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Our  Wonderful Therapists

Scar Therapy

Have you had a Caesarean section, a hysterectomy or other abdominal surgery?

Scar Therapy treats not only the scar, but also the surrounding tissue and considers the scar's impact on movement, function and balance within the whole body. 

Treatment encourages mobility between the layers of skin, fascia and muscle to loosen and release tight scar tissue. This can improve core function, reduce pain
and discomfort and improve range of motion.

If you think you could benefit from this type of treatment and would like more information please contact Vanessa to arrange for an informal chat.

Find more information about the benefits of this treatment here...

(link to Vanessa's website)
Vanessa Leven
Soft Tissue Massage - Scar Therapy
Soft Tissue Massage
More commonly known as Sports and Remedial Massage,
Soft Tissue Therapy uses a number of different techniques to help treat minor and chronic injuries. By treating the different layers of soft tissue we work to alleviate pain, improve function and restore muscle tone, symmetry and balance.
Soft Tissue Therapy can be used to address specific problems or injuries that are often caused by our lifestyles. Remedial Massage uses a variety of techniques to treat the layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia to change the soft tissues and ultimately reduce pain.

Each session is tailored to meet your individual requirements depending on your presenting symptoms and needs. 

A full clinical assessment is made to establish the most appropriate treatment plan. Each treatment will combine both superficial and deep massage and other advanced soft tissue techniques such as:​

Soft Tissue Release

Muscle Energy Technique

Neuro Muscular Technique

Facial Release Technique

Positional Release Technique

You can see Vanessa at the Nest on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

Follow this link to Schedule an Appointment

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Maria Anderson
1 - 1 Yoga, Shamanic Healing
Reiki & Reiki Drum
Shamanic Healing (Bio Energetic Healing)

Is it time to reconnect to your authentic self?
To reach your potential and make your dreams a living reality?
Is it time to let go of the beliefs that hold you back, to move on from the old story and start creating the life you wish to live?


I embarked upon this journey and wow what a journey it was!


I have been following the path of energy healing for a long time, through yoga, meditation, sound healing and Reiki. I’ve read a ton of books and online studies, but nothing has got right to the very core of me the way this journey did. 


It was a roller-coaster of a ride! The ups and downs were scary and oh so beautiful. And now I have found the peace and beauty I have always longed for. And it can be yours!


Remember when only hippies practiced Yoga? Now it is mainstream.

Remember when Reiki was way out there! Now it’s offered by the NHS.

Remember when Mindfulness was a woo woo? Now everyone is doing their best to stay mindful.


Many of these practices have come from the East, and now for our latest inspiration we look to the South Americas.

Here they have been practicing a form of bioenergetic healing for thousands of years.

This healing energy medicine is based on the Q’ero traditions, the indigenous medicine men and women of the Amazon and the Andes of Peru. 


Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. a psychologist and medical anthropologist spent more than 25 years studying these healing practices of the Amazonian and Andean shamans.

My teacher Chris Waters has herself spent over 20 years working with Alberto and the Shamans who are now her close friends.


Alberto blended this ancient wisdom with Western modern science and psychology to create a transformational healing practice that can bring wellbeing and joy to everyone who receives it.


I have been studying and practicing the way of the shaman for the last 8 years and this was my 3rd time (3rd year, 3rd qualification), around the Medicine Wheel, including a qualification in the rites of the Munay-Ki.

This form of bioenergetic healing helps us to release and let go of the long-held beliefs formed throughout our lives. 

We all experience trauma to some degree, and this gets stored in our bodies. Every reaction, every emotion is a form of energy, and that energy gets locked in our muscles and tissue.


As children we learn that we must adjust who we are in order to fit into society. When we are not allowed to express ourselves, we suppress our emotions, and we start to disconnect from ourselves,

creating habits and behaviours not true to who we are. We become lost. We hold on to fear, scarcity, shame, guilt, loneliness and there’s a feeling that something is missing.


With this heavy energy clogging up the energy system, the chakras, our body gets tired, the dis-ease of energy flow can lead to disease, depression, anxiety and autoimmune disorders. 


Yoga moves energy through the body, Reiki brings energy in, shamanic healing removes heavy energy from the body.


If unsolved trauma can store itself in our muscles, tissue, organs, cells and the rest of the physical body, then so can joy, gratitude, abundance, love and peace. 


This energy medicine is the way. It is the path of beauty.

It is living authentically, listening to our bodies, trusting our emotions, it is listening to our instincts and following their guidance.

This is deep personal healing. Just one session can bring about unimaginable shifts.

Shamanic healing can help you move through periods when you have lost sight of who you are, when you have feelings of disempowerment and seem unable to move forward.


Utilising the processes of illumination, extraction, soul retrieval and transition rites. The role of the shaman is to journey into the world of our unconscious to retrieve our wholeness.

Here the shaman recovers the missing pieces, those things that we put away in order to fit in with the expectations of our family, culture or society. As we gracefully reinstall each missing piece into its rightful place, magic happens! We start to discover our own true self.

It is a fresh start, a new way of living, a path without limiting beliefs.

