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Siobhan Grant knows there is power in the touch of another person’s hand. We acknowledge it in little ways all the time. There’s a reason human beings shake hands, and hold hands. It comes from our earliest memories, when we all came into the world to the touch of another person’s hands; hands that wrap us in warmth, comfort us, touch and reassure us. The first thing we ever learn is that the touch of someone else’s hand can ease pain and make things better. That is power; that is power so fundamental that most people never even realise that it exists.

The skin is no more separate from the brain, than the surface of a lake is separate from its depths. They are two different locations in a continuous medium. To touch the surface is to stir the depths.

Ayurveda is the combination of two words, Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning science. The word “life” here means not just the life force in a body; it also includes the mind, soul and its relationship to everything around it. The word “science” here means a deeper understanding of this life force. Ayurveda gives you the knowledge to bring yourself to a state of ease within and without.

It combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath work and yoga stretching. The deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles, releases tension and prepares body for assisted yoga stretching.

The session is performed on a mat on the floor to allow for flow and movement. The massage begins with deep strokes to warm up the body using a combination of detoxifying oils and Calamus root powder, followed by yoga stretches to stimulate the muscles, open the joints and ­increase the circulation. All of this, combined with co-ordinated deep breathing, allows the Prana, or ‘vital energy’ to flow easily throughout the body.

Book a session with Siobhan Grant and get started now.

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