Clinic Central

Clinic Central in Islington is a complementary health centre offering a range of holistic treatment options all under one roof. The clinic is located on the first and second floor above Pilates Central, and boasts a multi-disciplinary team of medical, biomechanical and complementary therapists.

Clinic Central – Complementary Therapies and Aesthetic Treatments

Are you are looking for a holistic approach to your health and well-being? Then check out Clinic Central’s range of practitioners. These include specialists in: acupuncture, osteopathy, cranial osteopathy, applied kinesiology, sports and remedial massage, and medical aesthetics. The clinic’s experienced therapists offer their services to patients of all ages and walks of life. Treatments on offer address a number of health conditions. In addition, Clinic Central is also perfect for patients seeking preventative health care, as well as dietary and nutritional advice.

Alternatively, perhaps you are looking to take advantage of the latest aesthetic treatments. Why not take a look at the treatments on offer at Clinic Central? There are plenty of options to choose from such as: state of the art laser hair removal, multiple medical anti ageing options, and teeth whitening.

Please note: These therapists are independent of Pilates Central.

How to Contact and Book Therapists

The treatments and services at Clinic Central are available to the general public, in addition to clients of Pilates Central. Therapists may be contacted directly on their individual phone numbers or alternatively you may email them on their individual email addresses. Contact details are listed on the individual therapy pages.

Therapy Rooms to Rent in N1

Are you looking to rent a well equipped, modern and conveniently located therapy room or consulting room in Islington? Clinic Central offers therapy and consulting rooms to rent just a stone’s throw from Angel and Highbury & Islington stations.

For further information about renting one of our rooms Please call: 020 7288 8080.

Mayfair Aesthetics

Opened on 1st September 2016, Mayfair Aesthetics is situated on the first floor of Clinic Central

Our mission at Mayfair Aesthetics is to provide some of the highest quality aesthetic treatments available today. We employ only highly trained practitioners who each have many years of experience providing virtually painless Soprano Ice Platinum Laser Hair Removal or a wide range of medical anti ageing and aesthetic treatments.

Our team of Medical Doctors provide such services as Muscle Relaxing Micro Injections, Dermal Fillers, Lip, Cheek and Nose Augmentation, PRP Therapy, Mesotherapy, Dermaroller, PDO Threadlift and Silhouette Thread Lift.

To book an appointment for a complimentary consultation for any of our wide range of services or for any other enquiry, please


0207 354 4000

Applied Kinesiology

Applied kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using manual muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient. Therapies utilized can include specific joint manipulation or mobilization, myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures.

The triad of health is represented by an equilateral triangle with structural, chemical and mental health representing the three sides. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides. For example, a chemical imbalance may cause mental symptoms. Applied kinesiology enables the practitioner to evaluate the triad’s balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced aspects.


Applied Kinesiology Treatment

Your practitioner will take a full and detailed history. They will then perform a wide variety of muscle tests on the patient in order to establish areas of dysfunction.

The great advantage of AK is that the practitioner no longer needs to rely entirely on chemicals or invasive technology to treat the patient. AK provides a system whereby the practitioner works with the patient and the patient is able to be actively involved in their treatment and has an immediate source of feedback through muscle testing. In this way, the patient is able to adopt a much greater sense of responsibility towards their health, and can have a greater awareness of any dysfunction present.

When visiting an AK Practitioner, expect to be involved. They will test for basic mechanical defects; the possible connection of visceral dysfunction (that is, the function of the associated gland or organ); stress levels in the body; and, where relevant, cranial and pelvic distortion and toxicity/ allergy problemsTreatment may involve any combination of manipulative work, guidance in self-treatment, nutritional support, homeopathic remedies and treatment to aid stress-related problems.


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Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head.

It is extremely effective in treating a wide variety of conditions. The gentle yet powerful techniques are beneficial for all ages ranging from newborn babies to the elderly.

Cranial Osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all body tissues. This is called involuntary motion. Impacts to the head or other areas in the body can block or disrupt this movement. This can cause a wide variety of problems both in the head and elsewhere in the body.


The Techniques of Cranial Osteopathy

An osteopath takes a detailed medical history from the patient followed by a careful examination. They will make a diagnosis of what is causing the symptoms, and try to determine the reason why they have developed. Using very subtle and gentle techniques, the accumulated stresses and strains in the body are gradually released.

The aim of cranial osteopathy treatment is to relieve the current symptoms, improve the underlying health of the tissues, and help the body function better in all respects. Patients often report an improvemet in general well being, energy levels, and sleep patterns as well as symptoms other than the initial complaint.

The Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy

The aim of cranial osteopathy treatment is to relieve the current symptoms, improve the underlying health of the tissues, and help the body function better in all respects. Patients often report an improvement in general well being, energy levels, and sleep patterns as well as symptoms other than the initial complaint.


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Osteopathy recognizes the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue, and internal organs.

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual and treatments are tailored to the individual and their presenting complaint.

Patients are treated using a holistic approach, which may include structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy, naturopathy and medical acupuncture. Advice can also be given on self help treatment and lifestyle choices.

Your first 45 minute consultation includes a full medical case history, a thorough structural assessment, and treatment. As part of the examination you may be asked to perform a few simple movements so the osteopath can assess the problem.

The osteopath will use their highly developed sense of touch to assess areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body. They may also use other diagnostic methods such as orthopaedic tests, functional neurology testing using applied kinesiology, or blood tests as part of their assessment. Your practitioner will make a diagnosis and discuss it with you, and if osteopathic treatment is suitable it will be offered to you.

Treatment will be aimed at helping to restore normal joint stability and function, and may include deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, acupuncture, cranial osteopathy techniques, dietary advice, postural advice and the prescription of exercises.

Follow-up treatments normally last 30 minutes; the number of treatments often depends on how long the problem has been there and how severe it is. Most patients report an improvement within 2-3 treatment sessions.


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Sports & Remedial Massage

The Massage Lab – Soft Tissue Therapy / Sport & Remedial Massage 

The Massage Lab are a small collective of highly trained soft tissue therapists. Every day we help people get over pain caused by postural imbalance, chronic conditions, stress, injury, too many hours spent at the laptop or on the running track. We treat all ages and occupations and welcome expecting and post-partum mums.

Read more to find out about out treatments and methods and to meet our therapists.

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Medical Acupuncture

What is Western Acupuncture

Western Medical Acupuncture or “dry needling” is the therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles. It is an evidence based approach applying anatomy, physiology and pathology, which is complimentary to Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. Western Medical acupuncture practitioners consider the physical and chemical effects the insertion of needles may have on ‘trigger’ points or acupoints.

Trigger points are sensitive spots, often situated where nerves leave or enter muscles or tissues. Inserting a needle at these points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.

These chemicals will either change the experience of discomfort, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The resulting improvement in biochemical balance results in stimulation of the body’s innate healing abilities, and promotion of physical and emotional well-being.

The Techniques of Western Acupuncture

The practitioner will interview the patient about their medical history and examine them prior to treatment. Acupuncture treatment involves single use sterile fine needles inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. Manual stimulation is sometimes applied to assist the process. The number of needles inserted will depend on the individual and their condition, and may be as few as two or three. The practitioner may suggest a combination of osteopathic treatment along with acupuncture if it’s beneficial for the patient.

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