Remedial Holistic Bodywork & Yoga

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.

Yoga is the enquiry of being alive, it asks questions of why we are alive, how we are living and enables us to live how we want to. I am 250 hour Teacher Training in Yoga accredited by the Independent Yoga Network.

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

The Gambia

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So the last 12 days have been spent in The Gambia going into the teachings of Maha Yoga with @chrisgladwellyoga

What have I learnt?

Transcendence can be seen as a goal of yoga, to go so deep and experience pure emptiness. I have experienced snippets of this in my yoga practise thus far but what I have gained this week is a richer sense of relaxation. Relaxation is key to enable the self to drop more fully into the vastness of emptiness. Relaxation requires disciplined practise, strategic practise and dedication to practise. Then can drop into these deeper states. I always feel so inspired and learn so much whilst on retreats and ever excited to keep diving into these practises!

Experiencing the culture of The Gambia, such welcoming people, amazing scenery, beautiful beaches, eating tropical fruits, freshly made peanut butter, incredible trees and huge smiles on faces. Africa I shall return.

Yes and getting to spend it with a bunch of awesome fellow yogis 

Yoga!!

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I have two new Yoga classes that have started two Yoga classes. Monday night 8pm at Matter Wholefoods in Easton and Wednesday 10am at Yogasara in Montpelier. These are mixed level classes and available to everyone. On Move gb also.

Krama Vinyasa Hatha Yoga

For all levels and abilities. Krama Vinyasa is a step by step exploration of movement and breath as a direct experience of moving your body with awareness. This practise is a conscious embodiment through a detailed exploration of alignment principles & anatomy to the postures of yoga asana.

Hatha means force and is more traditionally defined as the yoga of force, or the means of attaining a state of yoga through force. With this practise you will be able to use the transformation force of hatha yoga and apply it into your everyday life. Practised in a safe and grounding way that can make you stronger, become more fluid in your body, can enable greater sense of balance and can help you to connect to your breath on a deeper level.

Vinyasa is the principle of synchronising movement with the breath. In this class you will transition through asanas by means of working with breath and movement. This practise is a conscious embodiment through a detailed exploration of alignment principles & anatomy to the postures of yoga asana.

Strength, subtly and then deep relaxation will all be present in this class as a way for you to engage and connect with your body, breath and mind.

Back to work

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Its Monday and in Bristol it is quite airy, feels quite lethargic and definetly can feel that the seasons are changing!

I am back from being away, actually been back almost two weeks just been integrating very smoothly, subtlety and adapting to all that I learnt over the summer into my practise.

Do you want to be sat in that chair next Monday having a consultation telling me how you are feeling physically, emotionally and energetically? Then spending a vast amount of time lead down on that couch checking in with your body and giving yourself a treatment that you need but more so you deserve?

Well please contact to book in, im working Mondays and Fridays in Montpellier, Clifton on Wednesdays.

Merry Monday 🙂

#massagebristol #selfcare #autumn

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