Anthroposophical Medicine

GP – Dr Claudia Kempfen

Mistletoe Therapy & Cancer Care – Dr Claudia Kempfen

Pain Care & Rheumatology – Dr Rainer Klocke

 

Art Therapies

Therapeutic Art – Marion Green; Julie Neale

Storytelling – Julie Neale

 

Physical Therapies

Eurythmy – Ursula Werner

Rhythmical Massage – Monica Hober; Adrian Large; Anna van Zelderen

Bowen Therapy – Adrian Large

Emmett Technique – Adrian Large

Alexander Technique – Pam Street

Holistic Eye Care (Iridology) – Adrian Large

Naturopathy – Adrian Large

Nutritional Therapy – Lara Seago

Organic Natural Skincare – Jane Deanwood

Physiotherapy – Anna van Zelderen

1-on-1 Pilates Rehabilitation – Anna van Zelderen

Yoga – Maria Mountain

 

Talking Therapies

Biographical counselling & Systemic Family Therapy – Jane Chase; Annette Gordon

Counselling & Psychotherapy – Frances Tagg; Karolina Pawinska; Kostas Kouriatis

Family Therapy – Joanne King

Oasis Group Work – Melanie Taylor

Coaching & Mentoring – Melanie Taylor

Mindfulness – Sue Rogers

Physical Therapies

Bowen Therapy

Developed by Tom Bowen, this is a safe and effective form of treatment suitable for all ages. The technique consists of a series of gentle moves on various parts of the body, applied with fingers and thumbs. It is gentle, relaxing and non-invasive.

It can be performed through light clothing. The basic treatment sequence can be effective in helping to relieve everyday stresses, and revitalise the whole person. More complex moves can address specific problems.

The following therapist offers Bowen Therapy. For more information and to make an appointment please contact Adrian directly.

Adrian Large – Tel: 07906 096486

 

Emmett Technique

This is a safe and non-invasive muscle release therapy developed by Remedial Therapist Ross Emmett. The method uses light finger pressure at specific locations to initiate a gentle release of tension.

It is useful to address pain and discomfort and improve movement restrictions, typically in neck, shoulder and back. The results are usually immediate. The treatment can be applied directly to the body or through light clothing.

The following therapist offers Emmett Technique. Please contact them directly for more information and to make an appointment:

 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, aims to enhance and restore movement and quality of life where someone’s ability to move and perform functional activities in everyday life is limited. This could be due to illness, injury, surgery, or other disability.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions where aches and pains, muscular strains and sprains, poor circulation and movement restrictions need to be addressed.

Different techniques can be applied such as manipulation, exercises, soft tissue techniques and massage aiming to improve mobility and strength, releasing muscular tension and improving circulation contributing to relaxation and wellbeing.

The following therapist offers Physiotherapy. Please contact them directly to make an appointment:

 

Pilates Rehabilitation (1-on-1)

Pilates is a mind-body approach of exercises that target the deep postural or inner core muscles of abdomen and spine in order to promote core strength and stability and therefore free up the movements of the limbs.

Pilates focuses on correct movement quality (rather than quantity) developing better body awareness and posture.

This is done through well coordinated flowing movements, which help to contribute to muscle strengthening as well as lengthening; thus releasing unnecessary tensions.

Modified Pilates exercises can be beneficial for those suffering with (low) back pain, neck-shoulder problems, poor posture, arthritis, etc.

Exercises will be tailored to your individual needs, aiming to integrate the essence of the exercises into your daily life-activities, which can contribute to improved strength, flexibility and wellbeing.

The following therapist offers 1-on-1 Pilates Rehabilitation. Please contact them directly to make an appointment:

Reflexology

Reflexology is a therapy that is applied to the feet (or hands) which has a profound, relaxing and harmonising effect on the whole body.

The treatment consists of gently applying massage movements or pressure onto particular areas of the feet (reflex zones). Reflexology can also be considered as an alternative for people who may feel uncomfortable with a whole body massage. Sessions last about an hour and are usually experienced as deeply relaxing.

It is possible to come for a single session of Reflexology, or for a series of treatments.

Please enquire as to what would suit you best. Our therapists are also available if you would like to ask about how Reflexology could help with any particular physical conditions.

Modern Reflexology was fully developed in 1930 with the creation of charts mapping out the reflex zones of the feet and hands. This was based on scientific research showing that the stimulation of specific areas of the feet or hands has a balancing effect on the corresponding parts of the body. However Reflexology has existed in many cultures, such as Egypt, India and China for centuries.

The following therapist offers Reflexology treatments. Please contact them directly to make an appointment:

  • Monika Horber Reflexologist and Rhythmical Massage Therapist – tel: 07884 454426

 

Talking Therapies

 

Reflexology

Reflexology is a therapy that is applied to the feet (or hands) which has a profound, relaxing and harmonising effect on the whole body.

The treatment consists of gently applying massage movements or pressure onto particular areas of the feet (reflex zones). Reflexology can also be considered as an alternative for people who may feel uncomfortable with a whole body massage. Sessions last about an hour and are usually experienced as deeply relaxing.

It is possible to come for a single session of Reflexology, or for a series of treatments.

Please enquire as to what would suit you best. Our therapists are also available if you would like to ask about how Reflexology could help with any particular physical conditions.

Modern Reflexology was fully developed in 1930 with the creation of charts mapping out the reflex zones of the feet and hands. This was based on scientific research showing that the stimulation of specific areas of the feet or hands has a balancing effect on the corresponding parts of the body. However Reflexology has existed in many cultures, such as Egypt, India and China for centuries.

The following therapist offers Reflexology treatments. Please contact them directly to make an appointment:

  • Monika Horber Reflexologist and Rhythmical Massage Therapist – tel: 07884 454426

 

Anthroposphical Medicine

 

Mistletoe Therapy & Cancer Care

The diagnosis of cancer is a major traumatic event for most people. Often they feel caught up in a process which is surrounded by uncertainty, fear and anxiety. Also there is usually a sense of urgency, and an awareness that some form of treatment needs to get going as soon as possible.

Probably the most important thing to begin is the Viscum (Mistletoe) therapy. This has the possibility of being given alongside any conventional treatment.

Anthroposophic Medicine, which developed the Mistletoe Therapy, can also offer help and support to the cancer patient. An anthroposophic doctor will be able to oversee the Mistletoe injections and also give general medical support to the patient.

For more information and to book a medical consultation please contact the Anthroposophical Doctor directly:

Dr Claudia Kempfen – Tel: 07869 219559

 

 

At the Elysia Centre there are various anthroposophical therapies available that address the whole person. Many of these therapies have been found to be particularly helpful to the patient suffering from cancer.

The art of movement, called Eurythmy, has been developed into a remarkable transformative therapy with special sequences of movements which work with the formative principles in nature and can bring healing to specific illnesses.

The physical body can be addressed directly with the gentle but deeply acting Rhythmical Massage. A milder form developed for the nursing profession can also be helpful, called Rhythmical Einreibung.

Deep existential questions often arise at this time and there can be a need to work through various pressing issues. Biographical Counselling, or psychotherapy can be helpful here, as can the support of a group (see Oasis Group Support), which helps in this search for meaning through the pathways of our biography in art and conversation.

A heightened awareness of one’s own mortality may spur one on to want to bring more meaning and creativity into one’s life. It is here that the artistic therapies have much to offer. Via the mediums of colour (Therapeutic Art) and modelling (Sculpture Therapy), and speech formation, there is much to be explored.

Appropriate Nutritional and dietary advice will also be important. Naturopathy