Amatsu is a therapy that restores balance to the body. It is a whole-body therapy that works with soft tissues including muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs and the sacro-cranial system.
It helps to re-balance other key mechanical and energetic structures such as the spine, joints, bones, cranium and meridian points, empowering the body to heal. It is a blend of modern research and ancient Japanese therapeutic techniques dating back 3,000 years ago.
It’s not just physical injury that can cause problems to the body but our everyday life stresses that can lead our bodies to adapt and cope with tensions and strains. This can lead to poor posture, sluggish digestive systems, aching shoulders, back and neck pain.
Treatments are non-invasive and are suitable for people of all ages.
Podiatry is a medical specialism which focuses on the treatment of feet, ankles and the lower legs. This includes ankle and foot injuries, problems with walking and medical conditions of the skin and nail.
If you are suffering from pain in your ankles, gait issues or changes in the condition of your feet, it is advisable to seek an appointment with a podiatrist.
Even if you think that your feet are in excellent condition, it is always worth having a regular check-up, as sometimes minor issues can be diagnosed before they mushroom into major problems.
If you would like to book an appointment with our podiatrist, please get in touch or visit our wellness centre in Little Chalfont.
Physiotherapy is a medically recognised scientifically based profession. Treatment is evidence based and is suitable for those who have suffered illness, injury or disability. Specialist Neurological Physiotherapy addresses difficulties with movement and function related to neurological conditions with a focus on maximising potential and quality of life. Treatment is always specific to the individual but is likely to include movement, exercises, manual techniques, education and advice.
Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy, which is built on the theory that different points on the feet and hands correspond to connected organs within the body. Reflexology aims to support the natural healing properties of the body by stimulating the thousands of nerve endings in the limbs of the body.
Treatment is very relaxed and is not just for those who are suffering from pain. It is also designed for those who want to restore their body not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. Stress can have a serious impact on the body, but reflexology is one of the ways the body can mitigate this.
If you would like to book an appointment with our resident reflexologists, please get in touch or visit our wellness centre in Little Chalfont.
Counselling is a talking therapy and is a way to discuss issues and problems in a positive environment. There are a number of issues that counselling can help with such as mental health conditions, distressing events and upsetting life events. Therapy can help you to gain a better understanding of your feelings and help you to find a solution to your problems.
Counselling aims to provide you with a honest, warm and real relationship aiming to establish a safe non-judgemental environment where you can feel confident that you and your concerns are being heard and you are given a space for self-exploration and a chance to enhance self-awareness and confidence.
The relationship is based on trust and truth and your counsellor will see the world through your eyes and help you to make sense of it in your own time and space.
The process is bound by confidentiality, limits thereof and boundaries which have been agreed between both parties.
Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine looks at more than just food. The discipline interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism and how these can be used to restore health and improve immunity.
Nutritional Therapy considers food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. More recently developments in genetic testing allow for more in-depth diagnostic tools for practitioners.
Many bodily functions can be compromised at any age through various forms of stress (e.g. foetal development before birth, caesarean sections, work, familial, relationships, environmental factors).
The discipline considers people as individuals and understanding how food, herbs, genetics and natural medicine techniques such a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Homeopathy, and Iridology (analysis of the genetic footprint in the iris) can heal us.
Sports massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue in the body to help those regularly engage in physical activity. Soft tissue includes the skin, muscle, tendons and ligaments. Strenuous activity will impact this soft tissue, and sports massage helps to correct these issues. As such sports massage can prevent injuries, improve performance and help the recovery process.
A slightly raised lesion on the skin where small dilated capillaries come up to the surface of the skin and form a red central spot from which blood vessels stem away.
Laser penetrates through the skin and into the central point of the spider naevi where blood is accumulated over time. The heat cauterises the “dead” veins which would then disperse into the lymphatic system. Minute scabs can form after a couple of days and healing can take up to 10 days.
Skin tags are small, harmless skin growths that often appear under the eye area, groin, armpits, neck and eyelids as well as other places on the body.
Skin tags are flesh-coloured projections that appear as small protrusion of hanging skin growths. Most skin tags are either smooth or irregular in shape.
Laser penetrates the skin of the skin tag, raising the temperature, thus causing enough heat to destroy the roots and gradually shrinking the body of the skin tag. The Skin tag will appear shrivelled and darken in colour. After a couple of days a scab can form and eventually fall away from the skin without causing trauma to the surrounding area.
