HEADACHE, MIGRAINE & WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS
Our workplace treatments focus on teaching people how to maintain healthy body function whilst at work through preventative stretches and exercises, postural strategies on how to perform tasks to avoid injury, and rehabilitation from injuries to enable a safe return to work and avoid re-occurrence of injury.
Headache & Migraine
Headache and migraine affects people from all walks of life, nationalities, gender, age and demographic. In Singapore, migraine affects up to 10% of the population (approximately 330,000 people) and that number continues to grow. We will identify the underlying causes of your condition, and provide targeted treatment of the source of your headache or migraine. Our evidence-based treatment is widely effective, fast, non-invasive and drug-free. Once a diagnosis has been made, we will set in motion a direction and plan for treatment that can significantly reduce the occurrence or have you headache or migraine free within weeks. You can visit the Singapore Headache & Migraine Clinic website for more detailed information.
Technology based schooling, office, and recreation environments have seen an increase in excessive periods of sitting, which are detrimental to optimal body function, and can increase the risk of postural strain and injury in particular. We will provide an ergonomic assessment of work stations in these environments to identify risks and problems in the current setup, and arm patients with corrective changes, ongoing strategies and exercises to minimise risk of future strain and injury.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Prevention
RSI is a common injury in the workplace, often caused by performing very repetitive tasks. We investigate how patients are performing their tasks, and assess whether there is a more effective means of completing the tasks to avoid discomfort or injury. Techniques and strategies for managing employee wellness in this area would often involve providing a safer way to complete the same task and exercises to reverse the effects of completing the tasks.
In the event that an injury has already occurred, we use a variety of treatment methods to help the body recover and heal itself to enable the patient to return to work. This would be supplemented with providing patients with the tools and information needed to manage their injury in the workplace and avoid future injuries. We would also make suggestions to employers on ways to support our patients in their workplace.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE & INJURY MANAGEMENT
Back In Health can help support sportspeople of all levels, from fitness enthusiasts to elite athletes, along their journey to achieve their sporting goals.
Whether it be preparation in the lead up to a big sporting event or pre-season, Back In Health can assess if there are any areas of the body that are a hindrance in terms of tension or misalignment, that may later result in injury. Being proactive and addressing these issues early reduces the risk of injury and needless recovery time.
By consistently addressing muscle tension and strains that occur throughout training, we work to ensure that your body is moving optimally so you can be at your peak performance. If we identify ongoing problem areas, we can evaluate how your body functions through a series of movements, and suggest improvements and corrective exercises to address the problem.
Recovery and Maintenance
Back In Health can help reduce recovery time and maintain your body's performance through removing the obstacles to recovery, that may manifest in the form of muscle tension, pain and dysfunction.
Injuries unfortunately occur, ranging in severity from an awkward twist to more serious accidents. Every presenting complaint and mechanism of injury is unique and different. Back In Health will take a comprehensive case history and perform a thorough assessment of the extent of the injury and test your range of motion. Subsequently, a holistic treatment will be tailored to the individual to enable recovery from injury as soon as possible and prevent re-occurence.
Prevention of Re-occurrence
When patients are on the road to recovery, having the tools and information to manage their injury to avoid re-occurrence of the same injury and prevent future injuries is of utmost importance to the individual's well-being. Back In Health will provide strategies and take-home exercises to achieve optimal ongoing health and movement.
FACIAL REJUVENATION & SKIN MANAGEMENT
We aim to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance, making it glow from within. Skin will appear clearer, brighter, and more even textured/coloured than before treatment. This will suit those suffering from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, hyperpigmentation; those wanting to reduce signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles; or those simply wanting to boost the glow of their skin. We provide this service using a 3-5 step (depending on skin condition) approach: Facial needling, LED light therapy, and facial cupping, gua sha, application of a high quality “buffet” serum, and a choice of recovery cream or SPF 50+ sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin.
Step 1: Facial Needling
Facial needling, also known as cosmetic acupuncture or facial acupuncture, is a safe and holistic ancient beauty technique used by royalty in China dating back at least 5000 years. This non-toxic method of rejuvenating the face uses extremely thin and hair-like needles, which are inserted to stimulate blood circulation and collagen production. This in turn encourages the body to remove cellular waste and renew the tissues in the face, improving complexion and elasticity of the skin. This is a popular option because there is no downtime, no anaesthesia, no harmful chemicals or toxins injected, and no going under the knife.
Step 2: LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy promotes a natural photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. The energy delivered by the LEDs enhances cellular metabolism, accelerates the repair of damaged skin cells, and stimulates collagen production — the foundation of healthy skin. For those suffering from acne, LED light therapy can help clear breakouts by destroying acne-forming bacteria. The visible results may be smoothed skin texture, improved skin firmness, brightened / glowing appearance, and reduced intensity of fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial hyperpigmentation. The treatment is for all skin types, and is non-invasive, painless, and requires absolutely no downtime. Patients or clients can return to their normal activity immediately after the treatment. However, it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and to wear sunscreen immediately following treatment.
Step 3: Facial Cupping
Facial cups are smaller and softer than traditional cupping cups. The cups are moved across the surface of skin to gently suck the skin away from deeper layers of fascia, acting like a reverse massage of the face. The suction promotes oxygen-rich blood circulation to the area, stimulates the cells responsible for collagen production, strengthens skin and connective tissues, relax muscle tension, and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. The visible results may include brightened skin; minimized appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles; toned chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage; and decreased puffiness.
