TREATMENTS

To complement our classes, courses and workshops we offer you therapies with our sister clinic, 
The Movement and Therapy (MAT) Clinic, to support your rehabilitation and prevent issues, build function and strength, restore health and wellbeing. 


With 11 therapists offering 15 different treatment pathways across 3 clinics for health, injury and rehabilitation, mental and physical wellbeing. Below you will find many of the techniques, styles and therapies cross over with one another. This is by design, everything we do is overlaid and layered.

Finding the therapist for you is as important as finding the therapy for you. We believe in a 3 appointment approach. If a therapist or therapy has not helped instigate significant change by the 3rd appointment we will recommend you change it or we will onward refer you to another therapy even if that is outside of our clinic. It is in our interests you get better as quickly as possible. Our approach is very different too many clinics that will ask you for 6 to 12 sessions to instigate that change. We are invested in you from the start, to help you get better, feel relief from pain and support recovery. For some this will be a long road that takes many months, however the 3 appointment rule still applies, has served us well and is something we have found time and again to be true​

Visit The MAT Clinic website for further details

Ayurvedic Therapy

Is the Indian system and approach to medicine, it has around the same documented age as TCM (around 5000 years old). The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between the three fundamental bodily bio-elements or doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The therapist looks at the 3 substances that each individual is made up of and how these fluctuate in the body according to the seasons, time of day, diet, and several other factors. We look at diet, massage and yoga. Indian Acupuncture is following in 2020.

Aurvyedic Massage uses oils mixed with certain combinations of herbs to help restore balance, in some ways you could say it is similar to reflexology and aromatherapy but affecting the whole body and through all tissue layers helping support the nervous system and immune system.

The yoga that is offered differs from a class practice, it is designed specifically addressing that individuals constitution to help restore and bring about balance.


 

Bodywork

Bodywork is a study of patterns and relationships, based upon the work and understanding of over 30 years of movement, study and exploration. There are parts of your body doing work they perhaps shouldn't be, creating patterns of dysfunction and thereby pain. We seek to restore balance using a variety of techniques from:

Range of Movement testing 
Sports Massage
Neuro Muscular Techniques (NMT's)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques (PNF's) Fascia Restoration
BioMechanics
Muscular Releases and Strengthening work.


The treatment can be performed fully clothed or in underwear depending upon the techniques used and whether a massage medium is required. Your permission will always be asked for. We meet the need of the client and their privacy hence we operate under most guises with direction from you.

The complimenting practices we often refer into are; Release, Rehab, Mobilise, Functional Strength, Strength/Weight Training and Pilates.

Posture Clinic

Poor posture can be related to a whole host of issues that create patterns, habits and lead into a pain cycle. To have your posture analysed may seem like simply standing tall but it is much more. Arches of the feet, knee positions, pelvic hitch, torsion in the rib cage, elevated or protracted shoulder; there is a long list of what we look at from both sitting and standing. We use Release, Rehab, Mobilise techniques, BioMechanics and spasm releases to bring you back to a place of homeostasis, note we don't say straight. It is about bring you to a place with maximum function for what you do for a job, sport or lifestyle.

The practices that best support this are; Pilates, Yoga and Release, Rehab, Mobilise.

Counselling

Counselling is a process of creating space to explore ways to move forward in a positive way. Part of the process is clarifying issues, exploring options, developing strategies and increasing awareness of both yourself, your impact and the whatever the problem it is you feel you are facing. Simply talking is powerful in itself to bring underlying issues into awareness,  if you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, lost without direction or suffered bereavement which can include the end of any kind of relationship. It can also help with a variety of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, low self-esteem, illness, addiction and abuse. Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental space, where personal struggles can be explored. Tools can be learnt and unlearnt so you have the ability to move forwards with a new found resilience and self purpose.

The complimenting practices are; Yoga, iRest and Meditation.

Reiki

iRest® meditation gives you the tools to soothe the bodies nervous system bringing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Restoring the body and mind to its natural state of wholeness enables you to meet life's ups and downs with greater ease. iRest® is an evidence-based meditation practice that people often use to help increase happiness, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, increase energy, strengthen resilience to deal with day-to-day life and heal trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 1-1 sessions dyads are used to facilitate deep self-enquiry, enabling you to meet unresolved issues in a safe, constructive space without the need to share or vocalise the experience if you do not want too.

The complimenting practices are; Yoga, iRest and Meditation.

Acupuncture
& Tui Na (TCM)

From Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Tui Na is a form of bodywork (sometimes referred to as acupressure) that is documented as over 3000 years old. It works by identifying patterns of disharmony through the body that affects our organs and hormones, the therapist then stimulating meridian points along the body to promote healing and bring about balance or what the Chinese refer to as balancing the harmonies. The massage is done fully clothed, depending upon the area worked on, the therapist may ask you to lift or reveal certain aspects of the skin should they also be using cupping techniques or Gua Sha, scrapping techniques. Acupuncture is used as a kind of, "Tui Na on steriods", it is a much deeper approach but not for everyone hence the opportunity to experience either or both. With Acupuncture there is also moxibustion among other techniques used.  

 

The perfect complement to this therapy is the practice of Chi Kung, Tai Chi or Yin Yoga as they are all based upon TCM.

Manipulation

Using Osteopathic techniques we can mobilise all joints of the body, a lot of work centres on the spine and pelvis simply because there are more joints and major muscle attachments that anywhere else in the body. Some could argue the foot, head or jaw have more but we are talking about global muscles that create what we term, "gross", movement.

