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Claire (Osteopath and Clinic Owner)

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an excellent treatment for many problems affecting the musculoskeletal system. It is a modern form of medicine based on the fundamental principle that imbalances within our body’s structure will disturb its proper functioning and that our bodies have an inbuilt capacity to self-regulate and self-heal. Sometimes we need a helping hand to assist that inbuilt response – that is where... Read More

Osteopathy is an excellent treatment for many problems affecting the musculoskeletal system. It is a modern form of medicine based on the fundamental principle that imbalances within our body’s structure will disturb its proper functioning and that our bodies have an inbuilt capacity to self-regulate and self-heal. Sometimes we need a helping hand to assist that inbuilt response – that is where osteopathic treatment can help.

An osteopath’s skill lies in their highly trained ability to observe the body’s lack of balance and to feel tensions, whether in the spine, the joints, or within the delicate balance of the cranium.

Osteopaths use a variety of gentle manual techniques to release tensions throughout the body to help restore harmony and relieve pain and thus allow the body’s own “internal physician” to help restore balance and health.

The Maris Practice also offers osteopathy in the cranial field for babies (often referred to as cranial osteopathy), which some mothers find very helpful with improving feeding and digestive problems and may be of particular benefit following a tongue-tie release.


Massage Therapy

Sports Massage therapy is a form of deep tissue massage which is focuses on helping muscle & soft tissue to their optimum flexibility, to help recover & to help prevent injury.


Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can help you change behaviour if you want it to! Hypnotherapy is a way of harnessing your brain’s natural power to enable you to achieve change and to achieve the best version of ‘you’ that there is! It is a method that has been clinically proven to be effective, offering you the best chance of success. Hypnosis is a simple, down-to-earth and common-sense therapy that can enable... Read More

Hypnotherapy can help you change behaviour if you want it to! Hypnotherapy is a way of harnessing your brain’s natural power to enable you to achieve change and to achieve the best version of ‘you’ that there is! It is a method that has been clinically proven to be effective, offering you the best chance of success.

Hypnosis is a simple, down-to-earth and common-sense therapy that can enable you to progressively improve your habitual feelings and behaviour. It is effective for older children and teenagers as well as adults.

The evidence shows that it is particularly effective in helping people with:

Stress and anxiety,
Pain,
Menopausal symptoms,
Phobias,
Irritable bowel syndrome,
Weight issues,
Insomnia.

Andrew trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London and honed his skills in the Consultant led Musculoskeletal department of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He also taught intermediate and advanced osteopathic technique at Oxford Brookes University.

Andrew was inspired to become an osteopath after breaking his neck in a skiing accident when he was 26 years old. He was fixed by medics in Vancouver but cured by an osteopath in London. That accident which could have killed him offered Andrew a life changing opportunity and a long over due career change.

His treatments are a fusion of classical osteopathy, cranial osteopathy, sports massage and modern medical acupuncture. In order to support your treatment you may also be prescribed a bespoke exercise plan.

Treatment is very ‘hands-on’, so it is advisable to wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Bare in mind that if you are having acupuncture he will need access to bare skin. If you would like to be covered during your treatment please bring your own sheet or towel.

He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and has memberships with the London Osteopathic Society, Academy of Physical Medicine, Institute of Classical Osteopathy and the Institute of Osteopathy. He is registered with most healthcare providers but he does not take BUPA or AXA PPP patients.

Please note that Andrew does not offer treatment to children under the age 7. Please bring your children in to see Augusta, Claire, Hannah, Jess, Olivia or Peter.

Andrew trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London and honed his skills in the Consulta... Read More

Augusta Wilson (Gus) qualified from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 2003 with a BSc in Osteopathic Medicine and a Diploma in Naturopathy. She has since received a post-graduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) and completed further training in Cranial Osteopathy and Medical Acupuncture. Augusta is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Her holistic approach to treatment incorporates exercise prescription, diet and lifestyle analysis and advice in order to maintain long-term health. Working both cranially and structurally, Augusta aims to provide the optimal environment for the body to cope with the stresses placed on it and to allow the body to express its innate healing ability. Augusta has particular experience in the treatment of pregnant and post-partum women; newborn babies; children and teenagers. She however enjoys treating people of all ages and with a wide variety of conditions, both acute and chronic. Outside of work she regularly rock climbs, enjoys yoga and goes running.

