The Yoga Bar

The Yoga Bar

Our Therapies

We offer a range of holistic therapies.



Osteopathy and Massage

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Osteopathy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, joints, ligaments etc…) and the effects of these conditions on patients’ general health. Osteopaths tend to adopt a holistic view of patients and appreciate many factors beyond the area of pain.   The most common conditions Osteopaths see and manage relate to low back pain and neck pain, both of which Osteopathy is recommended alongside exercise by government guidelines.  Although Osteopaths are most commonly known for treating spinal pain, we can also help manage many other complaints related to joint and muscle injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, ankle and foot.      

 

 

Sports/Soft Tissue Massage is a manual therapy which is suitable for a wide range of people, not only active sports people, or those in training but also those who have stress and soreness from busy daily activities. Techniques will be tailored to you, your activities, symptoms and preferences and may include deep tissue massage, stretching, trigger point compression, soft tissue release and kinesio taping.

Osteopath and Sports Massage

Andrew Petrou

Andrew has over 10 years experience as a physical therapist, and has worked primarily with city workers, sports people, professional dance companies and football teams.  Over the years, he has noticed that it is not only major injury that affects our ability to do what matters to us most, but those small, innocuous injuries…. those that creep up on us, that are often ignored, but that ultimately progress far enough to affect strength, stability, flexibility, technique, and even our mood.

 

The majority of his treatment sessions tend to be predominantly hands-on and longer (1 hour) than standard osteopathy treatments. One of the central elements of the osteopathic approach is to assist the body’s own recovery processes. In this context, he adopts a holistic approach and spends time treating not only what is painful, compromised and vulnerable but also aims to maximise what is working well.  He combines both osteopathic approaches and various sports massage techniques depending on your individual needs and preferences.

 

Supplementary advice given to patients on lifestyle, ergonomics, exercise and dietary issues is aimed at getting you on the road to recovery and keeping you there.

 

 

Pricing: 

£55 for 40 mins £70 for 60 mins  

 

 

Availability: 

Andrew is at The Yoga Bar on alternate Sundays and some weekday evenings.

 

 

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Soft Tissue Massage Therapist

Ruth Ann Head

Ruth has over seven years’ practical experience of being a soft tissue/sports massage therapist. She has worked internationally to keep cyclists, skiers, snowboarders, boaters and runners fit and injury free. Examples include working as the senior therapist for the London to Monaco cycle event in 2016, the Tour De France in 2017, the Tifosi cycle events in the Dolomites in 2018 and the Cowes Boat Race annually. Throughout those events, she has worked on groin injuries, ACL and medial collateral injuries; muscle tear recovery and regaining flexibility. She has also treated sciatic problems, planta fasciitis and have treated paraplegics. She also works with patients who suffer with chronic disease such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She is currently in the 4th year of a 5-year Ostepathy degree and can therefore build into her treatments aspects from what she has learnt from an osteopathic perspective.

She is passionate about the work she does. Working at the Yoga Bar will enable her to treat those with fitness related issues and compliment the range of yoga, barre and pilates classes offered there.

Availability:
10am-2pm on Tuesdays
3pm-7pm on Wednesdays
2pm-6pm on alternate Saturdays

Please email therapies@theyogabar.co.uk for bookings. Alternatively you can see Ruth's availability and request an appointment on the mindbody app or website.

Soft Tissue Massage Therapist

Naomi Johns

Naomi is an Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage Therapist. She originally trained at St Mary’s and has since enriched her learning further at the world famous Jing Institute for Advanced Massage Training in Brighton where she spent a year studying the use of massage, myofascial release and bodywork to treat chronic pain and sports injuries. Naomi is also qualified to treat pregnancy and post natal clients. In the treatment of her patients Naomi uses a variety of different bodywork techniques, depending on the specific needs of the individual. Together with traditional deep tissue massage this may also include the use of myofascial release, assisted stretching, acupressure, medical acupuncture, trigger point therapy and soft tissue release. For best results, Naomi does not believe in a no pain, no gain type of treatment. This combination is designed to help relieve tension and pain to get best range of motion for impacted muscles. Naomi treats a variety of different patients – not just those with sporting injuries but also bodies tired through the rigours of everyday modern life. She has been a volunteer massage therapist at The Mulberry Centre in West Middlesex Hospital, treating people living with cancer. As a regular runner of long distances she has a special interest in runner’s injuries and (having had multiple injuries!) understands all too well the benefit and relief gained from regular treatment. Naomi is also a qualified personal trainer and is able to give specific exercise aftercare advice to strengthen affected muscles and address imbalances.

