BIODYNAMIC MASSAGE THERAPY £60/HR
Creating deeper connections between body, mind and spirit
Awaken to and reconnect with your body with this fascinating and deeply healing form of massage therapy. Based on the work of Norwegian psychologist/physiotherapist Gerda Boyesen, Biodynamic Massage Therapy differs from more mainstream forms of massage in numerous ways. A stethoscope is sometimes placed on the belly to listen to gut sounds (peristalsis), guiding the therapy. No oil or lotion is used on the skin. This is not a remedial type of massage therapy, where the focus is solely on the physical structures of the body. The aim of each session is not to 'fix' or 'cure' one's trouble spots, but to invite a deeper sense of relationship with one's own body - how your body feels, and how you feel 'in' your body. From this deepening relationship, increased vitality and a sense of balance become more available; then, from this balance, it becomes easier for the body to begin the healing it is naturally impelled to do. This is an interactive, psychotherapeutic form of massage therapy, where you may be asked to 'tune in' to the sensations in your body, and no two treatments will be identical. The treatments themselves can be (and often are) deeply soothing. Treatments may be done either fully or partly-clothed - however you feel most comfortable. Suitable for most adults, aged 18 to 118 - whether you have 'aches and pains', chronic conditions (fibromyalgia, sciatica, headaches/migraines, back/foot pain, IBS, chronic fatigue, depression or anxiety), or just feel stressed out, frazzled, fragmented, and in need of some good self-care.
INTEGRATIVE GUIDANCE £90/1.5HRS
A multi-modality approach to healing
Taking wisdom from shamanism, biodynamic massage therapy, breath/sound, energy healing, guided journeys, visualisation, and intuitive reflection, Integrative Guidance is especially helpful if you are feeling stuck, struggling with a particular life or health issue, or just want to connect more deeply with your physical body and Higher Self within a complementary healing framework. Together the practitioner and client search for the inner pathways that lead to a deeper sense of wholeness in a world filled with fragmentation. Suitable situations include illness/long-term conditions, depression/anxiety, body image, life transitions (loss/bereavement, divorce) and any situation where deeper healing is desired. These are longer sessions and each will be shaped according to your particular circumstances - using silence or speaking, movement or stillness, and gentle hands-on healing, as feels appropriate. If you'd like to know more, I offer a free initial ten-minute phone conversation to discuss whether this type of healing would be suitable.