Good Health Centre is a leading practice for osteopathy Leeds Based and the UK.

Stress management has become one of the major concerns affecting the UK population.   

A study by YouGov taken in 2018 showed that in the past year 74% of people have felt so stressed that they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope with certain tasks. 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-stress 

Since this survey was taken, we have all been exposed to Covid 19 pandemic and as a result to further stress and anxiety.  

Good health Centre has a dedicated clinic to stress and anxiety.  

Reflexology

Foot therapies such as reflexology were an important part of healing in many ancient cultures. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain points on the feet and hands correspond to specific parts of the body. By applying pressure to these reflex points, a trained reflexologist can release tensions, improve the blood supply and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

Therapeutic Massage

Here at the Good Health Centre we use a combination of massage techniques to promote relaxation, increase circulation and give relief from muscular tension. Regular massage can also help to remove adhesions from the muscles, and untangle knots in vulnerable and congested areas of the body.

Each massage is individually tailored by our massage specialists incorporating appropriate aromatherapy essential oils to give you the maximum benefit from your treatment.

Book a consultation to start your journey towards good health and healing

What is involved?

  • A thorough case history. Looking at your general health and your timeline 
  • A full examination of your body mechanics and function 
  • Breathing assessment 
  • Sleep patterns 
  • Nutrition and hydration  
  • Stressors  
  • Physical activity  
  • Environmental factors 

What happens next?

Based on the above findings we will decide on the best approach and ways to manage your stress and anxiety. They are often multifactorial and addressing all the different areas brings about a better outcome.

You will be given ‘homework’ and specific exercises to do at home in between sessions.

For example:

  • you may be given specific exercise to increase the range of movement in your midback, improving rib and thorax mechanics.
  • breathing techniques to calm the aroused state (box breathing)
  • activities to boost vagal tone (cold shower, singing)
  • visual exercise
  • sound therapy
  • balance techniques

Research

Chaibi A, Russell MB. Manual therapies for cervicogenic headache: a systematic review. J Headache Pain. 2012;13(5):351-359. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found  here.

 

Posadzki P, Ernst E. Spinal manipulations for tension type headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2012;20(4):232-239. A link to the abstract of this study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22579436

 

Chaibi A, Tuchin PJ, Russell MB. Manual therapies for migraine: a systematic review. J Headache Pain. 2011;12(2):127-133. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found  here.

 

Posadzki P, Ernst E.  Spinal manipulations for cervicogenic headaches: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.  Headache. 2011;51(7):1132-9. A link to the abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21649656

 

Miller J, Gross A, D’Sylva J, et al.  Manual therapy and exercise for neck pain: A systematic review.  Manual Therapy. 2010;15(4): 334-354.   A link to the abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20627797

 

Gross A, Miller J, D’Sylva J, et al.  Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain: a Cochrane Review.  Manual Therapy. 2010;15(4):315-33.   A link to the abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20510644

 

Hurwitz EL, Carragee EJ, van der Velde G, Carroll LJ, Nordin M, Guzman J, Peloso PM, Holm LW, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Cassidy JD, Haldeman S. TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN: NONINVASIVE INTERVENTIONS Results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000–2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Feb;32(2 Suppl):S141-75. A link to the abstract of this study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19251061

 

Bronfort G, Nilsson N, Haas M, et al.  Non-invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2004;(3):CD001878.  A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15266458

 

Bronfort G, Assendelft WJ, Evans R, et al.  Efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic headache: a systematic review.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2001;24(7):457-66.  A link to the study abstract can be found here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11562654

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