FloVibe Festival – Hampshire – Shiatsu Treatments

Shiatsu at FloVibe 2018

“MOVE YOUR BODY, RELAX YOUR MIND, MAKE SHAPES AT THE STAGE OR TAKE A NAP IN THE WOODS

The idyllic Stansted Park is our new setting for a weekend full of wellness, flow, and fun.

We are thrilled to be partnering up with Hotel Bell Tent for FloVibe 2018. Check out our Glamping section of the site to book your luxury Glamping experience.

FloVibe’s weekend wellness programme is designed to challenge and inspire you.

Choose from an array of fantastic Shiatsu, Yoga and Pilates classes, plus more. Energise your mind and body at our FloVibe Fitness Station or go chill and find your blissful state at one of our meditation and mindfulness workshops.

Our FloVibe Wellness teaching team will stretch and empower you. Be sure to sweat, learn, laugh and take time to savour the magical FloVibe experience.

FloVibe is a hybrid festival so when you have had your Yoga, Pilates or Fitness fix, why not try our new additions of Power Hooping, Fusion Fitness in the woods with a silent disco or drop your fears and challenge your balance on a Flow Balance Indo Board and Slackline.”

Visit the FloVibe website for more information and to book.

Balens annual CPD event – NEC, Birmingham.

An amazing CPD event for all complementary practitioners. We can highly recommend! Well worth attending. You will learn so much for such a low fee.

They’ve had some truly inspirational speakers in the last few years, and this year will be no exception including key note speakers Rosy Daniel, practising consultant in Integrative Medicine and Jeremy Howick, the highly acclaimed author of Doctor You.

This year they also have Jill Woods, (Healthcare Marketing Coach), Alice Lacey, (DAC Beechcroft) and Robert Verkerk(Alliance of Natural Health International).

£30.00 for the day, inclusive of refreshments, attendance certificate for 6 hours learning with others, speaker notes and free entry into the Holistic Health Show.

Programme

From Passive Healthcare to Proactive Health Creation – diffusing the 21st Century health time bomb with Dr. Rosy Daniel – BSc MBBCh

Rosy has witnessed the political shifts from Alternative to Complementary Therapy; from Integrative to Regenerative Medicine; and now welcomes the exciting shifts towards proactive Lifestyle Medicine and empowering Health Coaching. The ways that we live and work today are causing a health crisis of equal proportions to the environmental crisis and that whichever modality we work in, we all need health coaching skills to motivate and guide sustainable healthy changes in those we care for. Emphasise the need for healthy self-care by practitioners, with supportive mentorship to walk our talk rather than continuously projecting our needs onto those in our care. Rosy will share with us some startling truths about the state of the nation’s health and healthcare system, and motivate us to join her in her great passion to get society to shift ‘from passive healthcare to proactive health creation.’

Dr Rosy Daniel has worked at the heart of the holistic medical profession since qualifying as a doctor in 1983; first as doctor then Medical Director at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (now Penny Brohn UK) and since as an author, activist, researcher, teacher and practising consultant in Integrative Medicine in Bath. Her contribution to helping get us onto a sustainable path is through training people in her Health Creation Mentorship Programmes and healthy Workplace Consultancies. Discover more about Rosy here.

Introducing the Hard Science of Self Healing with Jeremy Howick PhD – Author of Doctor You

Oxford Philospher and Medical Researcher, Dr. Jeremy Howick has conducted groundbreaking studies about placebos and why we need unbiased experiments. His textbook The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine spearheaded a new sub-discipline. He collaborates about placebo treatments and the need for rigorous evidence with the National Institutes of Health in the United
States, the National Institutes of Health Research in the United Kingdom, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Canada. He is currently working on a mega-study of the benefits of doctor empathy.

Jeremy has degrees from Dartmouth College, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. He has over 75 academic publications in top journals such as the British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet. Discover more about Jeremy here.

