We believe that a holistic approach to mental health through combining physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is vital to long-term mental health. As a result, we have developed a unique physical health and wellbeing programme to support our patients’ overall health and wellbeing, and, if clinically appropriate, to complement our other therapy treatments.
Nightingale hospital has a fully equipped gymnasium for inpatients. Our fitness instructor offers an initial assessment and will give you an overview of your physical state. They will recommend the most beneficial course of activity and determine the most appropriate level of intensity of exercise for you.
Our fitness instructor is also delivering ‘drop-out workout’ sessions, every Monday between 12:45pm and 1:45pm. You can choose the length of supervised workout you want from 15 to 60 minutes. He aims to maintain variety, motivation, progression, fun and safety in the sessions.
The gym is open any time and free to access. Gym assessments are on Wednesdays between 12:45pm and 1:34pm.
Diet and nutrition
The nutritionist programme is exploring eating patterns and identifying areas that requires attention to balance nutrition. The nutritionist programme will improve physiological and psychological health and wellbeing. Nightingale Hospital nutritionist programme, for inpatient, day patient and outpatient, includes an assessment of current patterns and evidence based advice on what changes to make.
£125 per session.
Nightingale Hospital offers massages for inpatient, day patient and outpatient. Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of muscles and connective tissues to enhance a person’s health and well being to helping relax and relieve muscle soreness.
Below the list of massages we offer:
- Therapeutic Massage – 30, 60 or 90 minutes
- Deep Tissue/Remedial Massage – 30, 60 or 90 minutes
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage – 60 or 90 minutes
- Seated Acupressure/Indian Head Massage – 30 minutes
- Thai foot massage – 30 minutes
- Organic Skincare Facials and Facial Massage
£71 per hour session.
Nightingale Hospital includes yoga class in inpatient and day patient therapy programme. Yoga combines physical and mental practices that originated more than 3 000 years ago and is a restorative and energising technique.
Yoga can alleviate mental health issues such as loss of memory and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, panic attacks, addiction, and phobias. The breathing and relaxation methods are calming and very effective in relieving stress and emotional distress.
Yoga is taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30.
Sleep and energy therapy
Sleep is very important for good physical and mental health. Sleep therapy helps with identifying problems that may be unaddressed that are contributing to your lack of sleep, as it can commonly be a symptom of other mental health problems. Addressing these issues can help the stress that is keeping you awake. The resulting disturbance in sleep can then develop into its’ own problem with accompanying poor concentration and mood, contributing to a vicious cycle.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, known as MBCT, is a 8 week course designed to help those who are experiencing depression and chronic unhappiness. MBCT course involves meditative practices to help you pay close attention to the present moment, noting your thoughts, feelings and body sensations. It creates the possibility of working more wisely with sadness, fear and worry, emotions that are central to preventing depression.
£375 including 8 weekly evening sessions and full retreat day. More information on our Mindfulness Course Brochure.
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