Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body’s equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Amatsu uses a range of techniques including soft tissue work, structural adjustment, balance to the organ system and cranial work in order to release the inherent wellness that becomes subdued with disease. It looks at the interaction of five factors for health referred to as Godai (Go being the Japanese for five). These five factors: Structure, Nutrition, Energy, Emotion and Environment are interdependent and can cause illness in any of the other areas.
Therefore it is not just a physical injury that can cause problems to the body. All too often life’s stresses mean that our bodies have to adapt and cope with tensions and strains, leading to poor posture, sluggish digestive systems, aching shoulders and necks. Amatsu can help to relieve these strains.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Homeopaths often see patients with long-term, chronic problems, many of which have failed to respond to conventional medicine. As a system of medicine, homeopathy is aimed at treating the person, rather than the disease diagnosis, and as such can be considered in almost any ill health, where tissue has not been irrevocably damaged.
Many people visit a homeopath with a diagnosis from their doctor, and patients are encouraged to keep their medical practitioners informed as treatment progresses. Some people see a homeopath because they have side effects from conventional drugs, and others because conventional tests have failed to find the cause of their problem.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and wellbeing. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Types of massage therapy
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
Relaxation massage - also known as Swedish massage; practiced in settings like spas, wellness centres and resorts
Rehabilitative massage - also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals and complimentary health centres.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle of the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. Practitioners use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which are believed to correspond to parts of the body. It is a unique method, using the thumb and fingers, usually performed on the feet but in some cases also on the hands and ears. A practitioner will work the reflex areas, which may help to relieve stress and tension.
As with all treatments, a full consultation should be completed with your therapist to ensure that reflexology is right for you.For enquiries call 01494 791288
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults. Therapists are allied health professionals and work closely with occupational therapists, doctors, parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers and nurses.
Speech and language therapists work with babies with feeding and swallowing difficulties and a wide range of issues on older children and adults. These include moderate or severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities, language delay or impairment, cleft palate, autism and dyslexia.For enquiries call 01494 791288