Massage can be an essential part of restoring and maintaining your health and mobility. Massage relaxes tense, painful muscles and stimulates the circulation of blood, dispersing toxins and bringing your body back into balance. It can be used to treat both stress-related tension and problems resulting from injuries.
A massage can also be an opportunity to take time out from everyday life, relax and focus on your own well-being. It helps you to feel clearer in your mind, more aware of your body and positive about yourself, bringing better sleep and higher energy levels.
Each massage will address your particular needs and we ensure you get the maximum benefits whether you come to us for relaxation or with a specific physical condition. Treatments last from half an hour to an hour and a half.
Soothing massage, promoting deep relaxation to release tension and restore harmony.
Remedial, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage
Treating stubborn aches and pains, soft tissue injuries and back problems, we focus on your specific problem area using deep tissue massage techniques, mobilization and stretches.
As well as using massage in response to specific physical problems, or as a treat, going for a massage regularly will benefit your overall health by:
- releasing muscular tension and improving posture
- relieving joint pain, inflammation and stiffness
- improving circulation and relieving congestion
- boosting the immune system
- relieving pain by stimulating the brain to release natural painkillers
- releasing deep-seated emotions that can often manifest as physical disease
- increasing the elimination of waste products that may accumulate in the tissues,
- hence improving the appearance of the skin
- procuring a feeling of being deeply nurtured and cared for which we all get too little of in our adult lives.
- Sandra ArbelaezAcupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine | Massage | Reiki
- Sarah HoareHypnotherapy | Massage | Reiki
Sandra trained as a classical harpist both in Colombia and England and was involved with music for over 15 years. In 1998, she started to explore touch and other healing techniques to overcome illness. Her search for self-healing led her to completely change her lifestyle and try different disciplines that not only helped her restore her health but made her passionate about sharing what she had learned with others. She later decided to abandon her music career and devote herself to working as a therapist.
Sandra now practises Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and she is also trained in herapeutic massage and Reiki healing. Since 2000, she has worked as a therapist with victims of domestic violence, terminally ill patients, cancer patients, and with people trying to overcome addictions as well as treating a variety of common ailments in clinics in Bristol and London.
Sandra has done additional training in ear Acupuncture which is an essential tool during the drug, alcohol, and tobacco detoxification process; and also holds a certificate on the practise of Complementary therapies on people with Cancer from the Penny Brohn Cancer Care centre, formerly known as Bristol Cancer Help Centre.
In 2011, she was awarded a Master’s in Science with merit by the University of East London for a research project using Chinese Herbal Medicine for the treatment of M.E/CFS. In 2013, Sandra was awarded a scholarship to study at the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in China where she spent two months deepening her knowledge of Chinese medicine and learning specialised scalp Acupuncture techniques to treat neurological illnesses.
Sandra is now training in the Jing Fang system of Chinese herbal medicine which is becoming known worldwide for its effectiveness. Sandra tends to use all the skills she considers necessary to achieve the best results. You may have an acupuncture treatment that also involves Reiki or massage, or both, or you may be offered herbs if your condition is chronic or deep-seated. Sandra considers diet, relaxation and emotional balance integral parts of the healing process and always includes them in the picture. In her view, illness can become an unique opportunity for learning and growth, in which treatment can be not the cause but the
catalyst for true life changes and healing.
Sandra is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Register of Chinese Herbal medicine and the Complementary Therapists Association. She has run practices in London and Bristol, worked for four years at the St Peter’s Hospice and for seven years at the CAAAD project for alcohol and drug recovery. She currently works at the West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and in private practices in Bristol.
For further information about Sandra, the therapies her offers and treatment prices please visit her website at chinesemedicinebristol.com.
For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 07947 808 484.
Website at chinesemedicinebristol.com
Hypnotherapy with Sarah Hoare
Sarah has a particular interest in helping people get the best out of themselves when it comes to relationships, work and daily life.
She says, “When life throws challenges and difficulties our way, it’s easy to get into a pickle and react with anger, stress, anxiety or depression. When
we learn how to respond calmly, with clarity and confidence, we can turn our lives around and get back in control. Hypnotherapy is the best tool I’ve found to equip us for success in our daily lives.”
Massage with Sarah Hoare
Sarah offers slow, spacious massage treatments as a powerful antidote to our fast, busy world.
She says, “Massage is such a powerful way to help cultivate ease and comfort in body and mind. Treatments can be like pressing a reset button,
leaving us ready to take life in our stride once again.”
Reiki with Sarah Hoare
Sarah has a special interest in Reiki to help soothe a busy mind, a challenged body or a troubled soul.
She says, “Reiki is the ultimate in relaxation – no need to undress, no need to even listen to the sound of my voice, simply lay down comfortably, rest and let the healing energy do its work.”
For more information or to book an appointment, please give Sarah a call on 07976 710368, or visit her website sarahhoare.co.uk. You can also visit Sarah’s Facebook page for additional information and latest news.