I first discovered Thai massage in Chiang Mai in 2005. I knew immediately on the first day of my course at the Old Medicine Hospital that this was exactly what I was looking for, what I wanted to practice and what I wanted to be good at. Since that time I’ve been dedicated to studying more and more. I return to Thailand every year to see my teachers. Sometimes I take the same course 3 times in order to catch all the subtle details that will create a good massage.
My main teachers have been:
Sinchai Sukparset, Mr Nat, Arno L’Hermitte, Felicity Joy Keebaugh and Ralf Marzen.
FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION (student practitioner)
Charlotte Seirberg is a movement educator and mindfulness teacher with over 11 years experience. She is also Feldenkrais Practitioner (student teacher), and she is currently in the process of completing the hands-on aspect of the 4-year Feldenkrais training called Functional Integration®.
Feldenkrais® individual sessions are called Functional Integration®. The practitioner guides you using gentle, none-invasive touch as a way of communicating with you and your nervous system. You will get a sense of how you organise your body and actions/movements. Together we will explore your movement habits and discover new possibilities, which can be more efficient, comfortable and useful to you.
This is an embodied learning process, with an emphasis on rapport and respect for your abilities, qualities and integrity. Together we create a mindful learning environment, where you can learn in safety and comfort. In the session, you will be fully clothedeither in sitting, standing or lying on a mat. Small props will be used to ensure your comfort or to make a movement easier, or to bring more clarification to a particular movement.
After a session, you may noticed that unnecessary tension has been dissolved. Another discovery could be you are feeling more grounded, calmer and happier, perhaps you are breathing more fully which makes you
feel less anxious. Saying that you may be going about your daily activities, performance or work with more ease, lightness and joy.
Who is it for?Individual lessons are for anyone wishing to recover physical abilities, ease stress, tension and anxiety, find relief from chronic pain and fatigue, restore mobility, refine movement skills, improve breathing and posture.
Monica has been passionate about alternative therapies and yoga since 2007. Her massage journey started in India where she volunteered in a holistic clinic with therapists healing ailments and injuries through yoga, massage and Aromatherapy. The experience inspired her deeply to do healing and bodywork.
Over the years she explored different massage styles and thecniques which led her to complete an ITEC course in A+P Aromatherapy and Reflexology, and an ITEC Swedish massage. She also has qualifications in Deep tissue and Pregnancy massage.
She worked in corporates, events, community clinics and volunteer in gp practices and hospices offering treatments to people with special needs and conditions, elderly and woman in need of psychological support.
She discovered Thai massage in 2014 looking for a therapy where massage and yoga could be combined. Monica certified through the Sunshine School of Thai massage in Thailand with continuing education through several schools and masters in Thailand and Uk. Continuing to deepen her practice she travels to Asia on a regular basis. In 2018, in India she qualified as a Hatha Yoga Instructor.
Her Eastern and Western knowledge of the body creates a unique massage style which is specifically tailored to each individual client needs and can combines different elements such as stretchings, energy line work, deep and rhitmic pressure, trigger points therapy, promoting tension and stress release, flexibility, mobility and relaxation.
Mario De Sousa is a Traditional Japanese Shiatsu Therapist in methods of Namikoshi and Seiki Meridian Shiatsu, also has qualification in traditional Thai Yoga & Trigger points massage.
Healing happens when the mind and body are connected to each other and to our own inner healing force. I have found that Shiatsu is a powerful tool to activate the communication between mind, body and spirit; helping us to reach our equilibrium and natural alignment. Shiatsu can help facilitate health, wellbeing and balance by harnessing the true power to heal: a force which always rests within you.
Stuart is a body movement specialist with 30 years experience as a dance and martial artist. He was inducted in the martial arts Hall of Fame in 2013 for Tai Chi and Bagua.
Trained originally at London Studio Centre, he pursued training in TCM Traditional Chinese Massage Tuina 2002-2003 in China on International internship. Following this he is a qualified Thai massage therapist since 2007 trained in London.
I am Bilber Kaur- Reiki Master Teacher. I have been offering treatments in the community of Hackney for over 6 years now and have enjoyed every minute. I am the founder of Reikieast which has introduced and provided Reiki to all regardless of income or background, regularly running taster and weekend donation, based sessions.
Reiki is a gentle yet effective healing art. Universal life force energy is used to harmonise and balance the person receiving. I also use Mindfulness and compassionate communication to empower the people I serve.
Thai Massage is a path. A path of Life.
Thai Massage is an art. An art of touch.
Thai massage is a meditation. A meditation in movement.
Thai massage is about listening. Listening with your Heart.
Sigita started her Thai Massage journey in 2013 training with Ralf Marzen. She has continued to deepen her practice with further training in London and Thailand, studying with renowned teachers Kira Balaskas, Bob Hadid, Ajahn Sinchai and Jack Chaiya.
Sagita loves the dynamic approach to Thai Massage, which she sees as a graceful dance between giver and receiver. She is aware of the subtleties of the human body and tailors her approach accordingly.
Sigita’s highly recommended treatments are a head-to-toe experience, which will leave you totally relaxed.
Blending thai massage,craniosacral therapy and functional movement patterning with visceral(organ)/vascular(blood)/neural(nerve) osteopathic techniques, sessions are customized to the individual with a special focus on the nervous system. Whether you are in need of deep relaxation or an athlete with a specific training goal, come and experience a comprehensive approach to holistic health.
SHIATSU, EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Gill has been practicing and teaching Shiatsu and Qi Gong for 20 years. She is qualified in Auricular, Body and Facial Revitalization Acupuncture and trained in Medical Qi Gong and Tui na; the knowledge of which she uses to tailor each session to the individual for maximum benefit.
Gill is offering Shiatsu treatments from 12-3pm. From 3-4pm Gill will be offering Ear Acupuncture sessions for £10 – this will be a multi-person session sitting in chairs.