I offer a range of modalities to support physical, mental and emotional wellbeing including Relaxation or Remedial Massage, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release and Personalised Yoga including Trauma Sensitive Yoga. All of these modalities focus on improving overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, reducing the effects of stress and tension, creating physical ease within the body and bringing balance and harmony to the mind. I specialise in working with chronic pain.
Relaxation Massage uses a range of techniques to bring about greater physical and mental relaxation and ease, improve sleep, reduce stress, and help activate the body’s innate healing capacity. It is a beneficial modality which forms a valuable part of any self-care practice.
Remedial Massage brings additional benefits including restoring or improving range of motion through the joints, improving blood flow, reducing pain and tension, releasing trigger points (sometimes referred to as ‘knots’) and allowing muscles to regain their natural length and flexibility. It is a great option for those experiencing pain, stress, postural imbalances, tightness or restriction in their day to day movements, to improve recovery from injury and to help alleviate the day to day discomfort associated with desk work/computer use, driving, or intense workouts at the gym.
Dry Needling can be incorporated into any Remedial Massage and involves the insertion of single use, sterile acupuncture needles into particular sites within the muscles, generally aimed at relieving trigger points or other restrictions.
Myofascial Release works deeply but gently into the many layers of connective tissue (fascia) within the physical body and can bring about a profound release of physical, mental or emotional tension, safely releasing long held pain, trauma or restriction, restore range of motion and bring about an incredible feeling of lightness and ease. It is particularly useful in clients where past physical injuries or stressful events have left lingering tension and constriction within the body or the mind.
My personalised Yoga sessions provide you with an individually customised Yoga practiced designed to address your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Rather than attending a group class with a ‘one size fits all’ approach, these sessions allow you to discover which yoga practices are most appropriate and beneficial to your particular needs. After a thorough assessment of your needs, I will guide you through a short daily practice (20 minutes or so) for you to do at home. Depending on your needs, this could include physical postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation techniques and/or mantra. These sessions are of value for complete beginners, those with more experience in Yoga who are looking to gain deeper insight into the full range of Yoga practices and learn to apply them in their lives and/or those who wish to safely explore the ways in which Yoga can support them overcome depression, anxiety and the effects of past trauma.