Compression and Bandaging Information

Types of Compression – Different Standards Several standards for medical compression stockings exist. Prescribers need to be aware of variance in standards order to treat the patient appropriately for their condition. The most recognised standards … [Continue reading]

CHHC’s Holistic Management of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema

Colchester Holistic Health Clinic fosters a holistic approach to management providing advice and support to enable patients to live a full and active life. In addition to providing Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment and Compression Garments we … [Continue reading]

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Information

MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) is a gentle massage which helps drain lymphatic fluid.  It is often used as a therapeutic, preventative or remedial treatment before and after surgery.  It is also be used as part of Complete Decongestive Treatment … [Continue reading]


What is it? Lipoedema is a chronic progressive condition that predominately affects women; it involves disproportionate deposits of an inflammatory fatty tissue that is painful and often misdiagnosed as simply “Fat” [1-2].  Typically women develop … [Continue reading]

Why is it important to have Lymphatic Drainage treatment post-surgery?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatment gives your body the crucial support it needs for a full recovery after surgery.  Research shows that MLD accelerates your healing process, decreases recovery time and combats infection by improving your … [Continue reading]

Water is Wonderful

Water is good for physical fitness and wellbeing, maintaining healthy body and mind. Our body is 70% water!  CHHC feels everyone should be aware of the importance of drinking adequate fluids.  WATER is vital for general good health and optimum … [Continue reading]

Reflexology: What to Expect

What Is Reflexology? Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment that is based on the belief that there are zones or meridians throughout the body and specific points in the hands and feet that correspond to each part of the body. It is thought that … [Continue reading]

After Care Advice

Holistic treatments do not stop at our Clinic - For best results please drink plenty of water to aid the healing effect and rid the body of toxins.  Naturally this may cause frequent visits to the toilet! Water aids the hydration of the body and … [Continue reading]

What Is A Chakra?

Chakras are energy points that run from the crown of the head down the spine. Chakra is Sanskrit for wheel, each signifies a rotating vortex of subtle energy translated to seven basic centres in the body. Chakras simultaneously draw a parallel to … [Continue reading]