Holistic Therapies at About Balance Brighton – Helping to bring balance to your mind, body and budget
At About Balance we offer a range of therapies, aimed to heal and nurture your mind and body without leaving you financially scarred. Come and try something new!
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints back to alignment (the clicking sound). A misaligned joint can compromise the healthy function of the body. If a spinal joint is misaligned it will compromise the function of the nerves related to it, this will have an effect on the whole body. This is why chiropractors can help so many different conditions.
Therapists: Helen Taylor
Counselling offers time to talk in a safe and nurturing space – working alongside another to help you understand yourself, the decisions that you make and to consider changes which will help you live more fully. You may have specific issues to consider, or want to use the space for more general self-development and empowerment.
Let the waves of sound wash over you and send you into deep relaxation. The vibrations of the gong will wash through your body and help release any stuck energy.
Therapists: Patricia Carlota
This treatment is completely personalised to you depending on the issue you want to work on and could include massage, reiki, chakra balancing, yoga stretches, guided visualisation, nutritional advice, lifestyle guidance, oracle cards or breathing techniques.
Therapists: Natalie Heath
The Lucia No.03 hypnagogic light machine provides a deep nervous system relaxation while simultaneously providing a unique transcendental journeying experience. Even novice meditators can experience a state of deep relaxation, getting in touch with their own intuition and sense of wholeness.
Therapists: Mat Harvey
Massage – Ayurvedic
Ayurvedic massage combines essential oils chosen to suit your ‘dosha’ with traditional massage techniques to tailor the experience to your individual needs and the needs of your body at the time.
Massage – Ayurvedic Yoga
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a unique combination of deep tissue oil massage, therapeutic yoga and breathwork, using Ayurvedic herbs and oils to relieve muscular pains, encourage body awareness, improve energy flow and balance throughout the body and mind.
Therapists: Claire Baker
Massage – Deep Tissue
Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Massage – Holistic
Holistic massage is an intuitive and tailored approach to massage therapy, drawing on various disciplines such as reflexology, shiatsu and Swedish massage techniques to ease away stress and tension, leaving you with a deep sense of wellbeing.
Massage – Indian Head
Indian head massage is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment incorporating massage of the head, neck, shoulders, upper arms and face. It is great at removing knots of tension and the pressure can be soft or deep depending on your preference and needs.
Therapists: Natalie Heath
Massage – Pregnancy
Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful way to relax not only the mother, but also the baby. It can help treat many conditions such as sciatica, backache, insomnia, stress and oedema.
Massage – Swedish
Swedish massage is the most common and probably the best known type of massage, particularly in the West. It involves working the soft tissue of the body to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation.
Massage – Thai
Thai massage, also known as “lazy man’s yoga”, is a very therapeutic form of massage. It’s given over the clothes on a floor mat using a combination of deep acupressure and yoga-style stretches to release tension, open the joints and bring the body back into balance.
Massage – Therapeutic
Therapeutic massage is based on Swedish massage and deep tissue work. This style of massage can be as deep or as light as you wish and combined with Reiki and Shiatsu techniques to bring better results and help you reach a state of bliss and full relaxation.
Osteopathy provides safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of health problems, from lower back pain to headaches. Almost all of the physical problems that people experience in life are related to the way in which their body is working. Osteopathy focusses on how the body could be made to work better.
Therapists: Tomek Piotrowski Smart
Penetrating Heaven is a technique I designed to fit within a Zero Balancing session to explore the deep states of relaxation. It is based on the premise that the answers to life’s questions are within you, and we can allow the answers to ‘bubble up’ to the surface.
Therapists: Gethyn Williams
As well as group classes and courses, many of our teachers also offer private 1-to-1 personalised yoga classes that can be tailored to your individual body and needs.
Physiotherapy is a holistic approach that assesses, plans and implements rehabilitative programmes that improve or restore motor functions, maximise movement abilities, relieve pain syndromes and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, disease and other impairments.
Therapists: Josie Grimus
Take yoga, mix it with Thai massage-style bodywork, and what do you get? Heaven! Also known as Pranassage (as in prana massage). The meeting of the two bodies – therapist and client – creates a flow of energy that is very special. It is highly relaxing and super calming.
Therapists: Maki Otomo
Psychotherapy offers time to talk in a safe and nurturing space – working alongside another to help you understand yourself, the decisions that you make and to consider changes which will help you live more fully. We offer mindfulness based, solution focused and integrative psychotherapy.
Reiki is a spiritual practice which works to bring balance, wellbeing and harmony to the body, mind and spirit. During a reiki treatment you may find your mind becomes calm, your body becomes relaxed and your breathing and heart rate may improve.
Based on the ancient philosophy of Chinese medicine, Shiatsu works on the meridian lines and helps to bring the body’s energy back into balance. Using their thumbs the practitioner works up and down the meridians while the client is lying fully clothed on a futon floor mattress.
Zero Balancing is a gentle form of bodywork that uses finger pressure and stretches to help release tension from your bones. It creates a unique state of deep relaxation, offering you the opportunity for changes in both body and mind. Each session takes place with you fully clothed and lying on your back on a massage table.
Therapists: Gethyn Williams