Therapies . acupuncture_treatment

Japanese Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing which is based on the traditional Chinese philosophy that there are flows of energy within the body. In perfect health the energies flow smoothly. Due to stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, physical/emotional trauma etc, the balance of energy will be upset and ill health will occur. Because Oriental medical theory views the human body as an integral whole it is believed that mental and emotional symptoms may have a physical cause and vice versa. To enable the practitioner to identify the root cause of ill health a thorough diagnosis will be carried out involving a number of questions, examination of the tongue, abdomen and pulse as well as contacting your GP (if necessary and always with your permission).
Based upon the diagnosis, a series of points will be selected and disposable needles will be applied.Unlike Chinese and Western medical acupuncturists Japanese acupuncturists use much finer needles, apply needles very often superficially and use gentler techniques which very often results in the patient not feeling anything, which is great news for needle phobic patients and children!!

What can Acupuncture treat?
  • Lower back/neck/shoulder pain
  • Infertility
  • Migraine/headaches
  • Stress
  • Menstrual complaints
  • IBS
  • Sports injuries
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Fatigue

Acupuncture at Wood Green Complementary Health Centre is Practiced by:
Anand Marshall
Price List
46 - Initial consultation 42 - Follow ups

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Therapies . osteopathic_treatment


Osteopaths look at the relationship between the structure of your body and how well it functions. Your health and well-being depend on your body's joints, with their associated tissues (muscles, tendons, nerves and blood vessels) working smoothly together and supporting each other in good health.

Osteopathy can provide effective treatment for:
back and neck pain
sciatica and trapped nerves
joint and muscle pain
arthritic pain and stiffness
repetitive strain injuries
sports injuries
Frozen shoulder
pregnancy-related pain

Osteopathy is also a philosophy of health. A key principle in osteopathy is that our bodies have the in-built potential to heal. We work with our patients as individuals to remove blocks to healing and restore the body's ability to heal itself. Treatment is often a combination of manual therapy to improve the mobility and tissue health of your joints and muscles and advice on pain relief and other factors that might be contributing to your problem.

Osteopaths use manual therapy - touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage - to improve joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, reduce pain levels and to improve the blood and nerve supply to tissues. Your treatment plan may include self-help strategies for pain relief, advice on posture and exercise and stretching and strengthening exercises if appropriate.

Osteopathy can help with:
reduced pain levels
better mobility
a faster return to your everyday life and activities
a personal toolkit to help you manage your symptoms while you recover
greater body awareness for the future
peace of mind and confidence from understanding what is wrong, how to help yourself now, and how to stay healthy in the future

Osteopathy at the Wood Green Complementary Health Centre is to be confirmed.
Price list: 45 (initial consultation); 40 (follow-up appointments)

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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage can be of enormous benfit to both the mother and her unborn child. Although pregnancy is a special time for a woman as the unborn baby develops changes will occur in her body, resulting in added pressure on her ligaments, joints and muscles.
This added pressure will result in discomfort or pain.
Our therapists can alleviate this discomfort by skill fully releasing contracted muscles, improving circulation of blood and increasing the release of endorphins which aids a sense of calmness in both the woman and her unborn baby.
Please note if you are below 12 weeks pregnant you must discuss with our therapist if you are suitable to have a treatment.

Our therapists are;
Shelley Hopkins
Dan Franzke
Alice Scian

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43 1 HR treatment
Therapies . reflexology_treatment


Reflexology is a non invasive, holistic therapy which involves specialist massage techniques being applied to specific areas of the feet, face or hands, which are known as reflex points. These techniques aim to increase blood and energy flow to targeted organs and systems of the body in order to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes.
In addition, Reflexology can promote feelings of deep relaxation and balance within the body and create an overall feeling of well being.

Reflexology, as a complementary therapy, works alongside conventional healthcare and could support symptoms caused by the following conditions and many more:
Low moods
Menopausal symptoms
General aches and pains

Alice takes a holistic approach to health and with this believes it’s important to understand each client’s overall lifestyle in order to give informed suggestions or recommend any further referrals to achieve maximum levels of well-being and balance across the body and the mind.


