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Ana initially worked as a nurse in her homeland Brazil, where she specialized in the areas of intensive care, post cardiac surgery and women's health. While living in New Zealand, she trained in Sports Massage therapy, Reiki and Bach Flower Remedies and developed an interest for manual therapies. After relocating to London (UK) Ana went on to study osteopathic medicine and graduated from The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2004, following with a Master’s in pediatric osteopathy and further training in cranial osteopathy.
Osteopathy Structural and Cranial
Ana uses techniques ranging from active deep tissue muscular, joint mobilization and manipulation, cranial, dry needling and assisted stretch to treat injuries and compensatory imbalances created by dysfunction.
Pediatric Osteopathy (Babies and Children)
Treatment of postural imbalances and compensations acquired in childhood and teenage years may help to prevent from developing mechanical dysfunctions in adulthood.
Acupuncture type needles inserted into muscles (trigger points) to ease muscular pain and improve joint mobility, commonly used to treat sports injury, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and generalized muscle pain.
Sports Massage Therapy
A combination of manual work and passive structural stretching to work not only on the muscles but also on ligaments, tendons and the fascia.