Acupressure Massage

Acupressure Massage for muscle tension in Cheslea at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, 208 Fulham Rd., SW10

If you spend your working day seated at a desk, being aware of your posture and dealing with minor problems with your back, arms and hands is very important, as this can prevent more serious problems developing long term. Acupressure massage works by applying pressure instead of needles on the energy points that can be found all along the meridians or energy lines of the body. Applying pressure on these points removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissues. The accumulation of toxins causes stiffness throughout the body which puts abnormal pressure on nerves and blood and lymph vessels Benefits of Acupressure massage are: Alleviates muscular tension found in the neck and shoulders caused by long hours at the computer. Relief from Backache, Repetitive strain injury and Accumulated tension Stimulates endorphins, the body’s natural feel good chemicals. Helps to boost the immune and circulatory systems Helps to relieve stress and tension headaches and the effects of eye strain Book your treatment with Adriana on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture in Chelsea at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, 208 Fulham Road, SW10

Acupuncture, which originated in China, is a way of adjusting the body’s “life energy” (Qi) flow. It involves insertion of fine needles into carefully selected points along the energetic pathways or meridians of the body. Points are selected on the basis of pulse and tongue diagnosis, observation and questioning. Needles are inserted into points and then manipulated gently to stimulate energy flow and remove any blockages.

Acupuncture is used for relief of ailments, for pain conditions, in infertility treatment, for digestive problems, for anxiety and depression, for prevention of disease, health promotion, anaesthesia for some symptoms of pregnancy and childbirth among other conditions.

Here at Chelsea Natural Health  Eva Zivcakova and Gavin Han provide acupuncture.  Please visit their individual practitioner pages for more details of their approaches and specialities.

Chelsea Natural Health is based on the Fulham Road, Chelsea. London SW10.

Allergy Testing

Allergy testing in Chelsea with Dr Janeth Romero, Charles Powell and Halina High at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, SW10.

Allergy testing is used to find the causes of many problems such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and skin irritations. An allergy is a response by the body’s immune system and will be felt almost instantly. A hypersensitivity is a reaction where the body does not enjoy the substance and may take longer to show up. Sneezing, eczema, diarrhoea are all common reactions to a sensitivity. In today’s toxic world we are exposed to more and more substances which can create irritation and disease within our bodies.

If you would like to know what may be causing some of your health problems then book a session with Dr Janeth Romero, Charles Powell or Halina High for them to explain what is involved or contact them using the form above.

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture.

Auricular acupuncture is one of the more widely used microsystems within eastern medicine. Microsystems use one aspect of the body – for example, the ears, hands or feet – to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body. Auricular acupuncture may be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture, shiatsu bodywork or herbal medicine.

Auricular acupuncture is useful for stress management, calming sciatica, back pain, post-traumatic stress, pain management, internal organ balance, mental and emotional balance, detoxification, addiction, weight loss/gain and many other health conditions, as well as general well-being.

Is it painful?
Not at all – a pain-free device is used.

Here at Chelsea Natural Health Jan Murphy provides Auricular Acupuncture.

Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology

The absolute beauty care in Chelsea with Daniela Health & Beauty studio at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, 208 Fulham Rd., SW10.

The absolute beauty care in Daniela Health & Beauty studio. As a Jean D Estrees beauty expert she can provide comprehensive information concerning all So Nature ingredients and can demonstrate how to maximise their effectiveness for each individual skin type and need. Keen on bringing wellness and health to your skin, she will recommend the best that nature can provide. To fight against time passing, the best solution is to start an adapted and efficient anti-aging program. Daniela Health & Beauty studio invites you into a world of senses, in the heart of a luxurious nature. Sit back and enjoy the natural perfumes and delicious textures dedicated to the relaxation and well-being of the body and the face.

Daniela is available at Chelsea Natural Health on Sundays.

Chiropody & Podiatry

Podiatry/Chiropody Services in Chelsea At Chelsea Natural Health Clinic 208 Fulham Road, London, SW10.

What is a podiatrist?

Before 1993, specialists in treating hand and foot conditions were known as chiropodists. In 1993, the term ‘podiatry’ was adopted, to clarify specialist in conditions of the feet.

