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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 teaches movement and mindfulness.  Her classes will give you a better understanding of how your body moves and why you may experience pain or difficulty. At the end of each session you will get up feeling refreshed, relaxed and raring to go! Struggling with repetitive injuries or lost confidence in how you move? My classes are for you!

About Dianne: I am a fully accredited teacher of The Feldenkrais Method (graduated from the International Training Centre in 2010). I am delighted to link up with Breathe Pilates as the method can be so beneficial to people interested in improving their movement capability. If you would like to know more about the Feldenkrais method see my website: diannehancock.co.uk. The best way to find out if Feldenkrais works for you is to try a class or one to one session.

Visit Dianne’s The Mindful Body Facebook page for videos and lots more information about Feldenkrais. She also recommends visiting the Feldenkrais Guild website: www.feldenkrais.co.uk. For information about Dianne’s sessions contact: dianne_hancock@hotmail.com or 07708055309

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.