relief from chronic pain
"Recurrent back pain is a cage around life; you never know when you'll bang up against the bars and recoil in pain. The usual advice worked... for a while. But I felt it addressed symptoms not cause.
Structural Integration is different. It doesn't focus solely on the back but - in the hands of a master practitioner like Cintain - it analyses and treats the whole body, muscle group by muscle group as well as holistically. The systematic approach means my posture is better, my muscles stronger, and I can breathe more freely. It has retrained my body to feel less likely to break down. Thank you Cintain!
Chris, Medical Doctor
"I have been to many massage therapy sessions over the years, but my first session with Alex was the one that stood out more than any other. She combines a deep understanding of the human anatomy with a nice relaxed environment to give you both a very enjoyable and effective treatment. Her enthusiasm and desire to learn and train as much as she can really shows, and you will be able to feel the results immediately"
Sam Lanning, Software Engineer
"Without Alex's help I definitely would not have got through a full rowing season without injury. She was fantastic at professionally treating minor niggles before they developed further, diagnosing the problem and treating it with a range of techniques, with instantly great results!
I'm very grateful to Alex for all her help, and furthermore really enjoyed my treatment sessions!"
Joanna Green, Oxford University Women Lightweight Rowing Club
Improved skin condition
"I was looking to have regular massage sessions once a month to work on some aches and pains I was having. Alex was hopeful that massage could ease my psoriasis. Not only was massage a massive help with the aches and pains, it was becoming very noticeable that my psoriasis was improving. After a handful of sessions my psoriasis has cleared up and is barely noticeable at all. So happy.
Scott Walker, Gardener
relief from back pain
Being a digital artist, I have to spend many hours in front of the computer, and I was looking for a therapist - actually for quite a long time - to treat my back pain. The trouble is that seemingly my back is made out of concrete, and nobody seemed to have the right technique to deal with it, and I tried at least 4-5 different therapists. Therefore I cannot tell how grateful I was to discover the specialised therapy of Alex, so far she is the only one who could really get rid of the pain."
Istvan Prem, 3D Artist
I've had the privilege of being treated by Alex for the last few years, and I can honestly say she has changed my life immeasurably. My body has changed so much, and even though I'm approaching 50, I feel in better shape than when I was in my 30's. As an ex-event rider and show-jumper, living an active life and having ridden since aged 2, I've had my fair share of traumatic injuries and falls which had left me feeling stiff, in pain and generally "not right". Working with Alex has been an incredible journey, starting by unwinding the fascia over certain areas of the body and encouraging it to re-align back to how it should be. The body is amazing and wants to heal, and Alex facilitates this so expertly. I decided to take up pilates to keep tight areas supple and build up weaker muscles that hadn't been able to work properly. I found it so exciting to explain to Alex which bits I was having difficulty with, and then Alex would target these points, and I would go back and suddenly my body was able to go deeper into stretches or move in ways I never thought it could. It was a magical day when I could actually walk up a hill and feel the correct muscles engaging! I love going to Alex, her sunny disposition, her true kindness, her depth of knowledge and her quest to always improve makes her a wonderful therapist and one who I enjoy sending my own patients to. She's always happy to pull out a textbook and show you exactly what she's doing and how parts of your body relate to other parts through the incredible medium of fascia. I am so thankful to have found her, and so grateful to get my body back again. I cannot recommend her enough.
Rebecka B., Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist