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Cotswold Health Centre

Cotswold Health Centre

Show Phone Number8a George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3DXUK
3.8 / 5  Very Good
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Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday09:30 - 19:00
Thursday09:30 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Holistic Health Consultation
Allergy Testing
Hypnotherapy
Reflexology
Reiki
CST - Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy From £40
Craniosacral Therapy
Nutritional Therapy
Bowen Technique
Aromatherapy From £45
(1 mins)
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About Cotswold Health Centre

The Cotswold Health Centre, situated in the centre of Stroud, is a holistic therapy centre, offering a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies as well as boasting a sensory deprivation floatation tank. It has over thirty registered practitioners, whose main aim is to support those who choose to maintain health without the excessive use of medical drugs. The centre offers preventative as well as curative therapies, with weekly Pilates, Yoga and Qigong classes. The centre also promotes a systemic and holistic approach to therapy that addresses the underlying causes of illness and attends to all dimensions of the human condition. The centre runs weekly courses in mindfulness meditation and the Patrick Holford’s “Zest4Life” Nutrition and weight loss programme.

The centre is usually open from 9am to 9pm but may close early on Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Reception is friendly and relaxed and is manned whenever the centre is open. Reception can help you find a suitable therapy or practitioner with whom you can have a free initial discussion, in person or by phone, to assist you in your choice of treatment. The centre’s website has detailed information on the individual practitioners and the many therapies they provide, as well as prices and availability. Therapies include Acupuncture, Allergy Testing, Aromatherapy, Bowen Technique, Coaching, Colonic Hydrotherapy, McTimoney Chiropractic, Metamorphic Technique, Craniosacral, Cranial Osteopathy, Dr Hauschka, Massage, Floatation, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Iridology, KaiAmea, Massage, Nutrition, NLP, Psychophonetics, Pilates, Qigong, Reflexology, Reiki, Rosen, Sauna, Shiatsu and Yoga.

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from 2 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Cotswold Health Centre

"The masseur new exactly what she was doing"
5 50Reviewed 18 Jul 2015 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Deep Tissue Massage
Would definitely recommend!

The masseur was waiting for me when I arrived, she was friendly yet professional.
She spent a few minutes before the massage asking me about any injuries. I would expect from any professional masseur and was glad she asked.
The masseur left the room as I was undressing, although I wouldn't have been concerned if she hadn't. There was quiet, relaxing music playing which blended into the experience perfectly.
I had what was described as a 'deep tissue massage' and thats exactly what it was. It was absolutely fantastic. I didn't want someone to just stroke or rub me I wanted to be pressed firmly in the right places and the masseur new exactly what she was doing.
I was comfortable and relaxed throughout the massage.

I was hesitant about using this clinic after reading the other review. However, I thought it silly to base my decision on 1 review so I rang up.
The receptionist was polite, friendly and helpful so I booked up for a massage.
The whole experience was relaxing and professional and I would definitely recommend this health centre.
Total Amount Paid £40
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Ms Alena Standova responded to this review:

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post this review. We really appreciate your comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed the massage

Stephen UK
"Would not recommend to others"
1 50Reviewed 28 May 2015 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Massage
Awful.

After a busy few days at work I decided to treat myself to a nice relaxing massage. What I got, was quite the opposite!

To start with the room was stark white and bright and the massuese stayed in the room whilst I got undressed - no sense privacy. After explaining where my aches and pains were, she started to massage me by lightly pressing one finger up my back at a time. When I asked her to apply more pressure she said she couldn't as this was not a sport massage but only an aromatherpay one - and that I should 'put my trust' in her. She then proceed to smother my back in oil in a rapid fashion, with the unpleasant pumping sound of the oil dispenser. I then felt her throw the bottle of oil on the towel that was covering my legs - not very relaxing! There was no music, candles or mood lighting. When I turned over on to my back I was nearly blinded by the bright sunlight that was streaming through the open curtains. After asking her 3 times she finally shut the curtains to make it slightly less bright. She then started telling me to "breath in life, health and vitality" and "breath out stress, worry and anger". This was proceed by her trying to engage in full conversation with me asking me what I do to relax and for down time - I'm paying for a massage not a therapy session! Baring in mind she knew nothing about me she then started telling me how I should spend my down time and preaching at me saying I did "not know how to let go" - although she did say she wasn't judging me - could've fooled me! Again, this was meant to be a massage! Once the treatment was finished she left the room to go to the toilet and the sounds of the rickety old flush reverberated around the massage room - very pleasant! When she came back she told me I was done and, once again, decided to stay in the room whilst I got dressed again. At the end of the massage she sat down on her chair and looked as she wanted me to take a seat opposite her so she could life coach me some more. Needless to say I did not take a seat and made a swift exit. Stupidly I paid my £45 fee. Whilst walking down the street after leaving the building it dawned on me that I felt even worse than I did before I went in.

Overall, a very unpleasant experience and one that I would not recommend to others. Avoid at all costs.
Total Amount Paid £45
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Ms Alena Standova responded to this review:

We were very upset to read this review as the client did not comment on any of these things while she was here. We feel very much at a disadvantage if we are not given the chance to put things right. The therapist has 25 years experience with her clients and is a kind and caring person. The points made are totally out of character for her. We have tried twice to contact the client to apologise and try to put things right for her but she does not wish to speak to us. We genuinely wanted to offer some recompense but have not been allowed to do so. We are extremely sorry that the treatment was interpreted in this way and would welcome the chance to discuss it further if the client is happy to communicate

Edwards UK
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Accreditations

  • BCMA - British Complementary Medicine Association (Northern Ireland) 

Provides

Acupuncture

Chiropractic

Holistic Health

Homeopathy

Massage Therapy

Psychology

Psychotherapy

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people - Stairs

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Languages spoken

EnglishGerman

Holistic Health

From £45
Aromatherapy (1 mins)
 
Bowen Technique
CST - Craniosacral Therapy
 
Craniosacral Therapy
From £40
Craniosacral Therapy
 
Holistic Health Consultation
 
Hypnotherapy
 
Reflexology
From £45
Maternity Therapies
 
Reiki
From £40
Shiatsu

General Practice

 
Allergy Testing
 
Nutritional Therapy

Physiotherapy

 
Systematic Kinesiology
From £25
Floatation therapy

Massage Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage
From £40
Relaxation or Deep Tissue Massage Craniosacral Therapy (1 mins)
From £40
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage (1 mins)
Massage
 
Massage
From £40
Therapeutic Massage (1 mins)
From £40
Therapeutic Massage Rosen Method (1 mins)
From £40
Holistic Natural Facelift Massage
From £40
Pregnancy Massage
From £40
Sports Massage

Chiropractic

 
Chiropractor Consultation
 
McTimoney Chiropractic

Acupuncture

 
Acupuncture
 
Acupuncturist Consultation

Homeopathy

 
Homeopathy

Psychology

 
Dramatherapy

Psychotherapy

 
Counselling
 
Psychotherapist Consultation

Body Treatments

From £40
Colonic Massage (1 mins)
From £10
Infra Red Sauna

Payment Information

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Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Ms Alena Standova

Biography:
Reflexologist - Alena trained as a holistic reflexologist with the Maitri Foundation and completed her training with distinction in May of 2009. Alena has been working as a reflexologist since September 2009, starting her practice at Ruskin Apothecary in Nailsworth and joining Cotswold Health Centre in October 2010.

Mr Alex Brounger

Biography:
Hypnotherapist - I have been a Full Time Clinical Hypnotherapist since June 2012 having started doing Hypnotherapy in March 2011. I recently set up The Stroud Hypnotherapy Practice at The Cotswold Health Centre to ensure that people living in Stroud and the surrounding areas have easier access to a choice of highly professional and excellent hypnotherapists.

Ms Annabel Hollis

Job Title:
  Managing Partner
Biography:
Massage Therapist - She has been a qualified massage therapist for 8 years working from home and in clinics in Stroud and Bristol. Before this she worked as a nurse for 11 years in a variety of settings including a hospice. She specialise in deep tissue massage and in 2013 she completed a one year training in 'No Hands' massage which beautifully compliments her hands on work. This exciting new approach uses the soft part of the forearm with falling body weight to create profound transformational release.
Show Phone Number8a George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3DXUK