Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of manual healthcare, based on a holistic, patient-centered approach. It has been regulated since 1993 to help standardise general practice. It addresses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, and aims to help restore your body to a balanced state of health, where possible, without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths observe the structur... Read More

Osteopathy is a system of manual healthcare, based on a holistic, patient-centered approach. It has been regulated since 1993 to help standardise general practice. It addresses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, and aims to help restore your body to a balanced state of health, where possible, without the use of drugs or surgery.

Osteopaths observe the structure and function of the body. Their work is based on the principles that the individual’s well-being depends on the smooth, coordinated functioning of all the bodily tissues, especially focusing on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

It is patient-centered, so there is enough time to develop a working therapeutic relationship. This can help to uncover the origins of dysfunction, as well as recognise any undesired habitual patterns of behaviour, thus promoting longer-term recovery.

General osteopathic treatment aims 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.

An initial consultation typically consists of:


Explanation (what Osteopathy is and how treatment can help)
Taking a case history
Examination and assessment
Treatment

Everyone who sees an Osteopath needs to be evaluated for the appropriateness of treatment, or otherwise referred on to the most appropriate specialist. The complexity of the case history may also affect the available duration of the initial treatment.

Continuous dynamic feedback between you and your Osteopath ensures the most appropriate course of the treatment plan.

Osteopathy is not:

A routine set of techniques used for everyone in the same way or order.
Necessarily a quick fix (i.e. a personalised course of treatment is usually necessary, depending on the complexity of the presentation.
A promotional machine that aims to string out business for as long as is possible!
Confined to a single way of approaching complex, chronic and recurring problems.


Massage Therapy

It is well known by now that massage is a beneficial way of relieving modern-day stress and not simply a luxury. In too many situations, especially with work-related stress and the age of computers, tension can build over time until symptoms are prominent. More and more people are starting to use massage as a preventative method to keep their daily pressures under control. It can help to greatl... Read More

It is well known by now that massage is a beneficial way of relieving modern-day stress and not simply a luxury. In too many situations, especially with work-related stress and the age of computers, tension can build over time until symptoms are prominent. More and more people are starting to use massage as a preventative method to keep their daily pressures under control. It can help to greatly reduce the possibility of developing unnecessary stress-related illnesses, e.g. high blood pressure, angina, digestive disorders, asthma, diabetes, depression, computer vision syndrome and repetitive strain injury.

** Please bear in mind that all initial consultations need 15 minutes for personal details and medical history to be taken and discussed **

Treatments available:

Therapeutic Massage -

Slow, deliberate techniques to improve circulation, reduce stress & allow muscles to relax.

Deep Tissue Massage -

Deep tissue massage (DTM) focuses on the realignment of the underlying layers of muscles and deep connective tissues. The massage technique is slow with a firm pressure, concentrating on specific areas of tension or pain, and includes using soft fists, forearms and elbows. This can help to relieve specific areas of muscular tension and discomfort. Amongst other holistic health benefits, it particularly improves mobility, increases range of motion and loosens tight muscle tissue. By improving blood circulation and increasing drainage to these areas, it can allow the release of toxins and bring nutrients to the affected tissues.

Seated Acupressure Massage -

Seated Acupressure Massage, received in a special, ergonomically designed chair, is based on the traditional ancient Japanese Anma/Shiatsu style massage. Anma is Japanese for ‘press and rub’ and this therapy aims to stimulate the acupressure points in the head, neck, shoulders, spine and lower back. It is especially ideal for computer/desk-related tension and leaves the person feeling very relaxed, yet energised.

Indian Head Massage -

Indian Head Massage (IHM), also originally known as Champissage, focuses on a specific wide range of exceptionally relaxing techniques applied to the scalp, neck, shoulders, arms and face, as well as energy balancing applied to the three upper chakras. This can help to relieve specific areas of muscular tension and discomfort. Among other holistic health benefits, it particularly helps to improve blood circulation and increasing drainage to the head and neck areas.

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59 East Dulwich Road, London
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