenaline levels come down and therefore this makes us more relaxed, reduces depression and heightens the sense of well being and creativity.
LAUGHTER – ho ho ha ha ha?Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the ‘feel good factor’
www.laughteryoga.co.uk or www.laughternetwork.co.uk for more information.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Tuesday to Thursday daytime. Evening appointments possible.