Mind Body Movement
Movement is medicine!
8 Thirlmere Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3SY Directionshttps://www.yell.com/biz/mind-body-movement-loughborough-7553633/#view=map
Why Choose Us?
With an overview of several movement disciplines, I select what works to teach you to be free of tightness & pain, improve posture & flexibility and empower you to feel your best.
EASE PAIN. MOVE BETTER. LEARN TO RELAX. FEEL WELL. GET BACK TO THE ACTIVITIES YOU LOVE.
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SOMATIC EDUCATION addresses pain and tightness that could be caused by habituated/protective bracing, underuse/overuse, prolonged inactivity, maladaptive/dysfunctional movement patterns, gait issues, stress/anxiety, unconscious tension & muscular spasm.
COGNITIVE FUNCTIONAL THERAPY addresses functional patterns, daily movements and the beliefs, fears and associated lifestyle factors that make up each individual's experience of pain/stress/anxiety. Getting to the root
THERAPEUTIC NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION empowers the individual with knowledge. When you understand WHY you are hurting and feeling stress - what makes it better and what makes it worse - you are in a better position to recover.
MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION SKILLS help dial down tension & anxiety & contribute to reducing pain intensity.
You will undergo a process of education for pain relief, better muscle control, improved movement patterns, relaxation and well-being. The practitioner's goal is to teach you how to manage conditions yourself, restoring locus of control to YOU and empowering self-efficacy. The first sessions is 90 minutes and includes a consultation & assessment followed by the requisite assisted/guided movement & purposeful touch, coaching, education, exercises/functional movements that suits your individual needs. Follow up sessions continually build on and expand on what has gone before, and are also around 90 minutes.
You want to understand what is going on in your body and what will reduce/increase your symptoms. You want to feel good, move confidently and fearlessly, be able to manage your symptoms or flare ups and do the activities you enjoy.
FOR: muscular aches & pains; chronic pain; stiffness & lack of mobility; 'postural' issues; back, neck, shoulder, knee, foot & hip pain; sciatica; headaches; stress; anxiety; trauma
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- Exercise Referral, Level 3 Diploma (Active IQ)
- Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain, Level 4 Certificate (Active IQ)
- Teaching Pilates, Level 3 Diploma (Central YMCA Qualifications)
- Nutrition for Physical Activity, Level 3 Award (Central YMCA Qualifications)
- Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients, Level 3 Award (Central YMCA Qualifications)
Simple movements = massive improvements5
I feel like a new woman!5
Even after one one-to-one movement session, I noticed a huge improvement in my pain. Considering that I felt like an old woman before seeing Cheryl, this is a miracle in itself! By doing the movements Cheryl has shown me each day, I now feel like I have a new back and am able to exercise and move freely.
Help for chronic back pain5
Thank you very much Cheryl for your great help and the love and the passion with which you do your job.
A new way of moving!5
What I discovered from working with Cheryl in her workshops and through one to one sessions was that these apparently innocuous movements can make a huge difference. The first thing I noticed was that when I was lying on the floor the arch in back was smaller. The lovely luxurious movement of arch and flatten and then arch and curl was helping to ease years of having a ‘dodgy lower back’. Lying on my back on the floor was easier and so much more comfortable.
My somatics conversion was cemented when I was moving a piece of furniture and I twisted awkwardly and immediately felt a pain in my back as the muscles went into spasm. At first I was unable to move, but when I could I immediately laid down on the floor, and to start with did some gentle pulling rope, then as I was able to do more, I did the washrag and gradually moved to arch and flatten and back lifts. I didn’t need any pain killers and by the next morning, I was able to move around normally without pain.
I have used somatics on several occasions since then, when I have tweaked my back or been pulled or twisted unexpectedly by my excitable dog, and each time I’ve been amazed at the difference it makes. The side bend has really helped with the twists.
As if I needed any further proof, in one of my later sessions with Cheryl we did a lot of work on my shoulders. Cheryl always takes before and after photographs and the change in my posture after the session was almost unbelievable. My overall posture was more aligned, with my head more balanced over my body, my shoulders were no longer tipped forward and generally everything looked more square and equalised. It was another revelation about the power of these amazing movements.
An important aspect of somatics is that you can do these movements yourself at home. So Cheryl sends you support materials for the movements so you can practise at home. She is also very understanding of how life gets in the way of our very good intentions, so we’ve talked about how to maximise the time I have available to do somatics, including doing some of the movements in bed before I get up. An amazing way to start the morning!
Finally, working with Cheryl is an absolute pleasure, her knowledge and passion for somatics and how mind and body are inextricably linked is completely obvious and very infectious. Her absolute intention is to empower the individual to be able to make these changes themselves at home. In getting to that point, this has been a fun and enlightening journey that I hope to continue. With deep gratitude to Cheryl for introducing me to somatics.
Thank you! I love nothing more than giving people the tools and information to look after and improve themselves