Complementary Medicine

We offer a wide range of Complementary Therapies, including:

Sports & Swedish Massage

For general relaxation, or preparing for or recovering from physical endeavours.

Our massage therapists can help with tight, aching or sore muscles. They may also be able to help regain mobility in stiff joints, and often work in conjunction with our physiotherapists.

Our sports & massage therapist can also assist with treatment of sports injuries and exercise & rehabilitation advice.

NLP/ Clinical Hypnosis

A technique using, amongst other things, guided relaxation and hypnosis which helps people deal with personal or professional performance issues, overcome anxieties or phobias, or adjust other behaviours such as smoking or disordered eating.

Dr Mark Chambers, our NLP practitioner, has been practicing the techniques for over 16 years, with great success.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of natural healing based on principles similar to those of Acupuncture, where pressure is used instead of needles to act on pressure points and meridians. It combines manipulative techniques, including stretching, rocking and holding, with pressure which may be applied using thumbs, fingers, palms, forearms, elbows, feet and knees. Shiatsu aims to promote the free flow of energy within the body by encouraging balance and healing on a physical and emotional level. It is a holistic therapy, working to stimulate harmony in body, mind and spirit.

Reiki

Reiki is a form of spiritual energy healing and is a wonderfully relaxing and beneficial treatment that recreates balance in the body.

The client remains fully clothed and relaxes on a massage couch whilst the practitioner rests their hands lightly and gently on or off the body in a sequence of positions.

The resulting sense of deep relaxation and well-being needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

The gentle, nurturing energy of Reiki treats physical, mental and emotional problems, so can help to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, stress, insomnia, arthritis, bereavement, pain and many other conditions.

Counselling

Counselling can be a very effective way of dealing with a wide variety of problems – see the separate page for counselling on this site for details. Many issues not only affect those directly involved, but also loved ones and friends around them. Counselling can be beneficial to all concerned.

Counselling is not exclusively for times of difficulty or distress, it can also be a very valuable tool for personal growth and development, and can be a very effective way of exploring ways of meeting personal goals.

Acupuncture for pain relief

Both Leon and Helen are also licensed to practice acupuncture for pain relief. As an alternative or adjunct to pain relieving drugs, this can be remarkably effective for dealing with acute or chronic pain. Please call to speak to Leon for more details.

Please note that Physiotherapists can only offer acupuncture as a treatment for the relief of pain arising from conditions that would normally fall within the scope of physiotherapy – we are unable to use it to assist with other medical or emotional issues.