COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES AT BLOOMSBURY CLINIC
Bloomsbury Clinic offers a diverse range of complementary therapies designed to improve health and well-being, to alleviate aches and pains or just to relax and de-stress. Among our treatments are several different types of massage, manual lymphatic drainage, reflexology, Hopi ear candling and colonic hydrotherapy. We also have a Psychologist and Psychotherapist available for people undergoing stress or emotional issues. Read more about our various therapies below (click on the therapy name to expand the information):
Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face.
£45: Indian head massage
£35: Back, neck and shoulder massage
£35: Back, neck and shoulder massage
£60: Aromatherapy massage
£60: Aromatherapy massage
Deep-tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin.
Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic - relieving chronic tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.
£55: Deep-tissue massage
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems.
This medically oriented form of massage addresses trigger points (tender muscles points), circulation, nerve compression, postural issues, and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement injuries.
£60: Neuromuscular massage
Designed to help prevent and relieve injuries and conditions associated with exercise, sports therapy massage is quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the tension that builds up within the body's soft tissues while exercising. It uses techniques that increase endurance and performance, minimise chances of injury and, if there is an injury, reduce recovery time. It is not only utilised by professional sports people or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.
£55: Sports therapy massage
Specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or places them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. Hot stones are incorporated into the massage and are placed over specific points along the spine and other parts of your body to keep you warm and comforted . The direct heat provided by the hot stones helps to relax muscles, allowing a greater intensity of treatment than that of a regular massage.
£62: Hot stone massage
In the Japanese language, shiatsu means "finger pressure". Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms, assisted stretching and joint manipulation and mobilization. The Japanese Ministry of Health defines shiatsu as "a form of manipulation by thumbs, fingers and palms without the use of instruments, mechanical or otherwise, to apply pressure to the human skin to correct internal malfunctions, promote and maintain health, and treat specific diseases. The techniques used in shiatsu include stretching, holding, and most commonly, leaning body weight into various points along key channels.
Reflexology is an ancient healing based on the principles that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that correspond to every part, organ and gland in the body. Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage that encourages drainage of the lymph from the tissues. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
£60: Manual lymphatic drainage
Physiotherapy plays a science-based role in healing, pain relief and rehabilitation, helping muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints to recover from injury and dysfunction. We offer a range of treatment, such as sports massage therapy, joint mobilisation/manipulations, postural re-education and active release/cross frictions for all musculo skeletal complaints; including back, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries, pre and post operative rehabilitation, muscle retraining and biofeedback, whiplash, ligament sprains and muscle strains.
Acupuncture involves the stimulation of points on the body by techniques, such as penetrating the skin with needles that are then manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, and is among the oldest healing practices in the world. Current research shows that acupuncture is effective in the relief of certain types of pain. Recent systematic reviews found that acupuncture also seems to be a promising treatment option for anxiety, sleep disturbances, and depression.
Podiatry is devoted to the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. We can help with corns and calluses, ingrown nails, thickened or infected nails, foot deformity, open lesions, foot pain, arthritis and gait (walking) problems. We offer general foot care, wound care, minor surgery, physical therapy advice, orthoses (insoles and shoe inserts), diabetic assessment and vascular assessment.
Ear-candling is an alternative medicine practice to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal. This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona.
£50: Per Hopi candle
Colonic hydrotherapy treatment is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon. Waste material is removed by repeated, gentle flushing with water. Clients who choose this treatment include those who suffer from various bowel conditions. One of the best things about colonic hydrotherapy is that the benefits of the treatment are very personal to the client. Many people report an improvement in symptoms, and choose to have colonic hydrotherapy on a regular basis.
£70: Colonic hydrotherapy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating with highly diluted substances, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’, so a substance which causes symptoms in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. Science has not been able to explain the mechanism of action of ultra high dilutions in the body, but experiments have repeatedly demonstrated that homeopathic substances cause biological effects.
£70 - £100: Homeopathy consultation
EFT is an emotional healing technique which draws on the principles of Applied Kinesiology, TFT (Thought Field Therapy) and Chinese Medicine.
Stimulating the body’s energy meridians by tapping on key points with the fingertips. It clears away the energy blocks at the root of mental, emotional and physical issues
£45: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Booking Your Treatment
The easiest way to book your treatment is to call us on 07511 659496. If we can't take your call please leave us a message on our answerphone and we will call you back at the earliest convenience to arrange your appointment. You can also submit our provisional booking enquiry form online. Just let us know which treatment you would like to book and the day and time you would like to come in. We will get in touch with you to confirm the booking or to arrange an alternative slot if your chosen appointment time is unavailable