11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Rolfing – what’s that?

MZ work photoRolfing, Structural Integration or Structural body work,  all sound very mysterious and related to some kind of engineering rather than this remarkable deep tissue treatment; which does the obvious – brings ease into our bodies by lengthening areas that have become short and tight.  Ida Rolf the American scientist who came up with the treatment was all about structure enabling function or expression. Her first clients were physically handicapped children whom she had great success with, improving their movements and neurology by working on their postural alignment.

We can all imagine a skeleton with bones perfectly placed in relationship to each other, joints that are congruent, and vertebrae that balance nicely on one another.  Then add the next layer of muscles moving the bones as equally balanced pulleys ( the doing muscles), or playing a supportive role around the vertebrae – maintaining our upright posture (postural muscles). 

Then take a look around and see the myriad of postures held by different people, that have migrated from uprightness to stooped, forwards shoulders, protruding neck that gives you tension headaches, and a spine that has lost its original curves to result in a weak lumbar spine that can no longer cope with hours of sitting or driving – with a continual throb of chronic pain. 

Key to Rolfing is a postural analysis which  examines the horizontality of your feet, knees, hips and shoulders. and systematically works to put right relationship back in your body by lengthening key areas of connective tissue and muscles around the body that have shortened, in a way akin to a very deep tissue massage.  In the process muscular aches, chronic pain and stiffness disappear, you grow an inch or so, and your yoga practice improves with your alignment.  You become more comfortable in your own skin and have greater ease of movement. 

By the age of 40, most of us have accumulated various muscular imbalances;  through – injuries and areas of shortened scar tissue; vocation – e.g. long haul truck drivers whose arms are held in the forwards position for hours a day such that attempting full circumduction at the shoulder joint is no longer possible; or through age where gravity has got the better of you and is pulling you into a stoop compromising various parts of your spine as it does so.

Very popular in North America, this treatment protocol works in obvious simplicity to restore postural alignment, and give us as we age that incredible extra quality of life – physical freedom.  That is not to say that a proactive approach and participation is not also needed, of taking exercise and movement classes to consolidate changes and strengthen up formerly weak areas.  So give Rolfing a go if pain or movement restrictions are plaguing you.  For more information please visit www.mztherapy.com.

Bach Flower Remedy Courses in Bath and Newport

Celia Stewart 2Our Bach Flower Therapist Celia Stewart  wanted to let you know about the courses she is running this year in Bath and Newport. She is very excited to be running Bach Level 2 for the first time in Bath in 2015.

Celia says: “If you are looking to make changes in 2015, the Bach Remedies will definitely help you to facilitate them. They are a wonderful tool for self-development and for helping family and friends too, eventually becoming a Practitioner if you wish to, going at your own pace.

I hope to see you on one of the courses.”

Dates of the courses listed below but please go to Celia’s website for more details. bathholistic.co.uk/bach-flower-workshops.php

Bach Centre approved Flower Remedy Courses

2015 Course dates

Level 1

March 9th/10th Bath 

April 11th/12th Newport*

October 3rd/4th Newport*

October 12th/13th Bath

 

Level 2

February 21st/22nd Newport (SOLD OUT)

May 11th and 12th Bath

July 11th/12th Newport*

November 2nd/3rd Bath

*All enquiries regarding courses held in Newport, should be directed to www.teachtherapy.co.uk  enquiries@teachtherapy.co.uk02920-591118

Join us to celebrate our new Shop and Therapy Rooms!

This Thursday 29th January 2015 from 6.30pm


photoMeet the therapists and learn what they are offering, and in some cases experience mini treatments. 
We will have Super food Smoothies to try and lots of nibbles and bubbly.

There is a chance to win a £50 therapy voucher, and we are offering 20% off products and first appointments for therapies when booked and paid for on the night.

Hope to see you there.

Best wishes, Liz Hux and Amanda

Christmas in our new shop!

photoWe just need a Christmas tree now!

For Christmas we will have the following opening hours:

Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm and Thursdays until 7pm

Sunday 21st December 10am to 5.30pm

Monday 22nd December 9am to 6pm

Tuesday 23rd December 8.30 to 6pm

Christmas Eve 8.30am to 4pm

Christmas Day CLOSED

Boxing Day CLOSED

Saturday 27th 9.30 to 6pm

Sunday 28th 10.30am to 5pm

Monday 29th 9.30am to 6pm

Tuesday 30th 9.30 to 6pm

New Years Eve 9.30 to 4pm

New Years Day CLOSED

Friday 2nd January 2015 back to normal opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm

Sunday 10.30am to 5pm

 

New Shop!

photoWe are very happy to be in our new home at Number 11 – it is beautiful and spacious! However, there is still a lot to get done so apologies if anything is not quite up to standard…

Thank you for all the lovely feedback and support we have had, even with our slightly chaotic start!

