Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals.
In an Acupuncture treatment, fine needles are gently inserted, improving blood circulation by dilating the blood vessels and therefore, circulating oxygen more efficiently around the body. This results in decreasing inflammation, stimulating the release of pain-relieving beta-endorphins and generally relaxing the body, bringing back balance and relieving pain.
You may experience slight aching, heaviness, tingling or electric sensation traveling along a meridian. This is not unusual. If any discomfort is experienced, it is usually mild. Overall, your treatment should be virtually painless
Many patients will leave their first treatment relaxed. Others feel a difference by the next day. A course of 4-6 weekly, accumulated treatments is best to experience positive changes.
Patients with chronic conditions find a maintenance treatment every 4 or 6 weeks, keeps their issues manageable or at bay.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle yet profound ‘hands on’ healing therapy that supports the body’s natural tendency to find health and optimum balance.
How you can benefit The work raises the natural vitality of the body’s system and can help resolve psycho-emotions held in body patterns, nervous system dysfunctions as well as muscular/skeletal difficulties and birth trauma.
Craniosacral therapy is so gentle that it is safe and suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, or in fragile or acutely painful conditions. It is client led. Your body will set the pace of the work, so you will remain comfortable, in control and able to integrate the changes that occur.
For treatment, you will usually lie on a treatment couch, fully clothed, and experience the very light touch of the therapist’s hands. You may feel a deep sense of relaxation which usually lasts for the whole session and possibly become aware of heat, tingling, pulsations or other sensations. With subsequent treatments this sense of relaxation often extends into everyday life
Mothers and Babies Craniosacral Therapy’s gentle approach makes it a very effective treatment for Pre and Post Natal women. The therapy helps to balance and support the mothers mind and body while she undergoes challenging emotional and physical changes following child birth. Furthermore, it can help the mother return to normal by releasing the strains retained during pregnancy and labour thus allowing her to relax and enjoy the new baby.
Craniosacral therapy is well known for its effectiveness in treating babies and children.
Some people come for counselling because they are experiencing a crisis, others find it useful if they wish to make a change in their lives. Counsellors do not tell you what to do. Your counsellor is an informed companion who will listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you decide on your own direction.
Counselling provides a place where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive environment. As an integrative counsellor, I provide counselling which is based on psychodynamic and person-centred theories. At the core of my therapeutic work, is the belief that with the right support, we are better equipped to overcome difficulties, to manage loss and make positive changes. Together we can explore any of the concerns that you may be experiencing to enable you to lead a more fulfilling life.
Homeopathy is a holistic therapeutic system based on the principle that 'like treats like', that is a substance that causes symptons in a healthy person can be used to treat a person suffering with similar symptoms. Homeopathy looks at the person as a whole. Homeopaths use specially prepared, highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet or liquid form. Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient, according to their specific symptoms. The medicines are non-toxic and only minute amounts of active ingredients are used in all their preperations, so they are generally considered safe to be used by all, including babies, children, pregnant women and breast feeding mothers.
The use of a variety of massage techniques to increase blood circulation and improve lymphatic drainage; benefits include pain relief, increased mobility and a deep feeling of relaxation.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat abnormalities of the foot and lower limb. They offer professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and can also look to ease lower limb pain through the way you walk.