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I am a Chartered physiotherapist, whose passion goes further than simply managing an injury. Instead, I take pride in my ability to identify, treat and rehabilitate injuries of clients, to ensure they do not lose sight of their goals.
I have gained a wealth of experience in sports- specific physiotherapy. I have achieved this through working in the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, Ladies European Golf Tour, Eastbourne Tennis Competitions, Professional Jockey Association, and around the world.
Having gained my foundation skills during my time as a sports therapist and fitness instructor, I have maintained a continual level of professional development through working within Gillingham F.C and Holcombe Hockey Club whilst enhancing my clinical skills through practising within the NHS as a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist.
I continually develop my professional status, and have gained a variety of skills including; Pilates instruction, dynamic and kinesio taping, acupuncture and specific injury assessment and treatment.
Nutritional Therapist and Pilates Instructor IICT
Do you suffer with any of the following?
Or do you just want to improve your general health and wellbeing to feel revitalised and youthful again?
Food and your biochemistry is a complex but amazing thing! Did you know that less than 10% of human disease is the result of your genetic destiny? Even if you do have a genetic predisposition to certain health problems, you can keep them dormant or counteract them by improving your nutrition and general wellness. Nutritional therapy cannot replace a medical treatment but it can certainly complement it and help minimise your health symptoms.
Each individual is unique and I will build you a personalised plan to suit your own needs whether you want to lose weight, alleviate symptoms of a medically diagnosed problem or eat the right food for your training requirements. We all live in a fast-moving, stressful world and eating healthily is not always top of our list of priorities, but I can show you some quick and easy recipe ideas which will fill your body with nutrients, rather than reaching for the nearest convenience food.
I am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, having gained a Professional Diploma from The Health Sciences Academy, and a member of IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists).
ConfidenceCoach Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP. GHR & CHSC Registered, Qualified Trainer
I am The Confidence Coach.
Confidence underpins all that we do, in many different areas of our life. I work with people who want to feel more happy and Confident, and are ready to make the change, but just don’t know how. I am the How.
What separates me from other coaches and therapists is that I use a combination of Hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching techniques, working together to find the best solutions for you, empowering you to move forward.
If you want to know more and are ready to take the first step to feeling more Confident, contact me and we can set up your free initial consultation.
When I qualified as a Reflexologist in 1995, Reflexology was fairly unknown. I had always been very interested in complimentary therapies especially those which used an holistic approach to health. Out of all the available therapies at the time it was Reflexology that struck a chord with me, because of the holistic nature of the the treatment.
Over the years I have been able to work with a huge variety of people. Some with chronic conditions, some with less severe problems, and some people who just need a bit of time for themselves and use Reflexology as a treatment to be able to relax. I am glad to say that some of my early clients who were willing to try a new approach and therapy are still with me now.
I belong to the professional body the A.O.R which supports me in my work.
It offers articles on recent research, and if needed advice from experienced Reflexologists. Reflexology has made a great difference to my life. I enjoy meeting up with my clients and have made some good friendships along the way.
PRENDE Warm Wax Therapy.
Warm wax therapy is not a new invention, it has been used for many years to alleviate aching joints, sore muscles, and sports injuries. It has also been particularly beneficial in treating conditions such as Arthritis, Rheumatic disease and Tendonitis. It is also very useful to relieve the pain that accompanies some types of foot and heel problems.
Warm wax therapy works by increasing the blood flow to the skin, relaxing the underlying muscles and joints. The wax melts at a temperature cool enough to apply to the skin, but warm enough to have a therapeutic effect on the area being treated. Its high specific heat capacity ensures it holds its heat well, and as it cools relatively slowly, it is a useful treatment for conditions such as stiff joints and scar tissue. It also hydrates the skin, leaving the feet, hands or treated area of the body soft and smooth. Because of its hydration properties Warm Wax Therapy is also suitable for dry rough skin, cracked heels and callouses.
At Holcombe Health Clinic Geraldine will be using the PRENDE ORB SYSTEM, for Warm Wax Therapy treatments. It is a much improved system on traditional wax baths. The paraffin wax contains sunflower oil and also essential oils lavender, orange, bay, frankincense, and myrrh. The treatment uses the PRENDE ORB, which warms, by thermostatic control to the correct temperature, a disposable single use wax pot. The wax is applied in slow soft brush strokes over the feet or hands. The feet or hands are covered with a plastic protection and then wrapped in a towel to hold the warmth of the wax. After 10 – 15 mins the wax Is removed and the feet or hands massaged with a rich moisturising cream.
A short medical history will be taken before the treatment as there are some contraindications for the WARM WAX THERAPY, such as any allergies to the ingredients of the paraffin wax, open wounds, blisters, or inflamed skin. Diabetic patients or patients with vascular disease are not recommended for this therapy.
A complete treatment usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes and costs £27.00.
I completed my master’s degree in Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent. Following graduation I migrated to Melbourne, Australia where I worked at one of the largest multidisciplinary sports and spinal medicine clinics in the city. During my time there I worked with a wide variety of individuals from general populations to national level athletes.
I am particularly passionate about providing my clients with honest and simple injury management advice, stemming from a strong interest in science and research. I am currently undertaking a second master’s degree with the hope to undertake my own research in the future.