Marketing, mindset & momentum for health practitioners in business – Jill Woods

Your life should make you happy and that includes your work and your practice!
What I see a lot are practitioners who love helping their patients, but slowly over time fall out of love with their practice. This happens mostly because running the business and attracting the wrong kinds of, or not enough patients, starts to get them down. In business you have many free choices. Which patients you see, who you work with, what environment you work in, the hours you work, the treatments you provide, the products you work with and the income you generate. So on the face of it every health professional in private practice should be walking on cloud nine. There is a huge abundance of potential patients out there, and you have the skills to help them,
so if your practice is not making you happy & contributing to the life you want to live, there is clearly some work you need to do.
Shifting your mindset & becoming skilled at marketing are the two things I have seen have the biggest impact on people finding happiness in their practice. Let me show you how you can do that in your practice. Discover more about Jill here.

GDPR – The Facts and How it May affect your Business

Alice Lacey from DAC Beachcroft ~
Alice Lacey, a Solicitor from DAC Beachcroft’s Clinical Risk team in Bristol, will be discussing the General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR”, which will be coming into force as of 25 May 2018. Alice’s ‘need to know talk’ will provide a whistle stop tour of the key legal issues that arise in relation to data protection, particularly in the context of the reforms being introduced. The intention is to prompt and support individual healthcare practitioners into considering the key issues, by highlighting central principles, and to help sign post some areas where compliance might be more challenging on a day to day basis.
Discover more about DAC Beachcroft’s Clinical Risk Team here.

Robert Verkerk PhD – Founder, Executive & Scientific Director, Alliance for Natural Health

International ~ Elevating the role of natural health in your community
The burden of chronic diseases, ageing populations, the power of the science and public disillusionment with drug-based approaches has never created such a perfect storm for natural health. Yet for many practitioners their businesses have yet to benefit fully. Find out what you can do through clinical practice, collaboration, the judicial use of technology and patient/client empowerment to make the most of the opportunity.

Plus networking and Q&A.

For the full programme with timings visit the Balens website. Recordings of previous year’s lectures available there too so if you couldn’t attend well worth a watch! Great way to earn CPD points.

 

I am 3rd year student Shiatsu practitioner with the Northern School of Shiatsu. I am based and practising in Gairloch in the Scottish Highlands.

I am a Zen Shiatsu practitioner who  studied Shiatsu at the British School of Shiatsu-Do and the Genki School of Shiatsu for three years, qualifying in 2003 and in private and on-site seated Shiatsu practice since then. Additionally I was a Teaching Assistant at the BSS-Do for two years and Senior Teaching Assistant at the Genki School for four years. As a Senior Teaching Assistant I worked closely with the school principal to refine, deepen and develop my own Shiatsu theory and practice while assisting other students in doing the same.
I’ve continued to develop my own practice over subsequent years, adding skills from both the West and the East including Taoist Energetics, Meditation and Healing, Sufi Essence Work and techniques drawn from Ortho-bionomy, biodynamic craniosacral, positional release, neuromuscular facilitation and a number of others.

Empty Wheel Shiatsu is the natural evolution of this training and experience, a form of healing and therapy rooted in the ancient practices of Taoism but which has grown, over two decades of personal development and continuous study, to take in understanding and methods from Western physical therapies, Sufism, Buddhism, Diamond Logos Essence work and others.

The majority of my clients come looking for help with a specific problem but, over the course of their treatments, they quickly realise that Shiatsu aids their life in unexpected and valuable ways and it is these factors that keep them coming back to Shiatsu and deepening their own health and resources through an ongoing process of healing and exploration.

