Treatments take place in a private meeting room on a plinth (treatment couch) and can be carried out fully clothed. Each and every treatment is unique to the individual and directed to resolve the issues highlighted during physical asessments and findings from the ergonomics and/or health screening sessions. Registered Occupational Osteopaths are used to carry out the treatments, each trained to a Masters degree level in manual therapy as well as specific adjunct skills in stress management.
It’s drug-free! Natural Medicine is a term used to convey the idea that our treatments add no medications to the body. Instead, the Osteopath works with the body to enhance its natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal while medically understanding the mechanisum of any medications you may already be on.
Osteopaths are experts of the musculoskeletal system and possess a variety of skilled techniques to treat you better. By law all Osteopaths are registered qualified professionals. Osteopathy is the science of connection. Not just what is wrong but why it has gone wrong, why this problem and why now? Osteopaths are medically trained hence they have the knowledge to make sound clinical judgement in recognising cases that require referral for more investigation or additional professional support. To understand more read the Osteopathy page.
Desk work often creates muscular tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back. Such painful areas in your body can reduce circulation of fluids, limit movement and trap inflammation. These 'knots' can be released by deep tissue massage by physically breaking down these adhesions to provide much needed relief. Further evidence and information can be found on our Deep Tissue Massage page.
London can be a very stressfull city - quite aside from the worrying prospect of dying of overwork, there’s the sheer density of people, housing and traffic to contend with. In fact a 2015 report found London particularly stressfull when compared to any other major European city due to poorly functioning transport infrastructure.
It’s no surprise to learn that living in a city – any city – is generally more stressful than life in a rural idyll. In 2011, a study in the journal Nature showed that, compared to people who live in the countryside, city workers are hyperactive in a region of the brain called the amygdala, which is linked to depression and anxiety. The amygdalas are known to be involved in assessing threats and generating fear. In stressed city workers, the amygdalas appeared more active on the fMRI scanner; in people who lived in small towns, less so; in people who lived in the countryside, least of all. However it’s the way we manage such stress that is key in our modern cities.
When we live in compressed cities there is a much richer environment. There is also better healthcare, better education, a better standard of living. All these are protective factors. Therefore if we learn to manage stress us city workers could be richer and healthier.
So whether you are hoping to understand the effect of stress and minimise its impact or seek restorative treatments to promote a sense of wellbeing in your life, Back to Balance Osteopath’s can help.
Our stress management treatments draw on Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cranial Osteopathy. The sessions will be personalised to your circumstance and provide you with relief and solid grounding.
For more information please view our Stress Management page.
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