12-17th September 2016
Join us for 5 days of beautiful yoga, massage and meditation in the healing and tranquil setting of Brejo Fundeiro in Central Portugal.
see www.tonicretreats.co.uk for more detail
When you practice mindfulness, you consciously choose to be in the present moment. This is when we learn to explore the mind body connection and get to check in on how we perceive the world through our feelings, thoughts and our actions.
There are now dozens of studies worldwide which clearly show the physical and psychological health benefits stemming from practising meditation and mindfulness.
"I have been interested in Mindfulness for some time so it was great to attend a course which focused on it. I really enjoyed it and gained a great deal. It was facilitated perfectly. I especially liked the practical side which included guided exercises we could use at home and work. It was enjoyable meeting other people in the group and sharing experiences with them with an opportunity to learn together." – H. Lansdown
What They Have to Say
"Having a very hectic business that requires me to work 7 days a week I decided to take the Resilience and Wellbeing course run by Celine. The course was informative and conducted in a very relaxed but professional manner. The guided meditations helped my busy mind to slow down and let things go. I learnt that it is really important to set aside time each day to just be in that moment rather that rushing around and getting stressed. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who has a stressful job / life and also to anyone that is generally interested in meditation and relaxation techniques. Thank you Celine." – P. Easton
"Celine's real talent arises from her understanding that the body and mind are an integral part of the same person - they each affect the other. Using this holistic approach she's offered me massage, reflexology, meditation – and often just talking about ways to help me to clear my mind and deal with difficult thoughts and situations. She has helped me to gain real insight into myself and my relationships with others, which has made a real difference in helping me to deal with a few tricky situations in life, and coming out the other side stronger and smiling." – I. France
Advanced Workshop for Therapists
2018 dates TBC
10am - 5pm
Venue: 36 Hart St, Henley on Thames
This is a very gentle and effective style of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system. It is a rhythmical and deeply relaxing therapy, where the skin is methodically stretched towards the direction of lymphatic flow with a gentle pumping action and helps to minimise fluid retention and oedema while supporting the immune system and cellular detoxification.
This therapy helps clear the blockages; eliminates excess fluid, metabolic wastes and toxins from the body, transport nutrients to cells and increase metabolic efficiency. It has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps relieve stress and tension.
Benefits include: relieving stress on joints, easing pain, and helping with the postural changes associated with the progressing pregnancy. It is effective for relieving stress, sinus congestion, round ligament pain, some types of breathing restrictions, lower back pain and oedema. A relaxed mum-to-be will more than likely have an easier and healthier pregnancy, and perhaps even an easier delivery.
Celine has undertaken extended training in pregnancy massage with Suzanne Yates from Well Mother
"Having regular massage with Celine throughout my pregnancy was one of the best decisions I made. I relished not only the physical benefits (which were many, and obvious), but the dedicated time to focus solely on me and the little being growing inside me. I can't recommend it highly enough." – J. Janson
What They Have to Say
"I have been visiting Celine at Tonic regularly throughout my pregnancy for massage. The massage that Celine offers has not only been beneficial for general relaxation and wellbeing but has also helped relieve aches and strains, improve digestion and even promote better sleep. Celine always takes the time to check how I'm feeling and assess what I'd like to achieve from each visit. Celine has a very caring nature and ensures I am comfortable throughout every treatment and she is also generous with her knowledge and experience and offers me tips to keep well between visits. I'm already looking forward to my next appointment!" – K. Harris
"I've been pregnant three times and the last time was definitely the hardest - a combination of working and having two other young children to look after. Having regular massage from Celine at Tonic Massage was not just a treat for 'me' but also helped with the various aches and pains that come with carrying an extra person inside you. Celine knew exactly the positions that were comfortable, such as lying on your side rather than on your back and also some sitting massage positions. I felt I could completely trust her to look after me and my baby for the time I was with her” –V. Fisher
"I started to have massages throughout my pregnancy from four months. I went every week and longed for my appointment almost as soon as the last one had finished!! I had a terrible back and sciatica throughout my previous two pregnancies. Having Celine massage me really kept me going; my back was fine and I had no sciatica throughout this pregnancy. I felt very connected to Celine throughout my pregnancy; she just knew exactly where I was aching and sore. My baby also loved the appointments; he would turn and roll throughout my massage and I felt it was such a relaxing experience for both of us!" – Sara Browett (Mum of three!)
Thai massage is received through light clothing and uses acupressure and the dynamic stretching techniques of Thai yoga massage to free up sluggish energy and tired aching muscles.
The benefits of Thai massage?Thai massage can bring about a sense of calmness and feeling centred. Clients often comment on an increase in their energy. The treatment also can provide relief for pain and muscular tension, leading to greater flexibility, circulation and mental clarity
It is also considered an excellent therapy to prevent illness by balancing the energetic system which is often pushed out of line through stress and emotional upset.
Diploma Training Course dates for 2018 TBC (over 12 days) + 1 day review
£900 - deposit £300 to secure a place
Venue: 36 Hart St, Henley RG92AU
Generally the treatment involves stimulation of specific pressure points found on the soles of the feet but it can also be carried out on the hands.
By systematically working these points and nerve endings, the therapist can help to disperse any blockages in energy and assist the body to eliminate waste and toxins. It improves blood circulation, the lymphatic system and to regulate homeostasis.
Whilst the treatment is deeply relaxing, it can leave you feeling more centred and with a renewed vitality. Healing responses following reflexology are possible and these will always be explained by the therapist prior to commencing the session.
Call Celine for further information on price and arrangement of time and dates.
Reflexology antenatal careReflexology is highly regarded by many GP’s and midwives as an effective and supportive therapy during Pregnancy. It can ease a range of discomforts often experienced by women during their pregnancy. Women may find it beneficial in the following ways:
- Improves general circulation and easing aches and pains.
- Helps regulation of hormones
- Better sleep and reduced feelings of stress and anxiety.
- Helps to regulate blood pressure.
- Increased vitality and wellbeing.
Reflexology - postnatalAfter the birth, it is a joyful and exhausting period. The body starts to recover and by receiving reflexology it can greatly benefit mothers by:
- Helping restore the body to it’s former state and balancing the hormonal system.
- Reduces anxiety and tension and increasing self esteem.
- Easing soreness and speeds up healing process.
- Balancing, harmonising and restorative at this demanding time.
LEVELS 3 &4 (VTCT AWARD)
Starts 3/4/5th March 2018
email for course details
Remedial massage aims to improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints, improve blood circulation, speed up the healing of damaged or stressed muscles, tissues and joints, and prevent furthur muscular injuries from occurring.
For everyoneSports & remedial massage is not only suitable for the training athlete. In fact anyone can benefit from such a massage because it is an excellent way for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the overall musculoskeletal system.
By working deeply into the soft tissues it can alleviate fatigued and knotted muscle fibres.
For the sports personA sports remedial massage which has been well tailored to the individuals needs can reduce strain and discomfort caused by training or participating in an intense exercise programme. The specific techniques applied in a sports remedial massage encourages the body to heal and repair any injuries sustained. A specific approach called myofascial release is combined to target deeper imbalances often stemming from injury, illness or repetitive strain.
What are the benefits?
- Improves muscle flexibility and blood circulation
- Reduces swelling
- Aids the prevention of sports injuries and assists the body with recovery
- Stimulates lymphatic system to help remove waste products from body
- Reduces overall tension and aids relaxation
- Enhances general wellbeing
PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 3 Sports Massage