We look at all areas of the body and manipulate to again create space where compression often occurs. This in turn releases the musculature that can go into spasm to support a structure that is out of alignment. Imagine the guy ropes on a sailing boat with the mast being pulled hard on, the ropes on the opposing side would be under a great deal of stress or tension. In order to hold this position for long periods muscles have to, "lock down" hard to hold that out of alignment position, which is felt as muscle spasm and knots which in turn is experienced as pain. Releasing the mast (spine) back to a neutral position offers the body the ability to release this unnecessary tension and relieve the nervous system of undue stress.

The complimenting practices we often refer into are the same for Bodywork; Release, Rehab, Mobilise, Functional Strength, Strength/Weight Training and Pilates

Gait Analysis

Locomotion is the act of getting from one place to another and gait is the means of achieving this action specified by the nature and goal of the task or how do you get from A to B, how and why do you load the body and with what cadence or stride pattern. We look at stride length, foot contact, propulsion, body structure, arm to leg relationship, ankles through to shoulder.

Where the Posture Clinic looks at static structures Gait Analysis is the BioMechanics of your movement pattern and where it can be improved to be optimal. This can reduce injury occurence and re-occurence, assist and speed up recovery (in conjunction with Sports Therapy, Bodywork or Manipulations).

The practices that best support this are; Pilates, Yoga and Release, Rehab, Mobilise.

Trauma Release

Rather than the need to talk some clients respond much better to doing and feeling through their body and a physical experience. TRE® is a set of stress releasing exercises, based upon years of research and study as to why animals deal with stress and trauma so much better than we do as humans. The research cumulated in a set of exercises based on how animals use certain movements through pandiculation to release stress naturally without accumulative trauma. It replicates the bodies natural response to releasing built up stress and tension after a traumatic or stressful event by inducing neurogenic tremors. This process retrains the body to naturally disperse tension providing a way for the nervous system to recalibrate. This in turn returns you to a more relaxed and calm state, enabling you to meet the challenges that life presents but with additional resilience.

Creative Therapy

iRest® meditation gives you the tools to soothe the bodies nervous system bringing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Restoring the body and mind to its natural state of wholeness enables you to meet life's ups and downs with greater ease. iRest® is an evidence-based meditation practice that people often use to help increase happiness, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, increase energy, strengthen resilience to deal with day-to-day life and heal trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 1-1 sessions dyads are used to facilitate deep self-enquiry, enabling you to meet unresolved issues in a safe, constructive space without the need to share or vocalise the experience if you do not want too.

The complimenting practices are; Yoga, iRest and Meditation.

Massage

Massage serves a whole host of benefits and is becoming the go to therapy for all therapists from Osteopaths to Chiropractors and Physiotherapists let alone as the standalone therapies they are. Each once serves a different purpose, some use oil, some don't, some are clothed and some are in underwear. The choice is yours below depending upon what you are looking for.
 

We offer a complete range of Massage therapies from Western to Eastern; 
 

Aromatherapy Massage

Ayurvedic Massage

Chinese Massage (Tui Na)

Deep Tissue Massage 

Fascia Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Indian Head Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Sports Massage

Swedish Massage

We can advise practices that support any of the above but as a rule of thumb, Ayurvedic is supported by Yoga, TCM is Chi Kung/Tai Chi and the others would be supported by Pilates, Yoga and/or Meditation.

Sports Therapy

Using Sports Massage, Exercise Prescription, Physiotherapy, Kinetic Taping, Sports Taping, Biomechanics & Manipulations.

It may appear that this is the same as Bodywork or even Manipulations but we are looking at and working with you to bring about the change that you require to perform optimally in the sport/s of your choice.

Working with individuals in their disciplines such as cycling, swimming, runners, athletes, triathletes, Weight lifters, bodybuilders and everything in between to those that enjoy their team sports such as cricket, football, rugby, volleyball, hockey etc. For us it does not matter the level you compete at whether that is professionally or as a pastime, we are here to help you achieve your goals and increase your winning performance or find that edge. There is a lot that can be achieved to assist you in performing better and optimally and this is where Sports Therapy makes that difference that you have been looking for.

The complimenting practices we often refer into are the same for Bodywork and Manipulations; Release, Rehab, Mobilise, Functional Strength, Strength/Weight Training and Pilates.

Coaching

People can lose themselves amongst the debris of chronic illness, the stress and exhaustion of modern life, or just feeling/being disconnected from yourself and what you really want. When did it happen somewhere along the way and what can we do about it?

 

Coaching can help you get yourself back on track, change the track or change your destination helping you live your biggest and best life. We offer general life coaching to help make your dreams come alive, for support to help you navigate the tricky times in life, and stress management. We also offer recovery coaching for people suffering from CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia.

The complimenting practices will be different in each individual case, your coach can support you with your choice where necessary.

iRest Anxiety/PTSD

iRest® meditation gives you the tools to soothe the bodies nervous system bringing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Restoring the body and mind to its natural state of wholeness enables you to meet life's ups and downs with greater ease. iRest® is an evidence-based meditation practice that people often use to help increase happiness, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, increase energy, strengthen resilience to deal with day-to-day life and heal trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 1-1 sessions dyads are used to facilitate deep self-enquiry, enabling you to meet unresolved issues in a safe, constructive space without the need to share or vocalise the experience if you do not want too.

The complimenting practices are; Yoga, iRest and Meditation.

Hypnotherapy

iRest® meditation gives you the tools to soothe the bodies nervous system bringing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Restoring the body and mind to its natural state of wholeness enables you to meet life's ups and downs with greater ease. iRest® is an evidence-based meditation practice that people often use to help increase happiness, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, increase energy, strengthen resilience to deal with day-to-day life and heal trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 1-1 sessions dyads are used to facilitate deep self-enquiry, enabling you to meet unresolved issues in a safe, constructive space without the need to share or vocalise the experience if you do not want too.

The complimenting practices are; Yoga, iRest and Meditation.

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