The Shambhala Clinic

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Reboot Fully Clothed

The Wellness  & Spa Experience

Watching my clients at The Shambhala Clinic , leave  with a smile after their treatment ,makes me want to introduce a deep relaxation menu for the tired  Traveller, Businessperson ,Corporate Executive or just anybody who wants to de stress !

This is a two hour package for a single session.It comprises of an hour of personal coaching with key issues of a client followed by an hour of treatment on the couch.

Craniosacral therapists often induce what is called a “still point” in order to “reset” the nervous system. I like to think of this like shutting down and restarting a computer. Occasionally, our computers need a break. They begin to run slowly due to all the excess information they have been processing. Simply shutting down the computer and rebooting the system software can create space and increase efficiency. This is precisely what a still point does.

It is  considered therapeutic due to the ability to bring about a 'stillpoint'. When in 'stillpoint' our central nervous system and its fluid is brought from its usual state of alertness, into a state of calmness. A stillpoint shuts off the body’s stress response, allowing the restorative system to take over. In this state of deep relaxation, the restorative system is able to soften muscle and tissue restrictions, helping to prevent the future onset of degenerative disease. When returning from the deep relaxation experienced during a stillpoint, our central nervous system essentially ‘turns back on’. As we come out of a stillpoint, there is a boost in the production and the movement of fluid bathing the central nervous system, which optimizes central nervous system functioning and overall vitality. 

Treatment sessions are "client centered"  and tailored according to individual client needs. Everyone is unique.  I treat the person, not the diagnosis. Sessions take place in a quiet supportive environment.

MIND

The mind and body are inextricably linked. Essentially there is no separation. Just as physical pain can affect how we think and feel, the effects of mental and emotional stress (conscious or subconscious) may cause pain patterns or other physical and emotional symptoms. Stress is often insidious, causing the body to tighten up outside our awareness putting pressure on pain sensitive structures. It is important to note that we don't always feel the stress that is affecting our bodies before it is too late and symptoms emerge.  The body remembers all experiences, even if they are outside of our current awareness. You may be surprised where the symptoms are coming from. The goal is to create structural and energetic balance so the body can correct itself.   Life is motion. Our bodies tighten up as we resist the flow of life. This impedes the healing process and perpetuates the problem.(Releasing stress helps relax the mind/body but is not a replacement for psychotherapy from a qualified mental health professional).

SPIRIT

When the body /mind are in alignment, a person’s true self and spiritual well-being can be expressed. Often this process offers a person new meaning about symptoms allowing pain to be transformed by consciousness

It is necessary to "listen to the body" and treat the cause not the symptoms. Connecting the physical to the emotional, for some patients, is an effective way to get to the cause of a problem.