We offer a wide range of complementary therapies at Castle Clinic, including many of the following:


Acupuncture is a complete system of healing practiced in China for thousands of years. It is well known for the treatment of pain but can also treat a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.

Allergy Testing

Testing takes only 30 minutes and covers 1000 different substances, including the full range of foods, herbs, spices and drinks as well as house dust, chemicals, pollens, pesticides and environmental toxins. Results given instantly using totally non-invasive bio-feedback system - suitable for all ages.


Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are derived from plants and fruits. These natural oils which have been used for many years have characteristics which when absorbed through massage can have beneficial therapeutic effects on the body. Aromatherapy massage uses a unique blend of essential oils chosen to address each clients physical &/or emotional health needs at the time of the treatment.


The measurement and understanding of hearing loss and tinnitus, and the retraining and rehabilitation required to improve hearing. Untreated hearing loss is associated with feelings of frustration and embarrassment, isolation and loneliness and ultimately, adverse effects on one's balance and mental health. The first step in understanding hearing loss is to have your hearing measured.

Bowen Therapy

The Bowen technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy which involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to make specific gentle rolling type moves over muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia in various parts of the body. These moves aim to stimulate the body to identify areas of imbalance, leaving it to make the changes necessary to restore balance and improve function.
Each set of Bowen 'moves' is interspersed with a short rest or break which allows the body time to process the information and begin to initiate the healing process.


Chiropractic is concerned with improving function of the musculo-skeletal system and in particular, the spine. It is a method of locating areas of mechanical dysfunction that could be contributing to poor mobility, pain and discomfort.  Specific, gentle adjustments help to restore correct movement and relieve pain.

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology is a field of Psychology that focuses on understanding how and why people become distressed and how to relieve that distress. Clinical Psychologists work with people of all ages from early childhood to older adulthood whose problems are getting in the way of their happiness, relationships and daily activities.


The aim of counselling is to help you gain perspective about whatever is troubling you and identify what might be stopping you from reaching your potential. Working with you, your counsellor will examine in detail the feelings, behaviour or situations which are causing you concern.

Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). It is best known through Gary Craig's EFT Handbook, published in the late 1990s, and related books and workshops by a variety of teachers. EFT and similar techniques are often discussed under the umbrella term "Energy Psychology". EFT may be used to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders, and as a simple form of self-administered therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories. The theory behind EMDR is that many psychological difficulties are the result of distressing life experiences which have not been stored in memory properly and are said to be unprocessed or blocked. These traumatic memories may need some help to become processed, and EMDR is one way to do this.

The EMMETT technique

The EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body relaxation therapy involving the application of light finger pressure at specific points on the body.  It is based on the belief that light touch on specific targeted sensory receptor points can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue which may help relieve feelings of tension in the area of concern. The result is often instantaneous feelings of greater ease and comfort.

Foot Health

Treatment is for a wide range of foot health problems and disorders. Some patients require treatment on a regular 6-8 weeks others may require a general tidy and check up or a course of treatment for a specific problem. The average person takes 18000 steps per day and the foot is made up of 26 bones and 23 muscles therefore has an important role to play in our everyday lives. It is important that our feet are well maintained and healthy, which is the aim of a foot healthcare professional.

Health Kinesiology

Imagine if you could ask your body what it needs in order to enjoy vibrant good health and actually have your body talk back! This is the founding principle of Health Kinesiology, an extraordinary healing system that combines the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the modern techniques of muscle testing. By monitoring the response from an arm muscle, Health Kinesiology identifies the stresses that cause the problems and then provides the techniques needed to restore balance and feel truly healthy - both inside and out.

Herbal Medicine

Medical Herbalism is one of the most ancient and natural forms of healing known throughout all cultures and peoples world wide. The World Health Organisation estimates that 85% of the World’s population still depend on the healing properties of plants for health and in the treatment of disease.

Holistic Massage

Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body and has been used as a healing therapy for many thousands of years. Regular holistic massage can be help to relax the mind and body, reducing tension and the effects of stress.

