Active Isolated Stretching
The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a stretching program developed by Aron Mattes, a Kinesiotherapist, over 30 years ago, which increases flexibility and range of movement. The AIS method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.
Body Balance Work
Therapists: Daniel Schwager
Pain relief and muscular, postural and energetic rebalancing. Body Balance Work focuses on alleviating symptoms, addressing pain and discomfort from injury or stress, while assessing and treating the underlying muscular, postural or energetic imbalance of the body. It integrates Eastern approaches, specifically, Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Reiki with Western approaches, including Sports Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage and corrective exercises from Yoga and Pilates.
Body Stress Release
Therapists: Nick Sowonola
Body Stress Release is a gentle procedure in which areas of locked in stress in the body are located. It can help with long and short term back pain sufferers, neck pain, headaches, long term migraine suffers, stiff joints, recurring injuries or neutral problems, cramps, stress and awareness that the body is not functioning as it should.
Cranio-sacral therapy is a form of Osteopathy – a healing treatment which involves the therapist placing the hands on the patient which allows them to tune into the cranio-sacral rhythm. This therapy is used to treat a number of issues and can help with chronic back pain, neck pain, relieve tension, stress, pain conditions and anxiety. Additionally, it can help women during and after pregnancy. Cranio-sacral therapy can also be beneficial after accidents and pre and post surgery.
Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopathic treatment works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together whilst considering other factors that may effect the healing process such as environmental stresses and nutrition. Osteopathy aims to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension and enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues to restore your body to a state of balance where possible without the use of surgery.
Osteopathy utilises a wide range of techniques including massage, joint mobilization, physical manipulation and stretching. This breadth of approach, careful listening and observation of the precise needs of the individual, ensures treatment is directed towards helping facilitate your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Reflexology is a therapy in which the thumbs and fingers are used on the individuals feet or hands. Using holistic principles, reflexology is used to treat the mind, body and spirit, stimulating the reflex points in order to bring out a response to the corresponding part of the body. The aim is to re-balance the whole of the being. It can help with reducing stress, increasing energy levels, reducing muscular tension, circulatory and respiratory systems, musculo skeletal problems.
The prime purpose of Sports Massage Therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help to prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
Therapists: Jeff Lennard
Zero Balancing is a touch based therapy that addresses the body, mind and emotions. It was developed by Dr Fritz Smith, a medical Doctor, Osteopath and Acupuncturist with a view to establishing well-being amongst his clients. It is a manual therapy modality in which the practitioner applies finger pressure or traction to tense tissue to enable relaxation and reorganisation.