There are many benefits to yoga including building strength, flexibility and endurance. Moving the body in a natural way, with minimal props, encourages strengthen and flexibility that is directly applied to all aspects of life.
Classes are tailored to all levels; combining flowing and static postures, breath, acroyoga and deep relaxation with expert anatomical knowledge. Every class is different and designed to suite your specific needs at the time, whether you are feeling energetic, stressed or somewhere in between.
Often the private classes finish with massage, acupuncture or active relaxing to address any deep tension patterns you may hold, leaving you feeling relaxed, calm and focused.
Osteopathy is a primary health care system, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, mostly treating muscles and joints, using holistic and patient-centred approaches. Osteopaths treat a wide range of conditions, from postural tensions and sports injuries to pregnancy related pain and headaches. To find out more about conditions treated please visit our 'areas we treat' page.
A core principle behind Osteopathy is the idea that the body is an integrated and indivisible whole, and contains self-healing mechanisms that can be utilised as part of the treatment. No part of the body works, or can be considered, in isolation.
The key tools for osteopathic diagnosis include listening to the patient's history, examining muscles and joints and observing movements. X -rays, scans and other clinical investigations are also used if required. A wide range of gentle, non-invasive manual techniques such as deep tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation are applied therapeutically. Vibrant Health practitioners also place a strong emphasis on rehabilitation on musculo-skeletal injuries.
Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council in order to practice. Patients may be referred by their doctor, or may opt to see an Osteopath independently.
Many major private medical insurance offer cover for osteopathic treatment. Vibrant Health is registered with AXA/PPP, Bupa International, Aviva, Simply Health, PRU Health and many more, please contact us for more details.
The main purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues, this can be sports related or from simple day to day activities. When an injury occurs the body often reacts by tensing the soft tissues surrounding the area, massage can work quickly and effectively to reduce this. It can also be helpful in preventing 'niggling' injuries which can hamper performance.
Sports massage tends to be a deeper more intense massage, combining a variety of techniques including stretching, frictionand trigger point release. With sports massage it's especially important to have a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. By understanding these systems and the effects of exercise, we are able to develop a clearer picture of why the individual may be suffering in particular areas, which allows us to tailor our massage treatment.
Sports massage can be beneficial in a variety of areas, from athletes to fun runners pre-event and post-event massage can be helpful. Pre-event massage is directed to enhance circulation and reduce muscle tension. Post-Event massage is used to reduce any muscle spasms and metabolic build up which occurs with rigorous exercise. Following an injury, whether acute or chronic, sports massage techniques can be used to reduce pain and muscle spasm in injured and 'compensating' areas. Friction techniques can be effective in helping produce strong and flexible repair tissues, aiding recovery time and helping to maintain flexibility. Maintenance massage is aimed at maintaining flexibility and focusing on weaknesses or vulnerable areas to reduce the risk of injury.
All massage techniques if necessary will be employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.
Initial Consultation (45mins) £78
Standard Consultation (45mins) £68
Back & Neck Tension
Sports Massage (45mins) £68
Build strength, flexibility and balance.
Leaving you feeling relaxed, calm and focused.
Non-traditional acupuncture or medical dry needling reinterprets the traditional apparatus of "meridians" and "points" and is based on the modern understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. In many cases dry needling is used on "trigger points" in muscles, these are tender points within muscles which cause pain when pressed and radiate pain to other areas. Needling the trigger points can relieve pain in these distant areas.
Acupuncture can still work even when there are no trigger points. In such cases it is thought it acts by changing the ways in which the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is transmitting information about pain.
If considered suitable by your practitioner, medical dry needling can be used to treat different forms of pain, particularly pain in the muscles and joints. It has also been found to help in a range of other disorders, including headaches and migraines, painful periods and ulcerative colitis.
At Vibrant Health medical dry needling is only carried out by practitioners with a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. If you have any questions or concerns regards this approach to treatment please consult your practitioner.
1-2-1 Yoga (1hr) £78
Medical Acupuncture £58
Chronic Back Pain
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Back & Neck Pain
Hip & Knee Pain
Repetitive Strain Injury
Pilates is a form of exercise created by Joseph Pilates. He was born with poor health and dedicated his life to improving his physical health. He believed that bad lifestyle, posture and breathing has its roots in poor health. Therefore, Pilates teaches you to control your muscles through mind, build a stronger body to support you and become more aware of breathing. You will learn to gain complete control of your body.
Our Pilates classes follow a principle of mobility, flexibility, strength and perfect movement patterns through a series of exercises. Pilates is for those who want to improve postural strength or who need help to recover from injuries/ pain.
Everyone is unique, this is why an initial assessment is essential to tailor a unique program to help you as well as to track progression. All movements are modified for your needs and you can be 100% sure that you are doing the exercise correctly. If you are in pain, this can be easily taken in to account as we will aim to improve your pain, pathology and function.
Pilates can speed up your recovery process or it can work as a preventative exercise for pain. Here at Vibrant Health, Pilates classes are taught by an Osteopath specifically trained in injury rehabilitation, who assesses and understands each individual's body.
Clinical Pilates classes are suitable for all ages and levels of ability.
Conditions Pilates can help:
Lower back pain / lumbago
Sciatica / Neuropathic pain