Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for people of all ages and can contribute to alleviating an enormous range of conditions. Osteopathy recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in our body's structure and function, and osteopaths diagnose and treat over 6 million people a year for problems with muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints to help the body's natural healing ability.
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Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle form of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle contact to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body including, but not limited to, the head. It is extremely effective in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, from birth to old age.
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Acupuncture & Acu-Stones Therapy
Traditional acupuncture is an ancient healing art, developed over several thousand years in the Far East. It takes a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, considering each patient as a whole, and as a unique individual. It can be used to preserve health as well as to treat illness. Traditional acupuncture aims to correct imbalances and bring the body, mind and emotions back to harmony and balance, just as conventional medicine also aims to bring the body back to a state of healthy homeostasis. Diagnosis and treatment within Chinese Medicine is a highly skilled art, which requires years of training to develop.
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Clients meet a professional counsellor in a private and confidential setting in order to explore areas of distress that may be troubling them. In sessions you are given the freedom to talk openly, enabling new insights and understanding to emerge. The counsellor provides an environment in which the client feels respected, listened to, affirmed and accepted. Although it may sometimes be appropriate to offer advice or guidance, the emphasis is very much on enabling you to achieve change rather than telling you what to do.
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Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that can be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. The term homeopathy is derived from the Greek 'homeo' and 'pathos', meaning 'similar suffering'. In homeopathy a substance which, in its crude form, would produce symptoms in a healthy body, is selected to match the same symptoms found in a person suffering from them.
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Herbal medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of disease. It is the oldest form of medicine known. Our ancestors, by trial and error, found the most effective plants to heal their illnesses. Now, with the advancement of science enabling us to identify the chemical constituents within these plants, we can better understand their healing powers.
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There are many ways in which changing your diet can boost your health, increase your vitality and improve your mood. Many medical conditions can be treated successfully. Acute conditions such as colds, flu, inflammation and gastrointestinal problems can respond quickly to nutritional medicine, the benefits often seen in days. Chronic conditions tend to show more subtle improvement over weeks or months.
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Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy
Massage helps to increase flexibility, restoring full range of movement to joints. Posture improves as well. Once you have regained this flexibility, regular massage will help to maintain it. It also helps remove waste products from the muscles by increasing venous return. The arterial supply also increases, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to repair damaged tissue. For a sports person in training, this can be invaluable.
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