Availability:

Wednesday daytime
Thursday afternoon/evening

Holistic Massage

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Aromatherapy Massage A bespoke blend of essential oils to suit your mood and needs to relieve anxiety, depression, boost energy levels, speed up healing process, relieve headaches, induce sleep, digestion, circulation.

 

 

Aromatouch Technique A relaxing and gentle application of essential oils onto the back and feet. Stimulate the body and energy centers and balance body systems and function.    

 

 

Swedish Massage Aids sleep, relaxation, relieves muscle tension, improves circulation, headaches, anxiety, reduces stress.  Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.    

 

 

Indian Head Massage Based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing. It is a wonderfully relaxing therapy and can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and re-balance your energy flow which gives you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquility.    

 

 

Hot Stone Massage The ancient healing art of stone therapy using various massage techniques and warm stones relax the body at its deepest level and is effective in creating harmony and balance.  The subtle energies of stones introduced into a treatment, calm senses, relax muscle tension and promote a meditative state. The heat from the stones penetrates to a deeper level and may reach up to 7-8cm into the superficial layer of muscle; bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body’s internal energy flow (Chi); therefore bringing a balance to both body and mind.    

 

 

Bellabaci Cupping Massage An ancient Chinese method of creating healing in the body through negative pressure by means of suction. The main principle is to create a surge of blood flow underneath the suction cup, to an area of disease.  This action stimulates white blood cells, pain relief receptors and localised healing takes place.Cupping has been found to affect the body up to 4-10cm into the tissue, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear treat marks and improve spider veins.  This is not a dry cupping or wet cupping method that leaves bright red marks!  This treatment is used with oil and the cups are then moved over the skin in a gliding motion.  This removes knots and provides relief from inflation.

 

 

 

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holistic massage and reiki

Ahn Thatcher

 

Ahn began her Spiritual Healing journey in 2013 and has since then continued to study and gain a deeper understanding of the physical body to complement my spiritual work.  She specialises in Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage and Reiki and has discovered that the effects of her treatments combined gives a more powerful result on a deeper level and brings equilibrium to body, mind and spirit.  She has treated people from all walks of life. She has been giving regular massage and Reiki treatments to people with special needs and seen the remarkable benefits and positive.

 

Being a mother,  she fully understands and knows the demands of family life and as a result has built a strong client base amongst other mums to provide them with restorative massages and regular Reiki sessions to give their busy minds time to rest and restore.

 

She is a Reiki Master with an accredited Practitioner membership with The Reiki Association and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and holds a VTCT Qualification in Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy.  

 

Pricing:    Swedish Massage, £60, 60 mins Indian Head Massage, £20, 15 mins Aromatherapy Massage £60, 60 mins Aromatouch Technique £60, 60 mins Reiki, £55, 60 mins    

 

Availability: Wednesday mornings and upon request.    

 

 

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Most of us will experience times in our lives when we need support. You may feel overwhelmed, lost, stuck or as though you are not right in yourself. You may have noticed that you feel particularly anxious or low in mood. Maybe you find yourself preoccupied by unresolved past experiences and losses which are intruding into your present life. You may be struggling with significant pressures and stresses at work or in your home life.  Any of these would be good reasons to seek out therapeutic support.  Therapy can provide a non-judgemental, emotionally safe and confidential space to help you explore your problems and gain insight into the way you feel and behave.  If you want to know more about one of our therapists, learn about pricing, or to book an introductory session:

 

 

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Counselling Psychologist

Dr Elena Borreani Scensey

Elena is a Chartered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Psychotherapist (MBCAP) and EMDR Therapist. She has 15 years of professional experience working with clients from over 50 different countries and presenting a variety of emotional difficulties.  She has worked in the NHS and private sector, publishing several papers in international medical journals.   In her work, respecting the individuality of each person is essential. She offers you a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgmental place to talk about yourself and anything that feels confusing or painful.  She can help you understand better the difficulty you are experiencing, what generated them and what is preventing you from changing.  She will work towards your objectives with the techniques most appropriate to your specific situation and needs.  

 

 

Pricing: upon request    

 

 

Availability: Please enquire about Eleni’s availability at least 24-hours in advance.    

 

 

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Counselling Psychologist

Dr Charlotte Airey

As your therapist, Charlotte has no agenda other than your support and emotional wellbeing. Seeking support from someone outside your circle of family and friends can mean it feels easier to open up and be honest. She holds a practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and is trained in CBT, person-centered approaches, talking therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy. She can therefore tailor the form of support to your individual needs. She understands the idea of therapy can feel daunting. If you feel uncertain and would like to know more, please feel free to contact her using the link above, with no obligations.