Podiatrists usually study on a three or four year full-time degree course, which give them detailed knowledge of foot and lower limb care. They are skilled in the treatment of common ailments such as callus, corns to specialist care for those with diabetes, and addressing nail-related problems such as in-growing toenails.
Treatments available

Our podiatrist can help prevent, diagnose and treat common foot problems including:

  • Corns & Callus
  • Ingrowing Toenails
  • Nail Pathology (nail discolouration, thickened nails)
  • Skin Disorders/Infections (cracked heels, fungal infections, verrucae)
  • Foot Deformities (bunions, hammer, clawed toes)
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries/Pain (heel pain, Morton’s neuroma, spurs, plantar fasciitis)
  • Postural Foot Problems (flat feet, high arched feet)
  • Foot and Lower Limb Problems (leg length discrepancies, ankle instability, sprains)
  • Lower Limb Pains (shin pain, knee pain, chronic hip and lower back pain)
  • Systemic Diseases (diabetes, arthritis, neuropathy, circulation problems)
  • Sports Injuries
Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation

Introducing the Holistic Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a bona-fide Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment that is tailor-made to your unique constitution. The needling points and techniques are not one-size-fits all and only a qualified practitioner specially trained in the principles of Chinese Medicine and facial acupuncture can properly diagnose which needle-points will get the results you need!

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can reduce wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, age spots, and “crow’s feet”. It can increase collagen, muscle tone, and moisture in your skin. It can eliminate fine lines, discolouration, stress and anxiety and it can brighten eyes, lift eyelids, firm jowls, and tighten pores. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture lets you lose the stuff you don’t want, and keep the stuff you do.

Even more exciting is the fact that you are not only receiving Acupuncture for Facial rejuvenation but also a holistic body facial rejuvenation treatment for other ailments, and constitutional imbalances.

Jan Murphy (MRSS) (TBCCP) is available at Chelsea Natural Health for this treatment.

Cranial Osteopathy / Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopath in Chelsea, Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, Fulham Rd, SW10

Cranial Osteopathy is also referred to as Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy but we tend to use just Cranial Osteopathy to avoid confusion with Cranio-sacral therapy.

The majority of your body is made up of water (between 60% and 80% depending on your age, sex and body type). Carried by this water are all sorts of things such as oxygen, nutrients and waste products and cells that are crucial to “life”, such as the red and white blood cells. The correct flow of this fluid is essential in keeping the body healthy and vital. If there isn’t enough fluid moving into an area it won’t get the oxygen and food that it needs to survive. If there isn’t enough fluid moving away from an area, toxins will build up and the area will become inflamed. Cranial Osteopathy is a technique that studies and aims to correct any disturbance in this fluid flow. We believe that the flow of this life-giving fluid around the body is the most important factor in life and as such we refer to it as the primary respiratory axis. The fluid passes as a wave up and down the body between (on average) 14-21 times a minute and can be felt by a trained hand. It is very similar to feeling a persons pulse at their wrist but the flow is much more subtle than that so very gentle touch and pressure is used. As the fluid moves up and down the body it gentle pushes on the tissues and bones of the body causing them to move, just like a wave will cause a boat to bob up and down in the sea. The state of the tissues of the body will determine how the fluid will flow. If the tissues are tight or twisted the fluid will find it harder to move through the area. As seen above, poor fluid flow will result in an area starting to suffer, and this can be the seat of tissue damage, of poor tissue healing and of disease.

The technique is called Cranio-sacral Osteopathy since we see the body as essentially being “slung” between the head (the cranium) and the pelvis (a part of which is a bone called the sacrum). All bone is plastic in nature, it has flexibility due to its high water content. The joints of the skull aren’t fixed solid, they allow for a small amount of movement. As the fluid moves up into the head it causes a very subtle movement in the skull, just as it does in the pelvis and the rest of the body. If the head and/or the pelvis are restricted this can hugely affect the fluid flow around the body, and thus the person’s health. Imagine that your body is a skipping rope and that your head and pelvis are the handles and your body is the rope. If you put the rope on the ground with the handles too close together the rope would lie twisted limply on the ground. If you pulled on the handles hard, the rope would straighten, become too tight and then snap. Much better to have the handles just the right distance apart so that the rope is nice and straight but not over-tight. We often talk of the skull being a plastic ball to which a pump has been attached. If the pressure in the ball is increased it will expand. If you then let the pressure out of the ball it will re-coil and contract under its own elasticity/plasticity. The amount of expansion/contraction in the ball will depend on the pressure change and the plasticity of the ball. The greater the pressure and the softer the plastic, the more movement! From this you can see that if the skull is tight due to mechanics restrictions, or the fluid drive is poor the movement in the skull will be impaired. A Cranial Osteopath can feel this change.

