Aches, pain and restricted movement can take the joy out of life.
Whether you’re trying to continue successfully in your favourite activity or just get through life without feeling like the tin man, you’ve come to the right place.
- Have never practiced yoga or had manual therapy?
- Don’t know what to expect?
- Are feeling stuck and want an easy solution?
- Have tried various healing modalities, but nothing’s really worked?
Don’t worry, your frustration is understandable. The thing is… pain free, unrestricted movement is possible for most people regardless of how much they’ve neglected or overexerted themself.
“Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body.
Conversely, physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions.
But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.”
– Dr. Candace Pert
Marjorie Cohan aged 71
Cyclist, runner, speedskater and energetic grandmother
Over the last twenty years Colin has trained in a plethora of healing modalities. Here are a few he’s studied:
- Holistic Therapies (massage therapy, aromatherapy, indian head massage and reflexology)
- Hatha Raja Yoga (inspired by Vanda Scaravelli)
- Myofascial Release (a system that evaluates the fascia by using osteopathic methods, craniosacral therapy, structural integration and physical therapy)
- Psychotherapy (humanistic therapy)
- Advanced Thai Massage (accupressure, joint mobilisation and assisted yoga)
- Structural/Integrated Anatomy
- Currently studying; Shiatsu (japanese acupressure)
Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker
Colin’s integrative approach is not a ‘one size fits all’. It comes from considering the therapeutic relationship and understanding that in order to heal the body-mind we must establish conditions that are conducive to healing.
His bodywork is informed by a vast subject knowledge, and innate instinctual ability to provide quality ‘hands on’ treatment. Bodywork may comprise of three components.
Consultation: Includes online health questionnaire, checking posture and palpation test.
Treatment: Stimulating energy pathways (Sen/Nadis/Meridians) of body to promote free flowing vital energy (Chi/Prana/Ki). Working chains of connective tissue (fascia) to dynamically stabilise the body and mediate movement. Applied pressure on the muscle fibres and peripheral nerves to achieve relaxation from the central nervous system to break the cycle of pain. Joint mobilisation and muscle energy technique to restore mobility in stiff joints, as well as reduce local muscle spasms. Bodywork is an effective way to treat pain early in the healing process. When pain restricts function, it affects your ability to rehabilitate injured tissue.
Aftercare: Involves assessing the parasympathetic nervous system, which lets the body heal and achieve homeostasis. Sometimes you may be taught a pandiculatory movement to maintain the result at home.
In treatment the individual (whole person) is taken into consideration: mood, health, posture, job, body-type and lifestyle. A collaboration of healing energetic, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular techniques are used in each session.
Wear lose comfortable clothing ~ you may want to bring water.