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.

Helen Grace Fields

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My background includes a long career in healthcare. I worked as a theatre nurse, seeing life and death situations on a regular basis, and completed an MSc in Advanced Surgical Care.

Over the years, I developed an interest in how people could be helped holistically, going on to have 25 years’ experience in delivering complementary therapies and personal development training.

I’ve worked in Iran and Zimbabwe, and lived in Switzerland and Cyprus, before returning to settle in South Wales in 2015.

I talk to groups about my story, my background in nursing and complementary therapies, my travels, and what I’ve learned along the way, and train individuals and groups in practical techniques promoting self-discovery, relaxation, and creativity.

I’m also passionate about sharing my experience as a companion for those at the end of their lives and their loved ones.

I offer training in life skills and non-medical, holistic end-of-life companionship.

Find your stepping stones to a clearer future
Change is a fast-flowing river.
We all need a sure footing on the stepping stones we use to cross it.
All too often, though, we stand on the river bank – too afraid of slipping to start our journey.
Our fear leaves us stuck.
What we need is a guide who helps us to discover more of who we are.
I encourage those who work with me to give themselves permission to work on themselves – their lives and their dreams.
My work as a life guide involves:
• Exploration, learning, and understanding.
• Self-enquiry and healing.
• Creative time – including journal writing, walks, day dreaming, and movement.

My programme involves one-to-one sessions, group online training, and live events.
I’ll show you the stepping stones you need and you’ll work on a programme which is tailored just for you.
I’ll also give you practical tools to help you on your way.
Are you sleepwalking through life? I’ll help you wake up to a clear, new day.
Let’s start the conversation about the guidance you need…

I know the way because I have been where you are.

My life’s path has gone from boarding school, to business collapse, divorce, and the death of my son.
Yet I am full of life, motivated, passionate, and grateful.

My mission is to share the tools you’ll need and to remind you how amazing you are. Come on the journey to yourself. Let it begin with you.

For One to one coaching and small group workshops contact:
Mobile: 07815629194
email: helengracefields@gmail.com
Website: www.helengracefields.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helengracefields

Supanya Hewson

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Supanya Hewson is a fully qualified Thai masseuse gaining her qualifications from Art and Science of Thai Traditional curing school Mahasarakham, also she has a Thai Massage for Health qualification from Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of Khon Kean Public Health Office, with qualifications Degree of Nursing Science from the prestigious Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Supanya is also a Full Member of the Guild of Holistic Therapists. She is a specialist highly trained in Thai Massage. she has gained her experience in Thailand, Sweden and UK. she has helped a lot people with neck and shoulder problems, back pain, leg and knee problems, etc.

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage;
A special full body treatment makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. A tapping and pressure-point massage along the body together with Thai yoga stretching, provides physical health benefits such as stimulate blood circulation, increase flexibility of movement, relieve muscle pain and tension.

Aromatherapy Massage;
A Thai massage technique that uses pressure points to relieve pain and stress and combination using the essential oils to bring physical and emotional healing. It is promoting overall relaxation.

Herbal Compression Massage;
It is a treatment which involves Thai massage combination with special Thai herbal heat compress over the body. We use the quality herbs hospital standard from Thailand. The massage gives a fantastic relaxing, relieve pain and tension, and provide powerful and detoxifying treatment.

Thai Reflexology;
Using special pressure techniques to stimulate the points on the feet. The massage is effective in stimulating the function of the internal organs. It also can relieve pain and stiffness caused by too much exercising or working. It helps to prevent and cure symptoms such as headache, stress and constipation. Concluded legs and head massage.

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage;
It is a relaxing therapy concentrating on the back, neck and shoulder using an oil balm to massage which will help you to relax and ease tension where problems occur.

Frozen Shoulder Massage;
Using Thai massage technique concentrating on shoulder problems aim to ease out pain and tension and to free movement of the joints
To contact Supanya either phone 07582 365243 or email supanya33@aol.com.

Kathryn Chandler

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Kathryn’s been working as a holistic/deep tissue massage therapist for 10 years. She also gives pregnancy, postnatal and labour massage, and teaches developmental baby massage. Kathryn trained as a Reflexologist in 2007 and for the past 8 years has been giving reflexology to a wide variety of clients, specialising in fertility, pregnancy and postnatal reflexology. Kathryn is also a yoga teacher and birth doula, each of these roles compliment each other and have developed Kathryn's knowledge of the whole body and understanding of anatomy in order to be able to offer a holistic healing approach.

