I am a 44 year old woman who has suffered with PMT for over 25 years. Symptoms ranging from severe mood swings, irritability, feeling extremely low and depression. I have tried lots of different remedies over the years from Evening Primrose Oil to anti-depressants, all of which do alleviate some symptoms but not a long-term solution.
Four months ago I turned to Mitra at The CHAIM Centre to see if acupuncture could help. I had a treatment every week for the first four weeks ( a full cycle) and the results were miraculous. The lead up is usually when I feel the worst but symptoms had diminished considerably and I felt I could cope so much better. After four treatments, I now have a treatment once a month, the week before my period. My symptoms have not disappeared completely, however they have lessened so much that I now no longer dread that time of the month and feel I can cope so much better with it.
The treatment itself is wonderful, you can barely feel a thing and brings an amazing calm to your mind, body and soul. I would advise doing very little after your treatment, drinking lots of water and a very early night. The next morning you will wake up like a different person. I would definitely recommend Mitra and the Chaim Centre, she is an incredible lady who had helped me enormously.
I had been suffering for sometime with PMT since the birth of my second child and my periods were becoming more painful and the pre-menstrual symptoms were lasting most the month. I was bloated, suffering from cramps, needing to go the toilet regularly during the night and finding it difficult sleeping. After my first Reflexology treatment with Chetna, my sleep improved. By the second treatment, my PMT had reduced noticeably and I started to feel as if I had more energy. I am now enjoying regular Reflexology treatments which is keeping me symptom free! Thanks Chetna! Alexis.
I was suffering from recurring back pain and had a number of health issues. I was recommended to see Mitra Anvar, Acupuncturist and was amazed at how amazing her treatment was. Back pain improved as did my chronic health issues that I had suffered for years with. Mitra is also such a kind sweet person who instantly puts you at ease as I was quite nervous about the needles. She’s been a life saver. Janet.
The CHAIM centre is extremely friendly, welcoming and efficient. They offer numerous treatments in a down to earth yet professional atmosphere. I cannot fault them. I saw Sharmila, the Chiropodist, for a problem with some very resistant verrucae. After trying all the “over the counter” products with no success for a period of two years, they cleared up within 3 weeks of seeing Sharmila. I am very happy!”
I went to the Chaim Centre to sort out some serious back pain I wok up with one morning. One session with Maria and I feel so much better. She is probably the best masseuse I have EVER had a massage with. I was sooooo enjoyable and she is such a lovely lady and made me feel at ease. Her hands are magic! She really knows what she’s doing. I highly recommend the Chaim centre! Jennifer.
I’ve visited Chaim Centre a few times and thought that I’d write a little message. You don’t always notice the door from the street, but there is a lovely and welcoming space behind it. The rooms are cosy and comfortable, which makes the classes small (I had pilates) – I really like that, as you get special attention and don’t mind to ask questions. They are all really professional – I’ve seen the herbalist many times in the past and really benefited. In short, I really recommend this lovely centre, it’s great to have so many options under one roof! My next treatment – a massage after the London marathon! Cherique.
I have had an acupuncture treatment recently and it has been fantastic in many aspects. The CHAIM Centre is a very special place where you enter ‘stressed’ and leave in a cloud of relaxation and happiness! Ali.
“I have been treated by my homeopath for over a year. I would never have believed homeopathy would have made such a difference to my life. I feel like a different person. I originally went for back pain, but it has changed my life, both in terms of health and emotions. My deep depression has lifted, my weight has dropped, self-esteem returned and I have more motivation and energy. A year ago, I would never have believed that a tiny little white pill could affect me so powerfully. I now recommend homeopathy to all my friends.”
– MV, female 38
“Massage helps heal the effects of tension, stress and negative mood, improves immunological defences and is also a source of sensual pleasure. Ayurvedic massage, which is based on an Ancient Indian healing method, is primarily preventative and fundamentally aims at treating the causes of disharmony in the body rather than the symptoms. Natalia Ubieta is an excellent practitioner of Ayurvedic massage. She provides fine touch and emotional sensitivity combined with a highly developed thinking mind.”