Pricing: Upon request

Availability: Charlotte is available on Wednesday evenings and Fridays, but you will need to request an appointment with her first, at least 24 hours in advance, before it is confirmed. You can click the link above, phone the studio, or email therapies@theyogabar.co.uk.

Counselling/Psychotherapist

Kelly Mesut

Sometimes we just need space to talk and to be heard. Sometimes we feel the need to work through life experiences that may be preventing us from moving forward in the way that we’d like to. Kelly believes that as people we are complex and issues can interrelate, so as such she doesn't confine her practice to certain areas of counselling. Often the presenting reason for counselling can lead people to look at other areas of their lives to facilitate processing. She works together with clients for either short-term or long-term therapy, according to what they need. Her approach draws on the various counselling theories she's studied, including person-centred, psychodynamic and humanistic, but really it is the individual counselling relationship itself that drives the work. She works with each client in the way that works best for them. She has a BSc psychology degree and a BTEC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She's also studied reiki to level 2 and has a great interest in holistic health.

For Kelly, being a therapist is a privilege. She has been on both sides of therapy, as part of her training and personally, and she is acutely aware of the level of trust that needs to be established within the therapeutic relationship.

Pricing Upon Request

Availability: you will need to request an appointment with Kelly first, at least 24 hours in advance, before it is confirmed. You can click the link above, phone the studio, or email therapies@theyogabar.co.uk.

Reiki and Pranic Healing

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What is Reiki?  Reiki (ray-key) is the Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ and is used to describe a system of natural healing. It is a non-invasive treatment that takes place fully clothed and usually laying down. The method is based on a series of hand placements on or near the recipient’s body.  The benefits include deep relaxation and a sense of peaceful well-being both physically and emotionally.Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be comforting for everyone. It is a complementary therapy that can be used in hospitals to treat patients and supported by scientific research.

 

 

Pranic Healing Pranic Healing is a highly evolved and tested non touch complementary therapy. It is used to heal a wide range of physical and psychological ailments. This system can enhance any area of your life. It is highly systematic and scientific in its approach, which distinguishes it from other healing therapies. Pranic Healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system that works on the principal that the body is a self-healing organism. We all live busy lives and a condition or ailment can arrive through certain patterns, lifestyles and psychological changes. By using specific techniques for those ailments or conditions the pattern can be reversed and the body is able to heal itself. It is an incredible technological breakthrough in the science of healing. Many professionals including the medical profession, psychologists, therapists, families and business professionals are now utilizing Pranic healing alongside orthodox medicine to help enhance every area of their lives.        

 

 

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REIKI PRACTITIONERS

Amy Fiske

Amy came to reiki after experiencing high levels of anxiety in my life. By receiving reiki treatments, practicing yoga and meditation she found she was able to find a sense of calm and balance. Due to this reason she was inspired to become a reiki practitioner and completed her first training, Reiki Level 1, in 2015.  She then continued to train in Reiki Level 2 in 2016 and is certified as a Reiki Science Practitioner.  She is a member of the Reiki Association and a member of the Reiki Academy London.

 

 

Pricing

£55 per 1-hour treatment slot    

 

 

Availability Amy is available mainly on Tuesday afternoons, but you will need to request an appointment with her first, at least 24 hours in advance, before it is confirmed.    

 

 

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Life Design

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Do you have a goal you’re working towards, maybe your life needs more balance, or perhaps you want a total life redesign? If you want to make changes in your life and find greater fulfilment, then our life designer can help!      

 

“the future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented” DENNIS GABOR – NOBEL PRIZE WINNER    

 

 

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Our Life Designer

Lucy Allen

Lucy is on a mission to guide her clients towards transformational results.  She believes we all have an innate capacity and instinct to achieve incredible success but sometimes we let things get in our way that send us off our course and confuse us. This it where she can help. Her approach helps you find clarity by reducing the confusion and making it simple. She’ll break it down and map out the road to success; one step at a time. She aims to make it feel like you’re effortlessly gliding to the next stage feeling truly alive, inspired and full of energy.   Is she the right coach for you?  Maybe something resonates and you’re intrigued to find out more?  A free 30-minute coaching consultation is an invaluable way to get a sense of how she works and whether coaching with her feels like the right fit for you. You will explore areas of your life you think you’d like coaching in and she can give you a taste of how she may be able to coach you to achieve more. It can be a phone call or in person at The Yoga Bar and there is no obligation. As your coach she will be here to champion you and propel you forward. Your sessions will be filled with humour so it feels like an effortless and fun ride.  

