About Us

Our Intention Statement

Our practice is a thriving family-oriented centre, with our experienced team providing nurturing, loving and supportive chiropractic and massage care throughout your lifetime.

We pride ourselves in being an important pillar of the community and we joyfully build warm relationships with all that are drawn to us.

With an abundance of energy, we touch the lives of as many people as we can.

Paula

Chiropractor & Director

Hi I’m Paula Garcia, chiropractor and director at Health and Vitality Centre, welcome to you all. The centre provides professional, safe and effective chiropractic and osteopathic care for all ages.

I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council, British Chiropractic Association and have been involved in Chiropractic for over thirteen years.

At the centre, treatment is given in comfortable relaxed surroundings to aid in your pathway back to health. As a chiropractor I aim to help you gain knowledge regarding your condition. I feel that ‘Knowledge is Power’ therefore the more you understand about your condition the better your overall recovery will be.

I believe that there are many factors incorporated in leading a healthy pain free life and I aim to give nutritional, lifestyle, ergonomic and exercise advice. This helps to educate and empower my guests to long term health, by offering a total package of care.

So, if your body is stopping you doing the things that you love due to pain and dysfunction, such as to getting back to a sport, exercise, gardening, being able to lift your children/grandchildren, feeling like ‘yourself’ again contact the centre to book an appointment. Don’t let pain ruin your quality of life. Do something about it today.

Mike

Director

Hello, my name is Mike Garcia and I am Director of finance and compliance at Health and Vitality Centre as well as being Paula’s husband.

I had always had a passion for health and fitness, over the years suffering recurring hip and leg issues through competitive sport. After many years of taking painkillers to get through I was treated to chiropractic which reduced my pain and problems significantly. I am now living a fit and competitively active life, this year I completed the three peaks challenge, I couldn’t have done it without with my chiropractic care!

Laura

Practice Manager

Hello, my name is Laura and I am the practice manager at The Health and Vitality Centre. I have a real passion for health and wellbeing (having experienced chronic pain personally) and know how important a part this plays in leading a happy life. I made a big decision to leave my full time corporate role in order to gain some much-needed balance in my life and I haven’t looked back!

I love personal development and learning – something which I practice daily. My interests include Pilates, volunteer work, horse riding, skiing, natural health and precious time with friends and family. I’m excited to be a part of the team and am looking forward to helping those that visit the centre.

Georgie

Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Georgie, my passion for health and wellbeing is what has led me to where I am today;  my aim being to make sure you have the best functioning body tailored to your lifestyle.

I am always striving to learn new practices that will offer another way of treating problem areas. I studied at the London School of Soft tissue Therapy to get my level 5 qualification in sports and remedial massage. In addition I am also qualified in medical acupuncture and kinesiology taping. Finally I am also a qualified personal trainer, as you can tell, health and wellbeing is very important to me!

Before I started my career in the health and wellbeing industry, I was a professional Alpine ski racer competing internationally for Great Britain.  Training at this high level is when I discovered the benefits of massage, and the power it had to ease my stresses and relax my muscles and help me understand my body more. This then led to me moving careers to help others get out of pain and understand their bodies.

Beth

Centre Assistant

Hi, my name is Beth. I have been a centre assistant at the Health and Vitality Centre for over four years now and love being part of such a great team of practitioners. I am a mum of two lovely girls and I enjoy running around after them. I have a passion for animals and love to keep fit.

Amy

Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Amy and I’ve recently joined the team as a massage therapist.

I graduated from the University of Salford with a First Class Hons. degree in Sport Rehabilitation. There I studied human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, assessment of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries and exercise rehabilitation along with soft tissue therapies such as sports massage.

Whilst studying I gained experience working alongside the physiotherapists at professional rugby league club Widnes Vikings. This involved lots of massage and mobilisation techniques to help the players return to play. I also spent time on a Trauma and Orthopaedic placement observing surgeries such as hip/knee replacements which were fascinating!

I’m really excited to be part of such a caring team here at the centre and cannot wait to help as many of you as I can with your voyage to a happier and healthier life!

Becci

Centre Assistant

Hello my name is Becci and I have been a centre assistant at the Health and Vitality Centre for over three years. I enjoy all that is health and wellbeing and enjoy practicing yoga. I love to read, be pampered and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Charlotte

Centre Assistant

Hi I’m Charlotte! I just joined the centre in May, it’s been a great experience and I love learning something new every time I come in whether it is from the team or our guests.

Health and wellness has been an interest for me that has developed over the last few years. Coming to the centre has felt like the most natural next step for me and I’m so excited to start this adventure with the amazing people I have met; while continuing to meet more through the centre.