Outside of the clinic and academia I am a keen sportsman, playing football for many years alongside other sports including weightlifting and martial arts. I also love travelling, whilst in Australia I was lucky to travel extensively throughout the country, which also sparked off my latest challenge in learning photography.
Deborah is an electrolysis practitioner with over twenty years of experience as hands on therapist and Lecturer. She is completely results driven and talks about how electrolysis is permanent and has changed many life’s because it works! Her passion for electrolysis and constant commitment to clients makes her stand out for the rest.
Deborah also offers advanced electrolysis for the removal of skin tags, thread veins, warts etc. She is a member of the BIAE (British Institute & Association of Electrolysis), this means she is up to date with the latest skills and maintains a very high standard. Her knowledge, expertise and sheer drive are second to none!
Foot Health Professional.
I am a fully qualified and insured Foot Health Professional having graduated at the SMAE institute, the longest running UK provider of foot health training. I am a member of the open college of Foot Health Professionals and the British Association of Foot Health Practitioners.
Whether your feet deserve some pampering or are in need of treatment, I provide a professional and friendly foot care service to ensure your feet are kept healthy and in the best possible condition.
What you can expect at your appointment:
- Your first appointment will include a full medical history and a private discussion about any particular concerns you have with your feet.
- An examination of your feet with an explanation of my planned treatment.
- Observations and neuropathic tests for diabetic feet.
- Your treatment – e.g callus reduction, corn removal, nail cutting, nail thinning, verruca treatment, fungal nails and athletes foot.
Is it time to take the next ‘STEP’ with your foot care?
Prices are as follows:- £29 for initial assessment of an hour. £25 for a follow up appointment (approx 30 mins).
**Introductory offer from 13th April 2018 until 31st May 2018**
Initial Assessment (1 hour) £20.00
Want a natural alternative to younger looking skin or thicker/fuller hair?
Toxin and chemical free. 100% natural/
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)is a revolutionary treatment, completely natural and works from within. Helping to effectively turn back time and help reverse the ageing process, by using many growth factors found inside the PRP, to enhance reproduction of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Used on the face treating fine lines and wrinkles; giving a ‘face lift’, dark circles, rosacia, acne, scarring and many more common skin conditions. Also known as the ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ facial.
PRP has been used for over 30 years in various surgical procedures for its enhanced healing and growth benefits.
Such benefits have been shown to be effective in hair growth. Using the same growth factors, PRP has been used as a stand-alone treatment or alongside hair transplantation to help regenerate and restore hair growth and thickness.
Treatments take between 40min-1hour
Facial treatments: recommended 1-3 sessions depending on skin complaint.
Hair treatments: 3 treatments recommended 4-6 weeks apart and then touch up treatments as required.
Desired effects will then last between 1year and 18 months.
Offering you a 20% discount on all treatments until 31st May 2018.
Systematic Kinesiology is a muscle testing holistic therapy that looks at the whole person. It was founded in America by a Chiropractor in 1964. In 1988 the Association of Systematic Kinesiology was founded. Since then it has helped people all over the world to become well again by working with the body and fixing the emotional, mental, chemical and physical impacts on your wellbeing. By fixing these in priority your mental and physical health will improve.
During your 1st session I will take a full lifestyle analysis and medical history assessment and will discuss with you your concerns and problems
Assessments are then made using gentle manual muscle testing by placing your arms and legs into various positions to identify imbalances which may be contributing to the your loss of health and well-being and detect ways to restore balance. This may include nutritional supplements, relaxation and other techniques, lifestyle changes and more. You are fully clothed during the assessment
Follow Up Treatments:
These are generally advised every 2-4 weeks between treatments the amount of treatments differ for everyone depending on your problems and the time you have had these for and will be discussed with you after the initial treatment
Initial assessment and treatment – 90 mins – £42
Follow up treatment – 60 mins – £35
30 mins Back, Neck, Shoulder massage – £30.00
1hr tailored full body massage – £40.00
1hr 15mins full body inc facial massage – £50.00
1hr 30mins full body inc facial and scalp massage – £60.00
I have been a Bowen therapist for 11 years. I studied and qualified with ECBS (European College of Bowen Studies) now CBS (College of Bowen Studies)
I also studied and am qualified to treat dogs and horses with Bowen alongside having worked all my life until this point teaching horses and riders.
Bowen is a hands on physical therapy which anybody can receive from babies to the elderly as it is a gentle and non- manipulative therapy. Bowen is unusual in that breaks are inserted into the treatment to allow the body and brain to respond to the information it is given.
Bowen helps the body to realign and may help reduce stiffness thereby allowing the body to balance itself. This is particularly helpful for riders who are otherwise likely to cause their horses additional problems if they are stiff and crooked.
I have treated many people with conditions varying from fibromyalgia to Parkinsons. Bowen therapists do not treat conditions instead we treat the person, so each treatment is tailored to individual clients and instead of focussing on the area where pain is present we treat the whole body as often people compensate if they have pain in specific area for any length of time.
Bowen is a therapy that I have become very passionate about because I have seen so many positive changes occur between treatments.
If you would like more information about Bowen I am happy to chat about how it may of benefit.