"Reconnect to your body’s natural state of well-being."
Sally is an Integrative Body Practitioner. She combines 18 years of international Physiotherapy experience with Therapeutic Yoga, Myofascial Release and Interoceptive Body Awareness to create an integrated approach for people living with illness, injury or disability, and for anyone looking to optimize their mental and physical health.
After practicing Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom, Australia and America with a special interest in Stroke Care and Neurological Conditions, Sally noticed that people who developed physical issues through medical conditions or trauma remained mentally and emotionally disconnected from parts of their bodies despite therapeutic interventions. This lack of body awareness can cause physical and energetic stagnation which can lead to suboptimal outcomes that cannot be medically explained: ongoing pain beyond tissue repair, pain or restricted movement in other parts of the body, recurring illness, discomfort and instability and even mental health issues. Knowing that she could serve people better, Sally began to study alternative healing modalities and to explore them in her own life. Today she merges her medical background with holistic healing to provide an opportunity for others to become students of their unique bodies.
Sally’s intention for Healing Space Cape Town is to provide a safe space for anyone experiencing bodily dis-ease in any form to explore their bodies through interoceptive awareness - the ability to sense what is going on inside our bodies. Her promise is to teach you to tune into your body and allow it to return to its natural state of well-being, ease and homeostasis.
Sally believes deeply that no health issue or trauma is meant to disempower us or lead us to a life less fulfilling or less joyful. These experiences provide opportunities for us to stop and take notice, to increase our awareness and to tune in to ourselves on levels that we would not have otherwise done. This kind of internal body work creates the sense of trust and safety that we desire but often attempt to gain from external sources.
As with all of us, Sally has her own challenges. She has a genetic degenerative retinal disorder which was diagnosed at the age of six. Her vision impairment set her on a pilgrimage of self-discovery and healing. Through the healing therapies that Sally has done for herself she has learnt how to tune into her body and in doing so she has maintained her eyesight and function beyond medical expectation. Sally is living proof of the benefits of the work that she now hopes to provide for others.
Therapeutic Yoga, Myofascial Release and Interoceptive Body Awareness. These therapies calm and relax the body, cleanse the body, promote powerful insight, unblock stuck energy and balance the body on all levels through positive shifts. This integrated body work can be done by anyone and is greatly beneficial for people with cancer, chronic illness, neurological disorders, stress and anxiety or depression.
Healing Space Cape Town is located within Primal Motion in Sea Point. The centre offers physical coaching that is aimed at enhancing athletic capability and functional performance.