Augusta Wilson (Gus) qualified from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 2003 wit... Read More

A graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, paediatric specialist trained by the Osteopathic Centre for Children, registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Sutherland Cranial College.

My interest in osteopathy began with injuries I experienced myself rowing on the Thames. Having consulted a number of practitioners, osteopathy came to my rescue. It was so transformative that I decided to resign from an award winning retail company to retrain as an osteopath.

I graduated from the longest established and most renowned osteopathic institution in Europe, what is now called the University College of Osteopathy. I have continued postgraduate studies at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and the British Institute of Osteopathy amongst others. I am always working to develop new skills and the most modern techniques to treat chronic illness and disease as well as musculoskeletal aches and pains.

My career began in Cornwall where I worked in both private practice and on behalf of the NHS in local hospitals and GP surgeries. I set up a successful private clinic in Looe, a picturesque town near Polperro. After some years, and the eventual sale of my clinic, I took over the running of a clinic in Monaco. I decided to return to south west London in 2016.

Whilst continuing my studies of Cranial and Classical osteopathy, I have expanded my studies to include Pilates for rehabilitation and will soon start a course in Medical Herbalism.

My initial degree was in social anthropology, and as a hobby I study osteoarchaeology. You may also see me on the Thames foreshore looking for clues about the history of London and the Thames. You might not recognise me though, as I am often covered in mud!

A graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, paediatric specialist trained by the Osteopathic ... Read More

Claire bought the practice from Mary Jane Anderton in 2012 and has enjoyed mentoring and supporting the great team at The Maris Practice since then.

Since Claire’s undergraduate training in the 1990s she has had a keen interest in treating pregnant women and children. In 2005, following an intensive two year course, Claire received her postgraduate diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy. While living in Yorkshire she was the Clinic Director at the Osteopathic Centre for Children based in Manchester and a tutor on their MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy Programme. Claire has also taught on various undergraduate and post-graduate Osteopathic programmes.

Claire’s interest and background in sports therapy and management was the initial impetus for her training in osteopathy. It still remains an integral part of her treatment and rehabilitation programmes ranging from games for children with co-ordination and balance problems to core-stability exercises for adults with back conditions.

In 2017 Claire gained her Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation, and after researching for her thesis in non-surgical approaches to lumbar disc prolapses, has been interested in devising rehabilitation and maintenance programmes for chronic back pain sufferers. This approach includes assessing the lifestyle, posture and fitness of the individual to establish the causes of their pain and determine ways to alleviate and manage their pain.

Claire bought the practice from Mary Jane Anderton in 2012 and has enjoyed mentoring and supporti... Read More

Hiisha M. Buente graduated from the ESO (European School of Osteopathy) with a Masters in Osteopathy (MOst). She has a wealth of experience treating patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly and is adept in tailoring her broad range of clinical skills to her individual patients. She uses a mixture of functional techniques (both cranial and fascial), as well as aspects of classical Osteopathy, exercise prescription, self-management strategies and lifestyle advice to affect and improve whole body health. Her special interests are Cranial Osteopathy and Women’s Health. She has completed the Foundation Course of Applied Kinesiology at the ICAK and includes aspects of this within her holistic treatments. Creating a warm and welcoming, relaxing atmosphere, she tailors every treatment uniquely for each patient’s needs. Hiisha strongly believes in empowering her patients to connect with their bodies and optimise their own healing mechanisms. In her spare time, Hiisha enjoys outdoor activities, yoga and singing.

Hiisha M. Buente graduated from the ESO (European School of Osteopathy) with a Masters in Osteopa... Read More

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