WHAT IS MCTIMONEY THERAPY?
This is a McTimoney treatment, with additional techniques such as muscle release, yoga stretches, and Reiki healing.
Straining, working, and simply using the body causes your structure to become distorted, out of alignment. A joint that is not resting in its’ ideal position a ‘misalignment’. I make adjustments which are gentle yet precise and focusing on your structure; your bones, joints and muscles. I work towards re-aligning your structure, releasing tension from joints and muscles and teaching you how to keep your body in balance.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Whether symptoms are new or well established, this treatment is particularly suited to aches and pains, twinges and strains. Symptoms arising from muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves, such as back pain, frozen shoulder and migraine.
Suitable for the specialist needs of arthritic joints, the elderly, pregnancy-related structural changes and carefully managed post-operative support.
For maintenance this is fantastic, minimising the chances of a repeat of symptoms, making the very best of what you have.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
Treatments are no more frequent than once a week, with at least one follow-up, and the ideal goal of 6 monthly ‘MOT’s’. Treatments get fewer and further between as you progress.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTERWARDS?
Most people feel freer. Sometimes the area in question feels ‘stirred up’ or ‘twingy’ at first and then settles to feel better than before.
Q “Why are you working on my face?!”
A “People are usually seeking help because of a specific ache or pain, most commonly in the lower back, or neck and shoulders. In order to have these specific areas work to the best of their ability, it is necessary to address the whole structure. Your body is one complete unit and tensions and buckling in one area have a knock-on effect throughout. You may not be aware of this at the time of treatment, but compensations may well become symptomatic in time, so I adjust them as I find them.
Even the bones of the face receive adjustments. They are not completely fixed in shape, the joins of the bones of the skull are subtly moveable, and are under constant tension from the muscles of the neck which attach to the base of the skull. Adjusting the bones of the face is part of a thorough treatment, as well as addressing symptoms which are specific to this area”.
“Having been involved in a car accident I have been in a lot of pain and have certainly not been feeling myself. After my second treatment with Laura, I left feeling like a different person. Amazing! Such an incredible relief in such a short space of time. I cannot thank you enough Laura”.
Anna Wyman, Gloucester.
|What should I wear?||Either disrobe to underwear (gown available), or a vest and shorts / leggings|
|Are oils used?||No|
|Do I need to bring anything?||In the winter make sure you bring enough clothes to keep warm after the treatment|
|Unsuitable for:||First trimester of pregnancy. The treatment is modified for certain conditions, please ask for details|
|First appointment||£60 – 85 mins|
|Subsequently||£45 – 40 mins|
Over 70 years
|First Appointments||£55 – 85 mins|
|Subsequently||£40 – 40 mins|
Under 16 years
|First Appointments||£45 – 85 mins|
|Subsequently||£30 – 40 mins|
I trained at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and qualified in 2000. I practiced from various locations and provided home visits across Gloucestershire for 10 years. Ready for the next chapter in my life, in 2010 I opened my own Natural Health Centre; Hits the Spot! I find working with a team of natural health professionals sociable, encouraging and supportive. I also get loads of new skills and tools to add to my box; if I don’t know the answer to your question… I know a person who does!
I work with natural health because it is empowering for the seeker; I am passionate about people ‘feeling better’. I am particularly fond of the McTimoney technique because every session considers the entire physical structure… no bones left un-turned.
Q “Why did you get in to this treatment”?!
A “It was a very fortunate unforeseen result! From as early as four years old I can remember having a strong desire to be around animals.The McTimoney college offered a course specifically for the treatment of animals, so I completed the four year course in for humans in order to qualify for the animal training. However halfway through the two year animal course, I quit. For various reasons it just wasn’t working for me. It didn’t take me long to realise I’d already learned an extraordinary skill, and that my ability to palpate and adjust people was powerful and enormously satisfying. And after 16 years my feelings are the same, though stronger. And as for animals, my passion to work with them has never left me, and I have a dream to open a natural health centre especially for them.”
“I’ve known Laura for over 10 years and completely trust her to give me the right treatment for my needs at the time. She is such a lovely lady and genuinely just wants to help everyone to the best of her ability. I’m so proud of her that she has now got her own health centre”.
Mrs Harvey, Gloucestershire.
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Phone: 01452 849167 / 07875 501436