Acupuncture - Steve Kippax
I was referred to Steve Kippax by my Chiropractor. I had been suffering from severe back pain for a couple of months, to the extent that I had to use a walking stick to get around. I had been to my G.P. first who had prescribed pain killers and an X-Ray, but who could offer little else. I had then seen an Osteopath, where I had experienced some initial relief, but was still left in constant pain. My wife then sent me to The Third Space to see a Chiropractor, who referred me on to Steve.
By this time I was becoming anxious that my back would not respond to any treatment and I was concerned about being able to continue at work. I saw Steve Kippax for six sessions in total; my treatment, after a consultation, included acupuncture which had immediate effect, beginning to relaxing some muscles that had been in spasm since my initial back injury; together with some ground herbs taken as a drink and recommendations on changing my diet. This treatment, in six sessions over a couple of months, allowed me to walk straight again, removed the pain and has enabled me to continue to be pain free and fully mobile since. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to anyone.
Having suffered from several miscarriages I approached Steve following recommendations from a friend. He has been extremely supportive during my quest to become pregnant and hold onto it and after eight miscarriages I now have a second beautiful, healthy baby girl.
Whilst I could not be sure if treatment specifically solved the miscarriage problem there is absolutely no doubt that at the grand age of 44 years Steve kept my fertility at it's peak (just getting pregnant 8 times in three years is a pretty major achievement!). He supported me through a few disappointments and the treatment gave me a general feeling of well being and the belief we would eventually get there. Secondary benefits were the disappearance of the arthritic pains I'd been getting and an overall feeling of energy and healthiness. I cannot thank him enough for all his support to us.
I first found out about Steve Kippax about two years ago from reading an article in the Telegraph were he was rated on of the top 20 health gurus in London!!
My medical history is quite complicated but Steve managed to make sense of it. I used to suffer from IBS for such a long time and Steve managed to treat it completely with Chinese herbs. I have not had any problems with this for more than a year now!
When I met Steve I had just stopped taking the pill as my husband and I wanted to try for a baby. I was so worried because whenever I stopped the pill in the past I never had regular periods and when my period started the pain was unbearable! Not only that, I easily develop cysts and fibroids too due to hormonal imbalance and in the past I had to have a surgery to remove them.
With acupuncture and herbs I got my period at regular intervals and the pain was very manageable.
Despite having only one fallopian tube and ovary becoming pregnant was just an impossible dream to me.
Steve told that I was ovulating almost every month which was a good sign.
One day when I went to see Steve he noticed that my heart beat was different. I could see his face was trying to tell me something but on the other hand he didn't want to talk to soon. He told me that if I did a pregnancy test that day it would show negative, so to wait a few days and then take one. I didn't listen and I was taking a pregnancy test every day for the next 3 days. On the third day I saw a faint line. I couldn't believe my eyes!! The next day I took a digital test and it said 1-2 weeks pregnant!
What a surprise!!! And not only did Steve manage to find out first, but I'm sure it wouldn't have happened without his treatment! With Steve's herbs & acupuncture I became pregnant in about 4 months. I now have a 9 month healthy baby girl and I feel extremely lucky and grateful!
I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Steve Kippax for his knowledge and help and for always being so kind, caring and polite.
Nutritionist/Medical Herbalist - Carole Symons
After many years of training twice a day or more but still gaining weight and under performing in the ring, I went to see Carole Symons and she prepared an eating programme specifically for me. Within 2 weeks I lost 1 stone, my energy levels increased, I wasn't sleeping throughout the day, and I can train much harder and longer. Thanks to Carole's expertise I have a much healthier attitude towards food.
Danny Williams Current British Heavyweight Champion, former Commonwealth Champion and the man that KO'd Mike Tyson
After a decade of heart palpitations and failed diagnosis, as well as bloating and fatigue, Carol resolved the issue in just a few appointments. Her advice and instructions have changed my life.
I was eventually after years of misdiagnosis diagnosed with chron's disease 20 years ago and despite having 2 Bowel operations and many flare ups never really had it under control. I also suffered with viral meningitis 2 years ago followed by chronic fatigue syndrome and a huge weight gain . My asthma has not really been under control and this along with tiredness, a low immune level, headaches and the problems with going out and toilets was very stressful all round.
I met Carole at the end of January 2012 and she has helped me to change my life around through some dietary changes and supplements. It is now April 2012 and my asthma rarely bothers me, my chron's/bowel never enters my mind when I leave the front door and the tiredness and headaches are subsiding as well as having lost over 2nd in weight and many inches.
What a transformation thank you to Carole opening my eyes to the problems so many foods can cause
Nutritionist/Kinesiologist - Alexsandra Rehlinger
I've tried for years to find balance for my body, to eat foods and not be concerned with the reaction it will have on me. I've wanted all my life to feel internally tranquil, balanced and in control of my own thoughts and actions. I had tried all sorts of wellness plans and also plenty of exercise (gym work). This is the first time in my entire life, where I feel completely centred. Where I feel that my body and my mind are my two best friends and how finally after all these years I feel the best kind of happy: tranquil. The truly wonderful part of Alexsandra's gift is that I know that this will stay with me for a lifetime, the reason I know this is because as mentioned above it is the first time ever that I feel a shimmering connection between my mind and body. I find my concentration has increased exponentially, my ability to keep my mind focused on what serves me has skyrocketed.
