Acupuncture - Sari Avis

Acupuncture has something to offer everyone as it enhances and balances the body's natural ability to heal. As the treatment is aimed at helping the whole person, anybody regardless of the symptoms, can benefit.

In fact some people use it regularly as a preventative treatment, simply to increase their feeling of wellbeing.

Angel Therapy - Fiona Grant

Angel Therapy is verbal and energy therapy with your Angels. The Angels are non-denominational spiritual being of pure unconditional love, and as they look at you and your life, they see the full overview and the energy layers of your beliefs about yourself, your fears, resistances, blocks and thought patterns that keep you stuck in issues and problems in areas of your life.

Whether or not you are consciously aware of these layers of energy the Angels are and can guide and help you release them. Angel Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your Angels.

Bowen Technique - Debbie Nash

The Bowen Technique is one of the most versatile and effective therapeutic treatments available today offering significant relief for many conditions. After taking a comprehensive case history and discussing your condition in detail, a treatment will consist of a series of gentle moves on skin or through light clothing, with the client usually lying on a bed or treatment couch, although it is possible to be treated seated.

A session usually results in a deep sense of relaxation helping the body to recharge and balance itself.

Chiropractic - Duncan May - Dr Stefan Penny

Chiropractic treatment is simply a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve skeletal alignment. In doing so it helps your nervous system work more efficiently, relieves pain and discomfort and increases mobility.

Colonic Irrigation/Hydrotherapy

Colonic Hydrotherapy can leave you feeling refreshed, rebalanced and revitalised. The key to achieving and maintaining health and well-being results from the proper elimination of toxins from our body.

Through colonic hydrotherapy we can assist our body to begin the natural healing process, allowing our system to naturally rid itself of the waste toxicity that may have built up over the years in our cells, bloodstream and body organs. In theory we are what we eat, absorb, digest and eliminate.

Colonic hydrotherapy services are offered at Ringwood Health Clinic, 16-18 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1HY. The clinic in Ringwood is easily accessible for those visiting the New Forest with excellent road links from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Wimborne and Winchester.

We cater for all individual needs and requirements, from one off treatments to complete detox packages. At the initial consultation we will discuss your requirements and objectives with you and will review your confidential medical questionnaire. This will ensure you receive the best results from your time spent with us.

Ringwood Health Clinic provides an integrated approach to healthcare. We have other health professionals (Osteopath, Nutritionist, Homeopath, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Counselling & more operating from the same premises which enables us to cross refer clients to a wide range of experts who can provide additional advice on specific issues that may require further attention.

Counselling - Agatha Rodgers - Anne-Marie Jervis Read - Brigitte Scott Florek - Ally Levell - Sara French

If you are struggling to cope with something in your life, feeling overwhelmed or lost, or want to change life direction, then counselling can give you the space to talk freely to help you explore feelings and emotions and make your own choices about moving forward.

Cranial Osteopathy - Annabelle Dawson-Moray

Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age. Osteopaths may have different specialities including sports injuries, paediatrics, and visceral osteopathy (treating the internal organs of the body). Cranial osteopathy embraces all of these.

Cranio-sacral Therapy - Brigitte Scott Florek

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. People sometimes ask about the name Craniosacral Therapy and think it only refers to the head.

In fact Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.

Chiropody/Podiatry - Rhoda Volpe

We diagnose and treat abnormalities of the lower limb and offer professional advice on preventing foot problems and care. For nail cutting, corns, callus, hard skin etc. and we also provide footwear advice and diabetics are welcome.

Dry Needling - Dr Stefan Penny

Dry needling is a therapeutic treatment whereby tiny needles are placed into the skin and muscles to aid pain relief as well as other conditions. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture with the added knowledge of current anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. The use of dry needling is from evidence based medicine.

Some conditions dry needling can help with:

Arthritis, Child birth,Menstrual pain, Sciatica, Headaches, Neck pain, Mid back pain, Lower back pain, Hip and knee pain, Ankle pain, Shoulder pain (Frozen Shoulder), Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow, Golfer Elbow) and Wrist pain (Carpal Tunnel)

Frequently asked questions

Does dry needling work well alongside chiropractic? Yes!