SOME EXAMPLES OF WHY IT’S NEEDED

The birth process is extremely physical, both for the mother and the child.

The baby is squashed into the womb for many months then squeezed through the birth canal.

The bones of the skull are designed to fold over each other during the birth process to make the head smaller, and thus easier to deliver.

During the birth process the descending baby should push the mothers’ sacrum (the triangular bone at the back of the pelvis) out of the way, thus making much more room for itself to pass. However, birthing techniques that involve the mother either lying or sitting on her back and buttocks create issues since the sacrum has nowhere to go, it can’t get out of the way since the mother is sat on it. In this situation the birth canal is smaller than it could be. This can lead to longer labours and the increased interventions such as forceps and ventouse (vacuum pump). The increase in pressure due the smaller birth canal, the longer labour and any medical aids will have an affect on the baby, particularly the skull, jamming up the joints and stretching tissues. These compressions and stretches can form the tensions that later go onto cause mechanical problems (in the skull and pelvis especially). This is not to say that active birthing positions (standing, kneeling, squatting etc) prevent problems but they do help reduce the forces placed on the baby. Babies delivered by C-section are still exposed to a lot of force, especially if they are an emergency C-section due to them getting stuck. In this case the uterus is still contracting very hard trying to push the baby out, but since it’s trapped all the force of the contractions is squashing the baby up against its head. If they are then delivered by C-section they miss out on what we see to be a “corrective” part of delivery. Once the baby’s head has been delivered but the rest of the baby is still in the birth canal the head is essentially popped back out into shape (it’s a very gradual process but this is the point in time where we think it gets a kick-start). This is because the head is no longer being compressed but the rest of the body is. This causes fluid to move to head increasing the pressure in the head and balloons it out from its compressed “state” (remember that the bones overlap in the birth canal). Think of it as squeezing a toothpaste round in its tube. Crying and suckling are both seen as corrective forces since they pump the bones of the head and wiggle them free. It is thought that babies that cry or suckle a lot are often instinctively trying to free of jammed skull joints. Since all babies are squashed in the womb and thus exposed to forces Cranial osteopaths recommend that every baby should at lease have a check-up.

More recently there has been a move towards using what are effectively miniature cycling helmets on babies to correct physical deformities in the shape of baby’s heads. These deformities typically can develop as part of the birth process or due to the baby resting his or her head on the same side as they sleep. This can cause a flattening, typically on the back right hand side of the head. This condition is referred to in several different ways such as posterior plagiocephaly, nonsynostotic occipital plagiocephaly or posterior positional plagiocephaly, though it is often referred to as positional skull flattening as this is more understandable.

HOW WE DO IT

By knowing how things should be moving we can work out where there is tension, and once we know this we can use very gentle forces to re-align and balance the tissues. This will allow the body to “un-wind” and settle, and for healing to take place. Restoring the correct fluid flow to an area will improve its health and vitality.

Ideally from a Cranial point of view, all babies should be treated as soon as possible after birth on a prophylactic basis, even if they appear outwardly “in shape”. This is because they all, even the caesareans, will have been exposed to some degree of force. No single skull and pelvis is prefect after birth that is not possible. Neither will treatment make any skull or pelvis perfect, but it can so often help restore a degree of normality to the balance of the tissues.

Philip Waldman D.O. FSCCO, Registered Osteopath is the Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health. He has many years of experience and deal a lot with babies, pregnancy related issues and all other age groups.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Chelsea at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, SW10, Fulham road

Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) is an exceptionally gentle yet extremely powerful therapy in which the primary aim is to create and maintain a healthy and balanced state on all levels. In doing this CST can eliminate symptoms and their underlying causes, and can enable profoundly effective treatment of a wide range of conditions – from simple aches and pains to the most complex, chronic or persistent problems.

CST can be used for all ages, from new born babies to the elderly.

