Marie Ayres McTimoney Chiropractor in north London and Cardiff, also specialising in Emmett Technique and Hanna Somatic Education

McTimoney Chiropractor in Islington north London and Cardiff, also specialising in Emmett Technique and Hanna Somatic Education




It's my belief that the body responds to gentleness and this is my working philosophy - less is more!

I offer a simple and effective programme to provides a safe, comprehensive approach to help you actively manage the daily challenges your body experiences when coping with today's modern lifestyle. The combination of McTimoney Chiropractic treatment and Emmett Technique - with the additional option of Somatic Movement Education - aims to reverse the pattern of damaging postural habits and chronic pain.

In fact, in their most recently published guidelines (November 2016), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends manual therapy (such as chiropractic and osteopathy), combined with exercise as a useful treatment for low back pain (with or without sciatica).

If you are considering seeing a chiropractor, or are seeking an effective solution for long-term pain or mobility issues, please get in touch to learn more about how I can assist you. I offer a free telephone consultation, so we can discuss how chiropractic care will benefit you, prior to booking an appointment. Simply get in touch by phone, text, or email if you prefer.

I am based in a well-established practice in Cardiff, and a peaceful clinic in central location in Islington, north London. Evening appointments are available in both. To book online, please click on the tab above.

The Cardiff clinic is located within easy access of Cardiff city centre and the M4. Free parking is available. Please CLICK HERE for details.

The clinic in Islington is located in Upper Street, near Angel and Holloway, and is a 5 minute walk from Highbury & Islington Station. Please CLICK HERE for more information.



Appointments are also available in Marlborough in Wiltshire. For details, please CLICK HERE.




McTimoney Chiropractic

John McTimoney began teaching his unique approach to chiropractic in 1972. Concerned with the integrity of the skeletal system and it's relationship to the muscular and nervous systems, McTimoney chiropractic uses light, swift adjustments to the bones and joints. Done entirely by hand, the practitioner uses very little force, which makes this soothing and restorative treatment comfortable to receive.

Chiropractic is commonly considered to be a treatment for back pain, but you don't have to be in pain to benefit from seeing a McTimoney chiropractor. If you are in pain, I can reassure you that chiropractic care has been proven effective in providing pain relief for the following musculoskeletal and neurological conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Frozen shoulder, shoulder or elbow pain
  • Pain and stiffness in joints
  • Muscular tension, inability to relax

    The treatment I provide focuses on easing pain and discomfort, often with results from your very first session.
    For more information, please CLICK HERE


    Emmett Technique

    Introduced to the UK by Ross Emmett in 2007, this technique is fast becoming renowned for its ability to effortlessly ease muscular tension, relieve pain and restore movement and function.

    Emmett Technique is performed by applying light pressure to specific points on the body, sometimes combined with a gentle switching action, often producing instant results.

    The Emmett technique can have a profound effect and benefits may include renewed freedom of movement, rapid pain relief, and a feeling of enhanced balance and stability.

    Australian Ross Emmett developed this unique therapy, which he introduced to the UK in 2007. Using just the fingers to light and specific pressure, the treatment restores optimal function to the neuromuscular system. Simple and efficient, EMMETT technique can produce a profound change in a very short space of time. It helps to resolve pain, reduce stiffness, restore movement and promote stability, from the very first treatment.

    For more information, please CLICK HERE


    Hanna Somatic Education

    Also known as Hanna Somatics, Thomas Hanna developed his purely physical approach to somatic education into simple movements. These are not intended to strengthen or stretch the muscles, but to re-educate them to release unconscious patterns of tension, bringing physical movement back into your conscious control.

    Hanna Somatic Education is suitable for everyone. The movements are performed on a yoga mat (or a chair), are not physically strenuous, and no special equipment is needed. Soft, comfortable clothing is all that you are required to bring. Hanna Somatic Education classes are 1-2-1, so each session is tailored to your own individual needs.

    For more information, please CLICK HERE





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