Health & wellbeing, right through to the bone.
Osteopathy is known for focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of largely musculoskeletal disorders, but the impact of treatment seems to go deeper.
Using many of the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessment, osteopaths seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body and its intrinsic ability to heal using manual techniques aimed at engaging dysfunction without the need for drugs.
Osteopathy’s main strength lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint, as well as the manual methods of treatment used to address the anatomical construction of each patient.
Osteopaths use their hands to both investigate the underlying causes, and to carry out treatment. Treatment may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint articulation or adjustment techniques to restore the relationship of joint surfaces.
The right connection for a light correction.
Cranial Osteopathy influences the release of tensions using only the softest of touch. Cranial Osteopathy is effective for a wide range of conditions, and is particularly suited to young children & babies.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to pick up and work with a very subtle, rhythmical movement or shape change that is present throughout the body. Somewhat similar to the constant movement associated with breathing, this shape change has been called Involuntary Motion or the Cranial Rhythm.
The movement is very small in amplitude and therefore takes practitioners with a very finely developed sense of touch to harness and influence it. This rhythm was first described in the early 1900’s by Dr William G. Sutherland and its existence was confirmed in a series of laboratory tests in the 1960’s and ’70’s.
The Cranial Osteopath can feel for any disruption in its normal movement pattern, disruptions that can occur following trauma or impact such as a difficult birth, road accidents, falls and head injuries.
Despite being able to compensate for such events, an accumulation of several strains and stresses can disrupt normal involuntary motion, and symptoms start to be experienced.
Following a detailed medical history interview and physical examination, treatment is based on finding and releasing the tension patterns associated with the symptoms being experienced and allowing issues to resolve naturally.
Finding health, while the rest find disease.
Classical Osteopathy is a grounded approach to holistic medicine that uses a diagnostic and therapeutic application of anatomy to recognise the importance of matter & movement to health and fitness.
Classical Osteopathy deals with seemingly different problems by their association with each other to form an understanding of the person as one system.
Classical Osteopathy consists of a traditional whole body treatment that was designed to coax recalibration and adjustment without destabilising the body.
This is achieved by setting treatment aims in harmony with the body’s own direction, intention and attempts at optimisation
Western Medical Acupuncture
Pinpoint Problems Perfectly.
Western Medical Acupuncture adopts the method of treatment involving interaction with the nervous system using fine needles.
It seems to work on a number of levels. In the area the needle is placed there is an activation of chemical messengers which stimulate an increase in blood flow. This is very useful to employ as it is essential for the repair of tissues.
Sometimes treatment seems to take an effect at quite a distance to the site the needle is being placed.
In these cases treatment seems to impact the central pain registering mechanisms of the nervous system, particularly those involved with encoding and replicating pain memory pathways.
It is thought that Western Medical Acupuncture may reverse the learning process of these memories as treatment has found to be useful in the treatment of some long standing painful conditions.
A person’s identity – their ideas, judgements, meanings and experiences – can become hidden by the ideals of others.
Person Centred Counselling aims to help individuals to self-actualise and achieve personal growth.
This is created through the supply of a supportive environment where clients can strengthen and expand on their own identity and begin to separate themselves from their developed notions of how they should be.
The therapist works to understand the client from their individual experience or point of view and deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than interpreting their unconscious thoughts or ideas.
In this way Humanistic Person Centred Counselling helps the client to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self and access their inner resources that enables them to find their own way to move forward.
Psychodynamic Counselling is a therapeutic approach that aims to bring unconscious thoughts into conscious awareness, enabling feelings to be brought to the surface so that they may be processed.
It is a therapeutic approach that includes the work of all analytical therapies. Sigmund Freud created the model with his psychoanalysis approach. However Alfred Adler, Carl Jung Otto Rank and Melanie Klein are widely recognised for developing the model further.
The therapist works with the client to bring the unconscious mind into the conscious mind enabling thoughts and feelings to be brought to the surface. The emphasis is on the influence from the past and on reoccurring patterns in relationships.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, often called CBT, is a talking therapy that works by examining the ways that thoughts, behaviours and feelings affect each other.
