What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is the practise of the realignment of the musculoskeletal system to relieve the stresses on the body that lead to pain and ill health.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the ancient form of medicine that recognises health as an interaction of the body between its environment and lifestyle. Fine (disposable) needles are inserted into specific points on the body to redress imbalances that lead to ill health.

What is psychological therapy?

Psychological Therapy is a generic term used to describe therapy disciplines. 

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy focused on challenging and understanding negative emotions and thoughts, staying in the here and now.  CBT teaches additional coping strategies, new perspective and offers tools towards positive change.

What is Integrative Therapy

Integrative Therapy relates to incorporating a number of therapy disciplines, tailoring the therapy to the individual. It can be really useful to explore and resolve past and current issues. This therapeutic approach can be effective towards overcoming complex issues.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese form of healing developed in the early part of the twentieth century that has become popular worldwide. It involves the transfer of energy through the practitioner to the patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a powerful ancient healing therapy. Current reflexology practice incorporates more recent scientific knowledge and research; reflexology is increasingly respected by the medical profession.

For a reflexology treatment you will remove your shoes and socks, then lay fully clothed on a couch. I will then apply gentle pressure and manipulate different points of on your feet and end the treatment with a foot massage.

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing. It is based on the traditional form of Champi (head massage) practised in India for over 1,000 years.

Indian Head Massage can provide relief from neck and shoulder tension, stress, sleep problems, low mood or emotional conditions. Its a wonderfully comforting treatments and will rebalance your energy flow which will give you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquillity.

What will it cost per treatment and for the initial consultation?

Initial consultations are free and last for 15 minutes; subsequent prices vary. Click here for our current price list or please call the clinic.

Do you offer student discounts?

Discounts are offered for students, children, OAPs and those on reduced incomes – please call the clinic for information.

How many appointments will I need?

Your practitioner will be able to give you an idea of how many treatments you should need at the end of your first consultation. It is our aim to get you better as quickly as is possible.

What happens when I visit?

A full case history will be taken when you will be asked many questions, both about your main presenting problem and other general aspects of your health and lifestyle. Your practitioner will then administer a treatment and advise you on other aspects of your life, diet and health in order to give a holistic treatment plan.

Will my treatment hurt?

Treatments should not be painful, you may experience some slight and passing discomfort, however, any sensation will be temporary and should ultimately lead to an improvement in your symptoms.

How long is an appointment?

Your first appointment will last between 45 minutes and an hour, subsequent treatments are half an hour long.

What should I wear?

You will be required to undress to your underclothes, modest underwear is advised.

Am I too old or too young?

At the Silver Health Clinic patients from the age of 0 to 100 are treated.

Should I visit a GP first?

Your GP may refer you to the Silver Grey Clinic (if you are a private health plan holder your policy may cover the cost of your treatment- see below). As a private clinic you can refer yourself and discuss your symptoms before you commit to treatment. If you are not sure what type of treatment is appropriate please call to discuss with our receptionist.

What if I have private medical insurance?

We are registered with many private medical providers; please speak to your GP for a referral via your own medical insurance supplier or call them direct to find out whether your treatment is covered by your policy.