THE TREATMENT

CST involves a very gentle touch of the practitioners hands, both for diagnosis and for treatment. This light contact may be taken up on the Cranium (head), the Sacrum (tailbone) or any other part of the body as appropriate. Through this contact twists and tensions which may be distorting or restricting the normal symmetrical rhythmic motion of the Cranio-Sacral system. These distortions are inevitably a reflection of disturbances to our health. This interaction between the practitioners hands and the clients body can elicit a therapeutic response from the subtle mechanisms deep within the body which make up the Cranio-Sacral System.

The body has a natural desire to promote and maintain health, and to counteract disease and infection. Healthy function is however dependent on the free, unrestricted mobility of all body tissues and fluids. Any interference with this free mobility will lead to congestion, blockage and stagnation, and so to the build up of disease and dysfunction.

The Cranio-Sacral therapist aims to identify and release any restrictions in the body and so to restore the free flow of vitality and normal healthy function to every part of the body and to the person as a whole.

THE BENEFITS

CST may be of benefit in almost any circumstances, including:

  • BABIES – may help them become more relaxedand settled.
  • CHILDREN – for the many knocks and falls that happen.
  • ADULTS – a range of conditions from headaches, muscular and skeletal problems, emotional tensions, and the after effects of major illnesses, accidents and surgery.
  • ELDERLY – to iron out the effects of a lifetime of stresses and strains, injuries and illnesses, and to create a more comfortable state with less need for medications and their unpleasant side effects.
  • EVERYONE – who wishes to improve their underlying state of health and well being, and to create a greater sense of ease, clarity and health in their life.
Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture
Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage in Chelsea with Simon, Halina and Daniela at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic


WHAT IS DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage therapy is very simply possibly one of the most relaxing and therapeutic massage treatments we do. With this treatment the entire spectrum of mind, body and spirit are attended to. This is a natural extensive physical therapy treatment working holistically to treat the whole person.

In combination with our own uniquely blended massage products, your deep tissue massage treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements whatever your need and situation.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Simply: for you. To give back to yourself what you deserve. Time out. Reward. Life isn’t and shouldn’t be just about accumulating, working and doing. Having a treatment is about treating yourself. Restoring yourself to health and wellness. You don’t have to have a problem to treat, in fact we always recommend having regular maintenance: treating yourself to stay healthy and settled.

Treatments are designed to help you rediscover yourself and counteract the relentless surge of work and other life pressures.

HOW CAN IT HELP?

Massage quite simply allows you to have your body relaxed and eased out; it gives your mind a chance to calm down, to settle and re-charge. It both stimulates and balances the systems of your body, helping to reduce your stress, tension and body toxin levels, at the same time awakening and stimulating your natural inner healing, promoting relaxation, a cleared mind and enhanced self-awareness.

COMBINE OTHER TREATMENTS

Combining Reiki or Cranio-Sacral Therapy will enhance the treatment into a very deep therapeutic process. For combining Hypnotherapy with Massage see Hypno-Massage.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine in Chelsea with
Charles Powell & Khalda Mohammed at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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Herbal remedies have a therapeutic action that is gentle and restorative, and very well suited to children. In addition to easing specific symptoms, they enhance the body’s own natural healing capacity. Made from plants whose medicinal properties can be traced to the presence of various pharmacologically active ingredients, herbs work in harmony with the body.

We have found that children whose immune systems have been compromised by antibiotics will often present with eczema, hayfever, asthma, IBS and other illnesses By treating them gently and holistically, health can be restored often where symptoms have been continuous, sometimes for years. Similarly, children suffering from allergies or intolerances can find relief through herbs, says Medical Herbalist, Charles Powell.

Whilst the benefits of herbs, including Thyme, Sage and Rosemary, all of which are strongly antiseptic, can be used in cooking and salads, when it comes to herbal remedies (infusions, tinctures, salves, etc) only the gentlest, most tried-and-tested ones are recommended for children.
What kind of conditions is it useful for?

Herbal medicine can help treat and even prevent many childhood conditions.

Chamomile or Lemon Balm helps to ensure a good nights sleep
Raspberry Leaves soothes digestive problems, diarrhoea, stomach upsets and sore throats in young children
Echinacea treats colds and flu
Elderberry for coughs, colds & flu
Fennel or Dill soothes colic
Calendula helps sooth cuts and scrapes

‘How does it work on my child?’