Treatment packages

Buy 5 get 6th free works out at 35.83 per treatment

Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Practitioner:

Alice Scian

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Therapies . herbal_treatment

Japanese Herbal Medicine - Kanpo

Kanpo is Japanese traditional herbal medicine based upon Chinese medical theory.
The formulaes administered are mainly derived from vegetable matter and do not use endangered or rare species. The herbs are freeze-dried and ground to enable easy consumption.Japanese doctors have been prescribing Kanpo herbs under the Japanese national health system since 1967, as a result all Kanpo herbs have met the strict standards set by the Japanese ministry of health.

What can Kanpo treat?

  • Male/ female infertility
  • Menstrual complaints
  • Allergies
  • Skin problems
  • Colds/flu's
  • Anaemia
  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Kanpo Practitioners is:
Anand Marshall
Price List
46 Initial consultion and follow ups consultations 30 but is included in the price if combined with Acupuncture.
1.80 per day - for Herbs

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Bliss Full Facial Treatment

Alice is offering a complete professional facial treatment combined with specific facial massage techniques tailored for every different skin type and lifestyle.
Once Alice has assessed what skin type you are she will then perform her treatment. Her treatments may be a combination of one of the techniques listed below and always dependent upon your needs.
MOISTURIZING TREATMENT (normal to dehydrated skin)
EQUALISING TREATMENT (greasy/oily skin)
CALMING TREATMENT (sensitive skin)
All treatments including products 35

Therapies . deep_tissue_massage_treatment


The therapeutic benefits of skilful physical manipulation have been known and enjoyed for centuries, by people of different cultures all over the world.
Bodywork is simple, natural and powerful, it helps the body, the mind and the spirit in numerous ways.

A few main benefits of massage are listed below:
  • A general feeling of physical and mental relaxation.
  • Relief from muscle tension, increase muscle flexibility,
  • Improve mobility of joints,and posture.
  • Better lymphatic drainage, reducing fluid retention and swelling.
  • Improved blood circulation.
  • Better condition and elasticity of the skin.
  • Deeper breathing.
  • Increase body awareness

After a massage, you will clearly feel the combined effect of all these benefits through:
  • A general feeling of well-being.
  • Feeling more relaxed and at the same time more energised.
  • Feeling more connected with your own body.
  • Knowing that you are taking care of your health with a simple and natural treatment, and feeling happy about it!

Holistic massage

A soothing treatment using gentle and flowing Swedish massage techniques. Music with natural sounds, scented candles and incense create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Good for: Creating a space of total mental and physical relaxation to give yourself a break from the stresses of life.

Deep-tissue massage

This type of massage works deeper into the muscles, relieving tightness and restoring flexibility.
It can be used either as a full-body treatment or with a focus on specific areas.

Good for: Releasing muscle tension and those who enjoy firm pressure.
Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Practitioners are:

Alice Scian
Dan Frankze
Shelley Hopkins

Price List
Deep-tissue Massage, Holistic,
33 - 30 Minutes
43- 60 Minutes,
64- 1.5 HRS

buy 5 treatments and get the 6th free,works out at 35.83 per treatment!!

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What is CBT?
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel.The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
CBT works
There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating depression. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
What can CBT help with?
NICE recommends CBT in the treatment of the following conditions:

anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)


obsessive compulsive disorder

schizophrenia and psychosis

bipolar disorder
There is also good evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:

chronic fatigue

behavioural difficulties in children

anxiety disorders in children

chronic pain

physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis

sleep difficulties

anger management
CBT can be used if you are on medication which has been prescribed by your GP. You can also use CBT on its own. This will depend on the difficulty you want help with.
How CBT is delivered
Dr Emma Hormoz works with individuals on a one to one basis. The number of CBT sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with. Often this will be between five and 20 weekly sessions lasting approximateley 60 minutes each. CBT is mainly concerned with how you think and act now, instead of looking at and getting help with difficulties in your past.
Dr E Hormoz will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. She will not tell you what to do, but instead will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. Dr E Hormoz will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.

Remedial & Sports massage

You do not need to have a sports injury for this therapy, anyone in pain can see one of our sports massage / remedial therapists.
Remedial & Sports massage can work on specific target areas to release tensions and restrictions, stretch muscle fibres and mobilise joints. Various conditions affecting muscles and joints (like arthritis, frozen shoulder, sciatica etc) can be helped by massage. Exercises are often included in the treatment, depending on the ailment
Stretching techniques and functional exercises are also used, in addition to massage strokes.

