A relatively new addition to the alternative therapy scene, the Antibes Practice boasts highly qualified therapists, passionate about their profession.
Antibes is famous for many reasons, the beautiful Cap d’Antibes, a long history of famous artists and writers, and a busy yachting port. Strolling the streets of one of the Côte d’Azur’s best known towns, now you can also find the new Antibes Practice, a centre for CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies set up by Christine Paul and Julia Edgely (pictured below), both highly qualified and experienced practitioners.
Arriving at the practice, you find yourself in a private couryard with its own beautiful lemon tree. The first impression is that of the peaceful and calm feeling about the place, an atmosphere that is essential to many of the treatments available at the clinic.
The Antibes Practice offers many CAM therapies, well known among the expat community. The team of individual practitioners are passionate about health, well-being, and providing the best quality treatment for patients. Between them, they have a wealth of experience in their respective fields, which means that patients are in good hands. All practitioners are highly trained and qualified and there is a therapy to suit everyone – men, women, pregnant women, babies, and toddlers.
Many people have experienced complementary and alternative medicine therapies in a combined practice environment, where both therapists and patients can work together towards health. Up until recently, this clinical setting was not available in the South of France.
Amongst the services provided by the Antibes Practice, one can find colon hydrotherapy, maternity reflexology, homeopathy, osteopathy, chinese herbal medicine, reiki, scenar therapy, naturopathy, counselling, and regular workshops such as Alexander Technique, baby massage, healthy eating, and massage courses. A majority of practitioners speak both French and English and there are also therapists who speak German and Italian, so the centre caters for the whole community, expats and locals alike.
The practice is a great supporter of the local community and local environment, and also implements an organic and recycling policy. The massage oils used are organic and, where possible, locally sourced. They also have a practitioner on board who offers organic beauty treatments using a range of products from the region.
The aim of the Antibes Practice is to make CAM therapies readily available to the community of the South of France, promote complementary therapies, and also be a source of information should people wish to inform themselves of a more natural approach to health.
14, avenue du 24 Aôut
Tel: 04 92 95 13 10
Lead image and photograph of Julia and Christine © 2012 Carmen Blike