Dietetic Consultations – Reflexology – Pregnancy Reflexology – Pre Natal Massage –
Post Natal Massage – Sports Massage – Womens Ayurvedic & Swedish Massage – Yoga Therapy
We have selected local experts to offer you a range of therapies. You can make an appointment by visiting the studio or calling the studio on 01462 433597.
with Lois Tirrell BSc RD
A dietetic consultation will be informative and non-judgemental. A holistic approach aiming to educate and support you to achieve your optimum state of health through diet and nutrition.
Your consultations will consist of a detailed nutritional assessment. This will include taking your anthropometric measurements if relevant, discussing your clinical signs and symptoms, reviewing your health, medical, and social history, and conducting a detailed dietary assessment. You will then be provided with dietary advice, information and reading material relevant to your nutritional issue. We will then work together to formulate a realistic and achievable plan that will set you in the direction of achieving your pre-determined goals and optimise your nutritional status and overall well-being.
How do I know if a dietitian is the right professional for me?
Before you book a consultation our Dietitian will talk to you about your dietary related issue and what you would ideally like to get out of the consultation to ensure this is the right treatment for you.
To organise this please call or email or make a visit to The Yoga Shed
Initial appointment 75mins £60
Follow up appointment 45mins £35
with Claire Winterbourne
Reflexology promotes beneficial effects on the whole body. It promotes a calming effect on the nervous system leaving us with a sense of deep relaxation and balance. Regular reflexology treatments can encourage good health, ease pain, help our body to prevent disease and ultimately improve our quality of life.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy used to bring about balance to our whole body, to reduce stress, tension and anxiety, to promote good sleep, improve mood and sense of well-being and to help boost our immune system.
Reflex points on the feet, or hands, correspond directly to organs and systems of the body. By stimulating these specific reflex points, a beneficial response can be produced within the corresponding part of the body.
£45 an 60mins
with Claire Winterbourne
Maternity reflexology aims to optimise your physical and emotional health, and we will work through specific reflex points on your feet or hands to help you feel balanced and to help prepare your body and mind for your birth.
Reflexology can be used safely throughout pregnancy for most women and two studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour and even reduced the length of the labour. It is also shown to help improve quality of sleep in pre and post-natal women.
Treatments usually last about an hour, but please allow a little more time for your first visit as we will need some information about your medical history. We might also discuss some aspects of your lifestyle for me to gain a more holistic view so that I can give you the best treatment possible and tailor what I do to your individual need.
All of your details will be treated with complete confidentiality.
Your treatment will be given on a comfortable couch which supports your body completely whilst you relax during your treatment. You only need to take off your shoes, and socks, for a reflexology treatment.
Pre Natal Massage
with Annabel Bradburn
Pregnancy massage is a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment which is tailored to your individual needs and stage of pregnancy.
Massage during pregnancy can help you adjust to the dramatic changes you are experiencing as you prepare for childbirth. There are many well-documented benefits to pregnancy massage including reduced anxiety and stress hormones, improved immune system, reduced back pain, improved mood and sleep, fewer obstetric and labour complications and improved newborn health.
Pregnancy massage can be conducted at any stage of pregnancy, however your therapist may occasionally advise waiting until after 12 weeks. Should your pregnancy have any special circumstances, please speak to your therapist before booking a treatment as sign off from your pregnancy care provider may sometimes be required before treatment can continue.
Pregnancy massage treatments usually last 75-90 min which includes a thorough consultation and correct positioning depending on your stage of pregnancy (most treatments are conducted in the side lying position). An individualised essential oil blend may sometimes be used to enhance treatment, as aromatherapy may assist with the alleviation of a variety of pregnancy symptoms and gently support your emotional wellbeing.
Post Natal Massage
with Annabel Bradburn
Postnatal Massage is similar to Pregnancy Massage and is tailored to your individual needs. Massage during the postnatal period can assist with your recovery following birth and support your transition to motherhood. Each session will involve a full consultation, therapeutic massage bodywork, gentle exercises and stretching where appropriate. Your therapist may also advise on postural awareness as well as back/abdominal/pelvic floor exercises to assist your recovery and optimise postural health and core stability.
Benefits of Postnatal Massage include providing nurturing and emotional support and promote of relaxation and improved sleep.
Price: £55.00 for 75-90 mins
with Sha Sha Cross
This deep tissue massage is beneficial not only for those who exercise or compete regularly, but also for anyone who uses their body daily – that means all of us! Perhaps you work in an office and suffer from tension and even injury in your neck, shoulders and lower back. Perhaps you are a gym enthusiast who could use a little maintenance, or even a competing athlete wishing to promote healing or prevent an injury. This versatile massage adapts to any situation, taking into account the particular needs of the client. Advanced techniques are used to ensure that the area of the body concerned is brought into balance. In the case of injury treatment, further treatments and certain stretches may be recommended.
Women’s Ayurvedic & Swedish Massage
with Beth Tacon
Swedish massage comes with benefits for both your physical body and for your emotional well-being. In terms of physical benefits, a massage of this type can undo knots in your muscles, decrease pain in your body, and increase blood circulation, lymph and metabolic wastes from your muscle tissues.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practice which aims to create harmony within the body. Practised widely in India, it is often suggested that Ayurveda originated more than 400 years ago.
Taken from the Sanskrit (the ancient language of india), ayurveda translates as ‘knowledge of life’ and can be interpreted as priceless wisdom.
What is Ayurvedic massage?
Massage treats the whole body through touch: physically, mentally and emotionally.
Ayurvedic massage uses essential oils that are chosen to suit your personal needs. The massage techniques used include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more traditional massage strokes you would expect. The style and flow of the massage is determined by who you are, and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time.
Invigorating massage focusing on back, neck and shoulders
£40 for 60mins
Full Body Massage
Revitalising traditional Indian massage covering whole body including head and face.
£65 for 90 mins
Unique Treatment Plan
£40 for 60 mins
with Alex Flatman
Minded yoga therapy is a holistic therapeutic treatment for stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD. The approach brings together yoga postures, breathing practices, mindfulness meditation, relaxation and psychological support to enhance wellbeing, rebalance the nervous system and develop the ability to regulate mood and emotions.
Working one-to-one, we will create a tailored programme to support each client’s individual needs. We will explore which postures are useful for energising and which are useful for bringing calm to your system. By learning how to be with the variety of sensations in the body you simultaneously develop the ability to be with challenging emotions in a more grounded and gentle way.
Techniques are grounded in both modern medical and scientific understanding of the body and brain as well as ancient Yogic wisdom, encouraging integration of mind, body and spirit. Current research informs us that a comprehensive programme that involves both the body and mind is the most effective way to approach psychological health.
£ 40 an hour