Whilst you can treat your child to some extent, with herbs, at home, a consultation with a medical herbalist will include a full medical history, and an examination if necessary. The herbalist will then treat your child as a whole person, addressing the underlying cause of symptoms. A qualified herbalist will also be aware of the appropriate herbs and doses for your child in order to avoid any possible toxicity.

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage in Chelsea
with Adriana Pop at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient healing system of Ayuverda.

The aim of Indian head Massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscle and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. These areas are massaged using firm yet gentle rhythmic movements that involve acupressure points called Marma points. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving you feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate

As well as easing headaches and stress, the conditions it can help are many:

– Relief from the pain and stiffness in the muscle of the face, neck and shoulders resulting in an increase mobility around face, neck and shoulders

– Relief from tension headaches, eyestrain, nasal congestions, apathy and mild depression

– Improve creativity, clarity of mind and powers of concentration

– An increase in blood circulation and a reduction in the possibility of developing arthritis in the neck and shoulders

– Improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system and strengthens the immune system

Book your treatment with Adriana on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy in Chelsea
with Dr Janeth Romero at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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Kinesiology

Kinesiology in Chelsea
with Charles Powell at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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Kinesiology is a manual medicine that uses the body’s innate intelligence to help understand any chemical, nutritional, emotional or muscular imbalances in the body. It views the body from physical, emotional and chemical interactions that may be influencing the person’s state of health. Kinesiology is an all encompassing therapy that covers any condition or ailment.

Here at Chelsea Natural Health Charles Powell practices Kinesiology he can be contacted using the form above should you have any questions about kinesilogy and what it has to offer you..

Massage

Massage at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massaga in Chelsea
with Adriana Pop at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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Thai Yoga Massage works to stimulate, open and balance the flow of energy through the Sen lines to assist the body in its natural tendency towards self healing. The massage works by using rhythmic manipulation, passive stretches, mobilization of joints and applied yoga. Thai yoga massage is practised on the floor and you will need to wear loose, comfortable clothing. This form of massage is highly beneficial particularly for anyone suffering from circulatory problems, lack of joint mobility, muscular stiffness and stress.

Other treatments

ACCUPRESSURE
CHAIR MASSAGE
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
REFLEXOLOGY

Naturopathy

Naturopathy in Chelsea
with Sinduja Sivarajan at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

Naturopathy chelsea natural health london fulham road sw10 The focus of Naturopathy is on regaining health not fighting disease which means the client requires an understanding of the problem in order to help themselves. They may be unaware of how to correct their posture, clean up their blood or deal with stress which means they will be unable to address the causative factors of their condition. Education and clarity in what they can do will empower them to be part of their recovery. This is what makes Naturopathy so powerful. The client is able to influence the cause and not just the symptom. If you would like to try an alternative to the “quick fix” approach why not book a session with  Sinduja.

Email Sinduja

Osteopathy

Here at Chelsea Natural Health we have a Registered Osteopath, Philip Waldman.

Osteopaths believe passionately in nature’s ability to know best. Having taken an overall view of a person and their environment to build as complete an understanding of any issues present as possible, we aim to facilitate the body’s attempts to heal itself.

This can be achieved in many ways, such as working with the tissues of the body using mechanical techniques such as stretching, muscle work and mobilisation of the joints. Whether it be a bad back or more general health complaint we aim to support the body’s in-built healing mechanisms to resolve the state of dis-ease. We complement this approach with exercises, advice on things like diet and lifestyle. The aim is to help restore the person to health and vitality.

What can Osteopathy treat?

Well, due to rules put in place by the Advertising Standards Agency, there is only a short list of conditions we can claim to be able to treat. And that list is..

  • generalised aches and pains
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • arthritic pain
  • general, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • circulatory problems, cramp
  • digestion problems
  • joint pains
  • lumbago
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • inability to relax rheumatic pain
  • minor sports injuries and tensions.

Please follow the links for more information on these individual complaints.

Osteopaths have governing principles that represent their belief in the way in which the body functions.

