She has developed her own unique treatment called ‘Mindful Massage’ which she offers at The Third Space Medicine in Soho.
You are probably already aware of the fact that massage and relaxation increase your production of natural pain killers and relaxants, serotonins, endorphins and noradrenalin.
This in turn, reduces the effects of stress and calms the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and endocrine systems. This effect may help improve many disorders.
What are the benefits of Mindful Massage?
“An hour-long treatment guiding your body into an ocean of physical and mental tranquility.”
A mindful massage is an opportunity to learn how to meditate in our time short 21st Century planet. You get all the blissful, calming connecting, present moment awareness benefits of massage and meditation in one go! No need to go anywhere you are already present, at home, in your body. If you have difficulty focusing on just one thing, shepherding your busy mind to rest with your body, feel anxious or stressed, or “Can’t meditate”? Then, this is the Mindfulness training for you.
Benefits of massage and Mindfulness
Learn mindfulness based stress reduction and cognitive therapy approaches and cultivate skills for riding the waves of life’s challenges like a skillful surfboarder.
You are probably already aware of the fact that massage and relaxation, sooth the parasympathetic nervous system which increases production of natural pain-killers relaxants; serotonins, endorphins and noradrenalin. This in turn, reduces the effects of stress, calms the mind for open-minded problem solving, compassion, and calms the musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and endocrine systems. This effect can help improve many conditions and happiness.
The benefits of Mindfulness practice include: an evolving approach in reducing stress and stress related illness; pain, sleep, skin, anxiety, pregnancy and postnatal depression, trauma, increase our emotional stability; working smarter, focusing attention on the here and now, increase wellbeing compassion, feelings of being at ease, confidence of self and others, acceptance, letting go of unhelpful habits, none judgement, patience, calm, contentment, equanimity, emotional, physical, wellbeing and resilience.
Each massage is unique and based on the evidence based 8wk Mindfulness based Stress Reduction/Cognitive therapy Program. You will practice all the formal and informal meditations and explore the attitudes of mindfulness in a deep and embodied way. This enables you to practice at home and in everyday life situations. You can use your mindfulness training when any challenges, worries arise to help you surf life’s storms with more ease.
Organic aromatherapy essential and plant oils are tailored for your psychological support and healing. The same mindfulness massage can be added to reflexology sessions. A full consultation is taken at the beginning of the treatment.
A moment, by moment, breath, by breath, experience of deeply connecting.
During pregnancy we embody enormous changes in our hormonesand subsequentlyour emotions, thoughts, bodies and reactions to change.Our identity changes and nothing can prepare us for our changes as they areunique.Pregnancy massage with Belinda, is tailored to your needs and can combine a varietyof techniques dependent on your activity level, from combinations of Sports, softtissue, remedial, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology and or mindfulguided meditation.The Pregnancy massage program is suitable during all stages of pregnancy, for allwomen regardless of fitness levels or injuries. It is also suitable if you are looking tobecome pregnant in the future.Massage helps to alleviate the aches and pains related to your pregnancy, as well asreduce stress, and tension, massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage tojoints, bones, muscles, nerve and organs. It can also reduce high blood pressure,improve sleep and increase emotional stability.My experience offers you advice on preventing common problems before theyoccur. I offer ongoing advice and support. It is important that you feel everything istaken care of at all timesWhilst back pain in pregnancy is common, it does not have to be normal. You don’thave to put up with it…I take into account your medical history; lifestyle and personal circumstances,acknowledging you are completely unique.My treatments incorporate several techniques including: massage, Mindfulnessbased pregnancy and childbirth training, rehabilitation and postural exercisescombined with self-care advice.By easing muscle tension and increasing blood flow and improving nerve function,therapeutic massage can dramatically reduce your pain and help you to feel humanagain.
Reflexology is a natural non invasive healing therapy based on the principal that there are reflex points in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.
How does reflexology work?
As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, reflexology is based on applying pressure to acupoints and meridians in the feet that relate to the whole body. The feet support the whole structure of our body. They are prone to positional poor circulation. Gait condition affects the musculoskeletal, postural alignment and nervous system. The therapist stimulates internal and external systems through the reflexes by applying appropriate pressure.
When one has had a lot of stress, illness or injury the body is out of balance and the vital energy flow of the body becomes blocked. Reflexology stimulates the reflex zones in the feet which send messages along the nerve/meridian pathways to the various organs in the body to help break down the blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the body, tension is released, circulation and elimination improve. Reflexology can help to restore the body’s natural balance and encourage the body to heal itself. The whole body is treated rather than a specific condition. Reflexology does not diagnose or prescribe. It is a great therapy to use as preventative health care and it is complimentary to other health care therapies. Reflexology can also be done on the hands and ears.
Reflexology is safe for everyone from babies to the elderly and the very ill. If you are in need of; stress relief, relaxation, a detox or want to assist an unhealthy body then reflexology is for you.
Conditions that may benefit from Reflexology:
A treatment lasts between 40 minutes and 1 hour. In the first consultation, your medical history is taken and can that the treatment will be of service to you.
Reflexology is not a ‘cure-all’ but numerous disorders have been successfully treated by this method. Conditions such as migraine, sinus, respiratory, skin problems, as well as hormone, fertility, digestive, circulatory, back problems, pregnancy issues, ME, MS, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, tension and stress have benefited. Most people who have experienced a treatment would agree that the method can be most beneficial and is a very relaxing therapy.