Meet the Team

Francesco Mariani

BSc, MSc, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).

Phone Number: 01202 375749


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Experience And Professionalism

FRANCESCO MARIANI- Dr of Chiropractic BSc Msc

He graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England, where hespecialised in neurology, kinesiology, paediatrics, and sports medicine.

After graduating, he became curious about functional neurology and worked at NewlandChiropractic Clinic in Lincoln. In addition to being a chiropractor, he was the director ofneurological rehabilitation.

From August 2018 to July 2022 ran his clinic in Lucca and worked alongside Erik  Bergstrom, one of the best chiropractors in Italy.

During this time, he was secretary of the International College of Applied Kinesiology Italy and a member of the chiropractic research committee of the Chiropractic Italian Association (AIC)

In July 2022, he relocated back to Dorset, where he started Fit And Healthy Chiropractic and joined part-time Spring Chiropractic in Southampton.

He is a registered chiropractor and member of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and United Chiropractic Association (UCA).

Chiropractic Techniques

Functional Neurology:

Functional neurology, also known as chiropractic neurology, is a discipline developed from basic neuroscienceprinciples and an understanding of how the most recent scientific research can apply to patient care.

A careful assessment not only determines which areas of a person’s nervous system are dysfunctional but will also design an appropriate treatment plan to improve the quality of a patient’s nervous system function.

Applied Kinesiology:

Applied kinesiology is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic system using muscle testing to evaluate neurological function. Its functional diagnostic tool focuses on neuromuscular function related to the body’s structural, chemical and neurological regulatory systems.


It’s a technique that goes beyond simple spinal adjusting and developed methods of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs. This study brought about a system of adjusting patterns in the body, not just single bodyparts.


It is a complete body system of analysis to identify abnormal sensory input from structures of the body such as joints, muscles and ligaments that compromise the brain’s ability to coordinate  normal movement and strength.

Adjusting modalities

There are many ways to deliver an adjustment. The most common is joint manipulation, where you may hear a popping noise. It’s comfortable, helps restore movement, and improves nerve function. It also decreases pain andinflammation.

Non-manipulative adjusting options are:

  1. Instrument-assisted adjusting gives a gentle input to the
  2. Tonal adjusting: very light touch input, generally helped with breath work.

Stephanie Saywell – Massage Therapist

Stephanie Weyell



Stephanie has been a qualified Massage Therapist since 2006 (ITEC Level 3 Advanced) and she uses a range of techniques such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue Massage, Dry Cupping, Exfoliation and Detoxification. She offers a whole-body approach and tailors your treatment to suit your exact needs for Surgical Recovery, Health Issues and General Wellbeing. 

She is fully insured and a member of the FHT. It is very important to her to help every person that she treats – especially those with ongoing Chronic Pain and Women’s Wellbeing issues. 


  1. Deep Tissue Massage: Target knots and muscles tension for a refreshign and calming experience. Promotes waste removal, neural communication and cell regreration with adaptatable pressure
  2. Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Ideal for post-surgery recovery and boosting immunity. Alleviates inflammation and pain from conditions like Lymphoedema and Arthritis using gentle pressure to stimulate lymph flow.
  3. Cupping Massage: Utilizes suction to decompress muscles, easing pain, inflammation, and improving blood flow. Releases tension in fascia and soothes the nervous system, aiding in detoxification.
  4. Relaxation Massage: Provides immediate local and whole-body relaxation, stimulating nerves positively. Offers both physiological and psychological benefits, enhancing overall well-being

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