Providing Osteopathy to Bexhill since 1992

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Nigel Bassett D.O. GOsC Reg. Ost.


Nigel was born, grew up and lives in Hastings, studied at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, where he completed the undergraduate, four year course in 1986.

Initially he joined practices in Lewis, Seaford and London and commenced the Hastings Osteopathic Practice on a part time basis in the same year.  As the practice developed he gradually reduced his involvement in the other practices and in 1988 opened the Rye Osteopathic Practice, followed the Bexhill Osteopathic Practice 1992.

These practices have developed over more than twenty five years to offering a wide spectrum of osteopathic techniques provided by thirteen osteopaths in total.  

Nigel also joined the faculty at the European School of Osteopathy initially as an assistant lecturer in 1986 and went on to lecture in orthopaedics, osteopathic medicine and osteopathic business practice.  Throughout this period he has been a clinical tutor to the under graduate students at the college and remains a member of faculty.

The aim of the practices, under the guidance of Nigel, has always been to look at the body from a holistic view.  By keeping the fees at as reasonable level as possible, we aim to enable as many people as possible to take advantage of the benefits of osteopathic treatment.

During the years when GPs had Fund Holding contracts, the practices were amongst the first to receive patients from the NHS on a funded basis.  This option grew considerably over the ten year period that this system was in place which led to GP referrals which continue to this date however, since the removal of Fundholding, this is now on a fee paying basis.

As well as growing up in the locally Nigel and his family continue to live in the area and is active in the local community.

About Us

Nigel Bassett

Chris Tempest


Chris trained at the European school of Osteopathy & graduated in 2011with a masters of osteopathy (D.O. M.Ost).


Since Graduating, Chris has worked in this practice and specialises in sports osteopathy. He also works in clinics in Kent & London. His patients range from the average gym goer through to elite Olympic athletes, sports & tv personalities, actors within the west end.

Chris can also provide advice on nutrition & exercise to help compliment a patient’s problem/condition.

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Hannah Whitcombe

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Sandra Tamakloe


I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2009  and have been working at the Hastings and Bexhill practices since then. I have always been interested in health and fitness from when I was at school and knew my future career will be in healthcare. My background of health and fitness led me into osteopathy. I have a keen interest in treating everyone from pregnant women and babies to all kinds of injuries.

I have also completed a foundation course in medical acupuncture or dry needling which l also use to treat some of my patients.

I recently attained a further MSc qualification in 2013 in Sports therapy and Rehabilitation which has helped me better understand sporting and general injuries.

I use a range of techniques for treatment from structural, functional and cranial techniques depending on the needs of the individual patient.

As an osteopath, I use osteopathic principles and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body, to find restrictions that cause discomfort, and help remove them in order to allow the body’s own healing mechanism to restore the balance.


Luke Jenner


Luke graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2009 where he has now returned to teach Osteopathic technique and as a clinic tutor in the school’s teaching clinic.


Through Luke's previous career and hobbies within football he has a keen interest in Sports Injuries and the rehabilitation of those injuries.


Since graduating Luke has also undertaken further training in the use of Acupuncture techniques and uses this as a conjunct to Osteopathic treatment of a patient’s complaint.

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Lauren Barber


Lauren Barber is a fully qualified GOSC registered Osteopath and member of the British Osteopathic Association who practices here at the Hastings Osteopathic Clinic as well as three other practices in the Sussex area. She trained at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent for four years and graduated in 2011.


Lauren uses a range of treatment techniques including deep soft tissue and sports massage, spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation, cranial osteopathy and provides advice on exercise, stretches, ergonomics in the workplace, gait analysis, nutrition, and pain relief. She has a keen interest in treating the psychosomatic effects of stress on the human body and how correct breathing, posture correction and relaxation techniques can help reduce musculoskeletal pain.


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Cyrille Lescar M. Ost D.O.


Originally from Fontainebleau in France, Cyrille trained at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, Kent.


With an holistic approach and with gentle hands on techniques including cranial osteopathy, visceral manipulations and joint mobilization, he provides a thorough examination, diagnosis and treatment.


Cyrille, as do all our osteopaths, takes time to explain the origin and mechanism of your pain, how regular habits may maintain your condition and how you can easily modify your posture to improve your well-being.


Dedicated to continued learning and with a particular interest in children's health, Cyrille is following a 2 year Diploma course in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO) with the charity: "Osteopathic Center for Children" (


Cyrille is an assistant lecturer for undergraduate students and for international courses at the ESO.



Holly Taylor


Holly’s qualifications consist of an integrated Masters of Osteopathy (MOst), graduated in 2012 from the European School of Osteopathy, an institution well known for specialising in all fields of osteopathy. Holly recognises that the human touch is of major benefit to her patients and this is evident from her empathic approach to treatment of  conditions that are treated in the clinic.


Her patients include the young, as young as new borns to those of a more senior age. Holly very much enjoys treating babies and also has an interest in sports injuries as she has nine years experience in sports massage.

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Hannah graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with a first class integrated masters degree.  

Her previous background in competitive sports has enabled her to understand the importance of treating both acute and chronic complaints to help the body as a whole.


Her primary treatment approach uses articulation, soft tissue massage and exercise advice.  However she has a keen interest in the use of cranial/IVM treatment particularly for those with autism.


Hannah is qualified in medical acupuncture and has several massage diplomas in pregnancy massage, acupressure, Swedish and sports massage.


Hannah also has a special interest in working with performing artists including musicians, dancers and acrobats.