Step 4: Gua Sha
Gua Sha, also known as scraping massage, uses a smooth and cool jade instrument to massage and stimulate certain points and areas of the face. It is used to stimulate and promote blood flow to the massaged area. Additionally, it also works to detoxify the body by bringing built up toxins to the surface for it to be released. In our treatments, Gua Sha is not performed aggressively enough to cause any bruising or redness, but rather to stimulate blood flow and deliver oxygen and other vital nutrients to the targeted area.
Step 5: Serum & Cream
Whilst the skin is receptive, a high quality “buffet” serum is offered. The serum contains 49% Centella extract, which is known for its cleansing, smoothing, soothing properties and its ability to promote collagen synthesis. Other beneficial ingredients in the serum include Niacinamide, which smooths skin tone with brightening effects; Panthenol for its healing and moisturising effects; Adenosine to help improve the appearance of wrinkles and replenish skin evenly; Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, an acne fighting and skin brightening ingredient; Sodium Hyaluronate for its healing and moisturising properties; Ceramide is known for its anti-aging benefits; and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is a beneficial antimicrobial, antioxidant, skin conditioning, and skin protecting ingredient. The essence has been certified by the Environment Working Group (EWG) and is free from harsh chemicals and preservatives.
Additionally, we have a choice of recovery cream and/or SPF 50+ to apply as a final touch of the treatment. The recovery cream contains Asiaticoside (antioxidant), Asiatic Acid, and Madecassic Acid to strengthen the skin barrier, and mild healing Cica cream that can be safely used on sensitive skin. Niacinamide, Ceramide and Vitamin E lend their anti-aging properties. The recovery cream is also composed entirely of EWG Green Level ingredients.
The SPF 50+ offers UV protection via Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, and Titanium Dioxide, whilst providing anti-aging benefits from its Vitamin E ingredient, and soothing benefits from it 5500pm of Aloe Leaf Extract. It prevents dryness and forms a moisture barrier with Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Propylene Glycol.
Treatment Frequency Guide
20s-30s: Preventative anti-aging, targeted at skin complaints, and boost glow
Soften, brighten and hydrate skin: 3 sessions, 7-10 days apart.
Preventative anti-aging or targeted areas: 4-6 sessions, 7-10 days apart.
Maintenance: 1 session, every 4–6 weeks.
40's - 50's: Reduce appearance of fine to medium lines and maintain a youthful glow
Anti-aging and targeted areas: 6-8 treatments, 5-8 days apart.
Maintenance: 1 session, every 3–5 weeks
60's-70's: Soften appearance of set-in wrinkles, revitalise dull complexion, and restore glow.
Anti-aging & targeted areas: 8-12 treatments, 3-6 days apart.
Maintenance: 1 session, every 2-4 weeks
For acne flare-ups, inflammation, or hyperpigmentation where more immediate results are desired, initial recommended treatments may be more frequent within a shorter period. Once results are obtained, the frequency can lessen gradually. Frequency of maintenance sessions will depend on each individual’s natural, lifestyle and environmental factors such as general skin type, work stress, or time in the sun to name a few examples.
Patients will usually start to notice some changes after a few treatments. Outside of the general guide, treatments are tailored to patients depending on their individual needs. Contact us to discuss your skin goals today. We will provide recommendations and work with you to help you achieve them.
Does It Hurt?
Probably the biggest concern from patients is the assumption that the needles will cause discomfort or pain. The facial needles we use are the highest quality on the market and an extremely thin gauge, similar to a single strand of human hair. Combined with the skill of the acupuncturist and due to their tiny size, they are barely felt by the patient. Dr Jon Marshall has refined his technique by spending many years of training in the field, and furthermore, is an educator in this very area.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Our treatments are gentle and safe. Treatments do not involve any surgery, fillers or chemicals so there is very little chance of any serious side effects. The most common superficial side effects are flushing of the face due to the increased blood circulation to the face. Occasionally there might be tiny superficial bruising in 1-2 spots which resolves itself in 2-3 days. In the vast majority of treatments, patients are left feeling relaxed, fresh, and feeling good. Makeup can be applied straight after treatment if one wishes, and there is no downtime, puffiness, or swelling. In fact, directly after the treatment, the patient can do just about anything. We do however recommend avoiding direct sunlight for prolonged periods and wearing sunscreen.
Why Choose Singapore Facial Rejuvenation Clinic Over Others?
Long-term radiant health of your body is the number one reason for choosing Singapore Facial Rejuvenation Clinic. We use gentle and safe means of keeping you glowing, it will always look natural, and it will never involve dangerous or toxic methods.
To illustrate the difference, Botox is a toxin made by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking your body’s natural signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract so skin can’t “wrinkle” up. The risks are that Botox can cause headaches, facial drooping and numbness (impairing natural facial expressions), spread to other areas in the body, and cause weakness/paralysis in other muscles. Some may experience allergic reactions. Fillers, chemical peels and laser treatments can cause puffiness, swelling, and bruising. These methods commonly involve injecting foreign substances into the body, or inflicting visible damage to the body before seeing an improvement i.e. downtime. Even more drastic is cosmetic surgery, with many risks involved such as anaesthesia complications, a long recovery with days to weeks of discomfort, nerve damage to the face, allergic reactions to the drugs and scarring just to name a few.
Rather than risk permanently damaging your body to achieve short term benefits, Singapore Facial Rejuvenation Clinic has a long-term view to keep your body healthy as well as achieve a natural youthful glow. Our methods simply stimulate the body to produce more of its own collagen and increase blood circulation, to ultimately give nature a little push!