Complementary Therapies

Gladstones provides a range of complementary therapies as part of the treatment programme. The treatments are offered to all clients, and are discussed individually  to assess suitability. A selection is shown below:

MERCURE BRISTOLPhysical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps patients to improve their movement and function. Exercise promotes health and well being, and assists the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring body systems, in particular, the neuro-muscular, musculature, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

mercure Pool

Qualified physical therapists devise and review treatment programs, comprising manual therapy, movement, therapeutic exercise, and the application of technological equipment.

Free weights and water based physical activity cover both ends of the physical spectrum and encourage clients to get physically active. All of our clients receive private, supervised access to a pool and exercise facilities at a local gym located nearby our clinic.

NutritionNutritional Consultant

Nutritionists understand how nutrition affects health and wellness. Their prolific knowledge of biochemistry helps them identify specific foods and therapeutic nutrients to address a wide range of physical disturbances. They collaborate with our physicians, physiotherapists and acupuncturists to discuss nutritional insights that aid in their clients’ healing.  All of our client’s meals are included in the cost of treatment, and the utmost care and attention are placed upon providing the highest quality meals sourced from healthy ingredients and local suppliers.

Acupuncture TherapiesAcupuncture

Meridians are a collection of acupuncture points. Chinese medicine believes there is a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi (pronounced chee), blood and body fluids throughout the body. This distribution network, called the Meridian System, looks like a giant web linking different areas of our body together, much like the nervous system. It’s pathways make up a comprehensive yet complex body map that supplies vital energy to every part of the body. Philosophically, the Meridian System explains how we live, and why we become sick.

Shiatsu at Gladstones ClinicShiatsu

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. It is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s own natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works holistically on the whole person – not just their physical body, but also the psychological, emotional and spiritual being.

Unsurprisingly, shiatsu traditionally means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese. In modern treatment and therapeutic applications, a practitioner uses light touch, gentle pressure and non-painful muscle and joint manipulative techniques to re-adjust the client’s physical structure and balance the energy flow of the same meridians followed by Chinese Acupuncture, but without needles. It is one of the most incredibly relaxing experiences imaginable, and regular treatments can alleviate the body’s stress and maintain health and well-being.

Meditation Therapy at Gladstones ClinicMeditation

When the mind, body and spirit work together, the result is a balance of thought, awareness, mental clarity and well-being that is both surprising and entirely drug free. It is in this state of balance that healing can occur on multiple levels. Assisted by professionally guided internal journeys and learned meditation skills, you’ll visualise yourself reviving, revitalizing and rejuvenating. With practice you will have the ability to call up a healing moment at any time of day.

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