They are: Principle Short definition “The rule of the artery is supreme” blood supply is the most important factor in health more? “Structure governs function” the shape of the (ie) joint dictates the way it works more? “The body is a unit” no one part of the body functions alone, all are connected. more? “The body contains all the mechanisms required for self-repair” given the chance the body will be able to heal itself more? Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, such as massage and joint manipulation to correct joint function. In the case of spinal joints, improving joint function releases the nerves and thus improves the function of the structures, such as organs and muscles, supplied by the nerves. Focus on Osteopathy ‘Sebastian Coe wrote in an article, for the Observer Magazine, that if John McEnroe hadn’t introduced him to Osteopathy, he wouldn’t have made it to the Olympics.’ Osteopathic medicine, founded well over a hundred years ago, understands that if your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons are in all good structural balance, then your nervous system, circulation and therefore your whole body will function well. Osteopathic treatment does not target the symptoms only (although this is the basis of short term pain relief) but treats the underlying, abnormal structural pattern that has resulted in the symptoms in the first place. In Britain, complementary medicine is defined as a group of diverse medical approaches, using non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical techniques to treat disease. Osteopaths are under the same rigorous government regulations as doctors, and have the same diagnostic responsibilities as a doctor- and therefore sit somewhere between conventional and complementary, and are probably best termed Primary Health Care Physicians. In 1993 Osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to obtain statutory recognition. This means it is a criminal offence to use the title without proper training and that the Osteopath is bound by a similar responsibility for their patients’ welfare as a medical doctor. Practitioners Location Osteopathic training is a four under-graduate degree course, similar in structure to the medical degree. More emphasis is based on anatomy and musculo-skeletal medicine but training does include x-ray and MRI diagnosis, orthopaedics and pharmacology, alongside several thousand hours training in osteopathic techniques on both students and ‘real’ patients. The UK is the only country in the world that decided it would not take the title ‘doctor’. This was purely a decision by the governing body. Millions of people visit their GP every year with some 70% complaining of musculo-skeletal related problems. These might consist of, neck; back; wrist; joint; sciatic or arthritic pain whiplash injuries; headaches (including migraine type pain); pelvic dysfunction and sports injuries which are all conditions seen regularly by Osteopaths. Last year, more than 10 million patients were seen by Osteopaths and many thousands of hours were lost due to back pain alone. Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques, from massage to joint manipulation, cranial osteopathy, exercise rehabilitation, dietary advice, ergonomics and self-management. Their patients range from the newly-born to the elderly and include such diverse groups as pregnant women and athletes. Excerpts taken from Osteopathic Medicine by Gavin Burt. Other source: the General Osteopathic Council. For more information contact the General Osteopathic.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy in Chelsea
with Daniela Karanesheva at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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Daniela Karanesheva is at Chelsea Natural Health on  Sunday and would be happy to discuss your physiotherapy needs with you. She treats problems like headaches, neck pain, back and shoulder pain, arthritis, spondylosis, bursitis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and sports injuries using techniques such as manipulation, soft tissue and deep tissue massage, ultrasound, electrotherapy and magnetotherapy.  Home visits are available on request.

Podiatry & Chiropody

Physiotherapy in Chelsea
with Daniela Karanesheva at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

Podiatry chelsea natural health london fulham road sw10

What is a podiatrist?

Before 1993, specialists in treating hand and foot conditions were known as chiropodists. In 1993, the term ‘podiatry’ was adopted, to clarify specialist in conditions of the feet.

Podiatrists usually study on a three or four year full-time degree course, which give them detailed knowledge of foot and lower limb care. They are skilled in the treatment of common ailments such as callus, corns to specialist care for those with diabetes, and addressing nail-related problems such as in-growing toenails.
Treatments available

Our podiatrist can help prevent, diagnose and treat common foot problems including:

  • Corns & Callus
  • Ingrowing Toenails
  • Nail Pathology (nail discolouration, thickened nails)
  • Skin Disorders/Infections (cracked heels, fungal infections, verrucae)
  • Foot Deformities (bunions, hammer, clawed toes)
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries/Pain (heel pain, Morton’s neuroma, spurs, plantar fasciitis)
  • Postural Foot Problems (flat feet, high arched feet)
  • Foot and Lower Limb Problems (leg length discrepancies, ankle instability, sprains)
  • Lower Limb Pains (shin pain, knee pain, chronic hip and lower back pain)
  • Systemic Diseases (diabetes, arthritis, neuropathy, circulation problems)
  • Sports Injuries

Practitioner

Julie Day

For appointments please call 020 7351 4889

Reflexology

Reflexology in Chelsea with Adriana Pop at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient healing art about 5000 Years old. Reflexology has developed into a proper healing technique only 100 years ago. It is a natural and simple therapy which helps your body to heal itself. To stimulate your body, I apply pressure to reflex areas of the feet or hands which correspond to all parts, glands and organs of your body. This brings your body into balance and promotes good health.

