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Mind and Body Practices

We encourage a holistic approach to whole body healthcare, acknowledging the role of both the physical and psychological in creating true health, fitness and wellbeing A range of mind and body treatments are offered by external practitioners from our treatment rooms, including myofascial release, BodyTalk, massage, yoga and Feldenkrais.

BodyTalk is an exciting Healthcare system designed by your body
. BodyTalk seeks to address the “whole person”. This means that no aspect of the human psyche can be overlooked, be it emotional, physical or environmental. In BodyTalk, we have developed a whole-healthcare system that supports and promotes the wellbeing of any person, animal, or plant.

As WholeHealthcare™, BodyTalk understands the profound influence the psychology of the body has on our health. Instead of focusing on the symptom, BodyTalk finds the underlying causes of illness by addressing the whole-person and their whole-story.

Every choice, and every experience in your life, has contributed to your current state of health. Each scar, laugh line and injury has a unique story and a history. BodyTalk takes into consideration your whole-story. Your life-style, genetics and history are all drawn upon to establish a personalised approach to healthcare that brings about lasting changes.

BodyTalk is designed to integrate all fields of healthcare to create a complete approach to health and wellbeing. This includes referring a client onto another Healthcare practitioner or field of healthcare when necessary.

BodyTalk sessions are offered at Breathe by Charlotte Nielsen Adv. CBP, BAT, CBI. To find out more and to book, please contact Charlotte on 07811 21582 or charlotte.bodytalk@btinternet.com. For further information about BodyTalk, visit the IBA Global Healing website or click here to watch a video by Charlotte Nielsen.

Dianne Hancock, MA, B.Ed., FG(UK), PG Dip (Research), FHEA

I am an experienced and fully certified teacher of The Feldenkrais Method and of Hatha Yoga, and I work with all types of people from professional dancers and sports people, to members of the public who just want to improve the quality of their life through movement. The Feldenkrais Method works on the neuromuscular system to improve the quality and range of an individual’s movement and I have found the simple exercises in Feldenkrais to have amazing results. I qualified as a Feldenkrais teacher in 2010 and since then, I have been teaching this in universities, colleges, health clubs, weekly classes and specialist workshops.

At the same time, I have practised Iyengar Yoga for nearly 20 years and enjoy this approach of using yoga props to develop a safe and confident yoga practice. My style of yoga uses some of the ideas from BKS Iyengar and also the more “classic” forms of Hatha Yoga. So, when you come to my yoga classes, you might be using blocks, bricks and belts in some poses but we will also explore the different Sun Salutations, restorative poses and relaxation, all to help you find a yoga practice that suits your own needs. Whether we are doing Feldenkrais or yoga, I like to create a friendly and relaxed class where people can achieve their potential.

Visit Dianne’s The Mindful Body Facebook page for videos and lots more information about Feldenkrais. If you would like to know more about the Feldenkrais method see my website: diannehancock.co.uk. For information about Dianne’s sessions contact: dianne_hancock@hotmail.com or 07708055309

Jonny Woodall – BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Level 1 Bach Flower Remedies
NIMH – National Institute of Medical Herbalists

In my early 20s I was extremely unwell following a course of antibiotics that left me unable to work or live on my own. I spent a number of years seeking help within the NHS to find no answers to my ills and recurring prescriptions that often made me worse. I eventually changed my diet, started taking natural remedies, meditating and finally seeing a medical herbalist. I very quickly started to feel better. Within a year I had decided to study to become a herbalist so that I could help others.

In 2017 I graduated with a first class honours degree in herbal medicine. I have since gone into clinical practice where I use medicinal plants to treat chronic health problems.

I specialise in treating complex cases that conventional treatment have very little to offer. This includes autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Psoriasis as well as Lyme disease and CFS/ME/Fibromyalgia. However the door is open to anyone who feels they have a health problem that they want to try herbs to treat. Many of my patients are already on pharmaceuticals and many herbs can be safely prescribed alongside conventional treatment.

For more information please visit: www.jonnysapothecary.com or call: 07525827558 or email: Jonnyapothecary@gmail.com

Instagram: @Jonnysapothecary

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a physical therapy technique used to treat and rehabilitate restriction and tension in soft tissue. Fascia are sheets of connective tissue which surrounds muscles and organs, and play a major role in the mobility and stability of joints. Like muscle, fascia has the ability to contract and relax and it can also be damaged, which reduces its cushioning effect, resulting in lines of tension and restriction throughout the body.

An MFR session involves gentle yet sustained pressure on restricted fascia, encouraging the fibrous tissue to lengthen and return to their normal resting state. MRF therapists balance knowledge gained from an initial postural assessment with a tactile assessment, feeling and stretching their way into the fascial network to gently manipulate areas of resistance.

For more information or to book a session with Louise, please email louisecarrington322@gmail.com. More information about MFR can be found on Myofascial Release website www.myofascialrelease.co.uk

Thai Massage is a floor-based massage, which is done with your clothes on but massage oil can be used on certain areas like feet, hands, shoulders, neck and face (if desired). It uses rhythmic acupressure and stretches, and works on unblocking the ten Sen energy lines, as well as rebalancing the body’s overall vitality. It is a very thorough practise and that is why it is longer than normal massage sessions.

Price: £80 for a 2 hour session or £70 for an hour and a half.

To book a session, contact Sam by phone on 07853 070073 or by email at sam@symmetrypilates.co.uk. You can also read more about Sam on our Meet the Team page.

Having recently completed my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training course in Prana Vinyasa, I am now holding weekly Slow Flow Vinyasa classes on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. In my classes, I encourage practitioners to connect deeply with themselves in order to craft a personal practice in a shared and safe space. Expect lots of soothing breath work, a physical sequence that provides a challenge, while suiting your body and your needs, and a deeply restful Savasana (final relaxation) at the end of each class.

The scope for how Yoga can change your life is vast and by taking the time to connect to yourself you will feel a greater sense of contentment, focus and overall wellbeing. Prana Vinyasa cultivates inner and outer strength and fluidity. My classes are well rounded and I aim to encourage transformation of strength, both mentally and physically, self-centering and inner peace.

To book, please contact Lucie… 07913 075105 or LuaYoga@outlook.com

Instagram: @Lua___Yoga

Facebook: @LuaVinyasaYoga

Classes are £10 each or 5 for £45. Class length: 1 hour.