Massage – more than just a treat

The Benefits of Massage Massage is one of the oldest known therapies, originating in China, India and Egypt thought to date as far back as 3000BC. These ancient civilisations understood the health benefits of physical therapy. This recent BBC programme explores the health benefits of this physical therapy and puts some measure to how it

De-stress with Biodynamic Massage

De-stress with Biodynamic Massage How common is Stress? In our fast-paced Western lives that we live, with so many expectations on our time and abilities, stress is a common experience; we are often so busy living that we don’t realise that stress is building up until the symptoms stop us in our tracks. It is

Avoiding Blisters

Blisters are caused by rubbing stress on the skin, this could be your shoe or sock rubbing on a particular part of your foot. Blisters can be painful or even dangerous so should not be ignored and need to be treated as soon as you see them. How to prevent blisters forming If you know

Food Sensitivities/Intolerances at The Theale Wellbeing Centre

Food Sensitivities/Intolerances are characterised by a delayed response which will normally be a few hours but in some rare cases can take up to a week. A food intolerance or food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. Various studies have shown that allergies only affect about 3% of the population

Ultrasound diagnosis comes to Theale Wellbeing Centre Podiatry Team

We are very excited to introduce a new member of our podiatry team – Edd Henstridge. Edd is an extremely experienced podiatrist who specialises in dealing with biomechanical problems associated with the foot and ankle. Edd is also able to undertake ultrasound to help confirm the diagnosis of conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Neuroma, Achilles

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that presents to us at the Theale Wellbeing Centre. It is the most frequent cause of chronic  heel pain usually where the fascia under the foot inserts into the heel bone. It is thought to have a mechanical origin and to be associated with increased body

Where can I get Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst?

About Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst is a subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage changes throughout the body, as well as the head. We treat the whole body not just the head. We use our highly trained palpatory skills to detect areas of tension or

Do You Have a Frozen Shoulder?

Do you have a frozen shoulder? What is a frozen shoulder? The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. Symptoms typically include stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint which leads to restricted movement. Pain is often intense particularly when the shoulder is moved in a particular way, for example, when lifting the

Rehabilitation and Prevention

Rehabilitation and Prevention The Wimbledon finals are almost upon us and the weather is behaving – so are you tempted to dust off your tennis racket? Is your body ready for this increased activity? We often see people who have been inspired to suddenly increase their activity with various sports only to develop an injury

What is the best treatment for a verruca in Reading?

What is the best treatment for a Verruca in Reading? Most existing verruca treatments are painful and usually have a poor success rate. Although there are many different proprietary brands for treating Verrucas  at The Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading we use the SWIFT microwave treatment. This new treatment applies localised heat energy to help

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