Good for: Enhancing physical performance, increasing flexibility Pain relief, assisting post-injury rehabilitation and preventing further injury.
Remedial & Sports Massage treatments are for specif conditions and are often booked in a course of treatments
43 all treatments

Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Practitioners are:

Dan Frankze
Alice Scian
Shelley Hopkins

Price List

from 43 - 60 Minutes,
from 64 - 1.5 HRS

buy 5 treatments and get the 6th free, works out at 35 per treatment!!

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Because the lymphatic system is dependent upon muscle contractions, diaphragmatic breathing, and body movement in order to circulate lymph fluids, it is common to develop a sluggish lymphatic flow as result of sendentary work, inactivity, consuming the wrong foods and drink.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a special technique, designed to treat excessive accumulation of fluid retention by stimulating the Lymph circulation system in order to encourage the speedy elemination of waste. Lymphatic drainage massage promotes the drainage of lymphatic fluids from the tissues: specific areas of the body are treated by applying light pressure and gentle sweeping motions, in order to facilitate the outflow of stagnant lymph liquids.
Please be aware unlike other types of massage LDM is not strong and is applied to target certain conditions and needs a course of treatments to be effective.
Lymphatic drainage massage is used to treat the following conditions



to promote the healing of ulcers and sores.



Lymphatic Drainage Massage at Wood Green Complementary Health Centre is Practiced by:
Alice Scian
Price List

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TuiNa Massage

What is TuiNa (pronounced Twee-Nah) massage?

TuiNa massage has been developing in China over many thousands of years. Originally it was intended to attend to martial artists and treat battlefield injuries.

Over the last 2000 years it has developed to also treat common injuries and illness and is used as a primary treatment in Chinese hospitals alongside acupuncture and modern medicine.

TuiNa massage includes a wide range of unique massage techniques not found in any other therapy. These massage techniques are designed to stimulate specific areas of the body, relax muscles and enable healing. The techniques include muscle manipulation, joint manipulation, shaking techniques and percussive techniques. Unlike a Swedish or Sports massage, the client remains dressed and the practitioner performs the manipulations through a cloth.

To-day, TuiNa massage forms the basis of Chinese physiotherapy along with Qi Gong exercise. The Chinese Olympic team relies on these physical therapies to maintain peak performance and recover following injuries.

What can TuiNa massage help?

TuiNa massage is a wonderful treatment to keep you fit, healthy and on top form. It is also a powerful tool to help recovery from a wide range of physical complaints, such as:

• Muscle pains, aches and sprains
• Sports injuries
• Arthritic Pain
• Frozen shoulder
• Repetitive strain
• Sciatica
• Back pain
. Stress
. Headaches

TuiNa massage also works to treat some internal conditions and can be used for:

• Digestive complaints (IBS, bloating, constipation due to some causes)
• Tension headaches
• Stress and anxiety
• Insomnia

TuiNa Massage at Wood Green Complementary Health Centre is practised by:
Dan Frazke
Price List

43 - 60 Minutes, 33 - 30 mins

buy 5 treatments and get the 6th free,works out at 35.83 per treatment!!

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Ayurvedic herbal medicine

Ayurveda is a natural medical system, originated in India over five thousand years ago. Ayurveda, pronounced R-U-Veda means ‘knowledge for life’.
Ayurveda is based on the three doshas called Vatha, pitha and kapha. The word dosha gives a meaning as impurity and fault. Vatha, pitha and kapha are a combination of five elements: air, ether, earth, fire and water. These five elements have certain qualities impacts on the human body. By knowing the predominant dosha of your body type, this will enable you to focus on your diet and life style and other measures of preventing disease.
A Traditional Ayurvedic consultation gets to the root of your ailment, by firstly determining your prakurthi (constitution) and secondly, the imbalance state of your individual constitution prakurthi is called ‘Vikurthi’ in Ayurveda which arises due to incorrect diet, life style habits, various stresses and the influences of the change of seasons. If your ‘Vikurthi’ is not corrected then the problems will start to arise again and again.
‘Ayurvedic medicine treats most acute and chronic conditions with their plant formulas, dietary advice, detoxification therapies like ‘Pancha Karma’, special massage oils, Yoga and meditation.
Common problems treated with Ayurveda are Arthritis, Rheumatrism, Allergies, Infertility, Hormonal imbalances /menopausal symptoms, Sress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Digestive problems and many more.

Ayurvedic herbal medicine is practiced by:
Vaidya Champika Gallage

What are the fees?
Price List
Initial consultation and treatment:
Follow up treatments:

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