River Life Therapy is made up of a number of elements:
River Life Therapy is made up of a number of elements:
‘Connect to your true nature with Akhanda Yoga’
Akhanda classes offer a moderate sequence of the most familiar and accessible postures and breathing techniques, and can be enjoyed by both beginning and continuing students. The classes introduce the basic principles of alignment, breath, sound, yogic thought and relaxation. You will come away with tools to help you move with greater ease, and use breath both to uplift and calm your whole system.
Sometimes we go through life so fast without being aware of our surroundings. It is this, along with poor life choices and decisions, that often cause worry, tension, anxiety and upset. In other cases tension/pain could be the result of an accident, old injury or something else.
I can also provide you with a program of massage therapy treatments (I am also a qualified massage therapist) supported by yoga poses and stretches to support your body’s natural healing processes. I will be able to advise on basic nutrition and food plans. I also belong to a network of therapists and can make recommendations if I feel these may be beneficial to you.
About Your Teacher
I have recently been given the opportunity to re-train and follow my passion as a yoga instructor, massage therapist, health and wellbeing practitioner.
After studying Akhanda Yoga at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India I successfully completed the Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YTT) under the renowned teacher and master Yogrishi Vishvketu. To complement this achievement I have full membership with Yoga Alliance Professionals along with all the necessary insurances to ensure your safety and mine.
I have full membership with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and full complementary therapist insurance including Public Liability.
Have a look and see what others think!
If you have recently had a treatment, please let me know what you thought so you can help others decide. Thank you for all the lovely comments so far.
A luxury salon experience in your own home. From the massage bed with a heated blanket when required to the fluffy towels and relaxing music. An excellent massage which Hannah is happy to adapt to your requirements. Can’t wait for my next massage.
Louise Moyles November 2018
Hannah is so friendly and puts you immediately at ease in her company. She is professional and offered a huge variety of treatments to a very high standard. Thank you Hannah!
Jill Seaber October 2018
Hannah is amazing! She is very caring. I have had a number of treatments now and I have to say so far my favourite is the Hot Stones Massage. All treatments are performed with great professionalism and Hannah is adaptable to any personal conditions you may have. Can’t wait to have a coffee and chat again xxx
Nicky Gillett August 2017
Suzie Middleton November 2016
The most amazing full body massage and facial.. Hannah is the dream leader in her field and I have already booked my next.. Thanks Hannah xxx
Tracey Glendenning October 2016
We booked with RiverLife Massage. Tracey had a full massage and facial and booked me one too. Hannah uses Neal’s yard products, brings chill out music, room diffuser, professional massage couch and big fluffy towels. She brought the lot, better than some spas I have been to. Oh and hot bamboo, who’d have thunk it?? If you want to spoil yourself or the other half or girls if you want a girly pamper evening book her, I would highly recommend it. Feeling well chilled now!
Vince Pittman October 2016
Had my first hot stones treatment yesterday and although a little sore today I would highly recommend it. Hannah has been working on my back and shoulders for a few months now and I only wish after being in pain for quite a few years now I wish I had found her sooner the difference really is quite amazing
Belinda Butler Aldridge September 2016
Thanks again for my massage – I really enjoyed it. Just thought I’d let you know that my shoulders feel about 2 inches lower down instead of hunched up around my ears – and my neck feels much more mobile – which is great! Karen x
From Corporate Caterpillar to Holistic Butterfly
I believe that holistic therapies work! Having been brought up by loving parents who believe in the benefits of massage, yoga, aromatherapy, crystal healing and magnet therapy it was no surprise that I was inspired to nurture a healing business like RiverLife Therapy. I also believe that if we make the choice to be successful and when we immerse ourselves within circles of supportive caring individuals everyone can achieve their own personal objectives whatever they may be. It is no secret that people who love what they see in the mirror portray a more positive reflection to those they love and admire, loyal friends,
followers and clients. A positive mental attitude helps maintain a healthy conscience. It is this attitude I wish to portray to you, perhaps you understand this already or want to explore a more holistic approach to compliment your own lifestyle and Perhaps you see some of my qualities and values in yourself and think that we could work together. If I was to describe my values as loyal, non-judgemental, discrete, resilient and honest would you mentally tick them off as your own?
If like me you work hard and play hard then you probably have earned and deserve some quality ‘you’ treatments.
Where did it all change? Samvega!
A samvega can be described as a ‘Ah hah’ moment or the point at which you realise that you are banging your head against a brick wall and that the choices you are making do not align with the universal plan that we all have mapped out for us. I realised this ‘Ah hah’ after I had been made redundant for the second time from the corporate/charity sector. So with my experiences in Business Development Management and personal interests in yoga and holistic therapies I had a tool kit that I could develop into the best business model ever. A massage therapy business that could heal people, help people and educate people on their own health and wellbeing. Sounds brilliant right?
Firstly, I had a good hard look in the mirror! I found that confidence, minus anger, plus supportive loving husband equalled a chance to reinvent myself. I brushed out the cobwebs and retrained at the London School of Massage as a Holistic Massage Therapist at ITEC Level 3 and then made it better with a BTEC Level 5 Deep Tissue qualification. I joined the Federation of Holistic Therapists to ensure my clients could see I was part of something serious and I was committed to an organisation that was made up of like-minded people who were always learning. It is also important to mention my experience of a lifetime! I spent 6 weeks at Anand Prakash Ashram in India under the watchful eye of a master yogi, Yogrishi Vishvektu, and undertook the Yoga Alliance YTT course which qualifies me to teach Akhanda Yoga.
My guess is that if you have ticked some or all these boxes then you should come and talk to me.
Here is some recent client praise for you to take away!
“Feeling very relaxed after an hours massage with Hannah who worked her magic on my very knotty shoulders. I’ll be back again soon!”
Hannah is magical !! My body feels strong and very relaxed! Book her for some much need relaxation time for your minds, body and soul!”