Reflexology helps:-

  • relax, improves mood, helps relieve tension, improves a sense of well-being.
  • may help encourage the release of endorphins
  • might find reflexology soothing and calming as part of palliative care.
  • may relax you and so you may find it helps you sleep better.

Reflexology can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children through to the elderly.

At Chelsea Natural Health, Fulham Road, Chelsea, Adriana Pop provides reflexology.

Reiki

Reiki at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

What is reiki?

Reiki, pronounced ‘RAY- KEE ‘, is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force, an energy which is all around us and within every living organism.

Reiki is a unique healing system. It is nature. It is a hands-on healing therapy involving the channelling of subtle energy, or chi, via the practitioners hands into the recipient

Reiki can…

  • heal on all levels: Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional
  • relieve muscle spasms, pain, stress and tension
  • release emotional blockages, leading to resolution of past and present issues
  • encourage you to take responsibility for your own health and wellness
  • increase energy and vitality.
  • cleanse the body of toxins and stimulate the immune system.
  • accelerate the natural healing process by harmonising the body’s energies
  • enhance the beneficial effects of all other therapies and meditation
  • enhance your creative, intuitive and intellectual abilities
  • restore the whole person to a state of harmony and balance
  • release energy and promote a state of total relaxation
  • generate powerful inner calm and strength

Where does reiki comes from?

Reiki is the name given to a unique system of natural healing which evolved in the mid 19th century from the experience and dedication of a Japanese Christian, Dr Mikao Usui. He embarked upon a journey to discover the healing method of Christ. This led him to a Zen monastery in Japan, where he was shown some ancient Sanskrit sutras, or texts, and after years of study and meditation, they revealed to him this long forgotten healing system.

He spent the rest of his life practising this healing art and eventually agreed to pass on his knowledge and sacred healing symbols. Today through the Usui lineage, Reiki is passed on by Reiki Masters to the student in two levels.

How does reiki work?

The Reiki practitioner is a channel or conduit for the energy to pass through into the recipient. The Reiki energy will work on the areas in most need first, which may not be the presenting complaint, restoring imbalances and blockages in the various levels of energies and chakras.

Reiki healing is a non-invasive, gentle healing treatment.

What will I feel?

The most common feeling is that of an intense warmth and heat emanating from the practitioners’ hands.

A Reiki treatment will leave you with a feeling of being in a powerful and serene ‘cocoon’ of energy. This cocoon is a state of total balance, a lightness, as if all the ‘stuff’ we burden ourselves with daily had been lifted from you.

Emotional surges may occur, as and when issues need to be released, recognised and resolved.

How does reiki heal?

By balancing out the various energy bodies, this creates a space of internal silence, free from all the stress we place on our minds and bodies, allowing the mind to do what it does best, to provide healing nutrients to those parts of the body that need it most. Reiki healing allows the mind, body and spirit to regenerate their natural healing potential, free from the debilitating ‘noise’ of everyday life.

Reiki healing works on all levels of being, physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual, according to your individual needs and what is best for your ‘higher good’. Reiki will stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. Reiki can help with the recognition and resolution of past ‘issues’ or unfinished business which are present as energy ‘blockages’, manifesting in the physical realm as pain, illness, and dis-ease.

It is this energy which is allowing your body, mind and spirit to be rejuvenated and healed, it is pure spirit, it is surrendering to a higher consciousness, it is acceptance, it is unconditional love.

Will I need faith?

Reiki is not a faith or belief healing system and requires only that the recipient trusts and does nothing except accept whatever may occur during the session in either thoughts, sensations or emotions.

The treatment

Sessions are usually an hour in length.

The procedure is simple: the recipient lies on a couch, fully clothed, while the practitioner gently places their hands in a sequence of positions from head ­to-toe, on or just above the body. The sequence generally corresponds to the major organs, endocrine glands and the Chakras, or major energy centres.

The treatment is so gentle that the recipient will usually fall into a deep state of relaxation and may even fall asleep.

