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Wellbeing at Fordoun

Posted on: June 18, 2021, in News

We have great joy in warmly welcoming Dr Nicola Frickel to our spa and wellness offering at Fordoun. Nicola will be working independently from the spa and offering the following wellness service to guests and locals…

Nicola is a Registered Osteopath who returned to South Africa 2009 after completing her degree at the British School of Osteopathy in London UK.

Nicola’s life experiences and 18years in her professional field with the addition of sports and pregnancy massage diplomas and a background in nursing has given Nicola a wide scope of practice. Dr Frickel has great experience in treating a range of patients from athletes, office workers elderly and youngsters.

“When all parts of the body are in line, we have perfect health” – AT Still founder of Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a touch and movement-based form of manual therapy that looks at relieving muscle tension, increasing joint mobility and helping to restore balance in the body with body alignment. Thereby enhancing blood and nerve supply to tissues, promoting the body’s own ability to heal itself.


  • Back and neck pains
  • Limb and joint pains
  • Sports Injury
  • Jaw and sinus pains
  • Trapped nerve pain

Dr Frickel does Cranial Osteopathy which is a subtle and gentle treatment focusing on the skull mobilisation to allow fluid motion within and around the brain to influence the health of the whole body via its connection to the spine.


  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Anxiety
  • General body pain

Alignment is the foundation of health. A whole-body approach using manipulation, articulation, massage and myofacial release techniques. The ideal alignment of the body minimizes strain on the spine, muscles and joints. It allows the body to function at an optimal biomechanical state allowing for efficiency with activity and avoiding reoccurrence of injuries.


  • Athletes
  • Post injury or surgery
  • General body misalignment
  • During and post pregnancy

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