WORKSHOP FOR CREATING or IMPROVING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

A one day workshop for health and wellbeing practitioners, brought to you by The Webmistress, designers of this website!
Whether you are a student, starting out or have been in practice for a while and looking to grow your client list.
You have followed your heart’s desire.
You will soon, or you already are, doing the work you feel you have been called to do.
You have trained long and hard to master your skills.

And now it’s time to learn new skills in order ​to market yourself!

Date: 24 October 2014
Time: 10am – 5.30pm (this will count as CPD hours)

Location: Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, 109 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3EU
Price:  £70 (£65 before 24 Oct)
To Book:  enquiries@bristolmassage.co.uk / 0117 946 6371​​​ / Book online here
For more details: Click here

 

We are relocating!

Rickards of BathYes! We’re moving just up the road from No.7 to No.11 Northumberland Place. You may have seen Neal’s Yard Remedies posters in the empty shop windows of what used to be the luggage shop on the corner. Well you will soon be seeing lots of activity and possibly some scaffolding going up there soon while we make all the changes we need before we move in possibly September time (fingers crossed!). We will have a larger shop floor with 4 therapy rooms upstairs. We also plan to have a separate entrance so we can offer massage etc on an evening when the shop is closed.

One slight disappointment is that we have been refused planning permission to install photovoltaic panels on the roof. However we haven’t given up and are going to keep trying to get permission… watch this space!

 

We’ll keep you up to date with developments

Liz, Hux and Amanda

Celia Stewart now working on Thursday mornings!

photo 2 (1)We are very pleased to have Celia working in the therapy rooms on Thursday mornings as well as Saturday afternoons.  Celia is a massage therapist with many years experience and also offers NYR facials and Bach Flower Remedies.  Many of you may have met her in the shop or attended her excellent Bach Flower Therapy training courses.

Please see her web site at www.bathholistic.co.uk for more information or ring us on 01225 466 8944 if you would like to make an appointment.

 

Marketing your Therapy Practice

Marketing your practice June 12th

Leora Sharp – one of our excellent masseurs at NYR Bath and the designer of this website (The Webmistress) has some great ideas on how to market your practice.

Join her and John Davies (Lean Launch) as they take you on a journey of the

WHAT, WHO AND HOW of marketing your practice.

A short evening workshop to get you thinking about:

  • What you are offering and how to offer it
  • Who you could be marketing your skills to
  • How to reach and keep your ideal clients (i.e. methods of communicating with them)

Date: June 12th
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6UJ
Cost: £10

Book now: Places are limited, so please book your place now

This workshop is perfect for YOU; whether you are starting out or have been in practice for a while and looking to grow your client list.
Come and learn new ways to find and keep clients!

We will touch on several aspects of marketing, from the ‘customer journey’ though to social media.

This will be interactive workshop with opportunities to explore yourself and your business, understand your USP (unique selling point) and therefore your ideal client. You will leave with clear information and actions of how to move forward.

We look forward to sharing ideas and getting you thinking!

About the workshop hosts

Leora Sharp – The Webmistress – is a web designer (since 1996) AND massage practitioner (since 2007). She is therefore perfectly suited to help you as she speaks your therapeutic, holistic language and that of the internet. She understand your profession and where you are coming from.
Johh Davies – Lean Launch  is a product strategist and consultant and has run his own businesses. He has spent 13 years as Intelligence Analyst and has more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing. He has launched products and services in the UK and abroad. He works along side Gill Warren who also helps practitioners in business.

Please tell your fellow practitioners about this workshop.

Enjoy a Bounce Back Top to Toe Postnatal massage or reflexology treatment at Neal’s Yard Bath with Lizzie.



postnatal image‘Physically, Mentally and emotionally a real boost to

look forward to, for some ‘Me Time.’

•My clients have told me how great it is to have a massage

or reflexology treatment after having their baby as it helps
them to have time for themselves to relax and to tune in to how their body is feeling and recovering.

•You can enjoy your massage in the comfort of your own
home or at Neal’s Yard for no extra call out during the
postnatal period.
•Flexible treatments. Have your treatment with or without
your baby. This can be a beneficial relaxation session for
you both or some time to yourself.

‘Amazing experience! Lovely to share the session with
my baby. We were both very relaxed after the
treatment.’

Book a Bounce Back Top to Toe treatment for £45 for
75 minutes. Bounce Back Gift Vouchers available.

Ring 01225 466 944

Bounce Back Postnatal offer 

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