You don’t have to be a sporty person or a performer to benefit from #sportsmassagetherapy – this therapy is great for everyone, even the most avid couch potato!! Helps to relieve #stress. Can help reduce #anxiety. Can manage #lowbackpain. Can aid #postsurgeryrecovery and so much more. Our Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist @nicolalouisestt is very busy but happy to open more treatment appointments when necessary.
Call our Thurrock clinic on 01375 678877 for more details or to book an appointment.
We are delighted to welcome the very talented & dedicated therapist Nicola Swart to Cedar Hall Clinics.
Nicola qualified in Sports & Remedial massage at the highly respected London School of Sports Massage, achieving a Level 5 Diploma. She also gained a further qualification in Oncology massage from the North London School of Sports Massage.
After working for many years in the City, Nicola decided to pursue her dream and train for a career in Sports and Remedial massage. Her passion for massage therapy began after receiving regular treatments herself during an 11 year kickboxing career and competing in many tournaments. She now trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & holds a purple belt.
Nicola also works as a Massage Therapist at a local care home that provides 24 hour care for people with learning and physical disabilities. She is a dedicated practitioner who firmly believes from her own experience that massage therapy is beneficial for everyone.
Appointments with Nicola are now available at our Corringham, Stanford le Hope clinic every Monday and Thursday on 01375 678877
Our clinics are having a makeover & although we loved our old logo we decided to up date it – celebrating movement!! We love it!! Thank you to James Allen our designer. #mobility#movement#flexibility#motion
A rare opportunity to see all Cedar Hall Clinics practitioners in one place! With clinics in Thurrock & Benfleet they are usually working at one or the other & seldom together. But a recent photoshoot for new website & social media images saw the practitioner team together and includes practice manager Angela Kellman.
From left to right : Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist Emma Hall– Emma is also in her final year of studying for a degree in Osteopathy; Jacki Milne, Clinic Director & Principal Osteopath; Angela Kellman Practice Manager; James di CiccoAssociate Osteopath; Sara Lovett, Clinic Director & Principal Osteopath; Kimberley Hughes Physiotherapist; Laura JonesAcupuncturist; Samantha Wilkins Associate Osteopath
At Cedar Hall Clinics in Benfllet & Thurrock, Essex we offer YOU the best available health care for the treatment of pain and discomfort. Our aim is to get you back to mobility and back to enjoying life as soon as possible! With clinics in Stanford le Hope and Benfleet, Essex you usually wouldn’t need to wait for an appointment.
Meet our team of skilled practitioners
The range of therapies on offer include Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Sports Therapy, Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Sports Massage, Rehabilitation, and Homeopathy. Free assessments are also available.
It’s exam time again, with thousands of young people revising and cramming in order to pass those all-important school exams. Whether you have a young family member working towards common entrance, or older children taking GCSE or ‘A’ levels, it can be a stressful time for the whole family.
We often see teenagers and children with ‘tension’ type problems across their shoulder girdle, upper back and necks at this time of year. Some of our patients will come in with headaches and migraines, that have often been exacerbated by studying for long periods of time at a computer or worse, slumped on their beds with a lap top on their knees.
Carrying school bags of heavy books can result in low back and shoulder problems and added to the levels of general anxiety patients often find themselves distressed and uncomfortable at the very time they need to be functioning well. All this in conjunction with growth spurts and hormones. It’s a lot for any young person to have to to deal with!
Here at Cedar Hall Clinics we are happy to treat students of all ages. We are aware that teenagers are not often forthcoming when they are not feeling on top form and they often find it difficult to explain that they are a bit ‘up tight’ both emotionally and physically. Gentle osteopathic treatment can often help to relieve some of the mechanical stresses and strains associated with long hours of study and we are also able to offer advice about the best ways to position computers and laptops to reduce postural strain.
We have male and female osteopaths so each patient has a choice of practitioners. The only requirement is that any patient under 16 years old is accompanied by an adult.
A free assessment is a popular choice if you really don’t know what’s causing your pain or discomfort – it gives students, parents & practitioners a chance to find out what’s going on & discuss treatment options. Why not give it a try?
In the meantime good luck with those exams from all of us at Cedar Hall Clinics.
With thanks to our osteopath Lorraine for this blog
Halloween has arrived at Cedar Hall Clinics Essex with Stan Skeleton taking up residence in reception at our Thurrock practice and Winnie Witch hiding among the flowers at Benfleet. Our younger patients are absolutely thrilled – especially as spooky sweets are on offer too!
Pain can sometimes come out of the blue especially when you’re rushing around at this time of the year. Or maybe your chosen activity gives you a nasty surprise. Pain relief is our speciality – come & see us! http://www.cedarhallclinics.co.uk/
Booking on-line appointments is so easy – on your computer, tablet, iPad or mobile phone. Phone call bookings for our Benfleet clinic can be made on 01268 774249 or Thurrock on 01375 678877.
Last Christmas, having had a long winter training period, I went on holiday with my family expecting to return relaxed & refreshed and ready to continue my training schedule. However instead I felt completely fatigued & desperately tired. My symptoms became progressively worse – dizziness, rapidly changing body temperatures, fainting episodes at the university gym & even an uncontrollable fit. By this time I knew there was something very wrong and so I took myself off to the doctors’s surgery where after several false starts & misdiagnosis I eventually got to see a doctor who actually listened to me. I had glandular fever!
Apparently my blood tests came back as some of the worst results the doctor had ever seen. My liver enzyme level was similar to that of a heavy drinking alcoholic & she was surprised I was still walking and not flat on my back in a hospital bed. I was ordered complete rest & sent home from university, causing me to miss weeks of lectures.
Five and a half months later, after many blood tests, care and rest, I was finally given the all clear but had missed the entire indoor season and the start of the outdoor. I had already returned to Uni but not allowed to train. It was agony watching all the other high jumpers and athletes hitting PBs and smashing records whilst I had been forced to rest, rest and yet more rest.
Getting Back in Action
It was after my return to Uni that I made a very poor decision. I was starting to feel normal again but depressed at my enforced inactivity. So stupidly I started to train and do circuits in my room. But this just hindered my progress and made me feel ill again. I had to stop. Eventually the day came when I was allowed to train 3 times a week, 1 hour at a time which was a miniscule amount in comparison to my usual week’s training schedule. But with this training plan I saw improvements to my general mood and get a slight “spring” in my step again which really made me take a more positive look at the situation.
My training sessions were increased to 4 times a week, however I was not allowed to let myself get out of breath or push my heart rate too high as this would trigger the illness to kick in again. Following more blood tests I was allowed to increase my training sessions to 90 minutes, however the illness was very much a presence and I found the sessions tough going. My squat weight fell down to 50kg to from 120kg and dead lifts falling to 60kg from 100kg. But by now I knew I just needed to be patient, my strength would return.
I am now back to full training and am working through this season in preparation for next season; make a full recovery and strong comeback. It was incredibly upsetting to have to withdraw from BUCS indoors & outdoors, European Junior Championships and both the U20 and Senior British Championships this season. But I am now looking forward to next year and to what level I can push myself to achieve after missing out massively this year.
Working with Cedar Hall helps to keep my body working at its beat and throughout my illness the team have been hugely supportive of me and my progress. Now that I am able to train fully again I will be having treatments to ensure my body is well looked after and functioning properly.