I emphatically believe that the mind and body is empowered by the food it consumes moreso than the exercise it undertakes. Regarding exercise, one of the things that has really caught me by surprise is that my recovery time after exercise has reduced significantly, in fact instead of two recovery days in between workouts I feel hardly any muscle pains - and my workouts are hard workouts!! It's an incredible feeling knowing that anything that comes my way I can tackle because I feel quietly superb. The striking aspect of Alexsandra's talent is that it's so natural, intuitive and unbelievably life transforming. I am exceptionally grateful for the gift Alexsandra has given me.
Thanks so much for the work you are doing for/with me. I'm overall feeling so much better these days!!! Mood swings are much improved, and so is my energy level, and this is what I find somehow exhilarating: I now seem to have so much time to do stuff!! I work a little less -yet some months ago this one decision would have sent me into a panic of un-necessary fears and anxieties. What amazes me is that I have soo much time/energy to do stuff! I now can deal with the day to day chores and do the things I love too, plus my head is so much clearer so I can also have time for the much needed self-reflexion. So Thank You Thank You Thank You
Pregnancy Massage - Belinda Freeman
From week 20 of my pregnancy I’ve had a backache that seems to only be alleviated by lying down on my side. Obviously not possible at work so things have been pretty hellish and its been hard to focus on work. I had heard about special massage for pregnancy and decided to give it a whirl thinking that even if it didn’t help my back it would be a nice relaxing experience for me and my baby. Anyway, I left Belinda feeling the best I have in months. My backache is completely gone and 24 hours later I still haven’t had it return. I’m sure it will return at some point as I spend too much time slouched at my desk for it not to – but at least I now know that seeing Belinda a few times between now and my due date will keep me active and healthy for as long as possible. All my thanks to Belinda.
Sports Massage - Belinda Freeman
At last after 15 years, someone who actually made a difference!! I had been suffering from chronic headaches for years and during 2008/9 again saw 4 neurosurgeons on referral, had 2 MRI scans, nerve blocks injected into my neck but still the headaches. I then saw Belinda Freeman 6 months ago and within the first couple of sessions, knew she was making a difference.
Today I have very few headaches and even when I do they are much less severe. She has helped by taking the time to listen, given me valuable advice and direction, suggested many exercises I could do myself which have helped no end and most importantly opened my eyes to other things in my life having an impact on my body and has addressed these too.
I have had many massages by many people with many different styles over many years but nothing compares to the knowledge, skills and ability of Belinda and I honestly believe I will never contemplate going anywhere else.
GP Services - Dr Eric Asher (GP/Homeopath)
I would recommend that everyone should have a Know Yourself Inside Out (KYIO) Assesment. I found out so much about how fit I actually was. Things that I would never had known e.g my lung capacity and body fat . I also had very high body fat , which I tried previously ignore, however when I was shown the true facts on paper it actually spurred me into action. After my personal training sessions I went back to the doctor and was told that I was achieved a healthy weight which was brilliant news and made me very happy !
I thought it was a very interesting and responsible way for a gym to act for new members and the follow up meeting was a very positive way of keeping members engaged in the gym as it showed a clear benefit from attending the gym. Also other conditions – such as my athlete foot was diagnosed and is now cleared up from the prescription issued. I think that the KYIO is the sort of service that makes the 3rd space stand apart from other gyms.
Bowen Technique - Michael Patrick
Bowen Technique represents a real break-through and a very useful and highly beneficial addition to my life.
Having lived a very busy and highly charged career lifestyle over the last 25 years, my body was showing signs of strain when I was at the mid-point of my 40s. All my life I suffered from a curvature of my spine (pronounced kyphosis and scoliosis) and from a light asthma induced by allergies I have had since my early childhood.
When my energy levels were at their lowest, I heard about Bowen and thought I give this a try. During the very first session, the practitioner Michael Patrick only performed a few light manipulations to various areas of my body for a few minutes.
He then left the room, told me to relax and after a few minutes on my own a miracle / transformation occurred: Without any prompting or advance notice, all of a sudden my breathing opened and I started taking the deepest breaths I had ever taken in my life. The breathing had entirely opened up and I was able to breathe deeply and fully like never before. I left on a joyous high, amazed by the transformation I had experienced. However, I was sceptical whether this deep breathing would sustain. To my greatest joy, it did.
My second session, we focused on my posture. After 45 years of trying to straighten my posture and being restricted in doing so by my kyphosis and scoliosis, I walked out of the session more upright than ever. I then went to a restaurant and sat like I had only seen people with the most disciplined of postures such as ballet dancers.
My third session, I asked Michael to focus on my low mood. And again after an hour of light manipulations and relaxation, I left and felt the happiest I had been for some time.
Having tried a number of alternative and complementary therapies, I am a fan of Bowen and Michael as a practitioner having had three such amazing transformational sessions. Michael practices with a lot of skill and displays an outstanding aura of calm.