Wellness Treatments with Stephen Swords
AT COLET HOUSE
BACK TO CENTRE
Our resident wellness practitioner Stephen has over 20 years of experience in bodywork, yoga, meditation, mindfulness & visualisation to help get to the root cause of conditions and release the guru within you. His aim is to help you slow down, breathe and discover your own inner tools, to become the best version of yourself.
Stephen works from Colet House or via zoom
- Stephen works to connect the physical and non-physical, thoughts, dreams and idiosyncrasies to interpret the non-verbal communication of the body.
- This helps to find the root cause of conditions, pain and “dis-ease” which are imbalances or disagreements between the body and mind.
- Stephen is trained in Yogic, Ayurvedic/ Nature, Shamanic practices, and philosophies. Stephen uses his unique combination of intuitive bodywork and yogic practices alongside meditation, mindfulness & visualisation to help you find your best self.
- With the releasing of blocked energy internally and externally, I provide guidance in changing lifestyle patterns and thought processes, you will gain the tools to restore balance to the mind, body and spirit.
- The aim is to guide and support you in finding your own path to personal healing. All done with clear direction, a smile and & open heart.
- Stephen treats people from all walks of life from builders to architects, taxi-drivers to Ultra–Runners, IT professionals, yoga teachers, musicians and more.
- I have success in treating a myriad of issues, physical, thought / emotional, energy based or a mix of them all.
- If multiple conditions are present, they are generally related in origin and can stem from an imbalance somewhere in our lives.
- Maybe there is some digestive problems which may have a connection with lower back problems and emotions, headaches/migraines may have a correlation with shoulder, neck or arm problems and possible over-thinking a situation.
After the impact of too much sport, too many injuries and illness when young I was somewhat broken by my mid 20’s, with just tablets and not much else from health providers in UK, I took responsibility for my health upon myself, I got back to a place of equilibrium using natural methods. I decided on the path of Holistic Wellbeing as my direction.
First studying with Quantum Metta in London for Holistic, Sports & Remedial and Thai Yoga Massage, I then nipped to Thailand to study some advanced practices in the Old Medicine Hospital Chaing Mai & Hang Dong. For the next 7 years I was studying, practicing and living between UK & India, mainly Kerala & Tamil Nadu, where I was under the supervision of various yoga teachers & Ayurvedic Dr’s, primarily Dr. Chandra Kumar Balachandaran, Rameshji and India’s Cosmic Wisdom.
In 2018 I was a graduate of Natural Wisdom Leaders, with Ayni Foundation, this was a 1-year Intensive Initiation Program involving Traditional Natural Wisdom from Europe & Peru, culminating in a trip to the Peruvian Amazon. This continued for another 2 years at a less intensive pace. I continue to see 1-1 clients and run workshops and retreats in UK & India, whilst striving to live a life of balance in the Natural World.
Thai Yoga Massage
- Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an all-encompassing treatment whether for relaxing or therapeutic.
- Working on a system of energy lines present in and on the body, Thai yoga massage is a mixture of passive and active stretches, acupressure and breathing.
- It is a combination of massage, yoga, osteopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, acupressure, passive exercise and meditation. It is both a complex theoretical science and an informal art form.
- Ayurveda is the Indian Science of Life, incorporating Nature, herbs, plants, the Elements and our own internal abilities to heal ourselves and maintain optimum health
- It is based on prevention of illness or disease and works hand in hand with Hatha Yoga
- Ayurveda views each person’s health individually as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach, it also uses the basis that our thoughts, words, actions as well as diet and exercise contribute to our overall health and wellbeing
Remedial & Holistic Massage
- Massage that is oil based and incorporates many different techniques all of which aim to bring homeostasis to the body, primarily, the muscular & skeletal systems (muscular, joint, tendon/ligament injuries)
- It can be applied holistically (whole body) or to a specific problem area or specific injury
- It involves deep tissue techniques, specific sports and dynamic stretching and rehabilitation. It stimulates blood supply by lengthening, toning, strengthening the muscle or affected area
- Mindfulness is a simple concept of focusing on the present moment
- When we can teach ourselves to appreciate what is going on around us, we find that we become happier, calmer and richer in our lives
- Practicing Mindfulness allows us to experience everyday acts like preparing food or brushing our teeth or washing dishes as conscious rituals we can perform with joy and happiness