Yoga Massage Chronic Pain
My name is Beatrice, but most people call me Bea. I am a registered yoga teacher and a clinical massage therapist on a mission to help people improve their pain levels, stress and anxiety.
I am originally from Florence, Italy, but have been living in the UK for 5 years and am currently based in Worthing, West Sussex. However, I work with people all over the world, since I do not only work in person, but also online.
I hold a few different yoga teacher trainings certificates (which you can see below) as well as clinical massage trainings, however my teaching also comes from direct experience…
At the age of 11 I was diagnosed with scoliosis, later I suffered 2 long-term illnesses (age 14 and age 24) and suffer from connective tissue disorders (under the unmbrella of autoimmune diseases) and PTSD. Yoga has been a deeply supportive practice. During certain periods of my life (my illnesses and flare ups) I experience first hand how practicing a general Asana (posture) class does not suit my body. I needed to find something that could work for me without causing harm – Ahimsa. Therefore, what I teach comes from the knowledge that our bodies are in need of different things at different stages of our lives and that a “hard”, fast-paced practice is not always the answer.
For me, yoga needs to be an inclusive practice! Every body is different and certain postures might not be attainable for ones body, and that is perfectly fine.
My gentle approach applies to both Yoga & Massage for Chronic Pain. I believe massage doesn’t need to be extra strong to be effective and I use different techniques for different clients.