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!

Using McTimoney Chiropractic treatment, Emmett Technique, and the additional option of simple somatic exercises, I provide a safe and effective programme, which aims to quickly eliminate pain and restore the function of your muscles and joints.

This combined approach helps you to manage the daily challenges your body experiences when coping with today's modern lifestyle.

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).




I am based in a well-established practice in Cardiff, and a peaceful clinic in central location in Islington, north London.

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.

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.

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. Today, McTimoney chiropractors make up over quarter of the profession in the UK. A McTimoney practitioner uses only their hands to locate and gently align the bones and joints of the spine, pelvis, cranium and extremities. My approach uses minimal force and is very comfortable to receive. The treatment I provide focuses on relieving pain and discomfort, often with results from your very first session.

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 aim of chiropractic is to improve your quality of life by targeting the source of pain, keeping you moving in the right direction towards optimum health and wellbeing.

    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 enhanced balance and stability.

    For more information, please CLICK HERE


    Hanna Somatics

    Also known as Hanna Somatic Education, Thomas Hanna developed his purely physical approach to somatic education into a series of simple exercises. 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.

    Learning Hanna Somatic exercises means fewer visits to the chiropractor, because once you have mastered them, you can identify and release tension in your body in just a few minutes. Imagine being pain free, able to move freely and gracefully, with greater control, at any age. This is what you can achieve with Hanna Somatics.

    Hanna Somatic Education is suitable for everyone. The somatic exercises are performed on the floor (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 need.

    For more information, please CLICK HERE





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