The Therapists

OSTEOPATHY & CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY

Sharon McDaid Sharon McDaid Registered Osteopath & Cranial Osteopath, Yoga Teacher (Devon School of Yoga)
Monday to Friday
Tel: 01626 835068

My first career was in nursing. I completed the four year full-time osteopathic training in 1992, established the practice in Bovey Tracey in 1995 and have directed the complementary health clinic since 2002. I qualified as a yoga teacher in 2008. I am interested in continuing professional development and the health benefits of yoga, meditation and good nutrition. An osteopath has a good pair of hands and is trained to treat all age groups, including babies, children and expectant mothers. Having taken a full case history and carried out relevant neurological and orthopaedic testing I let my hands rest lightly on the patient's body. Using a particular kind of concentration, I assess and identify the patterns of contracture/holding/dullness registered in the connective tissues of the body. I can assess the age of a pattern - the body has ways of dealing with old injuries - and feel how all the patterns (because there may be several), are currently working together to be causing the current complaint(s). I use palpation - informed touch - to assess body tissues for tension, swelling and signs of inflammation and examine individual joints for abnormal movement. I will use appropriate osteopathic treatment, which can range from very subtle to stronger techniques, depending on what is needed. Treatment may include advice on posture, exercise and diet, or breathing and relaxation techniques to clear and energise the body. It is usually possible after assessing the effect of one treatment session, to let you know how many sessions in total are required. Occasionally, referral for further diagnostic assessment is necessary and referral to your GP may be advised.

  Initial Consultation Follow-up
Adults £40 £38
Babies & Children £38 £35

HERBAL MEDICINE

Roberta Hutchins

Roberta Hutchins BSc(Hons) MNIMH MCPP
Tuesday pm Mobile: 07747 030629

Reflexology

www.herbalpractice.co.uk
Herbal Medicine is the oldest system of medicine known, currently relied on by 85% of the world's population. Many drugs prescribed by doctors today originated from plants. Herbalists use extracts of part(s) of a whole plant to treat a wide range of short and long- term health problems (from coughs to chronic fatigue) in all ages (from babies and pregnant women to the elderly). The focus is always on the underlying causes of ill health in the individual. I am qualified to work safely with medicines from your doctor. I have a first-class honours degree in Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) and have been working in the field of Herbal Medicine since 1997. In addition to my private practices in Bovey Tracey, Exeter and Cullompton, I work for several Herbal Medicine organisations and as UK Editor for PLANT MEDICINE, developing a database to integrate traditional uses and scientific evidence on herbal medicines.

I also offer Reflexology at Still Point House.

  Initial Consultation Follow-up
Adults £40 from £20
Drop In £20  

Concessionary rates available for children, students and DSS.

REFLEXOLOGY

Roberta

Roberta Hutchins BSc(Hons) ITEC MNIMH MCPP
Tuesday pm Mobile: 07747 030629

www.herbalpractice.co.uk
Reflexology is based on the premise that there are 'reflexes' in the hands and feet which correspond to all organs, glands and body parts. A Reflexologist uses their hands to apply pressure and stimulate these 'reflex points'. This is believed to have an effect on the corresponding body areas and, on an energetic level, will encourage the body to heal itself. I was trained in Precision Reflexology at the School of Complementary Therapies in Exeter. Precision Reflexology uses a technique called 'linking' to enhance the power and definition of a treatment. 'Linking' involves gently holding more than one specific reflex point at the same time; this increases the rebalancing effect on the body's energy. Many patients comment on the sensations of vibration or unusual energy within specific parts of their body during 'linking'.

I also offer Herbal Medicine at Still Point House.

 

  Appointments
All £30 to £35

Appointments 60 minutes. First appointment approx 75 mins including medical history.