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Osteopathic Clinic

Providing gentle, holistic care in Berkhamsted

Massage Therapy


Welcome to Christian Scharsach & Associates where we provide osteopathy, cranial osteopathy and naturopathy at our practice in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Christian Scharsach has been providing osteopathic and naturopathic care in Berkhamsted and the surrounding area since 1995. Since then the practice has become a well-established health care provider, benefitting from contacts with local GPs, health visitors and practitioners in other health disciplines.

Osteopath at Work


Osteopathy is a manual system of diagnosis and treatment that aims to improve the physical functioning of the body.


It aims to increase the mobility of the joints, release excessive tension in the muscles and to promote improved posture. This can reduce pain, increase comfort and make it easier to get on with life.


Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is a specialist branch of osteopathy. Christian has undergone intensive post-graduate training in its use and has many years’ experience providing this treatment. It is a refined and subtle approach that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is gentle yet extremely effective and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages

Green Goodness


Naturopathy is the system of primary health care which works with the individual’s efforts towards the optimal expression of physiological, physical, and mental/emotional health.


It recognises the Healing Power of Nature or Vis Medicatrix Naturae and that there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force’ which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body.

What Can Osteopathy Help?

Osteopathy is used to treat a wide variety of conditions. These include:

  • Acute & chronic backache and back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Neck pain

  • Joint pains throughout the body

  • Conditions such as frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) 

  • Arthritic pain

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia 

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • Migraine prevention

  • Tension and inability to relax

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Cramp

  • Circulatory problems

  • Digestion problems

Please contact the practice if you wish to discuss whether osteopathic treatment is suitable for you.

Conditions treated


"Many thanks for the two treatment sessions you have provided over the last few weeks. The discomfort I was experiencing from heavy gardening work has cleared up as a result. I particularly appreciated the whole body approach and the gentle, focused stretching."

A. Porter

"I would like to thank you for the emergency treatment you undertook for Karin when she put her back out last weekend. Later that morning Karin could walk without too much pain and has improved with each treatment, thank you very much." 

M. Morgan

Appointment times

Clinic opening hours are:

Monday         9.00 am – 5.30 pm

Tuesday          8.00 am – 1.30 pm

Wednesday    9.00 am – 5.30 pm

Thursday         9.00 am – 5.30 pm

Friday            9.00 am – 5.30 pm

Saturday        Available approximately once per month.

Please telephone Berkhamsted 01442 871551 to book an appointment.




Andrea Szekely

Andrea Szekely graduated as an osteopath from the prestigious British College of Osteopathic Medicine with M.Ost Masters in Osteopathy and Diploma in Naturopathy with commendation. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy


Christian Scharsach

Christian Scharsach is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy 

www.iosteopathy.orgHe graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM, previously the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy) in 1995 with a BSc degree in Osteopathic Medicine... 

Back Massage



For Adults

Initial appointment £75.00

Subsequent appointments £60.00

For Children

Initial appointment £70.00

Subsequent appointments £60.00

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