Frequently asked questions

We’ve compiled some of our frequently asked questions and answers to help you understand our services. If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact us. We’re always happy to advise on the best treatment for your needs.

With regular practice and perseverance you will enjoy a more comfortable and active life being able to do the things you love more easily. My exercise programs help you reduce any anxiety or joint soreness whilst increasing your mental alertness and enhance sleep – which gives you greater independence in later years. Remember that the greatest “Youth Pill” discovered so far is regular movement, exercise and peace of mind. With obesity and depression on the increase – we all need to make the effort to keep ‘Moving To Health’.

Yes, much of the physical decline associated with aging is in fact due to ‘INACTIVITY’ rather than disease or an aging process. So my classes are based on safe, appropriate body movements to improve the vitality and wellbeing of older persons. The body degenerates from misuse, poor posture, incorrect eating habits and lack of exercise – but my classes will guide you to your own sense of health, vitality and wellbeing.

Most of my class participants are between 55 and 80.

I do mostly ‘Remedial Massage’ which relieves muscular restrictions, tightness and spasms – by manipulating the effected tissue, enhancing blood flow, and increasing oxygen and nutrients to the whole area.

You can receive a multitude of benefits for your body and mind, including: Flexibility & reduced muscle and joint stiffness, Improved balance, Reduced anxiety, Muscle tone & strength, Improved breathing capacity & increased energy and vitality.

 

A remedial massage is best for people undertaking rehabilitation or injury management. It works to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue of the body. A regular massage, on the other hand, is typically for de-stressing and relaxation of the mind and body. This type can be used by anyone, with or without injury.

Reiki is a system of “hands on” healing that transforms and heals the body and mind. The flow of Reiki energy works on the circulatory and endocrine systems, all major organs, and the energy centres of the body – helping to heal the primary cause of the illness as well as its physical manifestations.

You can receive a multitude of benefits for your body and mind, including:

  • Flexibility & reduced muscle and joint stiffness
  • Improved balance & reduced anxiety 
  • Muscle strength & tone
  • Improved breathing capacity
  • Increased energy and vitality

To find out more about our yoga services, click here.

My classes are based on Hatha Yoga a gentler form which fits the needs of people who are not comfortable in a regular yoga class. Together we will challenge your body and work to the edge of your comfort zone but not beyond – to slowly move your joints and muscles in the poses concentrating on calm, controlled breathing. All poses can be done using a chair for balance to allow anyone to participate regardless of physical limitations.

Tai Chi’s gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance. Often referred to as meditation in motion, this type of exercise sees you working through a series of movements at a slow pace without pausing. Tai Chi can help with breathing and the energy flow of the body.

My Tai Chi class is aimed mostly at people with arthritis or balance and coordination problems. The slow moving, rhythmical, flowing exercises of Tai Chi are practiced for therapeutic benefits of reducing stress, promoting balance and flexibility, and improving the flow of internal energy (chi) throughout your body.

Pilates is and exercise system initially created to rehabilitate injured dancers and has since become a leading technique to help with postural correction, flexibility and to improve physical strength and core stability.

 

The Pilates technique trains your body to move more efficiently as you focus on the isolation exercise movements promoting mobility & lean toned muscles.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing—not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Meditation is a ready antidote to a hectic or busy lifestyle, a way to switch off mental stress and give the body some quality recovery time. Breathing is the key, as through increased awareness and control of the breath we can relax our body and bring our mind into a state of quiet peace and tranquillity. Joan Newbould is the author and narrator of 2 guided meditation CD’s and holds a meditation group session at the Moving to Health Studio each week. Come and join us.

In this class we each have a large fitness ball to sit on or lay over to help improve our sense of balance and strengthen the muscles of our back and abdomen.

This class is suitable for all ages or levels of fitness – and each exercise can be adapted to your individual needs or physical limitations.

No machines but I do have exercise equipment like posture balls / hand weights / step up platforms / resistance bands / yoga mats / yoga blocks / pilates chi balls.

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