Caroline D Bauch
SNHS Dip (Stress Management)
Flexible days, please enquire
£40 for the initial session, £30 for any following sessions.
A £10 deposit will be required to secure your appointment. 48hr cancellation policy applies with deposit refund, no refund is available if cancellation is within 48hr of the appointment.
Discounts are available if multiple sessions are purchased in advance. Please mention this during your session and we can discuss this further.
I am registered Vitametik® practitioner and have also qualified in stress management to complement the benefits of Vitametik® by addressing Stress at its roots. I am currently undertaking additional courses with the School for Natural Health Sciences around relaxation techniques and mindfulness. I became first interested in Vitametik® after having the treatment myself as a teenager and suffered from tension headaches after an accident. I always wanted for other people to experience the benefit and get to know this simple, but effective relaxation method. I qualified in the practice of Vitametik® through the Training Institute for Vitametik® in Germany (Das Bildungsinstitut fuer Vitametik®) and I am also a member of the Association for Vitametik® (Berufsverband fuer Vitametik®, BVV). I attend regular training courses with the Association for Vitametik® as well as other workshops to extend my skills and keep up to date with the latest research.
What is Vitametik®?
Vitametik is a holistic method aiming for neuromuscular relaxation of the whole body, its muscles, nerves and mind. The meaning of the word Vitametik® is harmony and order of life from the words ‘vita’ meaning life and ‘metics’ from cosmos meaning harmony and order.
The Vitametik® practitioner applies a gentle, manual pressure point on the side of the neck using only his/her thumbs and a special designed treatment bench. Vitametik® is a painless, gentle and relaxing method. The neuromuscular relaxation achieved by Vitametik® benefits anyone with stress related tensions or symptoms and can be used as a preventative treatment if used regularly. Vitametik® is a standalone therapy as well as a complement to your existing therapy. Please speak to your GP or alternative health practitioner about Vitametik® if you are starting to use Vitametik® alongside your current therapy. Vitametik® is not a replacement for any ongoing treatments. Only your GP or alternative health practitioner should make changes to existing medication and therapy.
Vitametik® is like a reset button for your body
Vitametik® makes use of the body’s own language. A gentle, manual pressure point applied to the lateral neck muscles resembles the nerve impulses of relaxed muscles. The nerves in the neck take up this message and send it straight to the brain that translates this information and signals to the rest of the body to relax.
Why do we need to tell our body to relax?
Stress is part of life. We live everyday under constant pressure and expectations from family and friends, work and society in general. This lifestyle translates into stress and tension. In the short term, stress rapidly subsides and the body can relax and restore itself to normal status. However, our hectic lifestyles exposes us to chronic stress. Chronic stress means constant muscle tension until this state becomes the new norm. Muscular tension can compress nerves and thus affect the flow of information through the nerves. One might compare it to the water flow of a blocked water hose. Both muscle tension and disturbed flow of information can cause a wide range of symptoms, which are often not recognised as being related to stress. It can lead to chronic pain and illness such as headaches, backaches, sore shoulders and even indigestion. Vitametik® aims to help your body relax and thus overcome the stress-related symptoms itself.
How does a Vitametik® session look like?
• Preliminary chat to assess your current situation and complaints
• A short assessment of the tension of the lateral neck muscles
• A dynamic test to measure the length of legs and hip displacement for more insight on the tension of the back muscles
• A gentle, precise and quick Vitametik® impulse applied on the lateral neck muscles using a special treatment bench
• A 5-minute resting phase and followed by a repeat of the dynamic leg test
• The session completes with a 20-minute relaxation phase
What are the primary areas of application?
• Whole musculature and nerval system
• Central nervous system
• Autonomic nervous system
• Head, neck and shoulder
• Spine in general
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered and licenced Vitametik® practitioner with Association for Vitametik® (Berufsverband fuer Vitametik®, BVV
If you would like to arrange an appointment or would like to get more information on Vitametik® please do call, email or text. Please note I am not always available to answer my phone if I am working with another client so please do leave a voice message or send an email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
I offer mostly evening and weekend appointments, however there is some flexibility. Please do ask and we can find arrangements that suit us both.
I host regular Vitametik events giving people the chance to pop in and enquire about Vitametik®, and its benefit and watch a demonstration without committing to an appointment. Please enquire if you would like to know the date of the next event.
Is Vitametik® only used in case of muscular complaints?
No, Vitametik® does not target individual symptoms but the whole body. The Vitametik® impulse can also have a positive psychological effect through the experience of relaxation.
Do I need to get undressed for a Vitametik® session?
No, it is not necessary to get undressed. I recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear.
Who can get the Vitametik® treatment?
Anybody of any age benefits from the Vitametik® treatment. There is no age limit and Vitametik® is suitable for young children, babies and pregnant women.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally, the number of sessions depend on the need of each individual and his or her complaints. On average, an intensive phase of five to ten session is required on a weekly basis, followed by preventative treatment sessions every four to eight weeks.
What is the history of Vitametik®?
The very roots of Vitametik® date back to the 1890s when the founder of chiropractic, David Daniel Palmer hypothesised that manipulation of the spine can improve an individual’s health. His son The chiropractic therapy was born. Palmer’s son, Bartlett Joshua Palmer, further developed the method of spinal adjustment by focusing on the first cervical vertebrae (the atlas vertebrae). In 1980s, Dr. Huggler introduced this method in Europe under the name of Vitalogy. Vitametik® was established in Germany in 2000 and was first introduced in the UK in 2013. Vitametik® does no longer class as chiropractic method but as targeted muscular impulse technique to stimulate body relaxation. Vitametik therapists are members of the Berufsverband fuer Vitametik e.V., BVV, which was founded in 2000 and undergo regular training courses.
For more information, please visit www.vitametik.de, www.dasbi.de and www.vitametik-studie.de (websites currently only available in German).