– Dr. Mario Marrone, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.
“I had a very bad back due to bad posture and arthritis and this was also causing pain in my knees, joints and neck. After a few treatments with Osteopath, the pain lessened, my mobility became better and my neck pain ceased. The Osteopath treats me with care, sensitivity and charm whilst her capable hands treat me highly professionally and efficiently. Thank you!”
“I had reached a point in my life where complacency and apathy had set in. I needed to get back on track and move forward. I was unemployed and unsure of what the future held. I came along to the C.H.A.I.M. centre and saw your Hypnotherapist. I was a complete non-believer but willing to try anything, and maybe even disprove it. How wrong I was. Within two sessions I had a list of goals, a game plan and a hunger for life. I have to put in to writing how grateful I am to the C.H.A.I.M. centre for providing me with a platform to success. Thanks.”
“I felt I had to put in writing my thanks for the wonderful service I have received at your centre over the last two months. As you know I came to you with severe eczema, having used steroids and other conventional medicine for years to no affect. I didn’t know what to do next. Thanks to your advice and kind care and attention, I decided to see your Acupuncturist. Without your help I would have had to continue suffering for the rest of my life.
Whilst I am not completely cured of my ailments, there are noticeable signs of the beginning of the healing process, something that prescription drugs did not achieve. I fully believe that I have found the answer at The C.H.A.I.M. Centre, and I can’t stop telling my friends about your place!”
Why do I come to The C.H.A.I.M. Centre? Firstly, because it’s so convenient to find all the different therapies in one centre there are too few such places. Mainly because they are so nice and helpful there I feel better as soon as I walk in the door! Thanks for all your help.”
“Having a Shiatsu treatment for me has always been a special treat in the past. Seeing Julie McBride at The C.H.A.I.M. Centre for a treatment was a lot more than just a special treat. I felt totally rejuvenated and at ease with myself after the treatment. Apart from all the potential benefits to the system, it felt deeply relaxing something worthwhile taking up regularly with Julie in our increasingly stressful lives.”
“I had a fairly long standing back problem soreness and pain on one side plus frozen shoulder on both sides which restricted my movement. I had tried sports massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture over a period of several months, but did not find that these treatments alleviated the problem a great deal.
The Bowen Technique sounded very powerful and I thought it would be effective for the problems that I was experiencing. I initially had 3 sessions of treatment. After the third treatment I noticed a dramatic improvement. My back and neckwere looser, and I had virtually no pain or discomfort for several months. The Bowen therapist thought that I might benefit from more treatments to loosen the stiffness in my back, and so I have had further sessions with her. One effect that was unexpected for me was the alleviation of hot flushes. I found that both the frequency and intensity have decreased, and that I can easily manage their effects without resorting to any other remedies”
“I was involved in a car accident eight weeks ago and suffered a head injury, Since the accident I have had headaches every day plus a lot of neck and back pain. I was given anti-inflammatories by the doctor but they did not work. I was told about the C.H.A.I.M. Centre in Willesden Green and a therapist called Julie McBride who specialises in craniosacral therapy. I had never heard of this treatment but was in so much pain that I thought I would give it a go. After the first session, I left floating on air. For the week after that session I had only one slight headache and my neck pain had subsided. I also felt more awake and alive than I had done for a long time.
After the second treatment, my headaches had completely disappeared and I was feeling back to my normal self.
I would definitely recommend this gentle and powerful therapy to everyone as it can help with such a range of conditions.”
– Female, aged 33
“I am a ward nurse and always on my feet for many hours a day/night. I was suffering with extreme knee pain when I was advised to see a podiatrist. Sharmila Rajadeva conducted a full Biomechanical Assessment where she analysed the way I walked and looked at all my lower limb joint movements. I was advised a pair of casted orthotics which were especially made for me. Almost straight away I was walking in a better position and subsequently my knee pain disappered. I cannot tell you how happy I am, and how much difference it has made to my life and job – many thanks to Sharmila.”
– Female, aged 29.
