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.
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Amanda Harrington (Pilates)
Amanda teaches regular classes and is available for private sessions.
For more details please contact Amanda on:
Tel: 07947 348100
Helen Campbell (Gong Meditations)
Helen came to sound healing after attending a meditation course following a stressful period of her
life and when she first heard and more importantly ‘felt’ a singing bowl being played around her she
knew in that instant that this was a strong connection for her and one that she wanted other to feel
and be changed by.
Helen is a qualified Sound Therapy Practitioner, Crystal Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner, and is
currently nearing the end of a Gong Practitioner Course.
Helen provides monthly Gong Bath Meditation events here at Santosha Studio and she loves to see
how people respond to sound; it is something to experience rather than read about, sound really
does move you, not just physically but mentally and emotionally. A gong session will leave you
feeling relaxed, renewed and vibrated at a cellular level.
Helen offers monthly Gong Meditation sessions at Santosha Studio. Click here for booking
Tel: 07450 509894
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 email@example.com 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.