Some patients are curious about dry needling and how it works alongside chiropractic treatment. They work well, hand in hand, as they are both excellent complementary treatments which improve and maintain your health. Both Chiropractic and Dry needling work in ways that empower the body to heal without the use of drugs, surgery or other invasive treatment. Both are also designed to correct imbalances, prompt natural healing and restore a state of health that was formerly impeded. Dry needling can be offered to you within a normal chiropractic treatment session or you can have just a Dry needling treatment.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Fiona Grant

Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (often known as Tapping or EFT Tapping), is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body.

In many cases, EFT can be applied directly to physical symptoms for relief without exploring any emotional contributors. However, for the most powerful, longest lasting results with EFT, we do expect to identify and target related emotional issues.

The EFT premise also includes the understanding that the more unresolved emotional issues you can clear, the more peace and emotional freedom you will have in your life. limiting beliefs can vanish, personal performance can soar, relationships can thrive, and vibrant physical health can be yours.

Food Intolerance/Allergy Testing

Intolerance to a particular food will not always cause symptoms immediately, often taking from a few hours to a few days to show up. It is therefore difficult to pinpoint exactly which foods you are reacting to.

Many symptoms can be linked to food intolerance and they include… • Abdominal Pain • Aches and Pains • Acne • Bloating • Constipation • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Diarrhoea • Eczema • Fatigue • Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Itching • Fluid Retention • Headaches • Hyperactivity • Migraine • Nausea • Rashes • Rhinitis • Sinusitis • Stomach Cramps • Tension • Tiredness • Urticarial • Weight Loss/Weight Gain

Herbal Medicine - Amanda Rayment

Herbalists are trained to treat the whole person in a combination of traditional herbal knowledge and the benefits of modern science, which confirms the traditional knowledge


Homoepathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body's natural system of healing.

Based on their individual symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.

Hopi Ear Candling - Sari Avis

The application of Hopi candles is simple, painless and relaxing. It is used for the treatment of painful ears, tinnitus, ear wax, ear congestion, sinus congestion, sinus regulation, head congestion and headaches.

Many patients treated describe a "relieved, lighter feeling" in the areas of the ears and head in general.

Hypnotherapy - Ian Cue - Lucinda Dawes

Hypnotherapy helps to control unwanted habits, alcohol, spending and eating, smoking, to end OCD and relieve stress. It can help you to rebuild relationships, increase confidence, enjoy life, gain trust, peace, love and hope.

Indian Head Massage - Sandi Hart

This ancient massage technique also known as Champissage, covers the neck, shoulders & upper back as well as the head. The neck and shoulders are first deeply kneaded and squeezed to remove any muscle tension. Once completed the therapist will move on to the head and scalp.

With the wrists resting on the head and using their fingertips they will lightly rub the scalp, as if shampooing the hair. This will increase circulation thus improving blood supply to the brain. Before the final step the therapist will perform a facial massage, gently rubbing the temples in a small circular motion.

Once finished they will gently rub the forehead, moving away from the centre down each side of the face to the temples before finally stroking slowly from the forehead towards the back of the head, becoming lighter as they move until the fingers lift away completely from the head. This is a wonderful relaxing treatment that will remove tension from the shoulders and neck, release sinus pressure and relieve stress that can ultimately lead to headaches.

Laser Skin Treatments - Karina Hamblett

We offer state of the art, medical grade, laser skin treatments for permanent hair removal, wrinkle reduction,vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, sun damaged skin and acne treatment for men and women of all ages.

Our Radio Frequency technology safely and effectively treats many different conditions such as Rosacea, Melasma, Thread Veins, Cherry Hemangiomas, Milia, Acne, Skin Tags, Sebaceous Hyperplasia, Frown Lines, Cholesterol Deposits, Pigmentation etc. The results on all of the vascular and milia treatments can be seen instantly. We provide the latest hair loss therapy which helps to treat alopecia, premature balding and hormonal problems. Our advanced body contouring, skin tightening and inch loss machine sees all those body issues disappear. Dermaroller is available which is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation technique that stimulates your natural collagen production. We offer natural acid skin peels for younger, more radiant skin. Also the latest teeth whitening treatment is available where you can achieve up to 14 shades lighter. We have competitive prices and fantastic special offers to give to our clients.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Sally Terry

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.

The first visit will include a consultation during which the therapist will recommend the number and frequency of future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour. Where appropriate the therapist will work in conjunction with your medical practitioner.