Over the past two decades I have found Shiatsu to be an effective treatment helping clients with a range of difficulties. Shiatsu may help with:

  • Stress and its effects
  • Muscle and joint problems (aches, pains, tension, and injury)
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Back pain and spinal alignment
  • Life transitions (including retirement, bereavement, conception and others)
  • Processing difficult emotions
  • Safely holding and releasing trauma (including PTSD and complex PTSD)
  • Jaw problems (including TMJ issues)
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Insomnia and other sleeping difficulties
  • Recovering from injury and surgery

 I have found that the best approach to healing is to treat each client as a whole that encompasses the fullness of their Being. As such, we (client and practitioner) look to integrate body, mind, and soul in order to manifest the innate healing power that exists in us all. When that power manifests we feel stronger, more capable, more grounded, more relaxed, and life develops a sense of ease and comfort. These qualities come to permeate every aspect of our lives, transforming not just our own inner sense and understanding but also transforming our lives and relationships in subtle and profound ways. We come to know ourselves and our life in a new way.

While Shiatsu is on par with many Western physical therapies in treating physical ailments (muscular and skeletal problems for example) it can take us deeply into the felt sense of our experience to reveal our deepest inner capacities, restoring energy and vitality that can be manifest in every aspect of our life to the benefit of ourselves, our families, and our friends.

 

I am an experienced Shiatsu practitioner in Bristol. I trained for 3 years with the Bristol School of shiatsu, also a yoga teacher, masseuse and nutritional therapist.  I will soon be fully qualified to offer kinesiology as well.

I offer Shiatsu from:  

  • The Wellbeing Therapy Rooms, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
  • The Practice Rooms, 24 Regent Street, Clifton, BS8 4HG or 39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JY
  • I also do home/office visits and am available for events.

As well as encouraging you to relax deeply and access your innate capacity for healing I also seek to empower you to take control of your life and your own wellbeing. I will share my knowledge of healing through breathing techniques, nutrition, meditation etc. Healing for me is the movement back to wholeness or integration of what seem like fragmented parts of our Being.  It involves acknowledging the hidden and perhaps more ‘uncomfortable’ aspects of ourselves and welcoming them as part of our authentic self. Each experience of Shiatsu is unique.

I also specialise in Shiatsu for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Post-Natal Recovery.

Shiatsu is wonderfully supportive for a woman journeying through the different stages of pregnancy. It can be applied safely and effectively to support a woman to feel at ease physically, mentally and emotionally. Shiatsu may provide relief from nausea, lower backache, shoulder tension, difficulties in breathing, constipation, anxiety, oedema, post-natal depression and fatigue. I have studied pregnancy Shiatsu with Suzanne Yates from the Wellmother School and have supported a number of women during pregnancy and beyond and found it to be very nourishing and beneficial.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal 10 minute chat. We can then organise a session for you.

Details of my special offers can be found on my website.

Testimonials:

“I have suffered with IBS for years and after finding prescribed medication and diet change was not working I looked into alternative therapies. I had 5 sessions of shiatsu and have found it to have had an enourmous effect on my symptoms. It has made me understand the connection between my emotions, largely stress and worry, and the issues with my stomach.Shiatsu with Lioba gave me the tools to learn to relax and to break the connection between negative emotions and my physical well being. It was the first time I had ever had shiatsu and knew very little about it but I would most definately have treatments again. After the treatments having such a profound effect on my symptoms“ – Cath, Support Worker (Bristol)

Lioba has an amazing gift for body work. I always leave the room feeling lighter, unburdened and with energy flowing again. She creates a wonderfully warm and safe space to open up. As an asthmatic she has helped me become more in tune with the areas of my body which can become tense and cause my asthma to worsen. I wholeheartedly recommend Lioba“. (Heg, singer-songwriter, Bristol)

My first Shiatsu massage was blissfully relaxing. I left feeling affected in a deep way, very different to how I feel when I normally receive a massage. I’m certain to return.” Richie, Engineer (Melbourne)

Lioba’s Shiatsu sessions are thorough, personal and friendly and she combines great knowledge with intelligent hands. There is always plenty of good advice, reassurance and never any pressure to come back. I feel qualified to thoroughly recommend her treatments“- Rupert, Sports Massage Therapist (Bristol)

 

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

I trained for 3 years at the Northern School of Shiatsu.