 

 

Pricing:  free 30-minute intro session. thereafter we can discuss a package tailored to your needs.    

 

 

Availability:   Lucy is normally available on weekday evenings (except Wednesday), but you’ll need but you will need to request an appointment with me first, at least 24 hours in advance, before it is confirmed.    

 

 

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Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Treatment can involve movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapists aim to maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. They facilitate recovery and encourage self-management, enabling people to stay in work and helping them remain independent for as long as possible. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.      

 

 

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Physiotherapist

Holly Limbrick

Holly is a CSP and HCPC registered musculoskeletal physiotherapist with experience working in the NHS and occupational health settings. She provides physiotherapy assessment and treatment, exercise classes, workstation advice and health promotion initiatives.  She treats a range of patient presentations from sports injuries to sedentary office workers. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, exploring how different aspects of the patient’s lifestyle may be influencing their condition.    She is a strong believer in functional strength training and conditioning the body for the activities of daily life. Treatments may involve manual therapy techniques to help manage pain levels and improve range of movement. This will be followed by prescribed exercises to improve physical capacity, promote healing and reduce the risk of re-injury.     She believes that knowledge empowers patients to engage fully with their treatment. She aims to educate patients on their condition, giving them the confidence to challenge their bodies safely, and promoting ongoing awareness and self-management.  She is a Level 3 trained Pilates instructor and often encompasses Pilates style exercises into her treatments. She is available for one-to-one Pilates instruction upon request.    

 

Pricing: £55, 60 mins    

 

Availability: Holly is available for bookings at weekends only.    

 

 

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Reflexology

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Reflexology is an ancient system of healing, based on the principle that different reflex or pressure points on the feet, faceand hands correspond to our body’s organs, glands and systems.   Through massage, light pressure is applied to the reflex points to help stimulate the body’s own healing process, bringing a state of deep relaxation enabling us to maintain good health and general wellbeing. ​

 

How reflexology can help: Stress, Illnesses and disease create an imbalance in the body preventing it from functioning normally. Reflexology can help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.   Reflexologists do not claim to diagnose or cure, however, experience has shown reflexology may be helpful for:   -Stress, Anxiety and Tension -Back pain -Headaches -Hormonal imbalances -Promotes sleep disorders -Digestive disorders -Respiratory problems -Improved circulation  

 

Hot Stone Reflexology The ancient healing art of stone therapy using various massage techniques and warm stones relax the body at its deepest level and is effective in creating harmony and balance.  The subtle energies of stones introduced into a treatment, calm senses, relax muscle tension and promote a meditative state. The heat from the stones penetrates to a deeper level and may reach up to 7-8cm into the superficial layer of muscle; bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body’s internal energy flow (Chi); therefore bringing a balance to both body and mind.  

 

Aromaflex Reflexology Aromoflex Reflexology offers a combined treatment of aromatherapy and reflexology. It has been established for a long time now that stress accounts for a staggering amount of illnesses.  Aromaflex reflexology offers one of the most effective and pleasurable ways of combating the impact of stress. Research has shown that relaxing essential oils such as lavender, sweet marjoram, clary sage, sandalwood, frankincense and ylang ylang work by stimulating serotonin that is naturally produced in the body to create a feeling of wellbeing, promote relaxation and induce sleep. It is precisely this sort of physiological action combined with reflexology that makes these essential oils so effective when treating such emotional conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, stress and tension.  

 

 

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Massage, Reflexology and Pranic Healing

Kate has been a qualified Reflexologist for over 20 years. She specialises in Pregnancy and Fertility treatments as well as Hot Stone Reflexology, Aromaflex Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage and Pranic Healing.  She has a particular interest in Reflexology in Pregnancy, Fertility and PMS. Many women have found that receiving regular reflexology treatments through the later stages of pregnancy can help to reduce time in labour and need for medical intervention. Reflexology during pregnancy has increased in popularity so significantly that increasing numbers of midwives are recommending reflexology as part of the pre and postnatal care package. NHS researchers in Walsall found that “more women went into labour sooner and needing less pain relief than those without reflexology” whilst researchers in Copenhagen found that 58 out of 60 women giving birth experienced “outstanding pain relief using reflexology treatment”. Regarding fertility, more and more couples are turning to reflexology to support them through the conception journey; with increasing numbers of gynaecologists recommending relaxation-based complementary therapies like reflexology before or alongside conventional fertility treatment.

 

She also offers Bellabaci Cupping Therapy, an ancient Chinese method of creating healing in the body through negative pressure by means of suction. Probably the best deep tissue massage available!    

 

 

Availability: open, upon request  

 

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