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What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a primary health care system, complementary to other medical practices.  It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of problems.  Primarily osteopaths work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, mostly on muscles, joints and fascia, using a holistic and patient-centred approach.

A core principle behind osteopathy is the idea of the body being an integrated and indivisible whole, containing self-healing mechanisms that can be utilised as part of the treatment.  No part of the body works, or can be considered, in isolation. Relevant bio-pyschosocial factors also form part of the process of patient diagnosis.




Elaine Mathias, M.Ost, Dip

Elaine graduated with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy in London. Elaine has worked out of practices in Surrey, London, Brazil and New Zealand where she has treated a wide range of patients of all ages, babies, children and expectant mums to the elderly. 

Elaine enjoys using a wide array of techniques, these include structural techniques like articulation and manipulation, soft tissue work, visceral, and cranial osteopathy as well as acupuncture and kinesiology. She is also a sports massage therapist and treats sports related injuries.

Elaine is a big animal lover and has a natural step for her to treat animals. She studied canine and equine osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Animals in Oxfordishire, UK and wildlife at the Golden Elephant Triangle in Thailand.

Elaines aim is to provide the best care to her patients as possible  and welcomes anybody who would like more information on her practice and the treatments she provide to contact her for a non-obligatory chat.


To read more about Elaine: Gaia Osteopathy  


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