Holisticare

Holisticare is a centre of excellence

Changing the lives of people who think they can't be helped, in a safe, caring, relaxed and expert enviroment.
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Award winning specialist practice in your community

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You don't have to live with pain!

Changing the lives of people who think they can't be helped, in a safe, caring, relaxed and expert enviroment.
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opening hours

Mon, Tues, Fri
9:00am - 3:00pm
Wed, Thurs
9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 3:00pm
What we do

We provide effective and gentle therapy to patients of all ages – from new born to the very elderly. Our treatment can be adapted for anyone, whether you have a new injury or complex problems that you have been living with for years.

Home Visits

We encourage all patients to attend appointments at our Treatment Centre, as our facilities optimise the therapy. If this is not possible we can offer home visits within a 30 minute drive of Holisticare; the charge for these will include travel time. Please call us to find out more.

emergency cases

You can contact us 7 days a week; please call if you are in pain. We will always try to see you if at all possible, even outside our normal working hours. Please note that out-of-hours appointments will be charged at double our usual rate.

What makes us different


The Technique

At Holisticare we specialise in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release. John Barnes (pictured above) is an American Physiotherapist, who developed this "innovative and highly effective whole body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and dysfunction."

Imagine receiving a treatment that works with your body to help you reach your goals, so you can say that your pain no longer rules your life.

Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle, hands-on treatment that works with your body to untangle the restrictions that cause pain, tension and inflammation.

It can make a difference to a lot of conditions that other types of therapy are not able to help in the long term. We have many patients that come to us having tried several other treatments, who have been told that they cannot be helped and that medication or surgery is the only option for them.

The difference lies in the ability of Myofascial Release therapists to feel where symptoms originate. By working with your body, we are often able to change the cause of your problems, which results in long-lasting benefits.

Your Treatment

At Holisticare, we take the time to listen to your story and we are committed to helping you to reach your goals and be able to manage your own symptoms.

Our patient-centred approach means that every session is different, depending on the needs of that patient on that day. This is determined by what the therapist and patient feel and communicate to each other during the treatment.

Our expertise and experience allows us to successfully work with people who have tried everything else and have been failed by other professions.

Our therapists never treat more than one patient at a time so you will always receive 100% of our attention during your appointment. We keep to our appointment times, ensuring that none of our patients are kept waiting. Our centrally held diary and notes allow for patients to see whichever of our therapists has the most convenient appointment time available. This cuts down on waiting times for initial and follow-up appointments.

We look forward to working with you.

Our  Location

One of only a few specialist Myofascial Release Centres in Europe, Holisticare is situated in a beautiful rural location on the Hertfordshire - Essex border in south east England. We are within 15 minutes of the neighbouring towns of Bishops Stortford, Great Dunmow, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted, while Braintree and Chelmsford are only 20 minutes away. 

With easy access to the M11, Stansted Airport and the London to Cambridge train line, our patients can find us however far they have travelled to come for treatment.

The Holisticare Treatment Centre was purpose built on a working farm and opened in June 2012, expanding to our current Treatment Centre in June 2017. It is fully wheelchair accessible and offers a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere in which to receive your treatment.

We have free parking and WiFi and our peaceful orchard area is sometimes used for al fresco treatments and also for patients and their families to relax in before and after treatments.

How we can help you

Conditions that may be helped
by Myofascial Release

Please note that this list is only a guide; there are many conditions and symptoms which affect the whole body and are caused by problems elsewhere in the body.

Although this technique is very effective, no treatment can claim to ‘fix' problems 100% of the time. If you are unsure whether your symptoms can be helped, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

This treatment is safe to receive in pregnancy.

Achilles tendonitis
Amputations
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Back pain
Brain injury
Breast health
Bursitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Chronic pain
Colic
Endometriosis
Falls
Fibromyalgia
Golfers elbow
Haematoma
Headaches
Heel spurs
Hypermobility
Incontinence
Irritable bowel syndrome
Joint pain
Joint replacement
Joint stiffness
Knee injuries
Ligament injuries
Lymphedema
ME
Migraines
Mobility problems
Motor Neurone Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Muscle pain
Muscle tightness
Neck pain
Panic attacks
Parkinson's Disease
Pelvic problems
Period pain
Phantom limb pain
Plantarfasciitis
PMT
Post fracture symptoms
Post operative symptoms
Prolapse
PTSD
Pubic symphysis dysfunction
Raynauds syndrome
Scar tissue
Sciatica
Shin splints
Slipped disc
Spinal cord injury
Sports injuries
Strains and sprains
Stress-related conditions
Strokes
Tallipes
Tendonitis
Tennis elbow
Torticollis
Women's Health


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