My wife very kindly bought me a bespoke treatment package at The Alternative Healthcare as a Christmas present. I’ve suffer from a typical commuter/office worker ailment, i.e. bad lower back pain. Indeed, it’s always there as a dull pain but from time-to-time it becomes an acute and intense pain. I’ll save the long story, but suffice to say the NHS can’t or won’t do much more than they have and I’m more than a bit fed up with it and the Tramadol that I’ve been on for years…
Unlike the old me (typical bloke not really interested in any of this sort of stuff), I’ve now got a very open mind to alternative methods and I must say, I’m hugely impressed with the practice. I filled in a very detailed questionnaire and saw the Ayurvedic Doctor who has put me on a course of herbal medicine, Ayurvedic massage and a comprehensive nutrition plan. All of which I embraced and have had a positive impact – after just a week. I’ve become very aware recently that good health is so much more about good nutrition than exercise. That’s not to say I stopped my running etc.
The massages were fantastic! Honestly the best I’ve ever had. I now also have a programme to follow for the next two months, including more herbal treatments, yoga, pilates, etc and am very positive it will all help me finally sort this wretched thing out.
The cafe is really very good and the soups, curries and smoothies are amazing. Very healthy basic ingredients but delicious and filling… The whole environment and all of staff are quite simply delightful. Accordingly, I cannot recommend The Alternative Healthcare enough!
Finally, the owner Melissa has been completely wonderful with helping me, listening and recommending what I could do. Be this within her practice or just generally (even lending me their cook books…) So I’d like to thank her and everyone very much indeed and wish you all every success.