“I have been diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease. Despite medication which relieved the disabling tremor, I was still in a lot of discomfort from pressure and tightness in the head, shoulders and back. A friend recommended trying Craniosacral Therapy with Julie McBride. I am aware that Parkinson’s disease is not curable, but whilst receiving this form of therapy, my discomfort has been reduced and is now considerably more controlled.
I highly recommend this treatment and have great confidence in Julie as a practitioner.”
– Female, aged 71
“When I was approximately 2-3 months pregnant with our first child, I began to suffer from terrible headaches. After several weeks of trying to deal with the pain, I decided to try Craniosacral Therapy, with Julie McBride, at The C.H.A.I.M. Centre. After just 2 sessions of this therapy, the headaches were virtually gone. When I fell pregnant with my second child, the headaches started again. This time I decided to see Julie straight away and was so relieved that again, after just a couple of sessions, I didn’t have headaches any more.”
– Female, aged 35 years old.
“I recently completed a series of Craniosacral Therapy sessions with Julie McBride to help me recover from the affects of an emergency caesarean operation. Since the caesarean , I had been experiencing pain, exhaustion , depression and problems bonding with my new baby.
The series of four sessions has had the affect of clearing the shock of the operation and has left me feeling re-energised, full of vitality and able to enjoy my relationship with my new baby.
A wonderful feeling which conventional medicine could only ever dream of matching.”
– Female, aged 36 years old.
“I had regular Shiatsu with Julie McBride twice a month during both my pregnancies. Receiving this therapy has given me enormous confidence in my body and mind, as well as ameliorating many of the symptoms associated with pregnancy, and has also helped me to feel connected to my baby from very early on.
When, during my first pregnancy, a routine scan showed a cyst in my son’s brain, we had to decide whether to go ahead with amniocentesis to see if he was suffering from a very rare genetic disorder. Shiatsu really helped me to stay calm during this worrying time, and to listen to my body and instincts which told me that he was fine. When it came to my labour, the trust and connectedness to my body which the Shiatsu sessions had really helped me to develop, enabled me to give birth to both my children without drugs or medical intervention.
I believe that it is largely due to Shiatsu that I was able to experience giving birth as such a powerful and positive experience.”
– Female, aged 42.
“During the last trimester of my pregnancy I developed carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand. I have not experienced pain like it – it affected my thumb and first two fingers and was very debilitating at times. It hindered my ability to do minor tasks with my fingers and also kept me awake at night. Despite the use of a splint, regular pain killers, elevation of the arm, and regular exercises nothing seemed to help. The pain regularly reduced me to tears and I thought I would not be able to cope with it for the remainder of my pregnancy.
My husband suggested I try some cranio sacral therapy. He had recently received some treatment at The C.H.A.I.M. Centre with Julie McBride for some sports injuries in his elbow and knee and was amazed at how successful it had been. After two sessions of treatment the relief from the pain was incredible. I no longer needed to wear the splint and very rarely needed to take pain killers. I was able to use my fingers freely without pain. Friends said I looked better as the worry and stress from the pain had gone from my face. It has been two weeks since I have received any treatment and still I am pretty much pain free. It has been a miracle and has made the last few weeks of my pregnancy so much more bearable. I would definitely recommend such treatment to anyone else who suffers this syndrome in pregnancy.”
– Female, aged 39
“I am a club athlete, who competes over 100m and 200m. I’ve been suffering from a lower back injury, which has been affecting my hamstrings. Several Physio’s have tried to get to the root of the problem but with no results.
A friend of mine recommended Natalia Ubieta at The CHAIM Centre, and after seeing her several times my injury disappeared and has not affected me since. Whenever I have a sports injury, Natalia is the first number I call”
– Trevor, a greatful athete
“I would warmly recommend Cranial Osteopathy at the Centre, a deeply intuitive and effective treatment. I am always amazed by her insights and how much my body knows about me.”
– Oliver Perceval, London
For enquiries about any of the above treatments, please contact The C.H.A.I.M. Centre – 0208 452 0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.