What are the benefits?

MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your wellbeing. Furthermore, MLD:

•Is deeply relaxing

•Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain.

•Can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions.

•May strengthen the immune system

•Helps "detox" the body.

•Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy.

•Is an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema (which may occur after cancer treatment) and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency.

•Promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars.

•Minimises or reduces stretch marks.

•Can be used to speed healing after cosmetic surgery.

The History

During the early 1930's Dr. Emil Vodder created a unique range of movements which brought relief from chronic conditions such as sinus congestion and catarrh. Since Vodder's pioneering work, MLD has spread worldwide and has become a popular treatment in many European hospitals and clinics. It is now gained acceptance worldwide as a component in the treatment and control of lymphoedema.

Massage - Sandi Hart

Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the "father of medicine," referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: "The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing."

Now days, in addition to "rubbing," massage therapy refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although some massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client.

There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods & people seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that can be defined as “awareness of present experience with acceptance”.

Although based on ancient Buddhist teachings, it is a secular non-religious practice suitable for all people. Mindfulness has been found to reduce stress and anxiety and is calming and relaxing, although relaxation is not its primary aim. Mindfulness is about developing your ability to notice when you are living on auto-pilot accepting your thoughts and feelings non-judgementally. It is not about sitting still for hours trying to avoid yourself and your thoughts, and calming of the mind is often experienced. There are some short formal practices that require sitting or lying down and informal practices that you can experience in minutes as part of your usual daily life, whether sitting or walking.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Ian Cue - Brigitte Scott Florek - Lucinda Dawes

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a technique which helps understand the way people function. The technique helps to understand the connection between the way an individual thinks and the verbal and nonverbal patterns of communication they use to express themselves.

NLP helps people to change their behaviours, effecting new states of mind which can help improve wellbeing. NLP practitioners use NLP techniques to improve skills in:

• Management and sales

• Communication

• Increased motivation

• Interpersonal skills

• Personal development

NLP practitioners believe that when you change how you think, you’re able to effect change in the way you think and build a more positive outlook for your life.

Nutritional Therapy and Allergy Testing

Nutritional Therapy is based on the scientific principle that food, as nature intended, provides the nutrients needed to heal the body and to help bring us back to a state of optimum health and vitality.

In a consultation, a Nutritional Therapist uses a wide range of tools to identify potential nutritional imbalances and other factors that may be contributing to your symptoms and health concerns. These include a comprehensive questionnaire, food diary, biochemical diagnostic tests and observed physical signs and symptoms. The emphasis is on finding the root cause of your health problem rather than just treating the symptoms.

Recommendations are tailored to your specific needs and may include changes to your diet and lifestyle. If necessary, a supplement programme will be introduced to further enhance your wellbeing. After your initial consultation, follow-up appointments take place 4-6 weeks later to ensure you are progressing well.

Occupational Health - Dr Geoff Davies - Dr Iuliana Jigau

As a small occupational health provider, we are committed to offering responsive, personalised and affordable professional advice and services for local employers. We are keen to develop lasting relationships with local employers and to provide services with an emphasis on visibility in the workplace. This will, in turn, enable us to provide relevant advice with a good working knowledge of the work roles, tasks and environment.

We can also work in collaboration with some larger occupational health, safety and hygiene organisations both locally and nationally and can draw on all levels of expertise to tailor and deliver a service for your specific needs.

Osteopathy - Annabelle Dawson-Moray

The main principle of osteopathy is good structural balance and function of your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. If these work effectively then the circulatory and nervous system can function efficiently.

Osteopathy looks at the body as a unit and uses the muscles and bones as leverage to aid the body's natural healing mechanisms.


Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a 'whole person' approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient's general lifestyle. At the core is the patient's involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.

Pilates - Magda Ricci

Pilates is a series of exercises designed to promote good movement patterns. They harness body, mind and breath to develop flexibility, stamina and strength from within. In class we will work on the mat, with the wall, flexi bands, with small pilates balls and the larger stability balls. Courses include individual screening, handouts and detailed programmes supporting what we do in class.

Pre and Post Natal and Baby Massage

Perfect for helping the body adapt and prepare for pregnancy, labour and beyond. Pregnancy yoga classes focus upon opening and grounding the body, as well as increasing the bond between you and your baby. They are a slower pace yoga class embracing the feminine energy.

