Bookings: Ad hoc upon request
I have been in practice as an osteopath for over 17 years. I work with sensitivity, using a blend of traditional and cranial approaches, depending on what you need.
My own journey began and continues with personal involvement in meditation, bodywork and movement therapies, both individually and in groups. After training as a soft tissue therapist in the 1980’s I wanted to deepen my understanding of the body, health and well-being. As part of this movement, I took up further study and qualified as an osteopath in 1998.
I find that osteopathy is a helpful way of working with this connection between body and mind. The act of being present with and ‘witnessing’ another can in itself support our innate capacity to rebalance.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and a member of The Institute of Osteopathy.
All osteopaths engage in several years of training before qualifying and becoming registered with the GOsC, and must engage in ongoing professional development.
How I work osteopathically
In a treatment I aim to support support your health by focussing on the areas of your body that need attention, as well as identifying those areas of your life that may be out of balance and contributing to your symptoms, e.g. lifestyle, outlook, activities.
What happens in a treatment:
In an osteopathic treatment, I use a blend of many different approaches, depending on what you need at that time. For example:
‘soft tissue’ work - similar to massage. Improves lymphatic drainage, circulation, and also enhances relaxation
‘deep tissue work’ - as the name suggests, deeper work on the muscles and connective tissues
rhythmical movement and rocking techniques, - improving mobility and drainage from injured and congested areas, helping stiff joints unwind, reducing stagnation and pain. Often experienced as deeply relaxing.
cranial work and gentle holding, focussing on different areas of the body (not just the head), tuning into the subtle movements in the body and energy, letting your body tissues unwind at their own pace
Where osteopathy may help:
joint pain, stiffness,aches and pains
back, neck, hip, knee, leg & foot pain
headache arising from the neck
difficulty relaxing, stress reduction
frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, tennis elbow
general, acute and chronic backache
uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
minor sports injuries and tensions