Brought up in a French home where nutrition, yoga and healing therapy were a way of life. Sebastien grew up with the awareness that health is central to wellbeing.
The anthroposophy of the educational approach of Rudolf Steiner acquainted Sebastien with the possibility that science, art and spiritual practice are interdependent. Later on, osteopathy further nourished the notion of continuum. Its philosophy and practice illustrated the principle that mind, body and spirit express as a whole within human beings.
Having studied at the prestigious European School of Osteopathy, Sebastien developed a passion for working with the human body, supporting the inner healing forces in their continuous effort to maintain homeostatic balance and optimal health.
The vibrant city of London has been home to his osteopathic practice over the last ten years, where Sebastien gained valuable experience thanks to the inspiration, help and support of his mentors (Hedwig Verdonk and colleagues at the Tufnell Park osteopathic practice), teachers (Osteopathic Centre for Children), therapist colleagues (Lynn Murphy at the Active Birth Centre) and workshop team mates.
The teaching experience gave Sebastien the opportunity to share his knowledge and skills with osteopaths in South America. He was invited at AESOPLAT in Peru in 2014 and 2016, and subsequently at Colegio brasileiro de Osteopata in Brazil in 2017 to teach osteopathic principles and techniques, and paediatric osteopathy.
Combining structural, functional, visceral and cranial approaches, Sebastien believes that the osteopath is both a physician and an artist who looks after the rich, complex and wonderful engineering of the human body.
Clio is a general practice osteopath, treating a wide variety of patients from athletes to office workers and from newborns to the elderly. She has a particular interest in women’s health and in treating women around pregnancy and birth.
She graduated in osteopathy and naturopathy with distinction from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clio is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
She has completed further training in Holistic Pelvic CareTM as taught by women’s health physiotherapist Tami Lynn Kent. Holistic Pelvic CareTM involves gentle internal massage of the pelvic floor muscles and fascia alongside attending to emotional holding patterns in the pelvic bowl using dialogue, visualisation, breath-work and abdominal contact.
Treatments help re-balance the pelvic floor and increase blood flow to pelvic organs, which can improve problematic symptoms. Clio has a background in contemporary dance and capoeira, and is also a trained yoga teacher, all of which she draws on to tailor her movement and exercise prescriptions for health, injury and postural rehabilitation. Advice on nutrition and lifestyle is also offered where needed to support health and well-being.
At Rosebery Practice London we believe that Osteopathy is a complementary approach to medicine that grounds its concept in the principle that the body has an innate capacity to heal itself. Its philosophy reflects the holism and depth of the health explorations lead by its founder Andrew Taylor Still and its successors, and sets it apart from other medical disciplines.
Based on the understanding of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, our osteopaths can detect tensions, blockages or restrictions associated with impaired body tissue function. Using manual skills, we aim to diagnose and treat the body in order to support the integrated functioning of all its parts. Our aspiration is to always facilitate ease of body movement and help create a more holistic health awareness.
Our therapies include General Osteopathy, Global Biomechanical Assessment, Cranio-sacral Osteopathy, Structural Osteopathy, Paediatric and Obstetric Osteopathy, Sport's Osteopathy.
Our holistic healthcare treatment provides you with a natural, safe and effective form of pain relief, promoting healing and rehabilitation. In seeking to maintain good health and prevent future problems we may advise you on posture, diet, lifestyle exercise and stress management.
All our osteopaths at Rosebery Practice London are regulated in the UK by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.