On top of all of the classes and workshops on offer, hands on - Treatment provides a selection of professional complementary health treatments within the Dance Base building.
Treatments include holistic/therapeutic massage, dynamic bodywork and on-site chair massage and are undertaken by highly qualified and professional therapists, with a background in dance.
Valeska qualified in Edinburgh in 1995 and continues to offer Massage treatments on-site in theatres and dance venues for staff and performers. She also works as a sessional therapist with community health organisations with a focus on mental health and visits primary schools to facilitate peer massage. Valeska is also qualified in On-site Chair Massage, particularly good for workplaces and public spaces, and has learnt techniques from No Hands, Shiatsu and Acupressure. She is interested in EFT and is shortly gaining a certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills.
From a background in Athletics and Capoeira, and an interest in other forms of dance, Yoga and Pilates, she is enthusiastic in promoting awareness of the power and holistic benefit of movement and therapeutic touch. She consistently enjoys high calibre feedback regarding her thorough and well-balanced approach and positive results but is never complacent. Most private clients are obtained through word of mouth.
Merav is a qualified teacher of The Feldenkrais Method. She has been studying and teaching movement for 20 years with a strong somatic approach. Her background is in movement studies, dance, improvisation, and performance. She has experience and understanding of the demands of a physical profession as well as the day to day activities in life and interested in facilitating the possibility of longevity and enjoyment in performance on stage and in life. She teaches various embodied movement practices, and applications in choreography and performance. She is the artistic director of LaNua.
The Feldenkrais Method is a system of somatic education. It offers a holistic approach to physical and self-improvement. It helps to achieve better organised movement patterns, looking at the link between thought and action and the whole personal organisation and self-image.
FASIC Fitness Assessment And Sports Injuries Centre @ Centre for Sport & Exercise, The University of Edinburgh offers discount of up to 25% when quoting “Dance Base Professional Offer”. t: 0131 650 2578 www.sport.ed.ac.uk
Bill Taylor Sports Injuries Clinic welcomes dancers and offers a £5 discount on consultations when quoting “Dance Base Professional Offer” t: 0131 332 8698.