abdominal sacral massage

An abdominal and sacral massage concentrates on the core of your body where most of the major internal organs are, including your reproductive and digestive systems. Because of its effects on these organs, this type of bodywork promotes circulation not only to the local area but also to your entire body.

For women, this massage is particularly important because it benefits the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, therefore promoting hormonal balance. It helps to correct misalignment of the uterus, assists the body in eliminating old stagnant blood and gently breaks down adhesions and scar tissue. In various healing and medical traditions (the Mayan possibly being the most famous one), this massage has been used to support fertility and to prepare the womb for pregnancy as well as to help in realigning the abdominal organs postpartum.

Acupuncture

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s energy moving in a smooth and harmonious way through a network of channels which also affects our internal organs. Practitioners of east Asian medicine call this energy ‘qi’. If you are familiar with yoga, you might have also heard the word ‘prana’. The flow of qi can be disturbed by any number of factors such as emotional states (anxiety, anger, grief and so on) as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections and trauma. When the flow of qi is unbalanced, you get sick. 

BOWEN TECHNIQUE

Bowen Technique is a gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork whereby a series of precise movements are made across specific anatomical locations on the body. Movements or ‘challenges’ are made across muscles, ligaments, and tendons encouraging these areas to be prompted and, at the same time, deeply relaxed. Bowen Technique works with functionally important fascia and connective tissue in the body which are located where major acupuncture points and meridians run.

In between moves, there are Bowen’s famous ‘pauses’ to ensure that the body is allowed space to respond to the ‘cue’ given. Therefore, the session follows an alternation between moves and pauses; this ultimately allows a restructuring of the underlying tissue. 

chinese herbal medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is one of the oldest herbal systems in the world with a long history going back to the 3rd century BC.

Despite its longevity, it is continually evolving to meet new demands of modern clinical settings including meeting research standards.

CHM is still offered as part of the main healthcare system in China alongside Western medicine.

sound therapy

Sound is a waveform which moves through and penetrates matter. In doing so it can cause any material object to vibrate, resonate or change its energetic frequency. Therefore sound is not just what we hear; it can actually touch and potentially change every cell in your body.

This is the basic concept of sound healing, sound meditation or sound therapy which is becoming more and more widely accepted as a valued therapeutic tool. The use of sound not only assists in healing the physical body but can change the more subtle levels of consciousness. 

The session can include use of tuning forks, singing bowls, drum, gongs as well as various percussion instruments according to the individual.

thai yoga massage

No ting tong and no Patpong....this is in fact a deep and dynamic form of bodywork. The happy ending comes in the form of your body feeling thoroughly stretched, pummelled and loosened, fully clothed with no oils.

Traditionally Thai Yoga massage involves the whole body rather than isolating parts. We will massage and passively stretch you to work deep into the 'sen lines' (also known as meridians, nadis or myofascia), the body tissues and surrounding structures.

Also known as lazy yoga massage, your body will be guided into various yoga postures during the treatment  to assist in the opening up and release of tension within the body.

yoga nidra

Yoga nidra is an ancient form of meditation and relaxation, often translated as ‘yogic sleep’. It is normally practiced in savasana (lying down) making it accessible to all and requires no prior knowledge as you will be verbally guided throughout the session.

Yoga nidra is a state of awareness or effortless concentration, that allows the body to relax completely and the mind resides between wakefulness and deep rest. This allows the body to reach the level where healing can occur.

For this reason yoga nidra is rapidly becoming known as a practice to support psycho-emotional conditions as well as physical ailments

yoga therapy

When we think of yoga, the image generally portrayed is an attractive young woman, wearing expensive lycras in a posture almost impossible to the majority! However, traditionally yoga included a vast number of practices (with less emphasis on the physical body), ultimately leading one towards a higher state of mind.

Yoga can, therefore, be used as a tool in maintaining and improving overall wellbeing, physical health and ailments, as well as being tailored to individual cases in a therapeutic setting. This is where the true strength of yoga lies; by adapting the practices to specific constitutions and circumstances, one's full potential can be expressed. 

Practices we teach in class or in a therapeutic setting include: physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), chanting of mantras, mudras (subtle hand positions) and different forms of meditation. 

...and the odd one out, but the one Rebecca cannot live without:

swimming instruction

Basic swimming and water safety are not only a compulsory life skill but a fundamental life saving skill. The younger the better...we were all born from nine months in the water!

Water offers enjoyment and play, fitness and health, safety and confidence.

Teachings Offered:

  • Safety in and out of the water (pool and beach)
  • Swimming techniques (beginners, improvers and advanced)
  • Fun learning environment through games and play
  • Babies, children and adult
  • Parent and child (experienced Waterbabies Instructor)
  • Therapeutically - use of water and aids for ailments and problems
  • Groups and individuals