The benefits

Reiki supports both orthodox and complementary medicine and will even enhance the healing work implemented by these therapies.

Reiki is not a faith or belief healing system, it is a simple transfer of energy, based on trust and surrendering to a higher will.

With Reiki it is possible to help acute injuries to heal quicker, however more chronic conditions or illness may take longer. Regular Reiki treatments will start to shift these ‘blocks’ allowing self-healing and resolution on all levels to take place. A Reiki treatment will lead to a greater feeling of inner calm, strength and fortitude.

Reiki can help the body reduce and eliminate pain, fight acute and chronic illness and will relieve stress and anxiety, leading to a deeper sense of calm and balance, deeper than you would ever have experienced before with any other therapy.

Learning reiki

Reiki is taught by a Reiki Master in two stages, with ideally, at least a six month gap between the two. Students can then decide whether to proceed with the final Master sections.

SIMON HEALE is a Usui Reiki Master, from the direct lineage of Hawaii Takata. Along with this powerful energy work, Simon is also a Remedial Massage Therapist and Hypnotherapist.

Anyone can receive and learn to give Reiki.

The only requirement is the desire to be healed.

Shiatsu

Reiki with Jan Murphy at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

shiatsu with jan at chelsea natural health

Shiatsu, like most traditional Oriental medical practices, is a complementary therapy that addresses at once the body’s physical, emotional, psychological and energetic systems. The Japanese healing art of Shiatsu (literally translates to ‘finger pressure’) is based on more than 3,500 years of Asian medicine and modern anatomy & physiology theory. Shiatsu helps to restore the physical functions of the entire body, aiming to create total homeostasis. Let’s work together to create a stronger body! Can Shiatsu & Bodywork alleviate pain? Yes absolutely. we regularly assist my clients in reducing pain, relieving stress, strengthening the immune system and improving their general overall health and well being. Shiatsu has been known to:

  • * Reduce the amount of stress in your life
  • * Alleviate any aches or pains
  • * Lessen the effect of joint problems such as arthritis
  • * Help to regulate menstruation and alleviate painful cramps
  • * Help to deal with sports injuries
  • * Correct posture and any part of the body that is out of alignment
  • * Help to relieve pain during pregnancy and/or childbirth
  • * Help to manage emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety or addictions.

With over 3,000 years of theory, we have been trained to specifically tailor each treatment to restore the balance of the body, taking account of your overall health and current circumstances.

By addressing the underlying causes of discomfort, you may find that not only are symptoms alleviated, but that you also achieve an overall feeling of well being.

Shiatsu allows you to take control of your life by taking control of your diet, nutrition & guidance given to you.

For your treatment

Please remember to wear warm, loose, cotton clothing to your appointment as Shiatsu is given fully clothed.

Shiatsu bodywork is traditionally given on a floor-based futon but we occasionally work on tables, as this is convenient to many of our clients. Please share a preference if you have one.

The session generally lasts for 1 hour yet 20 and 30 minute slots are available for the busier parent/business person and 90 mins for those able to experience the deeper level of Shiatsu.

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage Therapy in Chelsea at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

Sports Massage Therapy chelsea natural health london fulham road sw10

Sports massage therapy helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues as a result of physical activity.

Where minor injuries or lesions occur, due to overexertion / overuse, massage can break them down. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement whatever you level of involvement in sport.

Anyone can benefit from sports massage, such as people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious occupational, emotional and postural stresses that affect us all. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu and tends to be deeper and more intense. The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury free training and minimise post event injuries.

You can avoid and treat typical running related injuries such as Runners Knee, Achilles Tendonitis, Gluteal and hip pain through regular massage, guided stretching, foam rolling and correct training scheduling.

Simon Heale is currently treating marathoners and ultra-marathoners using Sports Massage, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, K-Tape and general common sense advice.

For runners Simon’s advice is to have a massage the day or a few days after your longest run or if you have niggles then before your heaviest session.

You want to get to the line, to the start, so there is no point knackering yourself in training, or running your best run a month before the start. Simon can get you to the line in a physically ready and mentally sharp condition.

Simon has run 8 London Marathons as well as several other big city races, including the Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa. He has just returned from running the 56 mile Comrades Marathon in South Africa on 1st June 2014.  His extensive knowledge of running injuries, training preparation and maintenance tips will insure you train effectively and healthily.