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Traditional 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 is practised by: Marina Cosmetatos.

Prices
All treatments £55.






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Osteopathy

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
  • headaches
  • 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

Acupuncture is practised by Belle-Fortune.

Prices
Initial consultation and Follow ups: £55.






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.

Pregnancy Massage is practised by Alice Scian & Timea Szegedi.

Prices
60-minute session: £52.






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Reflexology

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:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low moods
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • IBS
  • PMS
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • General aches and pains

Reflexology is practised by Alice Scian.

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.

Prices
All treatments: £52.






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Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine "Jing Fan"

Jing Fang is a particular style of Chinese Herbal medicine, which embodies the classical approach of the Shang Han Za Bing Lun, the ancient medical text written by the most eminent Chinese herbal practitioner and scholar, Zhang Zhong Jing (150-219 AD).

Nowadays, Zhang Zhong Jing’s herbal formulas have been widely researched and studied in laboratories and hospitals around the world, incorporated in state health systems in countries like China, Taiwan and Japan, and western pharmaceutical giants are running controlled trials, keen to uncover the secrets of Chinese herbs.

If there is a secret, it can’t be seen through a microscope or tested on laboratory mice - it lies in the core principles of Oriental medicine: the holistic view on human health and the individual approach to treatment.

The philosophy and clinical approach of Jing Fang can be used to diagnose and treat any health complaint, no matter if there is a western diagnosis or not. Every herbal formula is modified according to the patient’s symptoms, emotions, lifestyle and diet, the season, climate, etc., and, most importantly, as soon as the symptoms change, the formula needs to be changed as well.

This approach requires the patient to be more involved in the treatment process than is usual in the West - listening to their body, monitoring the changes, communicating with their herbalist regularly.

The herbs used in the prescribed formulas are of the highest quality, sourced from reliable suppliers. Before distribution, all herbs are examined for traces of heavy metals and pesticide levels. They are free from preservatives, chlorine and aluminium phosphate.

The herbs come in two formats:

  • Dried herbs: dried potent parts of the plants (twigs, roots, leaves, flowers, barks, seeds, etc.). They have to be boiled at home by the patient.
  • Concentrated herbal powders: the dried herbs are cooked and spray-dried in laboratory conditions with strict quality control and securely packaged. A spoon of concentrated powder is dissolved in warm water, like instant coffee.


Both formats are effective and each has its own advantages. Concentrated powders are especially convenient, for example, to take on holiday where cooking facilities may be limited, or if you don't have time or space to decoct the dried herbs. Dried herbs have more flavour, they feel more real and vibrant, and you can see and touch the ingredients before you cook them into a medicinal tea.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is practised by Marina Cosmetatos.

Prices
Initial consultation: £55.
Follow-up consultations: £55 (included in the price if combined with Acupuncture).
Herbs: £15.00 per week.






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Massage

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.

Massage is practised by Alice Scian, Timea Szegedi and Joel Amoako-Gyapong.

Prices
90-minute session: £77.
60-minute session: £52.
30-minute session: £42.






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
£46 all treatments

Remedial & Sports Massage is practised by Alice Scian and Timea Szegedi.

Prices
90-minute session: from £77.
60-minute session: from £52.






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:

  • Cellulite
  • oedemas.
  • to promote the healing of ulcers and sores
  • stress.
  • detoxification

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is practised by Alice Scian.

Prices
90-minute session: £80.
60-minute session: £56.






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.

Prices
Initial consultation: £55.
Follow-up treatments: £35.






Anti Cellulite Massage

An aesthetic treatment that helps to reduce orange peel skin appearance especially on thighs and buttocks. Using a specific oil blend (Organic Gotu Kola, Green Coffee, Grapefruit, Sweet Birch, Vitamin E) this Anti-cellulite massage helps drain excess fluids activating the lymphatic system to reduce waste and toxins that cause inflammation, stimulating and oxygenating the connective tissue improving blood circulation.

To manage cellulite, it is important to review your lifestyle by adopting a healthy diet and practicing regular physical activity. However, if you are looking for helpful strategies that can speed up results, anti-cellulite massages is the ideal solution.

Anti Cellulite Massage is practised by Alice Scian.

Prices
60-minute session: £57.


Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and uses the same principles. A person’s vital energy known as “Qi” flows along meridians channels throughout our body, when this flow is disrupted, illness occur. The technique of inserting needles in specific points of an individual’s face and body will restore their health and wellbeing by increasing blood flow.
Facial acupuncture is known as a natural and holistic approach to aging and problematic skin. Hair thin needles when inserted in the face create a positive microtrauma, this activates the skin response by increasing growth factors, production of collagen and cell renewal.
We believe that body and mind are connected and can’t be separated, that is why when talking about Cosmetic Acupuncture there is not one-fits-all treatment as every person is unique and will receive a tailor made treatment plan.
What can Facial Acupuncture help with:

- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dark circles under eyes
- Puffy eyes
- Droopy eyelids
- Saggy skin
- Acne and acne scarring
- Facial paralysis/Bell’s palsy
- Sensitive skin, rosacea, eczema

What to expect on your first visit:

The appointment starts with an in-depth consultation discussing your overall health and facial concerns.
A whole body acupuncture treatment will be performed to help at a constitutional level, as well as a facial.


What does the facial include?

- Cleansing & Toning
- Insertion of hair thin needles in targeted areas
- Application of serums, a mask, moisturizer and sunscreen
- Relaxing massage and acupressure
- Use of tools such as Gua sha, jade roller
- Application of serums, a mask, moisturizer and sunscreen
- Aftercare advice

FAQ:

How many sessions do I need?

During your first consultation we will discuss this in detail. The number of sessions will vary depending on your skin concerns, your goals and your age. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a natural way to achieve your beauty and health goals, although results are noticeable immediately, we recommend a course of treatments for optimal results around 10-12 sessions.
Is there any side effects?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is considered safe and non-invasive. During and after the treatment you will feel very relaxed. Slight redness could show on your face after the facial as we perform a massage, we increase blood circulation. Mild bruising can appear on areas of the face, more so if you are taking certain medications, however, this will fade within a few days and it can be easily covered with makeup.

Can I have Cosmetic Acupuncture before or after Botox and dermal fillers?
You can have Cosmetic Acupuncture anytime before Botox or dermal fillers.
You will have to wait a minimum of 6 weeks for Cosmetic Acupuncture after having any injection on the face.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Fee
First appointment with consultation: 90 mins £ 120.00
Follow up appointment: 75 - 90 mins £ 120.00
Express Holistic Facial 35 mins (5mins consultation and 30mins treatment) £40

Packages for courses of 6, 10, 12 sessions are also available at a discounted price.

How to book with Nicoletta directly:
Via her website: www.acubotanica.com

By calling or texting: 07429 358057

By email: info@acubotanica.com


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