Sensation-based bodywork for wellbeing, rehabilitation and fitness.
Integrated bodywork combines massage techniques, gentle mobilisation, subtle listening and awareness with highly effective forms of movement repatterning to meet the specific needs of each client.
Explore the richness of the relationship between body, mind, movement and touch through increased awareness.
This is a non-invasive clothed treatment that recognises that health is inherent in the body. Through this gentle touch and a listening approach it can be a subtle and profound healing form. The work assists the body in doing what it needs to do in its ongoing search for balance.
This treatment can release muscular tension, improve circulation (blood and lymph) and nerve function, and help improve joint mobility. It works at a physical level, alongside a listening and nurturing touch, to meet you at an emotional level and help bring balance to your body and mind.
These sessions aim to attend to the cause of a particular issue rather than simply focusing in on a particular symptom.
"When Body, Mind, and Spirit are united in their instinctive wisdom one finds ones-self at home in every moment expressing ones true nature."
– Mark Moti Zemelman
I am qualified Somatic Movement Educator. My work is based on my experience of and continued study of somatic movement (in particular Body-mind Centering®) over the last four years.
Body-mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. Its uniqueness lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated, the fundamental groundwork of developmental repatterning, and the utilization of a body-based language to describe movement and body-mind relationships.
( http://www.bodymindcentering.com/about )
Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist
Ali's touch is sensitive and intelligent and his understanding of the body is vast. You can tell that he is really passionate about sharing this work. I left the session feeling relaxed, nurtured and deeply rested.
Neuro Sound Therapist & Yoga Teacher
From the moment I came into his presence I felt calm and relaxed and that just increased throughout the whole session to result in one of the most relaxing and integrating treatments I have had.
Reflexologist & Energy Practitioner
Connecting with Ali has enabled me to see how i want to be with my body in the world. Its like finding another level of knowing.
Alistair provides such a sensitive and nurturing environment for healing on many levels. His treatments are holistic, his touch is gentle, and his nature is deeply relaxing. I highly recommend getting in contact for a treatment.
Teaching and talks
I run regular classes and workshops in the south west. Please join the mailing list for regular updates.
A talk I deliver to organisations in support of their employees wellbeing. click the link above for an overview of the talk.
I have been training in Somatic Movement Education with the School for Body-Mind Centering (BMC) for the past 3 years, completing a variety of courses in the UK, France and Italy. I teach regular Contact Improvisation (CI) classes in Bristol and have been dancing CI for over 10 years. I have taught an in-depth somatics course for movement practitioners and have brought Somatic movement into my CI teaching over the last four years. I also have an enduring interest in different movement practices including; Skinner release, Hanna somatics, Feldenkris, Qui Gong, martial arts, dance and climbing.
Somatic movement educator, School for Body-mind Centering