With sadness we announce that Wellbeing Rooms’ final day of trading is Friday 14th December.

Coexist team are working hard to find another space in 2019 and we’d love you to stay in touch. To receive updates re. our new location and membership information please sign up to our newsletter here. 

Welcome to Wellbeing

Seven days a week, our team of skilled therapists offer a wide range of rejuvenating treatments including massage, shiatsu, talking therapies, energy-work and more.

For those on a lower budget you can book a session within our Low Cost Wednesday Clinic or if you run an organisation that would benefit from a therapeutic offering for your clients and staff, we also provide an outreach service aimed at breaking down health inequalities in Bristol.

To book a treatment call 0117 924 9599 or for general enquiries email wellbeing@coexistuk.org.

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Wellbeing Presents: Somatic Movement

Wellbeing Presents is introducing a new series of talks and workshops focusing on different therapies each month. Coinciding with our featured Therapy of The Month each month will host a talk and workshop aiming to offer a deeper understanding of the benefits and approaches of different therapies.

October focuses on the practice of Somatic Movement. Somatic Movement promises to leave you feeling more connected to your body, to help you understand more about what is going on with your body, learn about yourself physically and emotionally through movement and help you to find different ways to relate to your body. 

I have suffered with IBS for years and after finding prescribed medication and diet change was not working I looked into alternative therapies. I had 5 sessions of shiatsu [with Lioba] and have found it to have had an enormous effect on my symptoms. It has made me understand the connection between my emotions, largely stress and worry, and the issues with my stomach. Shiatsu with Lioba gave me the tools to learn to relax and to break the connection between negative emotions and my physical well being. It was the first time I had ever had shiatsu and knew very little about it but I would most definitely have treatments again. After the treatments having such a profound effect on my symptoms.

Cath, Support Worker (Bristol)



Testimonials

I’ve been coming to Coexist for 4 years now, various things, mainly massage but I’m now on to reflexology with Hatty. I connected with Wellbeing through a carer’s group and the annual Carer’s Day Fayre because I care for my wife. As a carer I can get reduced rates and it’s been worth every penny!

The treatments help me de-stress because looking after somebody with mental illness can be quite demanding at times. As a carer you do get your down periods and you can’t respond instantly to things – you’ve got to take yourself out of the situation and try to relax. I’ve found that once I’ve had the treatment it’s a benefit for me – it makes me calmer more relaxed and helps me deal with things when the pressure comes back. Every six weeks I come. It’s a great atmosphere here and I hope Hamilton House keeps going!

Regular Customer

I got more from that massage than what I get out of any drug. This was my first session but I’m looking forward to many more and I’d highly recommend this to anyone.

St Mungos Hostel Resident

I got more from that massage than what I get out of any drug. This was my first session but I’m looking forward to many more and I’d highly recommend this to anyone.

St Mungos Hostel Resident

I was diagnosed with anxiety and severs depression in 2005… it took me a long time to get help. My life was very restrictive on account of compulsive habits I hung on to, to cope with anxiety. I hardly ventured beyond the doors of my house, my life a long shadow of better days remembered.

Over the next five years I had counselling and did CBT at home. I found out about complimentary therapies Second Step. I had five weekly sessions of Indian Head Massage and Holistic Massage in Community Conscious’ first pilot. I had never tried such therapies before and counselling was a slow process. Perhaps my body needed counselling too?

I feel more relaxed, less anxious and have clearer thinking after sessions. I have been much better this year due to a number of factors, not least this therapy. I would like more treatments and recommend therapies as an aid for keeping focussed and giving your body a well needed rest. A daily routine of relaxation and exercise, coupled with Shiatsu, Massage etc… will strongly help you along the rocky road of recovery.

Dan

on Wellbeing Outreach (Community Conscious)

I have suffered with IBS for years and after finding prescribed medication and diet change was not working I looked into alternative therapies. I had 5 sessions of shiatsu [with Lioba] and have found it to have had an enormous effect on my symptoms. It has made me understand the connection between my emotions, largely stress and worry, and the issues with my stomach. Shiatsu with Lioba gave me the tools to learn to relax and to break the connection between negative emotions and my physical well being. It was the first time I had ever had shiatsu and knew very little about it but I would most definitely have treatments again. After the treatments having such a profound effect on my symptoms.

Cath, Support Worker (Bristol)

You [Sally Rodrigues] have done more for me in one hour than chiropractors and osteopaths have done in seven years

Forensic Detective, West Mercia Police

Regarding Community Conscious

Community Conscious has been delivering a range of holistic therapies to the client’s at Bristol Complex Needs hostels, St.Mungos for over 2 years. We have been impressed with their therapist’s ability to deliver skilful therapies in a busy hostel environment, to our clients who live in extremely challenging personal circumstances.

Those who have participated have clearly benefited from the therapies they have received. It has been a pleasure to see people who experience high levels of depression and anxiety, leaving the treatment room smiling and relaxed, as a number of these people rarely experience this level of well-being. I am confident that this has been a contributing factor in the recovery of these clients, and helped enable them to confront the difficulties before them.

It has been brilliant to find an organisation which is willing to reach out to some of the most vulnerable people in society, with assistance that they would not normally be able to access. The therapists have at all times been able to put our clients at ease, treated them inclusively and been sensitive to their support needs.

I and other members of the team, have personally experienced a massage from one of the therapists, and found they were highly skilled, and that the session left us relaxed and more able to perform well at work.

Georgina Green, Skills Worker at Bristol Complex Needs, St.Mungos

I was slightly apprehensive at first as body work and strangers and me don’t mix very well but Nealey was so good it was easy to relax.

By the end myself and my partner had built up a certain level of trust, enabling a two way communication to begin through touch. This workshop gave me an insight into how massage could work holistically in a way that I had never experienced before. Quite exciting.

Thank you.

Josephine, 50+ partner massage workshop at Hamilton House

Our health trainer introduced me and Chris to your Wellbeing centre. When I come along for sessions I might feel a bit stressed before but after I feel a lot better. It makes me feel relaxed and refreshed and helps my body. This is a good opportunity to come along and have what I’m having done. We didn’t think we could do two years but now we’re going to do more.

Janet, long-term massage client in our Community Clinic

I’ve been working with Community Conscious since the beginning and given treatments to Janet for a couple of years, initially through the Bristol Health Trainers but now independently. I have to say, Janet is one of my favourite clients. She’s someone I might not necessarily get a chance to interact with on a daily basis, so for me it’s a treat to have got to know her and to break any preconceptions that one might have about working with people with learning difficulties. I had assumed that her understanding would be different to my understanding and that it would be more difficult to explain what was going to happen or more difficult to proceed with a treatment in the usual way. Actually from doing these sessions I don’t think it is any different or at least not with Janet. She understands exactly what I understand and that’s quite nice to know.

It’s just really special to give to people that really really need it. Of course, we all need a bit of love and care but there are people who are overloaded with their own personal issues or circumstances in life and might not even be aware of how much they could benefit from a holistic treatment. Often there are more traditional methods of supporting people, such as group work which are definitely of benefit but it’s not the same thing as receiving a one-to-one session with someone who is just there to listen to you and help your body to reconnect with itself. Working with Community Conscious is the most challenging work that I’ve done as a therapist, but I love it.

Cecilia, massage therapist for Community Conscious outreach work

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