Pregnancy Yoga - Rosa Davies

Pregnancy Yoga classes focus upon opening and grounding the body, as well as increasing the bond between you and your baby. They are a slower pace yoga class embracing the feminine energy.

Qi-Gong - Mick Duncan

Qi Qong translates as breath work and is a relative to China's Tai Chi. These oriental arts are revered for their health giving properties amongst which are improved joint mobility energy and relaxation. Classes are ideal for people of all ages and all levels.

Rapid Transformational Therapy - Natasha Carlton Dewhirst

Rapid Transformational Therapy uses many therapy modalities such as CBT, NLP, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy to reprogram your subconscious beliefs and each has a layering effect making the technique more powerful than the sum of its parts. This ensures that how you react to life is in line with who you are not who you were based on how you were raised.

Rapid Transformational Therapy has helped many clients remove negative habits, limiting beliefs and emotional pain and if you are ready it can do the same for you. No-one wants to stay stuck in negative thinking patterns or negative behaviours but we often find ourselves emotionally out of control, and we don’t know why. The questions about why we are stuck can be endless and traditionally have taken years of therapy, to unravel. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore it's own healthy balance.


Reflexology is a complementary therapy which works on the feet to help heal the whole person and not just the prevailing symptoms. It can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium.

This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore it's own healthy balance.

Reiki - Debbie Nash - Sandi Hart

All illnesses and disease is a result of the natural flow of the life force being impaired and disrupted. A person's life force can be affected by negative thoughts and emotions, causing disharmony and imbalances until finally health can no longer be maintained.

Reiki helps to reinstate and rebalance this flow throughout the body.

Shiatsu - Mick Duncan

Shiatsu is a holistic bodywork therapy. It has its roots in Taoist philosophy but this has been integrated with the influences and understandings of western thought. The practitioner uses touch to stimulate the pressure points and meridians, which help maintain health giving flow (Qi) within the body

Sports and Remedial Massage - Duncan May

Sports Massage Therapy is not just for sports people! The aim of the treatment is to break down any adhesions or scar tissue that has built up within the tissue through injury, muscle overload or tension build up. This can occur in anyone or at any age through all activity.

The aim of the session is to improve tissue quality and not to over-stretch or weaken the muscles. The rebalancing of the tissues increases the circulation and improvement of quality within the muscles naturally leads to better flexibility and function as the muscle is balanced and pain free. When the movement is correct it is important then, to strengthen and address lifestyle factors that may impact your long term maintenance. Our therapists can help with this.

Yoga - Karen Stone - Magda Ricci

Yoga makes you feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up all at the same time. Chronic stress can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems.

Yoga can be an effective method to reduce stress and anxiety. The potential health benefits of yoga are numerous and may include:

Stress reduction. With its quiet, precise movements, yoga draws your focus away from your busy, chaotic day and toward calm as you move your body through poses that require balance and concentration. Increased fitness. As you learn and refine new poses, you may enjoy improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. And this means you're less likely to injure yourself in other physical endeavors or in your daily activities.
Management of chronic health conditions. Yoga might help with a variety of health conditions, such as cancer, depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia, by helping with sleep problems, fatigue and mood. Yoga also can help reduce heart rate and blood pressure.
Weight loss.

If you're overweight or have binge-eating disorder, yoga may help you make the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to gain control of your eating and drop those extra pounds.

While you shouldn't expect yoga to cure you or offer 100 percent relief, it can help some health conditions when combined with standard treatment. And if you already enjoy good health, yoga can be an enjoyable supplement to your regular fitness routine.

Why do yoga?
Yoga is good for what ails you. Specifically, research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases. What's more, yoga: Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina.

Vascular Consultancy - Haroun Gajraj MS FRCS

Specialising in the treatment of varicose veins and thread veins. If you are troubled by unsightly and uncomfortable varicose or thread veins, we offer the latest treatments to get you looking good and feeling better fast. All of our treatments are performed by an experienced consultant vascular surgeon under local anaesthetic as a walk in, walk out procedure.

Zero balancing - Sarah Palmer

Zero Balancing is a little known, but highly effective complementary therapy. It is a gentle, yet powerful hands-on method of releasing and rebalancing tension accumulated in the deepest structure of the body.

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