I first heard about Stefan through a mutual friend whilst talking about our various aches and pains. As a keen tennis player I have a muscle imbalance on my right hand side. This has manifested itself in various ways that puts a lot of stress on my neck, shoulders and lower back.
The first aspect of Stefan’s approach and assessment that struck me was its truly holistic and caring nature. It turned out that alongside doing some of Stefan's Yogi Physio exercises at home that some massage sessions were also indicated in order to target the deep areas affected. At first, I must admit, there was some scepticism on my part. I had been referred to physiotherapists in the past, as well as having various massages, and had not found them very helpful in the long-term. In the past my experiences with massage had consisted of little or no interaction with the masseuse and a rather simplistic (sometimes even inaccurate) manipulation of my body. It really did seem that they were merely plodding through a set routine regardless of who I was. With Stefan however it was clear from the outset that I was more than a mere inanimate lump of clay.
The practice room where the sessions take place is extremely calming and relaxing. The essential oil diffuser and tranquil music serves to engage all senses and prepares you for what is to come. Stefan was interested in precisely what areas of my body I was experiencing discomfort in and tailored his routine to address these areas specifically. He taught me how to focus on my breath during the massages, especially when working on areas of tension which enabled me to reach a level of relaxation I hadn’t experienced before letting go of a lot of tension.
Stefan’s experience as a trained Physiotherapist clearly gave him a greater depth of knowledge than most masseuses. That combined with his obvious in-depth knowledge of yoga and natural health clearly sets him apart from other practitioners I had experienced. Add in the fact that his prices are extremely reasonable when set against others and considering the quality of service you receive, it really is a very good deal.
I can honestly say that after only a few sessions with Stefan my flexibility, core strength and posture has all improved a great deal. I would have no qualms at all about recommending Stefan to anyone who is looking for that extra something special in their therapy.