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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

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.