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
- Menstrual complaints
- Sports injuries
Acupuncture at Wood Green Complementary Health Centre is Practiced by:
£48 - Initial consultation £44 - Follow ups
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
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
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: £50 (initial consultation); £45 (follow-up appointments)
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;
£45 1 HR 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:
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.
Buy 5 get 6th free works out at £37.50 per treatment
Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Practitioner:
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
- Skin problems
Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Kanpo Practitioners is:
£48 Initial consultation and follow ups consultations £35 but is included in the price if combined with Acupuncture.
£1.80 per day - for Herbs
Craniosacral TherapyCraniosacral therapy is a gentle yet powerful hands on therapy that supports the body’s natural tendency to find optimal health and balance. By helping the body to get back in touch with its own wisdom, it restores health and a sense of well-being. Craniosacral therapy was developed by osteopath William Sutherland who discovered the presence of tides in the body that he believed were connected to the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the nervous system. These subtle rhythmic motions, essential to health, can become compromised through all sorts of life’s events including injury, ill-health or stress. The practitioner listens through their hands to the client’s system, feeling out any disturbances or blockages, and gently invites the restoration of flow and health. To find out more, and what to expect from a session, you can read more on the Craniosacral Therapy Association's website https://www.craniosacral.co.uk/craniosacral-therapy
Fees £45 all treatments
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!
Good for: Creating a space of total mental and physical relaxation to give yourself a break from the stresses of life.
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:
Deep-tissue Massage, Holistic,
£35 - 30 Minutes
£45- 60 Minutes,
£67- 1.5 HRS
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
£45 all treatments
Wood Green Complementary Health Centre Practitioners are:
from £45 - 60 Minutes,
from £67 - 1.5 HRS
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:
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
• Back pain
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
TuiNa Massage at Wood Green Complementary Health Centre is practised by:
£45 - 60 Minutes, £35 - 30 mins
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?
Initial consultation and treatment:
Follow up treatments: