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
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.
You will experience a non-judgmental, confidential exchange, with Jo offering you complete openness and deep empathy. Her work considers the ‘whole’ of your unique experiences, including your thoughts, feelings, and actions. She draws upon a broad range of techniques to raise your awareness, helping you recognise your strengths and personal choices, facilitating a movement towards balance and positive change.
As an integrative counsellor, Debbie is considerate of your needs and can provide you with the appropriate confidential, non-judgemental space you need to gain more insight into your areas of concern, tailoring and integrating a range of therapeutic techniques. She will assist you in moving towards making positive changes in the here and now, and in the longer term for your future progress.
In your journey of self discovery and through open curiosity, Debbie will help you discover old patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you in your day-to-day life. By exploring these processes, you will become more self-aware and empowered. Ultimately allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
At times feelings can cause discomfort or just a vague feeling that something is wrong, at other times feelings can be overwhelming; Francine will work with you to help you identify your feelings. Awareness of your thoughts and behaviours, offers you the opportunity to reflect on your current situation, what has shaped this and what you want to change. By gentle enquiry and exploration, new possibilities are opened allowing you to identify your strengths and strategies that support self-healing.
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.