Structural Bodywork can be done as single, ninety minute sessions that address the specific needs of the client. It can also be done as a series of ten, ninety minute sessions that work through the whole body in a systematic manner.
“Annie’s work has been integral to my rehabilitation and return to dancing. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of how the body works and applies her various approaches and techniques to bring about healing and transformation. I find her unique amongst many practitioners and physiotherapists I have used.” Oliver Scott, Dancer, Choreographer
“After seeing a series of medical specialists at the University of California Los Angeles (neurologists, internists and ear specialists) no source nor solution for my vertigo was discovered. But after a series of deep tissue massages from Christian, my vertigo was gone.” -Susan Von Manske, Los Angeles
“Annie worked her bodywork magic on me and sorted out problems I’d had with my neck and upper back for 25 years in 5 sessions. No intervention I’d had before had been anything like as effective. I went to her with these specific problems, but Annie treats the whole body, and explained how a problem in one area can be the result of imbalance and misalignment elsewhere in the body. She gave me bodywork but also an education in how to protect my body from further problems in very simple ways – like walking, carrying and sitting correctly.” -Emma F., London
As medical research advances, it is discovering a common cause for most illness – stress. The body is an information system. All metabolic processes including those of defence, growth and regeneration are controlled by chemical and electrical information in the body. Stress significantly alters the body’s information and consequently alters the body’s capacity to defend itself against illness, to grow correctly and to regenerate when necessary. When one is feeling stress, one’s body releases a chemical called cortisol. This chemical shuts off the immune system and strips the body of its defence against illness. Since modern life is full of stress this news seems bleak. There is, however, a remedy – relaxation. A relaxation massage reverses the effects of stress, prevents the release of cortisol, and jumpstarts the immune system. From the first touch of this massage the body switches on the nervous system that controls relaxation and reinstates the body’s shield against disease. I can think of no better defence against the ravages of stress than receiving a relaxation massage once a week for life.
The second important effect of this form of massage is to encourage flow of the fluids in the body including blood and lymph. As the therapist slides her hands through the muscles, she pushes standing blood and lymph back into the blood and lymph vessels. This cleanses the body and encourages the excretion of wastes and toxins. It also makes space for fresh healthy blood and lymph to flow into the tissue and nourish it. Good fluid flow is essential to good health.
Hot Stone Massage
“My wife and I booked a couples hot stone massage for our anniversary. Annie and Christian decorated the room beautifully – the ambience was very relaxing and the massage absolutely sublime.”– Mr and Mrs MacDonald, Leamington Spa UK
Lymph Drainage Therapy
“The Lymph work Annie did helped me regain muscular control in my face that I thought was permanently lost.” -Cherise S., Actor
Having been diagnosed with IBS by the doctor, I found Visceral Manipulation with Annie really helped eliminate the cramps and bloat. It was nice to feel normal again. I found the manipulation gentle and painless and was really impressed at the effectiveness of such mild-feeling treatment. -L. C., Leamington Spa UK
“Christian’s work over the years with me has allowed me to overcome deep rooted trauma from my childhood and adolescence along with easing chronic pains in my body.” Hermes Clausz, Founder, Love Catering