Remedial Holistic Bodywork

Massage is an ancient therapy used to help heal the physical, emotional and energetic body. It brings awareness to our bodies, especially where we feel tension or hold stress and why we might be tired in life. The treatment of massage can aid in relieving tension, reducing stress and bringing more energy to our bodies.

Bodywork is a term used that  refers to techniques and practices of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasise manipulation and realignment of the body’s structure which can improve its function as well as the client’s mental outlook.

Callum massage-52I am a fully qualified massage therapist who specialises in Holistic, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release. Working with your needs and wishes the massage is tailored to what ever you want from your treatment.

Massage and bodywork is for everybody and a powerful therapy to include in our our lives.

All the information about what I provide can be found on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

I look forward to working with you.

Callum Gillon

Breathing!

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Why Breath?

Well if you stopped for a prolonged time your end up dead.

The last week I have been breathing consciously everyday at a breathwork retreat with breathing space in the beautiful Val-d’Isere valley. It has been an extremely powerful and transformative time spent with a wonderful group of other breathers. We breathed, we did yoga, we hiked, we ate, we laughed and we went deep.

Breathwork has helped me create emotional and mental space to think with more clarity. By releasing patterns of thought that usually hold me back from doing what I want to do. Everytime I breath I get an amazing sense of embodiment, feeling the breath move throughout and within me. Often I drop into a state of pure bliss and go places I cant actually put into words!

I urge you to give it a try.
@makesomebreathingspace do retreats, facilitator courses and workshops

I have been working with @chrisgladwellyoga in Bristol. My good friend @jezmindbodybreath
Is also providing breathwork sessions.

Lets bring awareness to the worlld by breathing more!

Still in the alps teachings yoga and hiking this week 🙂

Xx

Yoga

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The last week has been extremely special retreating in the south of Portugal to finish off my Yoga Teacher Training.

Over the last 12 months I have been able to deepen my practise and understanding of yoga to a level that I will be able to share with the world what I know so far.

What do I know?

The practise of yoga is extremely vast and can offer an opportunity to enquire why and what we are doing in the existence of the universe. Can enable one’s life to be more grounded, find fluidity, control power, welcome in love, speak truth and create space physically, emotionally and energetically!

I am extremely grateful to my teachers Christopher Gladwell, Sarah Harlow and Sam Buckley for their wealth of knowledge, dedication and wisdom that they continue to share. The community at Yogasara and all the fellow students who I have got to share the last year with.

Did not take my photos of the retreat but Azula the permaculture farm that hosted was fantastic and fully emerged in nature, fresh food and awesome hospitality.

Now in the French Alps for two more rounds of retreats. Firstly a week of breathwork!

Much love
Callum

Summer Break

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The last few months have been rewardingly busy! New and old clients are going away feeling self aware, clarity and gaining a sence of how relaxation can be achieved.

Now is some time for me to do some self-care, more learning and some relaxing 😉

I will be back working from Montpellier and Clifton come September.

Until then enjoy your summer, look after your body

Much love Callum 🙂

#massage #summerbreak #bristolmassage #selfcare

Glastonbury

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2 years ago I quit my job and started on a new career path. Glastonbury Festival was my first paid working experience as a massage therpaist and it is an absolutepleasure to be back here on a working holdiay 😉

Can definetly say the last two years has been a quite significant change in lifestyle. Feel like I am on constantly learning, growing and developing my trade. Got an amazing community of colleagues doing the same thing and bringing connection through touch to help people heal and bring awarness to their bodies!

Quite honoured and happy that I have found purpose in what I do with the majority of my time. We get one go at life, dig deep and find what it is you really want to do with your time, take steps to make the change you want within yourself, dont let anyone tell you cant do it, the struggles are real and nothing will ever be easy but reaping the fruits of doing what your purpose is worth every single effort that is put in!

Come and find me in the healing fields if you are at Glastonbury this year or I shall see you on the dance floor 🙂 Xx

@ Glastonbury Festival

Subtlety in Depth

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Subtlety in Depth

Last week one of my clients described her treatment as deep but subtle. A very fair description to my approach to massage.

The term Deep-Tissue I feel can be very misunderstood in the world of massage, that DEEPTISSUE work needs to painful to be effective. We often hear the term no pain no gain thrown about where actually pain just equals pain.

Deep work can be slow, subtle and working through many layers of tissue to try and access the muscle we are aiming to relieve tension from.

So what about when we feel tension as a sharp sensation, that something might feel stuck or could perhaps describe as a ‘knot’?

We breath! I always encourage my clients to breathe consciously throughout their treatment and when they feel tension to try and breath through it. And if they can’t breathe comfortably then we have gone too deep. Our muscles tissues will thank us the next day in doing so.

Deeptissue work can help to relieve tension and bring more awareness to how we are feeling in our body without experiencing pain and discomfort. We already live in a hectic, fast paced world and pain is suffered everywhere. So why suffer whilst having a massage?

#subtle #deeptisse #massage #bristol #pain #breath

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year, what will this year do to our body, how will our body move into the year, what will our body experince this year, how can we come more connected, more vibrant, more free to.move and express what it means to be in our body??

Personally I find bodywork and yoga, why not try it?

I am currently working from treatment rooms in Clifton, St Werburghs and Fishponds.

Also part of my yoga teacher training I will be soon holding classes for learning more details to follow soon.

For January I am offering a one hour treatments for £35 or 90 minute treatments for £55. I am also introducing 75 minute treatments to as I believe 60 minutes is never enough.

Please pass the word to your friends, family, colleagues and anyone you think may benefit from massage.

Also if you book before the end of the month I am offering a block of four hour massages for £125 or a block of six hours for £185. I can take 50% deposit and the rest can be paid before end of February. Which can be used within 12 months.

All the best for 2019

Callum Gillon

The Psoas

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So what if I told you by massaging the front of the body can be one of the most effective ways to relieve back pain?

Let me introduce the psoas muscle or the iliopsoas. Attaching onto the 12th thoracic vertebrae and all of the lumbar, the psoas travels through the pelvis attaching onto the femur bone making it the only muscle in the body to attach our trunk to our legs. It stabilises the back to sit up right, assists in walking or running and allows the trunk to bend over. Fascial connections directly to the diaphragm, having a tight psoas can cause changes to the way that we breath.

We live in a world where we are sat down a lot of the time, whether at a desk, watching a film or driving a car. Prolonged periods of sitting down causes the psoas to shorten, become tight and this could result in back pain.
How do we maintain a healthy psoas? Ensure to move your body, if sat down for a long time get up and move. And when sitting raise your sit bones by placing a cushion so hips are higher than your knees. This releases the psoas due to the hamstrings being lengthened when the pelvis tilts. As we learnt to walk the movement of the psoas became unconscious and natural we don’t even think about it. Practising yoga can bring you conscious of this muscle through certain poses.

Directly linked to our emotional body, we hold onto stress in our tissues and especially our hips. Lowering our stress levels can help the psoas be more free and agile.
And of course massage! The psoas can only be massaged when lying on our back or side body. There are certain deep tissue and myofascial techniques that can work to release the psoas muscle.

Look after your psoas and it will no doubt look after you.