Therapies at Urban Zen

Various therapies are held at our tranquil therapy room, which was created to offer a sacred space where you can be cared for by passionate professionals that you can trust.

Our therapists pride themselves in offering treatments that care for you as an individual; that treat the whole you rather than just what you perceive the problem to be.

We offer a diverse range of therapies so that regardless of whether you have an illness, a specific injury or just want to pamper yourself, you will find something for you.

To book an appointment please contact the therapist direct to discuss your individual needs.

Brogan Attlay

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Brogan’s understanding of therapeutic massage and passion for therapy makes her a great addition to Urban Zen! Brogan is a fully qualified VTCT Level3 Sports Massage, and FHT registered Pregnancy Massage therapist. Brogan is also a registered yoga teacher offering classes at our studio! She is currently pursuing a Masters of Osteopathy programme as a student at Swansea University.

You can contact her at 07852277677 or breathe.brogan@gmail.com  for queries or an appointment.

Pregnancy and Post Natal

Pregnancy and birth are very demanding on the body! Pregnancy and post-natal massage are safe and effective ways to alleviate some of the accompanying discomforts. It also a great excuse to give yourself some well-deserved pampering and connect with your unborn baby!

Brogan can help you ease an aching back, hips, shoulders, or even reduce swelling at hands and ankles. Constipation, anxiety, itching, and congested sinuses can all be helped in pregnancy massage! The session can focus on one area, or be a full body, neck, and head treatment.

Brogan will ensure you are in a position most comfortable for you (side lying, reclined, or seated), supported with pillows and covered snugly in blankets to receive a treatment tailored to your specific needs!

 

Sports Massage & Relaxation & Deep Tissue

Brogan received her first qualification in sports massage and has grown with experience and additional education. Her understanding of movement and anatomy makes her a safe and effective therapist.  Brogan’s approach is very personalized, and provides the option to blend relaxion, deep tissue, and sports massage combined into one session, or chose one style specifically. 

Brogan can help with muscle pain/ dysfunction, as well as injury prevention, and adjusts her technique and pressure to suit your needs.

Louise Evans

Instructors - Louise Evans

Louise Evans, Advanced clinical sports and massage therapist is holder of the highest qualification in massage therapy (BTEC Level 6) and is the only holder of this qualification in Wales. Specialising in myofascial release techniques and functional movement to treat and ease pain and discomfort within the body. Her interest in movement has led her to develop a class designed to create an  easeful and mindful body named The Native Movement. “It’s about cultivating elasticity in the tissues through mindfulness and intelligent movement” you can learn more about Louise @ www.nativebodyworks.co.uk

Elinor Edwards

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I’m a Graduate Sports Therapist specialising in sports massage and injury assessment & rehabilitation.

Helping people to train and live pain free is my passion. I am a huge advocate for teaching my clients as well as treating them and always explain injury mechanisms and the human anatomy to anyone who comes in to see me. I believe understanding pain is an important part of the recovery process.

I am a competitive weightlifter so I value the importance of being able to move pain free.

Sports therapy is for everybody and can be adapted easily to suit the needs of the individual.  If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a message!

elinor.edwards@outlook.com

Meni Farkash

Instructors - Meni Farkash

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Meni has been practicing Yoga since 1998. He is a registered Yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and holds a Yoga Therapy Diploma with the Devon School of Yoga.

Yoga Therapy helps to restore your health and balance by creating a personal programme of Yoga techniques and tools that is specifically designed for your own personal needs to use at home. 

Using an integrated mind - body approach Yoga therapy practices will empower you to look after your own body. 

Meni uses his vast experience of different styles of Yoga as well as Ayurveda and body work to create a holistic approach that can include specific physical exercises and asanas, breathing techniques, relaxation and body work depending on your needs Yoga Therapy may be used to:

* Help alleviate back pain, conditions such as herniated discs, scoliosis and general back pain and stiffness.

* Improve energy levels helping with chronic fatigue, ME and exhaustion.

* Teach coping strategies for stress and anxiety.

