Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world but there is new evidence of how and why it works. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy. Our acupuncturists are Esperanza Fernandez and Fatima Bailey.
Aromatherapists use natural plant oils blended for your individual health needs. Our Aromatherapy Massage therapists use these oils to massage tissues of your body so it is not surprising that this is one of our most popular treatments. Whether you have muscle pain, poor circulation, difficulty sleeping or even depression, aromatherapy might be the answer for you. Our therapists are Anne Derby, Michelle Mylonas and Rosemary Mason.
Probably the oldest form of medicine in the world, Medical Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. Unlike most GPs, Anne Derby, our Medical Herbalist takes a holistic approach to ill-health, treating the underlying causes of disease rather than just the symptoms and therefore prescribes herbal remedies that can be used safely alongside and other medication and treatments that your GP might have prescribed for you.
Based on the principle that like cures like, it is used by more than 200,000,000 people world wide. Anita Wicks, our homeopath, will get a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing, to find a homeopathic remedy which matches you and your symptoms as closely as possible. During this confidential, in-depth ‘case-taking’ process she will want to know precise details of your current illness, but will also consider other aspects of your health including your past medical history, diet, lifestyle and personality.
Everything you eat will affect every cell in your body. After a lifetime of eating without regard to your health you can start to feel rough. Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Anita Wicks, our Nutritional Therapist will take time to understand about you, your symptoms and health concerns which allows her to work with you to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Although you may think Osteopathy is a treatment for bad backs, it is much more than that. It is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. It is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. Our osteopaths are Diana Rogers and Jo Christophe.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs, hands, face or ears correspond with and are linked to different areas of your body. Like all our practitioners, Wendy Morgan, our Reflexologist, will work with you holistically, gathering detailed information in order to promote better health and quality of life.
Reflexology is a thoroughly individual treatment which must be tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account all aspects of mental, physical and emotional factors that might be affecting your health and wellbeing. It is hard to believe that treating your feet can help you feel better elsewhere in your body. If you can’t believe it, try it out for your self.
Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens your body’s natural ability to heal itself. It works on the whole person – the physical body, emotional and spiritual aspects of being. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being. Our Shiatsu practitioner is Ruth Solomon.