At the first treatment a full case history regarding your health background, gives the McTimoney Practioner an idea as to what may be causing or contributing to your symptoms. This will help her to assess and analyse your particular problem, and tailor her advice for you.

The Consultant will then thoroughly examine all the joints in your body, literally from head to toe, using only their hands, and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary, a truly “whole body treatment”. That is the Joy of McTimoney.

McTimoney therapists have a very finely tuned sense of touch, developed during their training, which enables them to feel for misalignments of the vertebrae and bones. Upon feeling a misalignment (or subluxation) Joy will use one of a number of light, swift and dexterous techniques, unique to the McTimoney method, to adjust the bone

McTimoney treatment is also a preventative therapy and when used in this way greatly improves bodily health and well-being, avoiding long spells of discomfort. Regular check ups are recommended to ensure that your body maintains a healthy balance in all aspects of its daily functioning.


The number of sessions needed varies considerably depending on :

Your age; you generally heal more slowly as you get older.

The nature of the problem: a simple backache will often clear more quickly than a sciatic problem.

How long you have had the problem: generally yesterday’s injury will resolve faster than one of 20 years standing.

Most patients need between two and ten sessions, initially at weekly intervals, then gradually more widely spaced out, by which time a no ticeable change should have occurred, though treatment can continue for longer.

Your McTimoney Therapist will, wherever possible, work in cooperation with your GP and a letter is normally sent to them informing them of your treatment. If on consulation or assessment she discovers or suspects a problem that requires medical investigation, she will in turn refer you to your GP.