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Suzanne Burnett Massage Therapy Mindfulness and Movement

Suzanne Burnett

Massage Therapy, Mindfulness and Movement

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Thank you for visiting my website and welcome!

My experience, through many years of working with Massage, Movement and Meditation has shown time after time that these systems help to increase health and wellbeing. My aim is to help you to achieve this using my skills and any or all of these approaches depending on your needs and preferences.

Please browse the information in the following sections for more details. To book an appointment or to talk things through further, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

Massage Therapy

Bodywork (whether massage, another therapy or movement based) can be helpful in the treatment of pain and discomfort; it can also increase health and wellbeing.

The oldest form of medicine. Massage Therapy

Massage is an advanced form of therapy for painful, stiff, shortened muscles that may be caused by posture, injury, daily tensions and repetitive actions. Through the careful manipulation of the body’s soft tissue at varying

depths, massage works to improve breathing, circulation, lymphatic flow, as well as muscular and nervous system function.

Regular massage helps to prevent injury, it supports rehabilitation from surgery or trauma, and can increase flexibility, functional strength, balance and mobility. It also leads to increased body awareness.

I have found that some of the conditions that can be treated effectively include stress, tension, back and neck pain or stiffness, sports injuries, postural issues, poor muscle condition, fatigue, post injury/illness or surgery rehabilitation.

What to expect during a treatment

Your first session will give us an opportunity to discuss your medical history before beginning the treatment. Subsequently, treatments will include an assessment of your progress followed by various stretch and pressure techniques and

possibly some exercise, nutrition and health information.

What is the aim of a treatment?

In my treatments, massage aims to help your body heal and re-energise through the co-ordination of the muscular, circulatory, nervous and other body systems. It also aims to increase energy, wellness and vitality through the reduction of stress and restoration of optimum tissue function.

The oldest form of medicine. Massage Therapy

Regular massage aims help you to move more freely and keep doing the activities you love doing!

Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means becoming more aware of our experience (thoughts, feelings and body sensations) and deliberately attending to it, with compassion. This allows us to clearly perceive thoughts, physical sensations, emotions and events at the moment they occur, without reacting in an automatic or habitual way.

Mindfulness

By developing a new relationship with the conditions we find ourselves in, we begin to respond more creatively. We can then remain steadier through life’s ups and downs. Mindfulness is a warm and kind awareness rather than a cool and detached awareness.

Background

The practices you will learn in the 8-week course originate from the work of Jon Kabat-Zin at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.

The techniques we will explore have been proven in research as a potent antidote to stress, tension, pain, anxiety, exhaustion and irritability. In short, regular meditators are happier and more content while being less likely to suffer psychological distress. In summary, mindfulness is beautifully simple and helps to reveal and deepen our innate joyfulness in life.

Why an 8 week mindfulness course?

My 8-week course provides participants with a solid foundation for an ongoing meditation practice. Each week the course has a theme which will be fully explored and discussed. Basic meditation practices will be introduced and built upon, week by week.

Mindfulness Lotus

During the course we will engage in various activities to introduce mindfulness and kindness into our experience. These include formal meditation practices as well as small, simple things we can do in the midst of our daily lives to begin to interrupt the effect of operating on “autopilot”. The aim of meditation is not to prevent the mind from wandering off (which it will do, repeatedly) but to get into the habit of not running away with the content of thoughts. The course explores themes to aid understanding and introduces techniques for practice both within the group and at home. These take the form of formal meditation and informal mindful activities which are a means to bring mindfulness into our daily lives. We need both.

Movement

Movement (whether formal exercises, sport, stretch, dance or freestyle) helps to maintain the benefits gained during bodywork treatments and to put into practice the awareness we gain in meditation.

Movement is an essential part of improving health, wellbeing and ease in daily life. There is much research in the fields of health and athletic performance, which stresses the positive role of regular and appropriate exercise for everyone.

For example, it can help with weight loss, improving mood and sleep, putting your spark back into life, it combats disease, makes you feel good and…. can be FUN!

I currently offer one-one and small group (2-4) classes that explore very basic, gentle exercises and movements and lead beautifully into a mindfulness meditation.

I am also planning to provide a regular drop-in class (suitable for everyone), that will follow a similar format of movement into meditation.

Mindful Movement

Please contact me to register your interest in a regular class, or if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of mindful movement.

About Suzanne

"Love, Peace and Wisdom"

The three golden keys

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Suzanne Burnett

Massage Therapy, Mindfulness and Movement

I spent my early life living in the Middle East where my parents were working. This experience opened my eyes to many cultures, belief systems and much more. With this, grew my interest in helping people.

Following success as a bilingual PA and later fulfilling my desire to travel some more, I trained as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in 1991. In 1993 I completed a diploma in Swedish massage which was to later become my passion when I retrained with the London School of Sports Massage in 2002.

I am dedicated to offering safe and effective treatments to all of my clients, in a warm and caring environment. I use a combination of massage, pressure, mobility and stretch techniques to release, strengthen and invigorate soft tissue and restore optimum function, drawing on my knowledge of the body and movement patterns to help people on their way towards their goals.

One of my core beliefs is that body tissue will always respond positively when given the appropriate environment and stimulation, both from the client and myself.

I am able to skilfully apply my experience and knowledge which has been gleaned from 25 years of working with clients, as well as from attending many workshops and courses to keep up to date. I always communicate clearly, explaining my use of techniques as necessary or as requested. My work is very intuitive so that no two treatments are ever the same. Working with touch and listening in this way, I am able to really tune into my clients’ needs.

Having personally practiced meditation and yoga over many years I became increasingly interested in the research findings of neuroscience and mindfulness. From 2011 to 2013, I trained as a mindfulness teacher with Breathworks. I then continued to develop my own meditation and mindfulness practice.

In 2015 I began teaching 8-week mindfulness courses in Sussex, I also offer regular mindfulness meditation group sessions.

Throughout my career as a fitness and health professional, I have enjoyed working with people of all ages, fitness levels and movement abilities, assisting each one to become more confident and familiar with their health, function in daily life, pain levels and performance.

Over the years, I have built up a strong network with other health professionals, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, GP’s, psychotherapists, herbalists, personal trainers, nutritionists, homeopaths and acupuncturists. From time to time I refer clients to other forms of intervention, depending on their health status and goals.

I look forward to meeting you!

Appointments


Massage

Tree Of Life Centre, Hove

Availability

 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Afternoons

Prices

£48 | 60 Minutes.

Contact Details

: 01273 220159   info@tolcentre.com for appointments

 143-145 Portland Road, BN3 5QJ

Website

 Link to Tree Of Life Web Site


Lindfield

Availability

 Wednesdays

Contact Details

 contact@suzanneburnett.co.uk for appointments


Home Visits

Availability

 Limited availability.

Contact Details

 contact@suzanneburnett.co.uk for appointments

Mindfulness

Eight Week Course

Details

2.5 hours per session per week. For groups of 4 to 12.

Contact

 Contact me for details.


Mindfulness Meditation Class

Details

One hour sessions.

Price

£10 per hour per person

Contact

 Contact me for details.

Movement

Details

1 to 1 or small group (2-4 people).

Price

£40 per hour

Contact

 Contact me for details.

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