Fascia is a tough tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, organ, nerve, + blood vessel in the body. Myofascial release is a highly effective form of structural bodywork which seeks to create good function by undoing fascial restrictions, which may have occurred from injury, inflammation, as well as over time from poor postural habits or repetitive motion. Therapist works using slow, steady pressure with minimal oil or lotion, locking into the restricted tissue until release occurs. Therapist may use subtle or indirect work, deep and direct work, as well as active or passive client movement. Myofascial release creates greater mobility and function, relieves pain, gives new freedom to movement and a sense of ease and space within the body.
Osteopathy is a system of healing which realigns the musculo-skeletal system, allowing the body to heal itself. After a comprehensive case history and examination, a diagnosis, prognosis + treatment plan is explained to the client. Treatment is embarked upon at the first consultation.
Physiotherapy is the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, that is, signs and symptoms involving joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and how they in turn affect normal movement. Treatment aims to identify the primary cause of the condition as well as treat the symptoms, therefore restoring normal movement patterns to prevent recurrence. It is a joint course of action between the physiotherapist and client. This treatment is aimed at the long term resolution of problems rather than a short term fix.
Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose and treat various conditions affecting feet, ankles and related structures of the leg. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relief pain and treat infections. They can also give advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day to day foot problems. Our in house podiatrist offers a wide range of treatments including:
- Medical pedicure (45mins) – is a treatment that combines routine podiatry treatment of variety of foot conditions like: corns, calluses, thick or fungal nails, verrucae, ingrown toenails, skin abnormalities and more, with a cosmetic finish. This treatment will leave your feet looking and feeling great and is topped with a relaxing foot massage for tired and aching feet.
- Diabetic medical pedicure (60mins) – medical pedicure treatment for your feet that also includes a neurovascular check of the feet, risk categorisation of the feet and diabetic foot care advice.
- Biomechanical assessment (30mins) – assessment of the foot joints whilst standing and sitting with gait assessment for those with foot and ankle pain.
- Foot manipulation + mobilisation (20mins) – treatment for specific areas of foot joint and soft tissue pain.
Resistance stretching is a new system of bodywork used to remove amounts of dense fascia (a plastic like material that surrounds your muscles and other soft tissues) improving posture and increase freedom of movement. The fascia’s rubber band like qualities return the body to its original position after being elongated. All past traumas that are being stored in the fascia influence its natural form, and deform it, thus holding the person into the damaged position. During the assisted resistance stretching clients work very closely with the therapist by resisting them as they are being stretched. This treatment results in freeing the muscles to develop, increases the bio-mechanical efficiency, and has a positive psychological impact as the changes that occur are permanent.
Rolfing Structural Integration is a hands-on manipulation and movement re-education system which focuses mainly on the body’s connective tissue network. Rolfing was developed by American biochemist Dr Ida P Rolf in the 1950’s. Over ten carefully structured sessions, Rolfing unwinds layers of tissue strain, which may have built up over years due to injury, habitual movement patterns or emotional holding.
Visceral manipulation is a gentle yet deep treatment that releases tension to the ligaments of the internal organs ensuring they glide freely and in alignment. It can help with a variety of problems, from chronic back and joint pain to indigestion, infection, incontinence, migraines and even impotence and infertility.
Yogabodywork is a powerful method of healing, which can transform your yoga practice, developed by Tim Goullet specifically for yoga practitioners, martial artists and sports men and women. The system combines the diagnostic precision and treatment of osteopathy with the deep tissue techniques of Shiatsu and Thai massage. The treatment is given on the floor so yoga postures (asanas) can be used for analysis and during treatment.