Spider / thread veins (also known as telangectasias) are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. Although they can occur anywhere on the body, they are most commonly located on the face, around the nose area and legs. Colour of these veins can vary from red, blue or purple so several sessions maybe required depending on the colour and depth of the thread vein.
Laser raises the temperature of the blood vessel and safely coagulates the spider/thread vein. The cauterised veins gradually shrink and after a couple of days, minute little scabs can occur. Once the scabs drop off, the veins may become less visible or disappear altogether.
Milia are often mistaken for whiteheads but are a collection of small white spots commonly known as milk spots. They are tiny cysts made up of excess build-up of keratin, which is natural part of the skin, also found in nails and hair.
Milia removal is performed using a fine, sterile needle. Once the skin has been cleansed, the needle is then inserted into the body of the cyst creating a small opening. The contents of the milia are then carefully extracted out, so as not to cause any trauma to the skin.
Skin can be left with redness and slight inflammation but that will calm down soon.. A minute scab can occur after a couple of days.
Electrolysis is an FDA approved therapy for permanent hair removal. This treatment is an alternative to laser hair removal. Electrolysis works well on light, blonde, grey or white hair on the face and body.
Each individual hair is treated by inserting a tiny surgical probe into the hair follicle and directing an electrical current that heats and destroys the hair’s root, which prevents further growth. The hair is then lifted out of the hair follicle with tweezers.
Electrolysis isn’t a one off treatment, so after several repeated sessions, the hair is left weaker, thinner and finer and eventually the growth doesn’t grow back again.
Laser hair removal is a quick procedure which uses powerful laser energy to prevent hair growth. It works by emitting a laser that passes harmlessly through the client’s skin and into the hair follicle. The targeted hair follicle is then heated and damaged, thereby inhibiting any future hair growth.
Some clients might feel a mild prickling sensation but the majority experience pain-free laser treatment.
We carry out a consultation and patch test on the skin, which allows us to check to see if your skin is suitable for laser. A small area is tested to ensure that there are no adverse reactions. The skin may appear slightly red straight after the patch test, however this calms down very quickly.
Laser works best on hair growth that is dark and coarse. Popular areas to treat are the face, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line. Treatments can take between 5 to 8 sessions.
Please kindly note that chronic health conditions or terminal conditions such as Cancer are not advised upon by our practitioner.
Osteopathic treatment is based on the principle that no part of the body exists in isolation and that the primary focus on the musculoskeletal system (the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues) is a key component of overall health and wellbeing. Osteopaths believe that for your body to work well, its structure must also work well, for the aim of the treatment is to restore the body into a state of balance.
Osteopathic diagnosis involves examining muscles and joints using touch, observing posture and the patient’s range of movements to detect and diagnose any abnormalities within the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy treatment includes a combination of muscle and connective tissue stretching, joint articulation, gentle traction and manipulation, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, cranial techniques, exercise and postural advice depending on what the individual requires.
It is an osteopath’s objective to restore the body to its peak functional ability.
It can contribute to the treatment and management of the following conditions:
The Perrin Technique is a specialist osteopathic technique which has been continuously developed over the last 30 years by Dr Ray Perrin as a diagnostic tool and treatment approach for CFS / ME.
The Perrin Technique is based on Dr Perrin’s theory that different stress factors whether that be physical (through postural problems or injury), infectious (bacterial or viral), environmental (exposure to toxins or allergies), emotional stress (work or family) or more usually a combination of these which leads to an overload on the sympathetic nervous system. This in turn results in a build-up of toxins in the fluid around the brain and spinal cord.
The Perrin Technique treatment uses an osteopathic approach designed to manually stimulate motion of the fluid around the brain and spinal cord to encourage better drainage of the lymphatic system. It involves gentle manipulation of the soft tissues and massaging the head, neck, back and chest areas. This promotes healthier functioning of the sympathetic nervous system and the lymphatic system which together helps to alleviate physical symptoms and stressors. Providing the patient doesn't have significant extra stressors over time they should gradually improve and many return to full health and become totally symptom free.
If you would like to learn more about the therapies we offer at our Wellness Centre in Little Chalfont, please call, or pop in for a visit.