Complementary therapies

Barnstaple Chiropractic & Complementary Health Centre offers a comprehensive range of complementary therapies from qualified practitioners, here to help support your complete wellbeing.

Below are a list of our complementary practitioners and details of a few of the treatments they offer, however with so many different treatments on offer please contact us for full details of how we can help.

Homeopathy

Homoeopaths treat each person as an individual and will offer a homeopathic remedy based on the overall picture – physical and emotional symptoms and any causative factors.  Homeopathic remedies come from plant, animal and mineral sources. Homeopathic Remedies mostly come in tablet form and are easy to take. For babies and the very young granules or soft tablets that dissolve immediately on the tongue are used.

For more details contact us on 01271 376776 or contact our practitioner direct

Jo Hart LCPH MANM
Mobile: 07545 532273
Email: johart558@gmail.com

Advanced Massage Therapy and Bodywork

How may bodywork help?
It can soften and release tense muscle and associated tissue. It may also support relaxation when managing and living with immediate and long term physical, emotional and psychological issues, conditions and impairments.
 
Approaches available – often combined to meet individual client’s specific needs:
 
Holistic and Therapeutic Massage offers a mixture of soft to deep tissue and remedial work, including stretches, joint mobilisation and movement techniques. Strokes flow into one whole and holistic session.
 
Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage is similar to above but includes postural assessment as appropriate, together with specific remedial and post-injury techniques.
 
Integrated Myofascial Therapy is an advanced remedial, yet holistic, therapy that affects and releases restrictions within the fascial network. What is fascia? It is connective tissue that surrounds, permeates, cushions and protects everything in our body, including our muscles. It puts up resistance to trauma, tightness, stress (physical, emotional, psychological, postural) and over a period of time tight fascia causes tension which can effect other parts of our body as well as the site of trauma/injury.
 
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Method) a specialised technique using slow, rhythmical movements to gently move the skin over underlying tissues. This stimulates muscles of the lymphatic system to aid the removal of waste and excess fluid from tissues. It can help with the support of chronic conditions, areas of congestion as well as the management of lymphoedema and venous insufficiency conditions
 

Treating these different points with gentle pressure can have a relaxing effect.

For more details contact us on 01271 376776 or contact our practitioner direct

LORRAINE HORTON  MTI FHA MLDuk CNHC registered 
Mobile: 07967 521397                                                                                                                                                           email: info@LHbodywork.co.uk           

 

Complementary Therapist

Louise has been a practitioner since May 2008. She has a number of years experience in a variety of settings treating a broad spectrum of clients.
The treatments she currently provides are Sports injury / Remedial Massage, Body Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Indian head Massage, Thai Foot Massage,  Reiki and Holistic Face Massage. Louise is a Reiki Master and offers attunements. She also holds a CPCAB Certificate in “Introduction to Counselling Skills,” which enables her to listen to her clients and reach a deeper understanding of their needs.
Louise provides treatments at Barnstaple Chiropractic & Complementary Health Centre and offers a Ladies Home Pampering service in some areas. She also works at two local Spa Hotels and a local glamping site.
Louise qualified in Sports Injury / Remedial Massage  with Gail and Derek Lowe at the Devon Academy of Complementary Therapists. Gail and Derek have a reputation for training therapists to a very high standard.
She was particularly keen to qualify in Sports Injury / Remedial Massage and Deep Tissue Massage so that she could provide corrective treatments. These address the cause of the problem opposed to the symptoms, relieving muscle congestion, breaking down adhesions, reducing pain, accelerating the healing process and preventing re-injury. Her Body massage treatments incorporate a variety of moves. These treatments can relax, soothe, nurture, energise, release tension and relieve pain depending on the individuals needs. 
Louise's Indian Head Massage tutor was trained directly by Narendra Mehta, a physical and manipulative therapist, who brought the tradition of this treatment to the Western World. Most Indian Head Massages last for thirty minutes. Louise has created a deeply nurturing hour long treatment which has proved very popular with her clients.
Louise worked as a Volunteer Complementary Therapist at North Devon Hospice for eighteen months treating patients, carers and the bereaved. She found this work particularly rewarding and discovered how regular holistic therapies can play a significant role in helping people to cope during such a challenging time in their lives. She has also provided treatments to private clients suffering from cancer.
Her clients include the elderly and children as young as eleven. In addition she has worked with a number of people suffering from stress-related illness.
Louise is passionate about the therapies that she provides and is driven by a desire to nurture her clients and aid their journey back to good health. Listening carefully to their requirements, she can taylor each treatment to the client’s individual needs. Louise is a firm believer that regular holistic therapy can act as a form of preventative health care maintaining the body’s natural balance.

LOUISE PROSSER 
Mobile: 07814 236641                                                                                                                                                           email: northdevonreflexology@outlook.com                                                                                                                         

 The Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a gentle hands on therapy which uses a gentle rolling action over soft tissue. This appears to create a signal to the brain, promoting the body's systems to begin the process of rebalancing and repair. Breaks are incorporated into the treatment where you are left to rest, so the body is able to rebalance. Bowen has been observed to help: Acute and chronic back pain, general aches and pains, sports injuries, sciatica, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow, whiplash, headaches / sinus, stress and tension, digestion, chronic fatigue and heel and foot pain. A Bowen treatment is a relaxing and subtle experience which has been reported to improve the quality of sleep, the ability to concentrate, and to promote a more positive outlook on life. Bowen is suitable for all ages, and for pregnant women. The treatment can be carried out through light clothing. 

Sarah was inspired to train in the Bowen Technique after the therapy resolved her own  back and shoulder problems from years of horse riding and a stressful media career. Her approach is to seek out the underlying root of an issue by assessing and working with the whole person.

SARAH SWADLING cert ECBS, MFHT
Mobile: 07840 596501                                                                                                                                                                                            email:sairey1@hotmail.com