Original Movement

A unique environment to work out in. With the River Trent a stones throw away, the tranquil setting is the ideal view to really take away any worries and stresses and to focus on yourself.

An exclusive, relaxing studio that truly is unlike any other 'gym' around. The location is matched only by the quality of trainer and therapist that Original Movement has to offer.

With state of the art 'Technogym' and 'Powerplate' technology, as well as everything else you would expect of a fully equipped gym (except the boring sit down machine weights).

A more friendly, unintimidating environment would be hard to find with premier personal training, sports massage, acupuncture and holistic therapies for all to benefit from.

Age and physical condition are not barriers to prevent anyone enjoying a modern and varied style of exercise and movement with major personal benefits. We train everyone from elite athletes to complete novices who are completely new to gym environments.


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of healthcare devised by the Chinese and other eastern cultures. It works to maintain the body's equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of well being: physical, mental and emotional.

Good health is not just the absence of pain or disease. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy, moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels (meridians) beneath the skin. This energy is known as 'Qi' (pronounced 'chee')

The flow of Qi can be disturbed by any number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, anger or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections and trauma. When the Qi is unbalanced, illness may result.

Ultra-fine acupuncture needles are inserted at chosen points along the channel of energy. The aim is to stimulate the body's own healing response and restore its natural balance.

Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problems.

What happens when I go for treatment?

You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The acupuncturist is also likely to feel your pulses on both wrists, and may ask to look at your tongue. This all helps to formulate a diagnosis. Your acupuncturist will then discuss with you the next steps and suggest a course of treatment.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture needles are much finer than the hypodermic needles used for injections and blood tests, therefore it is not painful. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as 'electric', 'a tingling' or 'a dull ache'.

Is it safe?

The result of two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 concluded that the risk of serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. The needles used are single use, sterile and disposable. Responses to treatment can sometimes include tiredness or mild dizziness and very occasionally minor bruising may occur. However, all such reactions are short-lived.

What can acupuncture treat?

Respiratory problems: Asthma, common cold, acute tonsillitis.

Musculo-skeletal problems: Joint pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, lower back pain, upper back pain, frozen shoulder, shin splints, Achilles tendonopathy, tendonitis, knee problems.

Fertility, menstruation and hormone imbalances: Irregular periods, period pain, infertility, menopausal problems.

Digestive disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, bloating, diarrhoea and heart burn/ acid reflux, weight problems.

Skin Problems: Eczema, rosacea, acne.

Head, eye, nose problems: Headache, migraine, tinnitus, sinusitis, toothache, trigeminal neuralgia.

Other Techniques:

Moxibustion: Moxa comes from the leaves of the common mugwort (Artemisia Vingans). Small balls may be placed on the end of acupuncture needles and burned gently, or small cones can be placed directly on the skin to smolder (they are removed long before they cause any discomfort or pain). Moxa helps to warm the body and boost the energy levels (Qi). It can be a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

Cupping: Cupping is another useful technique. It is used to treat joint and muscle stiffness and tension, and can also be beneficial in the treatment of the common cold.

A vacuum is created inside a glass cup by briefly inserting a flame and then placing the cup on the skin, or by using cups that have a suction pump. Gywneth Paltrow is a famous advocate of 'cupping therapy'.

Your practitioner: Sally Wharmby has a First-Class BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese Medicine Style). She is a fully registered and insured member of the British Acupuncture Council. She has a special interest in the treatment of Sports injuries, anxiety and infertility. She is currently studying for a post-graduate diploma in Tui Na (Chinese Therapeutic Massage).