Our rooms at Santosha are for hire and so we often share the space with lots of other great practitioners of holistic, massage & movement therapies. Details of what's currently on offer are below.
Contact the individuals concerned for details or bookings.
If you'd like to hire studio space and be featured on this page then please visit room hire
Amanda Harrington (Pilates)
Amanda teaches regular classes and is available for private sessions.
For more details please contact Amanda on:
Tel: 07947 348100
Christine Wright (Integral Massage Therapy)
Christine is a qualified and insured therapeutic masseur and has trained at The Cotswold Academy in Cirencester, and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Additionally, she is an experienced yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance.
- INDULGENT: 1 hour treatment focusing entirely on the back, shoulders and neck. Perfect for unravelling deeply held tension and knots in the muscles which are often caused by poor posture, sitting at a computer screen, driving and stress. The treatment will ease out tension in the body, promote relaxation, settle the mind and allow you to move with greater freedom and focus.
- RESTORING: 1 hour treatment focusing on the face, neck and shoulders. Ideal for releasing tightness and rigidity often caused by mental and emotional stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
- GROUNDING: 1 hour treatment prioritising the stomach, legs and feet. A great treatment if you’re feeling agitated and harassed, it will primarily encourage a sense of stability, clarity and calmness whilst stimulating circulation in the legs and aiding digestion.
- BALANCING: 2 hour full body massage. This is the ultimate treatment to melt away stress and fatigue. Re-balancing the body, allowing it to function at its optimal efficiency, and promote a greater sense of wellbeing and vitality.
- NOURISHING: 1 ½ hour treatment encompassing the back, face, neck and shoulders. A wonderful treatment for reducing deeply held tension in back, relieving pain, assisting relaxation and increasing vitality. The facial massage will invigorate the muscles of the face and leave the skin feeling fresh bright and uplifted.
I also offer bespoke treatments designed for your own specific requirements, this can be a combination of any of the above treatments with a particular focus on one or more treatment.
1 hour treatments at £45
1 ½ hour treatment at £65
2 hour treatments at £75
For more infomation and about booking click here
Ben Reed (KMI Structural Integration)
Structural integration is the technique of manipulating the body’s connective tissues in order to release stress patterns within the human form.
Structural imbalances place excessive demands on the network of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. The technique includes influen ces from myofascial work, osteopathy, yoga and the Alexander Technique. Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains is also embodied into the Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) school of Structural Integration. Anatomy Trains leads to practical and new holistic strategies to improve stability, coordination, and resolve long-standing compensations in postural and movement patterns.
GOALS OF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
- Enable a more balanced relationship to the ground and gravity
- Resolution of or relief from chronic pain patterns
- Reduced effort needed for movement and standing
- Full range of motion and freedom of movement
- Improved postural alignment
- A fuller and more complete body image with self awareness
- Improved kinesthetic intelligence with greater access to the body’s potential for movement
- Improved adaptability and resilience
WHAT TO EXPECT
The KMI series consists of a 12 step process of usually 12 sessions each about 90 minutes long. The first 4 steps address the “cardinal” anatomy trains lines of the front, back and sides. The middle 4 look to bring balance and support from our deeper core. The final 4 steps seek to integrate the changes that have arisen allowing the body/mind to make sense of its new potential.
The Structural Bodywork 3 session series consists of three 90 minute sessions roughly divided in to the lower body, upper body and spine, neck and head. It can be a good introduction to the potential of the work with regard to the KMI 12 series but also can be of great benefit as a stand alone arc of treatments.
At the start of the first session we will discuss your health history and your goals for the series. We will then start structural and movement assessments that will happen throughout the sessions and series. The assessments and bodywork are ideally done in your underwear so it is good to wear something you feel comfortable in. The work is carried out usually on a massage couch, sat on a bench or standing. It consists of soft tissue manipulation and movement education. The soft tissue work with movement addresses the gliding, tone and balance of the myofascia whilst allowing your body to understand and assimilate the changes. The progression through the 12 or 3 steps creates an arc of treatment from beginning to end giving a coherent sense of the whole process, a sense of where we are in relation to any goals that were set at the start as well as time and space to integrate the changes once the series is complete.
PRICING AND BOOKING
£70 per session for 1, 3 or 12 sessions.
I also offer lower cost sliding-scale sessions for people who could not otherwise afford to receive the work. These are arranged on a case-by-case basis. Please enquire in advance if you have concerns about affording treatment. I would like to make this work accessible to as many people as possible.
To book please contact Ben on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07850103085.
My journey to becoming a KMI Structural Integrator started 14 years ago with a painful back. I was lucky enough to find a massage therapist who not only brought relief from my pain but inspired me to become a bodyworker. My interest in bodywork and search for answers has seen my work and experience evolve from my original holistic massage training in 2004 to extensive Thai massage training in Thailand in 2008 and 2010. In 2012 I discovered KMI Structural Integration and Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains. I saw the amazing benefits this approach had to offer and decided to enrol on their training program. I qualified as a KMI Structural Integrator at the beginning of 2016.