Yes, there are a lot of free things out there for this, but I knew I needed the 1-2-1 support and training for a few key reasons:
1) So that I knew I was doing the exercises correctly, I don’t want to damage my body with bad form
2) So that I had a variety of exercises that were right for me (and so that I wouldn’t get bored!)
SO – I decided to do an 8 week online ‘Kickstarter’ course with Aideen to get me going, and see how I went. It was great. We met once a week online for our 1-2-1 session and then I reported in when I had done my other sessions through the week.
Not only did Aideen have seemingly infinite patience with my reluctance and sarcasm around doing some of the exercises – but guided me in to stretching myself (in more ways than one) and within 4 weeks the difference in strength and ability was already obvious. After the 8 weeks I felt confident that I would continue and had enough variety and awareness to keep myself going. 4 weeks later and I’m still doing a weight resistance session three times a week, I’ve upped my personal challenges – and even bought a pair of dumbbell weights! I feel stronger, am increasing tone and losing a few pounds and have kept momentum.
If you’re thinking about getting yourself a PT I highly recommend Aideen. If you’re unsure as to whether it works over the internet – well – I’m still going! I’d also say that doing the strength/PT work alongside her yoga class would be a perfect combination.
Online MLD consultation: I found the session to be extremely beneficial and informative. Great introduction to the management of lymphoedema. Individualised client-centered approach was used to empower and educate for self management. I would highly recommend Aideen for practical evidence based information that you can incorporate into your daily schedule.
Last week I attended hospital because I could not hear. I had fluid in my inner ears which would take several weeks to improve. LMD is a gentle massage treatment which involved Aideen applying a soft touch to my face and my ears in a gentle manner.
I could feel something shifting on that first treatment. The next morning when I woke up, I was amazed to see all around my eyes and nose was physically different. I knew that the congestion had shifted and warranted a second treatment.
Another positive effect of the treatment was the improvement in my sense of smell. I have had sinus problems, as long as I can remember and have been attending doctors for years looking for a solution.
When I initially met Aideen, I was intrigued regarding her treatment and instinctively knew that I would be attending her. The importance of connections and being part of a network was invaluable in my recovery. Visiting Aideen was the best thing I have ever done. Just over a week since the doctor told me it would take weeks I have my hearing back again. Alternative therapies can complement traditional medicine.
Traditional medicine offered me time and patience, Aideen provided me with a solution. If you have sinus or ear problems, do not hesitate to contact Aideen Schweppe.
Aideen is very knowledgeable and attentive to the client’s needs. She’s also a great person!
Highly recommended! I had several great sessions with Aideen for my tendons and muscles problems. Very helpful!
If it weren’t for all your hard work my legs would still be swollen.
Aideen is a true professional in her field and I can definitely recommend her with confidence.
I had a second session of back, neck and shoulders massage with Aideen. She is the best! Great massage in nice atmosphere, very calming and relaxing music. Aideen knows what she is doing, she is very professional and talented. I can highly recommend Aideen.