Holistic / Deep Tissue Massage
Holistic Massage is an individual treatment specifically tailored to each client. The holistic approach aims to restore balance within the body taking into account the whole being. Kathryn uses a wide range of massage techniques from subtle energy work to deep tissue methods. Massage speeds up the natural healing processes, calming the mind and settling emotions. Every treatment is unique.

Pregnancy / Postnatal Massage
Massage can bring comfort, support and a wonderful sense of nurturing. It relaxes the mind and body, relieving muscular tension and promoting wellbeing. Massage can help after the birth too. As well as giving you some precious time to look after yourself, massage promotes muscle healing and can help to ease out tensions from holding and caring for your baby.

Reflexology
Reflexology activates the healing power of the whole body by applying pressure to different points of the feet. When an imbalance or dis-ease occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked. Reflexology is applied to release these blockages. Reflexology is wonderfully relaxing.

Fertility / Pregnancy / Postnatal Reflexology
Reflexology can assist clients in becoming pregnant by helping to create a balanced internal environment in the body, it can help with pregnancy related discomforts and conditions and can prepare the body for a natural labour. After the birth of your baby reflexology can help to rebalance hormones.

Cost £35 for a 60 minute appointment. Vouchers available.

As an introductory offer to Urban Zen I’m offering £10 off if you book two 60 minute appointments between 2pm and 8pm on Tuesdays before Christmas.

Read testimonials here: www.facebook.com/Yoga.with.Kathryn/notes

For more info or to book call/text Kathryn: 07903802985

Louise Evans

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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.essentialbodywork.co.uk

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

Fran Hampson

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Massage has taken Francesca on a great life adventure, which led her to form The Creative Massage Company.  She's travelled and studied extensively in Thailand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe. After qualifying to level 5 in the UK, Francesca spent many wonderful years working as a massage therapist in lifestyle clubs throughout London. She opened and managed a Health Spa in the East End and worked on a team that introduced natural and organic lifestyle brands to the UK.

After completing the Certificate in Education with the University of Newport, Francesca has spent the last 15 years sharing her knowledge by teaching massage in colleges and the private sector across the UK,
Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

Francesca's 'Creative' massages are unique inspired by World travel, body physiology and yoga. Francesca offers deep tissue massage, Thai massage Balinese massage, Eastern fusion massage, body scan massage, pregnancy massage, the exotic coconut scalp face and shoulder experience and Swedish massage. Her aim is to improve all body challenges, promote intense relaxation and help others to live well. She encourages you to be your 'best'.

To make an appointment contact Fran on 07581089692 or
e-mail fran@thecreativemassagecompany.co.uk

www.thecreativemassagecompany.co.uk

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.

Ian Darby

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Ian is a Sports massage therapist Level 3 and also a core fitness instructor offering massage at Urban Zen.

 Shoulder & Neck pain, Fibromyalgia, Tennis and golfer’s elbow and Plantar fasciitis can all be well treated through a course of treatments.

As well as therapeutic massage Ian also offers his popular Driftaway massage. With three styles to chose from, Relax, Invigorate and Heal your experience is heightened with a unique blend of aromatherapy oils to suit your needs

Email Ian at nutrifit.wales@gmail.com for more info or booking

Jeni Sloane M.Ost

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Jeni graduated from Swansea University with an integrated masters degree. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and Osteopathic Sports Care Association. Jeni is experienced in treating people of a variety of ages and body types.

Her osteopathic approach focuses in to patients specific needs. In a relaxed and professional environment a thorough assessment is carried out, followed by a complete explanation, diagnosis and treatment plan including aftercare. With the consent of the patient a variety of techniques may be applied sensitively and in line with the individuals needs. Jeni works closely with each patient to restore health and well-being.

Tailoring treatment to each patient, Jeni draws on over 7 years of bodywork practiceRecent experience includes an NHS osteopathy placement and treating international sports professionals including the Fijian rugby team. Jeni is also a qualified yoga teacher and member of the Register of Exercise Professionals in Sport. In addition to Osteopathy Jeni offers thai yoga massage and one to one yoga sessions to cater for individuals, sports specific needs or to assist in rehabilitation from injury.

Contact Jeni to book or for a free telephone consultation on:
Tel: 07464792785