 

I began my Shiatsu journey in 2015, enrolling on the Foundation Course with the Northern School of Shiatsu in Sheffield. I had received a single Shiatsu treatment from a friend who was completing the three-year Diploma and I was instantly intrigued. The treatment felt wonderful, and was different from anything I had experienced.

I was drawn to the process of self-development and self-healing that Shiatsu could offer me. I graduated from the Northern School in 2018 and therefore have over three years’ experience giving and receiving this restorative and unique form of therapy. From January to July 2018, I undertook a voluntary placement at the Well Women Centre in Wakefield, allowing women on a low income to access treatment they would not ordinarily be able to experience. In August 2018 I became the third Director of In Touch Massage and Holistic Therapies CIC, a social enterprise which aims to make holistic therapies accessible to everyone, including minority, socially excluded and low income groups.

I am constantly developing the practical and theoretical application of Shiatsu, and my knowledge, confidence and professionalism are growing at a remarkable speed. My professional background prior to discovering Shiatsu was very varied. I worked in the fields of publishing, communications, international relations, mental health, housing, advocacy, law and education.

I live in Morley in south Leeds and I have a two-year-old baby girl.

 

I am a Shiatsu practitioner with a clinic in Clapham Junction, London. I also work within a drug and alcohol abuse centre. For 5 years I volunteered weekly at Brent Mind.

Following a years introductory training in Shiatsu I went on to complete a 3-year course with the British School of Shiatsu. Since then, I have assisted teaching for 6 years continuously and carried out many other training courses – Shin Tai, extraordinary meridians, Shiatsu feet and face – to name a few.

 

I am a very enthusiastic Shiatsu practitioner passionate about Shiatsu.  Graduate from the Northern School of Shiatsu. My clinic is based in Ripon, North Yorkshire but I can also offer home visits.  

About me:- I am also a Sports, Massage and Beauty Therapist and have over 10 years experience. I was a Spa Supervisor at Swinton Park Hotel for 4 years and I have worked in numerous different salon environments. Since having my little boy 2 and a half years ago I have become a mobile therapist.

I enjoy spending my time with friends, partner and little boy visiting theme parks around England. I am always looking at new courses, learning new skills to increase my knowledge.

A dedicated graduate from the Northern School of Shiatsu. My clinic is based in Hull, Humberside.  I offer discounted treatments at just £10!

About me:- Yoga is my passion and I am a yoga teacher and practice yoga myself on a daily basis. I qualified as a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2003. Exercise is important to me, doing cardiovascular work, exercise at a gym, plus regular walking and jogging. I am a strong family member of the Quakers.

A very enthusiastic Shiatsu student in my final third year of training – due to Graduate from the Northern School of Shiatsu in spring 2019. Under the supervision of my school/teacher I am now looking to start to build my Shiatsu practice ready for when I graduate. My clinic is based in Matlock, Derbyshire but I can also offer home visits and a mobile service.  As a student I offer half-price treatments.

About me:- For 13 years I was a Buddhist and lived in Buddhist centres. This took me to the Himalayas and India and allowed me to carry out my love of walking, trekking and meditation. As a chef I also volunteered and cooked at many Buddhist events. I started off in life studying law and worked as a lawyer on death row in Texas.

When I am not studying and practising Shiatsu I can be found on a squash court, portrait painting, trekking or doing photography.

I now have an amazing new van so I can offer a mobile Shiatsu service.  Provided at companies, events, festivals, running events etc.

 

A Shiatsu practitioner with over 20 years’ experience of healing therapies. These include Shiatsu, EFT and the Release Technique. I also studied Chetana Chakra Therapy with Dr Kurup in South India. I developed ‘The Breakthrough Programme’ which grew out of my interest in how we store negative patterns within ourselves. I am also very committed in helping people overcome self-limiting tendancies and develop a more positive and expansive outlook on life.  I completed three years training in Shiatsu at the Shiatsu College in London and have completed a lot more training courses and workshops since then.

Treatments available in clinic in Leicester. Home visits available in Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry and surrounding areas.

Futon and seated treatments available for companies.