CBT aims to break down overwhelming problems into smaller parts, making them easier to manage.
CBT focuses on the ‘here and now’ and helps us recognise how past experiences can shape thinking and behaviour in the present.
CBT has become a popular form of therapy and is recommended by the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) for common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
HOT STONE THERAPY
Warm up. Chill out. Relax down.
In Hot Stone Therapy pre warmed stones are used to deliver a truly wonderful sensory and beneficial treatment.
The retained heat from the stones stimulates the circulatory system promoting the detoxification of the tissues and toning the skin.
The radiating warmth also stimulates the nerve impulses which are instrumental in stimulating the immune system and in decreasing stress and pain sensitivity.
The treatment is found to be invigorating for digestion by sedating the fight or flight activity of the nervous system.
This treatment is perfect for inducing deep and unifying relaxation in those people who find relaxation is a struggle.
Find your feet & find your health.
Based on the theory that regions of the surface of the body correlate with systems, organs & glands inside the body, Reflexology treatment offers a means of addressing the body in a holistic way as well as being able to focus on specific ailments or particular areas.
Through relaxation and circulation Reflexology can stimulate the natural healing processes and can be received by anyone of any age, from newborn babies to Seniors
SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Bypass the wall. Complete the extra mile.
Sports & Remedial Massage is effective in treating not just acute symptoms but also the general aches and pains that build up as a result of our busy lifestyles.
Regular treatment can bring relief to chronic conditions such as back, neck or shoulder pain.
Treatments can benefit all types of active people, not just serious sporting competitors, and can be tailor-made to the individual, focusing on key areas such as a legs or the arms.
Innate. Instinctive. Inbuilt intelligence.
Naturopathy sees no separation between Physical, Functional or Psychological issues.
Naturopathy is a multi-disciplinary approach to health that aims to strengthen the
strengthen the body’s own healing powers, through better nutrition, detoxification, physical therapy, coaching and the promotion of a healthier lifestyle.
Naturopathy can often identify the changes and self-help measures that are most likely to be helpful to support chronic long-term symptoms.
Nutrition & Dietetic Therapy enlists the use of fluid & food modification as a method of therapeutic treatment.
Its general aim is to identify the elements that have been absent so that they can be supplied, as well as locating the components that are detrimental or unfavourable so they can be reduced or replaced.
But as these approaches on their own can often prove unproductive Dietetic Therapy can also include treatment to assess the function of the digestive and detoxification processes as well as confirming that both how and when we are delivering fuel is suitable.
These additional factors, that often go unconsidered, verify we have the best possible conditions to break-down, absorb and use the food
allows us to avoid the problems that so many people find when attempting to eat healthily or lose weight.
Optimal recovery, healing and health all entail understanding not just what our body does and doesn’t run well on, but also how and when to deliver it and that we actually can and are processing food productively.
Holistic Body Adjustment
A whole lot more in reserve.
Natural body movements are used in Holistic Body Adjustment to locate and liberate the hidden redundancy which is tied up in old patterns of compensation.
This approach can provoke the processes of recovery and repair that can lead to a reconditioning of agility and impediment.
The bodies natural reactions to the movements determine the intensity and speed of treatment and so it is particular suitable for neutralising both longstanding stresses, Recent sudden unnatural trauma as well as the near invisible effects of demands we make of our body day in day out.
Finding and releasing the dispensable activities in this way means we operate in a more resourceful state, further from the edge of depletion and therefore further from injury.
Thoughts with a mind of their own?
Taking a tour of the origins of our frustrations, anxiety or depression reveals firstly that we are not trapped by them – this in itself brings some relief – and secondly that the key to fully resolving them is contained within our own understanding of how they come about.
Distinctly different from counselling, psychology or therapy, Guided Introspection consists only of a discussion into the nature of our challenges and a structured coaching that reveals, through personal insight, how the operating parameters we have already put in place, contribute to our suffering.
Guided Introspection develops clarity that reveals answers that were previously obscured from view, which then leads to a flexibility with which we get to interact and experience life differently.