• Osteopath in Leigh on Sea

    Registered Osteopath based in Essex

    Silke Ukena has worked in Essex for over 30 years. Silke has decades of clinical experience having developed her own style of gentle holistic techniques to get her patients back to optimal health. Her methods are evolved and dynamic aiming to reach her patients on all physical, emotional, spiritual & mental levels

Silke Ukena Osteopath Danbury

Silke Ukena


Meet Silke

D.O.,N.D.,B.A.Hons, Cert.ECBS,D.Hom(MED) Silke has been a Natural Health Consultant for over 30 years. Originally from Germany she started training as an Osteopath and Naturopath in London at the age of 20, at the BCNO now BCOM in Hampstead.

Silke has subsequently studied Cranial Osteopathy at the Sutherland Cranial College, the Bowen Technique with Julian Baker, Homoeopathy, Australian Bush Flowers with Ian White, Reiki and many more. Silke moved to Essex in 1981 to establish her Private Osteopathic Practice and raise a family. At this time she was known by her married name Mrs. John. Silke's first Clinic in Thundersley was initially called Alternative Health Clinic, then renamed Backbones Ltd. This was sold in 2006 when Silke opened Feelgood Factor Clinic in Danbury. Silke practices from Danbury on Tuesdays spending the rest of the week at her Leigh on Sea clinic where she now lives. In 2015 Silke completed a Bachelor Honours Degree in Fine Art.

GOsC registered and experienced Osteopath Naturopath Bowen Therapist Trained to practise Homoeopathy, The Perrin Technique, Reiki and EFT Bush Flower Essences

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Osteopathy Cranio-sacral therapy BowenTechnique Postural Education Naturopathy Reiki Perrin Technique Emotional Freedom Technique Australian Bush Flower Essence prescription


Ms Silke Ukena D.O.,N.D.,B.A.Hons,ECBS,MBTER,D.Hom(MED) GOsC registered Osteopath No. 2/651/F Diploma in Osteopathy, Diploma in Naturopathy, British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London 1980 Diploma of Homoeopathy, Hahnemann College of Homoeopathy London 1983 Cranio- Sacral Therapy Courses in London and Germany, Member of Sutherland Cranial Society 1995 Training in Australian Bushflower Essences by Ian White

Certificate in Bowen Technique 2003

Certificate in Dry Needling 2006, Reiki 2007 Training in Emotional Freedom Therapy Owner & Director of Alternative Health Clinic, then Backbones Limited Benfleet Essex 1981 -2008 2008 to present owner Feelgood Factor Clinic in Danbury & Leigh on Sea 2009 training in the Perrin Technique Foundation Course Yoga Nidra June 2017

Osteopath relieving pain in neck and spine

Osteopathic Services

During each Consultation Silke is able to draw on over 30 years of experience and continuous professional training in a wide range of techniques before she offers her patient an individually tailored treatment programme.

Cranial Sacral Osteopathy

A subtle type of osteopathy that uses very gentle palpation techniques to release stresses throughout the body, particularly the head, neck, spine & pelvis. Effective for all ages.

Bowen Technique

A stress busting therapy, to balance fascia tension throughout the body. Particularly helpful for athletes, allergy sufferers & frozen shoulders.

Gentle Osteopathy

Deep tissue massage followed by joint manipulation.

Postural Advice

Treatment is enhanced & maintained by better posture. This is achieved by a series of educational sessions Aches and pains can sometimes be relieved by a change in posture.

Relaxation & Breathing Techniques

Advice on improved breathing & methods for relaxation including mindfulness and Yoga Nidra to gain physical & mental balance.


Advice on diet and natural supplements.

Australian Bushflower Essence

Catalysts to unlock your full potential, resolves negative emotional states and bring about emotional harmony.

Indian Head Massage

If you suffer from tense neck & shoulders, headaches, sleepless nights, stress, inability to relax, alopecia & many more this therapy really helps.

Feelgood Factor also provides: Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Whenever further investigation is necessary you will be referred promptly and Silke will be happy to work closely with other medical practitioners and doctors as required.

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Are you as healthy as you could be journal feature

Journal feature January 2009

Backbones is changing hands notice

Backbones is changing hands

Cranio-Sacral Therapy article

Cranio-Sacral Therapy article

Head massage helps baby to sleep soundly

Cranio article - Chronicle May 09

Cranio-Sacral Therapy article

Cranio article - Journal May 09

Article explaining the Perrin Technique

Perrin Technique - Dec 2010


A system of complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation of skeleton and massage of musculature.
Arthritic pain, Circulatory problems, Cramp, Digestion problems, Fibromyalgia, Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic), Joint pains, Inability to relax, Lumbago, Migraine prevention, Minor sports injuries Muscle spasms, Neuralgia Rheumatic pain, Sciatica and more�
Yes. Silke�s gentle methods and experience enable her to treat all age groups. Children have to be chaperoned to the age of 14.
No, because Silke use very gentle techniques, the complete spectrum of age groups from babies, a few hours old to people in their 80`s or even 90`s can be treated.
Although the examination and treatment will usually require your outer garment removal, your underwear will be worn.
Traditionally most Chiropractors use strong structural joint manipulation. An Osteopath like Silke prefers gentle functional techniques, easing joints into the best position with soft tissue massage increasing circulation and relaxing membranes and fascia.
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Please call or email to book an appointment:

Telephone - 07775 814234

Email - info@feelgoodfactorltd.co.uk

Contact Info

Feelgood Factor Clinic 24 Maldon Road Danbury Essex CM3 4QH

Feelgood Factor Clinic 59 Burnham Road

Leigh on Sea Essex SS9 2JR

Opening Hours


9am to 6pm


9am to 6pm at Danbury


9am to 6pm


9am to 7pm

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