For Pain and Injury
For Pregnancy and Post Natal
Nothing is more frustrating and debilitating than chronic pain and injury. It impacts all aspects of one's life, not just the physical.
I practise the Jing method which has been designed specifically to alleviate chronic pain and symptoms of injury. I want to help you get out of pain so that you can inhabit, love and enjoy your body better than ever.
I get to know you and your condition so that I can offer the best possible treatment plan to help you overcome pain: whether you've been suffering for months or years.
Drop me an email or SMS so that we can chat about how I can help you get back to enjoying your body to its fullest potential again.
Home visits available in special circumstances.
A pregnant body undergoes immense change during the four trimesters of pregnancy – changes that put added physical and emotional pressure on virtually every part of your body.
While a lot of your focus and energy will be on growing your beautiful baby, your well being is tantamount during this time: for both the good of you and your child.
Massage offers both physical and emotional support.
I treat my pregnant clients in side lying position, which is the safest positioning for the pregnant body.
The perfect antidote for relaxation or for any specific aches, pains or conditions you might be experiencing, whether you're in the first trimester (yes, it's safe to get massaged) or days away from your due date.
Touch and connection are basic human needs, although this wisdom has long been forgotten.
Massage isn't, in fact, a luxury, but an important part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, even if you're not currently suffering with any pain or injuries.
Some of the wonderful benefits of massage include:
Improved quality of sleep
Feeling looser and lighter in one's body
Improved mood and body image
Decreased stress levels (and therefore a stronger immune system)
Time and space just for yourself
Greater connection to self... to name a few.
If you've been suffering with chronic pain, it's likely that your pain didn't arrive overnight. It will also take more than one session to get you out of pain. By working together over a course of six weekly sessions – I recommend 90 minutes if you have a specific pain condition or injury – and then a monthly maintenance plan, we will be able to get you out of pain long term. I have helped clients before you improve their quality of life and overcome pain, and I can help you too.
In your first session I will create a treatment plan for you which we work through over six sessions, one per week. Your progress is monitored weekly, and very often we can drop the weekly sessions to bi-weekly or monthly after only three treatments. Thereafter a monthly maintenance massage will ensure you keep on progressing to the peak of your physical fitness.
£60 for one hour (for well being massage)
£75 for 75 minutes pregnancy and post natal massage
£90 for 90 minutes (for pain and injury massage)
£150 for three one hour massages (valid for 3 months)
£450 for six 90 minute massages (valid for 3 months)
Gift vouchers are available for any of the above (valid for 3 months)
Monday to Friday
10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday
10 am to 3 pm
I've spent decades struggling with body acceptance and loving my body: something I am certainly not alone in. I know what it is to feel uncomfortable in one's skin, to feel dissatisfied with the body staring back at one in the mirror and just how much this can impact so many facets of one's life. Living with pain – whether emotional, mental or physical – is a major impediment to loving and accepting the body we live in. I truly believe that by creating a healthy, loving and strong relationship with our bodies, we can enjoy a more joyful life.
2008 is when I really started taking a holistic approach to my health. And by holistic I mean looking after not just my physical health but my mental, emotional and spiritual health too. Yoga was the gateway that opened me up to a range of modalities – from meditation and plant medicine to therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, shiatsu and massage, of course – that would lead me to create a great relationship with my body. After I realised how much my quality of life improved once I began truly loving my body, I wanted to share this with others and help them feel more at home and amazing in their bodies. I believe yoga and massage are important tools to help you feel amazing in your body: whatever your history.
I feel very grateful that one of my massage therapists recommended that I do my massage training at Jing Massage, Brighton. I could not have asked for a more thorough, supportive and, best of all, fun way to begin my career as a massage therapist. A career that allows me to help and serve others and one that gives back so much to me.
The Jing approach has been designed specifically to treat chronic pain and injury and is based on the decades of experience of its founders Meghan Mari and Rachel Fairweather in treating pain successfully.
Unlike other practices such as physiotherapy and more mainstream sports massage, the Jing method does not adopt the "no pain no gain" approach to therapy, instead using a mixture of massage styles and techniques (from the Western styles of deep tissue, sports and Swedish to Eastern practices of Thai massage and shiatsu) in gentler way that is just as – if not more – effective at getting patients out of pain and discomfort.
While I am guided heavily by the methodical and scientific components of my massage training to treat specific conditions, I employ intuition and listening touch to ensure that each client receives the best possible care and attention in each moment. After the session I will also recommend any ancillary after-care routines so that your well being extends well after your massage.
I am currently completing the Advanced Clinical Massage Training at Jing in Brighton.
I've been practising yoga daily since 2008, completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India, in 2011.
Originally drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, over the years it has subtly transformed every layer of my being – from physical to mental, emotional and spiritual.
It supports the physical work I do as a massage therapist and is a key antidote for the aches and pains we all endure as a result of living in a world not designed with human wellbeing in mind.
Yoga – in itself a form of meditation – can support any type of lifestyle: whether you spend your days in front of a computer or are an athlete; whether you are adolescent or elderly. It's never too late to enjoy improved strength, flexibility and concentration, better sleep, greater calm, clarity of mind and balance of spirit.
Yoga, through the breath and asana (poses), brings us out of the mind and back into the bodies we are meant to inhabit.
I offer private sessions (one to one or group) either at my home or a location of your choosing. Your yoga lesson will be tailored to your needs and ability.
I also hold a weekly naked yoga class on Tuesday evenings at 7pm - 8.30pm in Stoke Newington at a private studio. Booking in advance is essential. £17 per class or £75 for a block of five classes. To book onto a class, please email me. Class location released upon booking.
To enquire about either the private or weekly yoga class, including prices, get in touch so that we can chat about how I can help support your journey with yoga.
ONE TO ONE YOGA
Caroline is a wonderful yoga instructor - calm, caring and extremely knowledgeable. She took the time to understand me and what I was looking for, and I highly recommend her.
NAKED YOGA CLASS STUDENT
Yoga classes with Caroline are fun and challenging moving through a full range of body postures. It’s empowering and grounding and freeing, great for body and soul, all these things!
Caroline is absolutely fantastic, very friendly , welcoming and professional. I have chronic back pain, and after my first session with Caroline I noticed immediate improvement and pain relief , a few sessions later the pain has completely resolved . Her attention to detail and various techniques is outstanding. I highly recommend Caroline as she improved my quality of life.
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During the COVID-19 quarantine, I will be offering online yoga and massge substitute sessions.
Email me to find out more
@ Soma Lab
231 Stoke Newington Church Street
Email: caroline (at) embodyworktherapies.co.uk