* Reduce pain and improve mobility for those who suffer with any hip, knee, neck or shoulder conditions.

* Reduce symptoms of asthma, hay fever or allergy.

* Create a rehabilitation programme for those recovering from injury.

* Improve general well being and health of individual.

* Improve and deepen your own personal yoga practice.

Testimonials: “As a 63-year-old man with a chronic hip condition, it had been a long time since I stood up straight. I met Meni three months ago, and, through private tuition and then practice at home, I can now experience the joy of standing with both feet flat on the floor for the first time in nearly 13 years. This is the highlight but the overall improvement to my posture, flexibility and sense of well-being has been joyous. And I’ve only just started!”

For more information and to book an appointment contact Meni on: 
meni@yogaclasseswestwales.co.uk 
07807749544

Eve Harlow

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Eve graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). She has 15 years’ experience as a holistic therapist including reflexology, aromatherapy and massage. She has also travelled extensively in India and Thailand studying yoga and meditation and has a daily meditation and yoga practice. She first became interested in complementary therapies after suffering with M.E. for many years; it was acupuncture that truly enabled a full return to health and this is what sparked her passion for it.

According to the principles of Chinese Medicine, when the energy (Qi) in your body is free flowing, abundant, and in balance you feel healthy and vital, when there is a blockage or an imbalance of any kind, you may have signs and symptoms of dis-ease. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is aimed at bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance.

A full assessment allows the practitioner to identify where and what the imbalances are and how to treat them. Acupuncture uses fine needles placed into specific points in your body to initiate your body's own healing response and rebalance your body. This means that there are no negative side effects as are so often associated with modern medicine. Other methods are also used such as tunia massage, exercises, meditation and diet.

Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and painless; the treatment is deeply relaxing and often brings a feeling of calmness and well-being. It can be beneficial for many different concerns, from anxiety to migraines, infertility to chronic pain. To find out how acupuncture can help you call now for a free consultation or to book an appointment.

To contact Eve; 07971167711

Email; eveharlow@yahoo.co.uk

Website: eveharlowacupuncture.weebly.com

Kendra Tanner

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Kendra made her way from NYC to Cross Hands via London and a Swansea boy. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development, and spending 10 years building a promising Human Resources career at Tiffany & Co., she realized something was missing.

During those 10 years she also experienced and overcame an eating disorder, and as part of her recovery, it became clear that following her passions and cultivating her interests was the next phase of the healing process. So she left the London life to fulfill her dreams. To start with this looked like backpacking through Australia, New Zealand, South-east Asia and Western USA, for a year with her man.

For the past two years, Kendra has continued pursuing her dreams of helping individuals believe in their self-worth. She coaches clients 1-2-1 and has developed group programs that work through the core issues underlying disordered eating and body image issues. She’s found that the healing occurs when we connect back to our truest selves and embrace all that we are.

Private Coaching

She provides a customized one-on-one coaching service that guides you through:

-Recognizing how judgement and assumptions impact your sense of self

-Moving past fears of rejection and failure

-Removing the shame stories about who you are

-Becoming comfortable with uncertainty in life

-Easily having conversations that at first glance seem difficult

-Appreciating your body for whatever shape and size it is

-Choosing foods that nourish you and bring you enjoyment

Love Food Love Life Workshops

Kendra also hosts group workshops that use relationship to food and body as a starting point to explore who you are. Workshops begin Sunday, February 21st and are free to join during February.

Topics covered include:

-Replacing judgement with gratitude

-Valuing self and raising self-esteem

-Surrendering and letting go of control

-Finding ways to move your body vs ‘exercising’

-Moving out of the common Indulge/Deprive food cycle toward Nourishment & Pleasure

-Speaking your loving truth instead of people-pleasing

-Finding and releasing your creative self-expression

Find out more about Kendra and her work at www.thetrueyouproject.com.

Contact kendratanner121@gmail.com or 079 4237 4879 to schedule a 1-2-1 exploratory session. Register for workshops through Urban Zen Yoga Café.