We begin to bring forth our gifts and talents so that we can step into our becoming and as we do, we create and hold a new map for ourselves that shapes our destiny.

We understand that we can change our world by changing ourselves, and we can re-negotiate the contracts we have made that keep us stuck in toxic beliefs, illnesses, painful relationships or work that doesn't inspire us.

This is available to all, young and old. It is never too early and never to late to reclaim yourself!

The young can move forward free from heavy emotional baggage and the those with more life experience can stop dragging theirs behind.

Time to step into your true self? 

A session usually lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours. The number of sessions will depend on each persons healing needs.


For further details or to book a healing session please email 


To embark upon this journey through the Medicine Wheel with Chris go to


1 - 1 Yoga practice


A perfect way to get to know your body and what works for you. Every-body is unique and therefore no yoga pose will look the same.


I love the quote from Bernie Clark "We use the yoga pose to get into the body, not the body to get into the pose.


Together we will look at your unique anatomy and work out a practice that works best for you.

The Reiki healing technique is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the client by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the clients body and restore physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Reiki is a system of energy healing originating from Japan. The word Reiki itself translates to 'Universal Life Energy' and is based on the understanding that life energy (Chi in Chinese medicine or Prana in Yoga) flows through all living things.
When this energy becomes disrupted or blocked, stress and dis-ease in the body may follow.
Reiki Drum Technique
Combining Reiki and Drumming creates the Reiki Drum Technique, a method of utilising the drum to introduce Reiki energy into a person's energy field to bring about deep relaxation thereby releasing deep seated tensions and achieving homeostasis. The drum rhythm reminds the body of its optimal vibration. Research has indicated that even drumming for a short period of time can induce an "alpha state", those brainwaves associated with wellbeing and euphoria.

A Reiki treatment will normally last an hour.

The treatment is given fully clothed.

Maria is a fully qualified Reiki Master and Reiki Drum Practitioner.

Read more about Reiki and Reiki Drum Technique including, health benefits - physical, mental and emotional and scientific research.

To make an appointment with Maria please get in touch...


The Rites of the Munay-Ki

I am so excited to be bring the rites of the Munay-Ki to you!

Coming soon so keep an eye on this space! Or sign up for our newsletter and/or follow our social media for updates.
Sara Wood

Massage & Reflexology

Ayurveda Yoga Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Pregnancy and Post-natal Massage

Reflexology - hot stone optional

£55 for 60 minutes

£85 for 90 minutes. (£10 off your first treatment)

Other Treatments:

Indian Head Massage

Seated Acupressure

Facial Rejuvenation

£55 for 60 minutes

£85 for 90 minutes. (£10 off your first treatment)

Birth Preparation session for you and your birth partner, equipping you both with a ‘toolbox’ of massage, pain relieving and relaxation techniques to help through labour.

£275 for block bookings of 5 x 60 min treatments

Your treatment is tailored and adapted to you on the day. It will include any combination of massage and/or reflexology techniques to suit you so don’t worry if you’re unsure what to book.

£85 for 90 minutes

Block booking and gift vouchers available.

You can see Sara at the Nest on Wednesday - Friday and Sunday.

To book an appointment please email Sara direct.


Website: Natural Balance

Sara Wood - Natural Balance

Sara’s practice is divided into three areas:

General Treatments

Key areas of expertise are: Stress & Anxiety, Depression, Digestive Problems, Sleep and Mobility issues, and Degenerative disorders.

Pregnancy and Postnatal Care

From Pre-conception, Prenatal & Postnatal Pregnancy, Birth Preparation workshops; Labour Support, Postnatal Support.

Babies and Children

Self help techniques and reflexology is given to help a full range of symptoms including colic, digestive problems, skin issues, bed-wetting or sleep difficulties.

Babies and Children

Child Reflexology & Massage (16 years and under)

£35 for 40 min

Child Wellness Session (16 years and under) 
A bespoke and tailored home visit offering reflexology and relaxation/mindfulness techniques which can help aid better sleep and reduce/cope with anxiety.

£45 (60 mins) 

£100 (3 x 40 min sessions which includes a taught self-help bedtime sequence and tailored essential oils)

Baby Massage

It’s a 4 week course where you will learn a massage sequence for the legs, tummy, chest, arms, face and back, a special colic routine and some simple baby yoga movements. You will also learn what oils to use & how to create a suitable environment, follow your baby’s cues, learn some relaxation techniques and how to adapt the massage as your baby grows. Rhymes, songs and lullabies are incorporated into the routine to maximise benefits and add to the enjoyment (singing is optional!).There is also time for discussion, and sharing each others experiences on topics such as sleeping and crying, at the end of each class.

Its important to mention that you will be the only one massaging your baby as I will be using a demonstration doll.     

£60 for a 4 week course  (could be with some friends or with an NCT group in the comfort of your own home and when a time suits you or join one of my organised courses)

Baby Reflexology

One-to-One - 2 x 60 minute sessions – £60 each or buy both together for £100


It is kindly requested that you provide at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment.

Cancellations within 24 hours will be charged the full appointment fee.

Thank you.

Please make all appointments directly with the therapist.
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