Nick Tuckley: 07906 743148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Self: 07831 146500
Andrew Rayment: 07919 835204
Osteopathy is a patient centred therapy, which means no two treatments are the same – the treatment is geared to each patient as an individual.During a treatment, there are a range of different techniques that may be used. One technique is Cranial Osteopathy, which is a particularly gentle technique that allows the osteopath to read tension and strain patterns in the body and to open a dialogue with the nervous system to restore the body to its optimal state.
The body tells a story
By paying attention to the tension patterns held in the body, the osteopath can “read” the story that the body has to tell. The more accurately the osteopath reads the story, the better the problems can be resolved.Often the tension patterns have been held by the body for long periods of time and may relate to old accidents, injuries or life events, including emotional trauma, which can leave a lasting physical effect. The body can compensate for these, but compensating can put a burden on the body and symptoms will appear sooner or later.Because the technique is very gentle it can be used for people of all ages. The newborn can benefit enormously from osteopathy which relieves a host of symptoms related to the trauma of birth. Treating children is of paramount importance – Osteopathy can help guide their growth towards its optimum by resolving strain patterns arising from accidents, sports injuries, illness, rapid growth phases and orthodontic work.
Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy helps the body adapt to postural changes and ensure the pelvis is in optimal balance prior to the birth. Treatment after the delivery is important to restore the mechanics and visceral pelvis to optimum. Retained parturition strains can cause many problems on a long term basis unless they are resolved.
Neck and Back pain
Osteopathy is well known for its comprehensive approach to neck and back pain. Correcting joint malalignment eases joint inflammation and muscle spasm thus reducing pain. Osteopathic treatment can help restore the body back to health after car accidents, lifting strains, falls and blows to the head, sporting injuries, dental trauma, occupational strains and disc prolapse.
The elderly suffering from arthritis can often gain relief using Osteopathy. Even if the joint has degenerative changes, the osteopath can very often decrease muscle contracture, decompress the joint, ease swelling and pain and improve mobility.
Sarah Major – 07989 287516
Acupuncture is an ancient traditional medicine that has become widely accepted by the medical profession as an effective treatment for a broad range of problems and illnesses. These include infertility, back and joint problems, migraines, sleep problems, hayfever and other allergies, anxiety and stress, digestive disorders, and many more conditions. Acupuncture can also be used as a treatment for restoring good health, for example after flu, or for fatigue and the ill effects of stress. It can also be used as a support during pregnancy and for treating nausea.
Treatments last approximately 40 minutes. The first few treatments may take place at weekly intervals. Subsequent but less frequent treatments support and encourage further improvement and maintain vitality.All needles are fine, high quality, disposable and unique to each client. The tip of the needles are placed in the surface of the skin at selected points of the body, mainly below the knee and elbow, depending on the diagnosis, and are left in for a short period of time. Most clients feel little or no discomfort.
Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment that can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other medical and alternative treatments.
Imogen Budd – 07971 000250
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine with a long tradition. It is a holistic therapy meaning it treats the whole person as a unique individual and is completely safe for people of all ages, including pregnant women and babies. The remedies are specially prepared, highly diluted substances given mainly in tablet or liquid form. Each prescription is tailored to the patient according to their specific symptoms and character. The remedy acts as a catalyst to stimulate the patient’s own healing powers, releasing the vitality needed to restore health. A homeopath views good health as much more than simply not having any symptoms – good health is an active, positive state without any limitations on physical, emotional and mental levels. Homeopathy is a natural, safe and effective way of achieving this.
Does homeopathy work?
Yes! Many people who are sceptical to begin with become completely convinced that Homeopathy works when they see the results in themselves or their children. There have also been quality randomised clinical trials demonstrating Homeopathy’s clinical effectiveness. For example, the Swiss Government commissioned a report that concluded that Homeopathy is clinically effective, cost effective and safe, while The Bristol Homeopathic hospital recorded the outcome of homeopathic treatment in 6,500 patients and found that 70% of patients reported an improvement in their health. The best way to find out is to try it yourself.
What to Expect.. Therapy is a collaborative process and is as unique as you are. The practioner will honour your experiences, so that together you can explore what meanings emerge from your emotional pain. Providing a safe, accepting and confidential environment.
What to expect when visiting a homeopath?
The initial consultation takes at least one hour in order for the homeopath to gain a thorough understanding of the patient, their health and what symptoms they are experiencing. Follow-up consultations vary from patient to patient, but the aim is to help the patient improve as rapidly as possible. All information is kept confidential. It is always recommended that the patient maintain their relationship with their GP.
Patricia Patterson-Vanegas – 07766 705272
The Journey is a powerful healing process that uses simple yet profound tools to help people heal from anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, fatigue, anger, low self-esteem and issues relating to abuse, violent crime, relationships and business, as well as physical illness and disease.
Awaken your enlightened awareness, be who you really are!
Massage & Herbalist
Amber Callafiore – 07817 492013
Massage can treat a wide range of physical, functional and, in some cases, psychological symptoms by manually manipulating soft tissue in the client’s body.
Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Massage can help reduce swelling and promote lymphatic drainage. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows and forearm.
