Everything you need to know and more
Why choose osteopathy?
What do I need to know before treatment?
For postural assessment, observations and testing to be carried out you should wear comfortable clothes that allow movement. If you are comfortable doing so we may ask you to dress down, so shorts for men, shorts/vest/sports bra for women would be appropriate.
If you have been doing sports, then please freshen up before attending treatments, and ensure you have enough time available. Please do not eat a big meal before you arrive as you may feel uncomfortable lying on your stomach.
What products do you use during treatment?
Osteopaths use minimal products during treatments and it should not be confused with massage, which can use oils and waxes. A small amount may be used if soft tissue mobilisation is appropriate for your complaint. If you have any skin allergies, please let us know before treatment.
What will prevent my treatment going ahead?
We cannot offer treatments if you are suffering from any of the following:
- Contagious/infectious diseases
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Recent operations Neuritis
- Skin Disease
Do I need written consent from my doctor before my treatment?
If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, please let us know as they can affect the techniques we use. We may also decline treatment if we suspect a condition that requires medical investigation/intervention:
- Cardio-vascular condition (thrombosis, hypertension, heart conditions)
- Medical Oedema
- Psoriasis, Eczema
- High Blood Pressure
- Nervous and Psychotic conditions
- Trapped nerve, Bell’s Palsy
- Rheumatism, Acute Arthritis
- Bronchitis, Asthma
- Kidney Infections
If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please contact us to discuss your options.
What is the cancellation policy?
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours then there will be a 50% charge.
Missed appointments will be charged at 100% rate.
How much does a treatment cost?
Will my treatment be painful?
Osteopaths can use direct (soft tissue mobilisations/articulations) and indirect (fascial unwinding/cranial osteopathy) techniques, depending on the nature of your complaint.
With direct techniques, there may be times when your treatment will be slightly uncomfortable. This is due to deep pressure/trigger point techniques, which help relieve muscles tension and pain long term. If you are in acute pain, we work with your body and can offer a treatment to calm the nervous system and promote healing.
How many treatments do I need?
What advice can you give me after my treatment?
As part of your rehabilitation we offer individualised exercise plans that can be carried out in the home at a time of your choosing, this will aid in your recovery.
Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins that have been released from the tissue. Rest as much as possible following treatment, this will assist the healing process. Avoid alcohol or any other stimulants (including tea/coffee) after treatment as these will dehydrate you.
Only eat a light meal. Eating large meals will cause blood to be diverted to the gut to help with the digestion of food. The demands of digestion will divert energy away from the healing process.
If we have used soft tissue mobilisation, you may experience a headache and/or dizziness due to improved circulation, this is only temporary. Bruising can occur due to deep pressure/trigger point technique. Some techniques to improve your range of movement may feel sore the following day but this will subside quickly.
The after-effects should resolve within 48 hours. If you are at all worried about any of these please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your concerns.
Where will my treatment take place?
Will buccal massage be painful?
Are there any reasons why I cannot receive buccal massage?
Yes, there are some contraindications to treatment meaning it may not be suitable for you, such as:
- Fillers and Botox injections under 4 weeks from being administered.
- Cancer or suspected tumours
- Skin conditions which as severe or contagious
- Any pathology of the lymphatic system
- Oral cavity or gum disease, which increases bleeding gums.
Do you have any offers?
Throughout the year, we have various offers so please keep up to date via our website or Facebook page for what is available.
We are always pleased if you refer a friend for treatment and we will give both £10 off on presentation of one of our referral cards.
Office 11, Britannia House
Base Business Park
t: 07794 344035
In accordance with standard practice, we regret that a charge will be made for missed appointments or non-attendance unless 48 hour notice is given.
We accept all major debit/credit cards and cash