Hopi Ear Candling or Thermal Auricular Therapy

Thermal Auricular Therapy or Hopi Ear Candling is a gentle, relaxing treatment involves the use of hollow tubes (candles) which are inserted into the outer ear canal and when lit the flame creates a gentle vacuum which may help to draw impurities gently to the surface. The treatment concludes with a face massage in which the sinuses and lymphatic points are treated to encourage efficient drainage. This treatment may be helpful for excessive or compacted ear wax, snoring, pressure regulation in the case of sinusitis, rhinitis, glue ear or after colds/flu, headaches & migraines, noises in the ear and tinnitus, relaxation and stress relief, neuralgia, irritation of the ears and sinus, pain or pressure when flying/scuba diving/ swimming, vertigo/balance issues.


Simply speaking hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, therefore, is the use of an altered state of consciousness, or trance, for therapeutic endpoint. This means that people are not treated with hypnosis, but are treated in hypnosis.

The subconscious mind is the source of many of our problems and self images. Our beliefs, habits and behaviours are stored as information. The subconscious is a tremendous reservoir of our unrecognised strengths and knowledge.

Hypnosis is a natural and effective technique for accessing the subconscious mind - the key to unleashing our potential, changing our unwanted habits and behaviours and finding solutions to our problems and concerns.


Hypnotherapy is often applied in order to modify a subject's behavior, emotional content, and attitudes, as well as a wide range of conditions including dysfunctional habits, anxiety, stress-related illness, pain management, and personal development.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which promotes health and well being which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.

This is a seated massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face and ears which can either energise or relax. It may be beneficial in helping to relieve stress, tension, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine, eyestrain, & sinusitis. The treatment can break down fibrous adhesions (knots) in the muscles and help to relieve muscular tension encouraging an increase in mobility & flexibility in the neck & shoulders.

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR)®

MSTR is an innovative, pain-free natural method of helping you with your scars. Gentle, finger-tip pressure is applied to the area to help free restrictions in the scar. No force is used and the work is always applied within your tolerance. McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release® work is suitable for post-surgical scars and   may also be suitable for burn scars, trauma wounds, facial scars, muscle tears and plantar fasciitis etc. .

NLP Neurolinguistic Programming

NLP is a therapeutic technique to detect and reprogramme unconscious patterns of thought and behavior in order to alter psychological responses. The basic principle of NLP is that it is in an individual's power to change their own subconscious programming for the better. NLP seeks to create positive and improved responses, and its applications include most areas involving human communications, such as education and accelerated learning, creative processes, health and wellbeing.

NLP is closely connected to, and relies in part on the use of hypnosis as an altered state of awareness which causes a person to be more open to auto-suggestions in NLP.

Nutritional therapy

Nutritional therapy helps give people the right nutrients they need for the best possible physical and emotional health.
It can improve energy levels and help healthy weight management. Food sensitivities, hormone balance and muscular & skeletal health can be improved with optimum nutrition.


Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and manual treatment focusing on the structural integrity of the body. Misalignment in one part of the skeleton will often affect and place undue stress on other parts. The result can be pain and other symptoms arising from joint compensation, muscle spasm, tension or nerve root irritation.



Pilates is an exercise  system that promotes the bodies core stability to improve function, movement and shape. Benefits include, core strength and flexibility, body movement and function, muscular range of movement, body shape, back pain, injury prevention, weight management, pelvic floor control, pain management, post natal recovery, sports performance.


Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement and function as central to the health and well-being of individuals. Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventative healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. A Physiotherapist has a wide variety of skills available in order to assess, diagnose and treat movement and function disorders.


Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of condition of the lower limb. A podiatrist can give professional advice on prevention of foot problems and proper care of the feet. Podiatrists are qualified to treat people of all ages with long- term medical conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, sports injuries and perform nail surgery.


Psychotherapy is used to bring an analytical mind to help you understand the dynamics and patterns underlying your issues and especially recurring patterns in your life. The therapist can then act as a safe catalyst for the changes you wish to make in your life so that your future is healthier, happier and more confident as you find your true self.


Reflexology is an ancient form of healing, originating from the Egyptians and China. It is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which relate to each and every organ, gland and body system. During treatment, gentle pressure is applied to the reflex points on the feet helping to release tension, remove energy blockages, stimulating the circulation/immune systems, eliminating toxins and promoting healing of both body and mind.

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage is the scientific manipulation and assessment of the soft tissues for the prevention of injury, while maintaining good physical condition and health through:
• Normalising and improving muscle tone
• Promoting relaxation
• Stimulating circulation
• Producing therapeutic effects on all systems of the body



Castle Clinic - 01423 797800 - for all your healthcare needs