Good Health Centre clinic

Good Health Centre reopens its doors

We are delighted to inform you that the Good Health Centre is re-opening its doors on Monday 1st June and will be able to once again conduct face to face consultations and treatments.

Due to their popularity we will continue to offer our online video consultations.

You can rest assured we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that every health and hygiene procedure has been implemented to deliver the very best care with the  minimum risk to your health and wellbeing. 

A few modifications will need to take place at this moment in time. 

  • The day before your appointment you will be emailed a form. This needs to be filled and submitted prior to your appointment. 
  • Please wear comfortable loose clothes for your treatment. 
  • When arriving to the clinic please stay in your car, call us (0113-2371173) to let us know you have arrived. 
  • A member of staff will take your temperature (remotely), ask some questions and guide you to wear a mask (if you haven’t got one we will provide you with such), apply hand sanitiser and show you to your treatment room. Please allow us to open all the doors for you.
  • Please feel free to use the toilets if needed. 
  • All practitioners will be wearing full PPE, including scrubs, gloves, masks and aprons. 
  • We have extended the time allocation between appointments so that each treatment room and touch points are fully sanitised following every patient.
  • We would appreciate if all appointments and card payments could be carried out in the treatment rooms between you and the practitioner. 

Finally, everyone at Good Health Centre is very excited to welcome you back and to be given the opportunity to once again deliver your treatment, care and support. 

Please click here to book your face to face or video appointment.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Warmest wishes,

Ami Sevi

womens health

Aisha’s Recent Women’s Health Training

March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a debilitating condition that affects over 1.5 million women in the UK alone. I thought it would be a useful time to provide an update on my ongoing journey with women’s health.

My passion for women’s health has taken me to complete an Advanced Pregnancy Practitioner certification by Jenny Burrell of Burrell Education. Jenny is one of the UK’s leading educators in the field of modern pregnancy and post baby, the 3rd Age (Peri-to Post-Menopause) as well as female fitness, wellness, massage and also bodywork therapies. It has been a really enjoyable and interesting learning experience. 

I look forward to go onto to the next phase in my pursuit of women’s health by attending a Mummy MOT course in London next month, which will be led by Maria Elliott, founder of Simply Pelvic Health, Simply Women’s Health and The Mummy MOT London. Maria has worked extensively in the field of Women’s Health for over 30 years and is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in women’s and men’s pelvic health.

The course is designed for working with new mums and their postnatal health and will help me to create pelvic restorative programmes, assess pelvic floor function and provide a progressive recovery plan, develop practical solutions for diastatis recovery, and help mums return happily to a pain-free sex life.

I can’t wait to undertake this next phase of my learning, so that I can continue to improve my work with women patients at the Good Health Centre.

pregnancy massage

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

As women, we are often taught to tuck the pelvis for stability and decrease the lumbar curve. This is often the focus of yoga and pilates to find a neutral spine. So what happens when this can’t happen to accommodate a baby whilst pregnant? The hormone relaxin does what it says on the tin and relaxes soft tissues in the body, often causing hypermobility. Hypermobile joints allow movement beyond their normal range which puts undue pressure on the muscles supporting that area.

What are the main issues treated?

As the primary focus of relaxin is to soften the pelvis this can result in lower back pain and for some women pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) can occur. This can also lead to sciatic symptoms where the nerve that runs down the leg gets intermittently trapped and is referred to as ‘lightning crutch’ by midwives due to its electric nature. Some women will be advised to wear maternity support belts and others find pregnancy yoga very effective to keep the pelvis comfortable.

How can Massage help?

Pregnancy Massage is a wonderful complementary choice for pre and postnatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellbeing. Massage can reduce some of the discomforts experienced during Pregnancy such as back ache, neck stiffness, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. When performed during pregnancy, massage therapy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscles aches and joint pain.

How will the treatment be performed?

– During the treatment a side lying position is adopted with appropriate cushioning.

– Massage is only performed after the first trimester.

– Postnatal includes the six week period after birth.

Here at Good Health Centre our therapist Harriet has 17 years experience of working with pregnant clients through both Massage and Reflexology.  She has helped many women through their pregnancy and even some in labour! To book in online please visit https://goodhealthcentre.co.uk/book-an-appointment/.