Medical herbalists and registered naturopaths are highly trained medical professionals able to deal with health problems from the cradle to the third age. They adhere to a holistic system of health care that encourages the body’s inherent vitality and ability to heal itself.
In the UK, medical herbalists and registered naturopaths are trained in orthodox medical science and diagnosis as well as in holistic health care, using plant based medicines, and a range of therapeutic disciplines.
During the first appointment your current health complaint is examined, a detailed medical history is taken, and any appropriate diagnostic examinations are performed. It is helpful if you bring any information relating to your condition.
A tailor-made healthcare plan is drawn up, and may include herbal medicines, nutritional advice and diet and lifestyle guidance. Follow-up consultations check on progress and make any necessary adjustments to the healthcare plan.
Rhythmical Massage Therapy
Shashi Seedheeyan – 07984 222731
I qualified as a Rhythmical Massage Therapy Practitioner in 2007 . During my 16 year career, I have gained experience in Neurological Rehabilitation and NHS settings, providing treatments for Fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, rheumatic arthritis, chronic fatigue and stroke rehabilitation.
I am additionally trained in Rhythmical Einreibung (Embrocation), Hydrotherapy & Brushing (Oil dispersion bath) and External applications, which I am able to incorporate alongside Rhythmical massage therapy. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and am fully insured. I work with adults as well as children.
What is Rhythmical Massage Therapy (RMT)
Rhythmical Massage therapy (RMT) is a massage technique used in anthroposophical medicine, involving a very gentle touch that can be offered and accepted by hypersensitive clients. It involves delicate rhythmic movements, supporting the client to trust and accept increasingly deeper penetrating touch for tension release. RMT is quite different from other types of massage. It involves an assessment of warmth organisation and regards the skin itself, as a whole organism.
Rhythmical massage therapy consists of techniques such as kneading, effleurage, downward strokes and the use of lemniscate movements which are unique to the therapy. The lemniscate is applied with a rhythmical breathing quality of touch, in a figure of ‘8’ which penetrates the tissue deeply. The movements are rounded with an element of suction rather than pressure and are designed to influence the flow of fluids through the body. RMT can be given during pregnancy, in caring for infants and children, and in caring for the elderly and individuals approaching death. A series of weekly or biweekly treatments is recommended for the full effects of the therapy to unfold.
This therapy is designed to evolve over a period of several weeks and may include other interventions like rhythmical embrocation, external applications, compresses, footbaths or even oil dispersion bath therapy when possible. It is supportive of the following Health Conditions:
• Stress and anxiety • Sleep disorders • Headaches and migraines • Muscular tension, strain and injury • Degenerative disorders of the joint • Disorders of the spinal system, neck, back, and shoulder • Allergies • Cancer • Immune and auto-immune disorders • ADD and ADHD • Developmental disorders and disabilities • Psychological disorders • Hormonal imbalances • Degenerative disorders of the nervous system • Cardiovascular disorders • Respiratory conditions • Digestive disorders • Frail constitution • Eating disorders
Remedial / Sports Massage
Melanie Pearce – 07428 602855
Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial massage therapy simply means using manual therapy techniques to “remedy” a problem. But, for the remedy to be effective, it is necessary to do more than simply relieve pain – the therapist must be able to understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in the future. To achieve this, our therapists use a range of massage and advanced soft tissue techniques set within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation procedures. As well as dealing effectively with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, remedial massage can also be used to help recovery and reduce the symptoms in many medical conditions too, including chronic pain, fatigue, and many others.
Like Remedial massage therapy, Sport massage therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments and is typically used to help prepare athletes for optimal performance during an athletic event, during training and for recovery after an event. Its purpose is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Our therapists work with a broad range of clients in assisting with preventative treatment and injury recovery.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasises the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.
Pilates is a holistic exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and condition the body. It suits all ages and fitness levels and is helpful for overall wellbeing and general fitness.
It targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine and focuses on improving postural awareness, coordination, endurance and breathing control using gentle exercises and stretches.
It can assist recovery from injury and muscular pain and prevent reoccurrence.
Alison developed her Pilates skills as a natural adjunct to her extensive physiotherapy expertise. She trained and qualified with The Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) in London.
A Chartered Physiotherapist with over 25 years experience she has treated a broad range of conditions. She continues to work in the NHS, treating patients with neurological conditions.
Pilates has become an integral part of her physiotherapy programmes. It compliments all her treatments and is beneficial for general fitness, specific health conditions and overall wellbeing.
Heiko Geritzmann – 07864 078140
Heiko is a certified Personal Coach and Therapist specialising in Leadership, Intimacy, Relationships and Trauma/PTSD. He works with individuals and couples. Since 2008 he has supported people in their inner growth processes and their embodiment. In his work he carefully combines classical methods of the East with current Western concepts like ‘Person-centered therapy’ or ‘Somatic Experiencing®’.
Clients love Heiko‘s calm presence and his capacity to create a safe space; this helps them to build trust and deepen into their personal journey.
Some issues for Coaching and Therapy…
Coping with stress / Burnout
Trauma / PTSD