Florence Hall is a specialist massage therapist qualified in deep tissue, therapeutic massage and pregnancy massage. She uses a combination of deep tissue massage, active release and assisted stretching in her treatments and offers a highly qualified approach to musculoskeletal and mental wellness.
Florence offers a safe, non-judgemental environment and delights in working with people from all walks of life, with all kinds of bodies, to relax, tune in and let go of their pain.
Meet Alienor our award-winning osteopath from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) who applies a multi-disciplined practice with structural, cranial, and visceral osteopathy as well as training in traditional acupuncture and medical dry needling. Alienor has extensive experience treating sports athletes, women's health issues and paediatric osteopathy including babies and children under the age of 12. She has a particular interest in helping patients achieve progress in recovering from long term conditions such as frozen shoulder and coccyx pain and chronic musculoskeletal health conditions.
“I'm the paediatric specialist at the Art of Healing but I also have an interest in treating sports injuries and sports therapy, as well as your everyday back and neck pains! I am French and I moved to the UK as I always wanted to work in London to be able to work with and treat a wide variety of clients.
While I'm fully trained in the roster of osteopathic and musculoskeletal techniques we employ at the Art of Healing, such as acupuncture, dry needling, shockwave and manual therapy, I also enjoy treating pregnant women and older patients using a lot of special techniques which include a tailored, softer approach such as cranial and fascial tissue work – although I'm also just as capable of the stronger “clicking” techniques osteopaths can be famous for!
“Well, I was always very interested in how things worked, and how the body worked. I have always been very interested in biology for example, when learning how things tend to go wrong with the body I was keen to learn and help people overcome and get better. I liked the idea of only using my hands and manual therapy to help patients overcome their pain, rather than taking medication.
I play a wide variety of sports and was actually seeing an osteopath myself when I had been injured – and it spiked my interest of becoming an osteopath myself.”
“I would say because we are a small team, we all help and encourage each other and without sounding too cringey… we all bond really well, a special bond! We all do have different approaches and techniques when it comes to treating our clients but all with the same intention of outcome for the patients we see and help.”
“I love learning new languages! Some patients find it hard to guess where I am from, they can never tell from my accent! And a fun fact would be I won medals in Irish dancing competitions when I was younger! Unfortunately, I don’t really do it much now, but I loved it years back!”
If you are suffering from pain and would like expert advice or treatment, from Alienor or any of our team of amazing osteopaths, physiotherapists or acupuncturists - call us today on 0203 146 6755 or book online at www.theartofhealing.uk
Meet Morgan, our award winning general practice osteopath who has a special interest in back and neck pain – including spinal conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis, sports injuries, foot pain such as plantar fasciitis, and complex clinical and chronic conditions.
Morgan has a keen interest in sports/exercise injury rehabilitation through manual therapy and exercise prescription and has extensive involvement in professional and amateur sports, including badminton and tennis at local and county level. Morgan is accomplished in all levels of osteopathic and physical therapy techniques, including dry needling and medical acupuncture, shockwave therapy and IDD therapy.
We asked him a few questions to introduce himself!
Firstly, we have a very good range of technology here, the gold standard non-surgical equipment for treating all kinds of conditions we face in the clinic on a day-to-day basis – from using the IDD therapy technology to overcome disc and spinal pain and shockwave therapy to treat conditions such as bursitis.
This kind of technology and equipment really do help treat a lot of conditions much easier, and its great that we have such a forward thinking, science based approach in the clinic. As a medical practitioner, it's really great to have access to such technology – it makes such a difference in helping our patients recover quicker and achieve the outcomes for them.
Secondly it's the range of patients we meet. I love being able to treat so many patients from all walks of life and conditions – we get a really diverse range here from teenage professional athletes, to office workers, to retirees – and the whole range of conditions and injuries that come with them! Clinical diagnosis and medical understanding of injuries is a keen interest of mine, so it's great to put that into practice with my patients!
Well, it all started during my A-Levels when studying healthcare, I knew that healthcare was the root I wanted to go down. I think it was every Thursday evening while doing my A-Levels, I had work experience with a family friend who was an osteopath as I mentioned – I used to go with him down to the local rugby club, I loved the detective part of it and how hands-on it was in terms of investigating and dealing with the issues the players had – so yes, it all streamed from there and here I am now – after a long 4 year degree and experience working in clinics as an osteopath, I'm now here as a general practice osteopath at The Art of Healing!
I think it’s most probably the clinic’s success rate and seeing patients walk happily! For example, a lady come into the clinic who was suffering from back pain for around 7 years, she had others try and relieve her pain with treatments but unfortunately didn’t work. She come into our clinic and we did a technique that actually adjusts a joint in the back after 1 session she was actually completely pain-free and the pain hasn’t come back to date.
My age! I’m 23, I think people expect me to be older… I have a huge sporting background. I pride myself on my diagnostic capabilities. With not long-ago finishing university, patients that come in with all the weird and wonderful conditions, I tend to be able to identify and really get to the root of the issues they are suffering and that’s why I think people do choose to come back to me.
If you are suffering from pain and would like expert advice or treatment, from Morgan or any of our team of amazing osteopaths, physiotherapists or acupuncturists - call us today on 0203 146 6755 or book online at www.theartofhealing.uk