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.
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.
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
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 evaluation and treatment."
Imagine receiving a treatment that works with your body to help you reach your goals, so you can say that your symptoms no longer rule your life.Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle, hands-on treatment that works with your body to untangle the restrictions that cause many symptoms.
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.
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.
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
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.
I attended the Free Yourself classes as I needed to find a way to stretch without hurting myself as I have various health issues. I really looked forward to the sessions each week. We learned about our bodies, the fascia and how to stretch and work with our bodies. In each session you learnt new exercises about the part of the body you were working on and were given other tips on health and well-being. You also had a relaxation at the end of the class. I left rejuvenated and refreshed and would highly recommend the class!
Myofascial release was new to me. I found it slightly unusual - it made me feel a bit weird but the pain was reduced even after the first session. Subsequent sessions improved the pain more and made me feel posturally straighter and better aligned than I had in a long time. I use the trick of lying on a tennis ball to stretch my psoas muscle if back pain threatens. It seems to prevent the back "going" completely.