What is Bodywork?

Bodywork is a synthesis of my experience in massage, yoga, Ayurveda and reflexology over a period of twenty years. Each Bodywork session is unique. As I have a number of perspectives from which to work I am able to respond intuitively to your body, adjusting my approach in response to what you need.

My approach is intuitive and eclectic and my experience is that the innate intelligence of the body awakens when we take time to listen to it. My work is therefore led by the body’s memory, sensitivity and desire for health. I see the process more as a tactile conversation than a ‘treatment’, where your body can begin to unravel its held tensions and find a more comfortable way of being.

I do this through the appropriate combination of hands on touch and massage, rhythmic movement and stretching, supporting and stabilising; drawing from any or all of the treatment modalities I have experience in.

As a Bodywork client you will be fully involved in the process that we begin. This will include an exploration of posture and how it relates to your personal history and current life situation. We will explore your feelings about how you breathe and how you respond to stress in your life.  I will also suggest ways in which you can engage in the Bodywork process by helping you understand your energetic makeup and how you can best embrace this in your life.

The process can help with a wide range of health issues as well as helping to maintain a good sense of groundedness and wellbeing. I have worked with a number of specific problems but you don’t have to be injured or unwell to benefit from the process. I feel that I always work with a client’s whole sense of being and we can therefore explore the physical, emotional, spiritual or psychological aspects of being human together.

In my experience the Bodywork I do can be helpful in situations as diverse as back pain, muscular stiffness, joint pain, anxiety, recovery from chemotherapy, post-surgery conditions, insomnia, headaches and all tension related disorders.

I am a fully Qualified Masseur, Bodyworker, Yoga teacher, Reflexologist and Ayurvedic health consultant.

The bodywork sessions generally take just over an hour and cost £45. You will as a rule be fully clothed, unless by mutual agreement I have suggested the use of massage oils. Sessions are fully confidential.

To find out how bodywork and massage might help you or to book a session please call me on 01326 375191 and I would be very glad to discuss your individual needs.

Andrew x