The Mandala Preston CIC Yoga & Complementary Health Centre
The Mandala Preston CICYoga & Complementary Health Centre



Complementary Health uses Complementary Thearapies to work alongside authodox medicine, or on their own as a preventative or alleviative method.  Having no detrimental side effects as drugs may do.


Complementary medicine refers to healing practices and products that can work in conjunction with traditional medicine. For example, a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy may also undergo acupuncture to help manage chemo side effects like nausea and vomiting.


We beleive in working with the body's natural functions and trying to support balance within a person's life-style.


Information below is about some of the Therapies you can access at  Mandala.  You will also find contact details for the Therapists, so you may discuss your individual needs with them.


All our Therapists are fully trained and qualified.  Many have a wealth of experience in their field of speciality/specialities.




A group of Counsellors, covering a range of specialist areas between them, are happy to offer immediate access for support. Please visit their website for more details.

Booking availability:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday

Team:  Moira, Michael and Aisha



No Hands Massage is a specific way of using forearms & elbows to provide deep therapeutic techniques

Somatics is a system of re-learning how to move muscle groups, proven to work effectively in the reduction of painful movement

Booking availability:  Monday mornings - other days possible

Therapist:   Yvonne Hayes 



Training in Thailand, Oliver brings years of experience and authenticity for to benefit from this ancient art....

Booking availability: Mondays & Saturdays

Therapist: Oliver Thorne  (also a Yoga Teacher)



Sue has many years experience and can offer a wide range of Treatments.

Specialist massage post surgery e.g. mastectomy, Reflexology

Booking availability:  Tuesday afternoons

Therapist:  Sue Denerley


FUSION MASSAGE  -  07973 890762

Primarily working on tight 'facia' and trying to free space for easier movement.

Maureen also treats Sports Injuries, Remedial Massage and many other areas. Please check out her website for more information.

Booking Availability:  Wednesdays, Thursdays, other days possible

Therapist:  Maureen Abson  (International Massage Therapist Trainer)



Karen has trained in some valuable specialist areas e.g. Women's Health, Restorative Yoga, Structural Alignment, Physical Ailments including back and joint issues.  She is also an Advanced Massage Therapist in Fusion Massage

Booking availability:  Thursday, Friday & other days/evenings possible

Therapist:   Karen Duke


Hazel has trained in specialist areas to offer help in the Community.  Her key area is with 'relationships' and in helping individuals deal with difficult circumstances...

Hazel has extensive training in other areas...

Booking availability:  Friday, Saturday & other days/evenings possible

Therapist:  Hazel Banda



Includes options for Aromatherapy & Hot Stone Therapy.  Release tension areas in your body, improve health status, or simply treat yourself to some 'time out'....

Jiri also works at Fulwood Therapy Centre. 

Booking availability:   Saturday, Sunday & other days possible

Therapist:   Jiri Seidl

Therapy Type & Websites


Booking     Availability      

Name &

Contact Details

Professional Reflexologist

A healing approach to balancing energy within the body, based on Chinese/Japanese Medicine principles of Meridian Lines


Other days/evenings possible



Felicity Moore

0775 123 8374




'Ad Hoc' Bookings can be made by these Therapists....   Therapists

Holistic Oriental 'Fusion Massage'

Tailored to individual, Lifestyle advice, Beauty Therapy


Recommended by



Candice Pennington

07497 952730

Specialist in Therapeutic Pregnancy Massage &

Post Natal Massage

Relief from general aches/pains using specialist massage couch!


Recommended by Mandala



Louise Oliver

07794 001631



More Detailed Information:


Consultant Therapist



What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is the personalised application of yoga techniques to fit the current needs and interests of the individual.


It uses gentle postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques and meditation to help restore body/mind balance and promote natural healing.


It empowers you to look after your own health.


Who can Yoga Therapy Help?

Whilst yoga therapy is not a substitute for western medical science, a growing body of research suggests that yoga therapy may help a wide range of disorders including:

•Stress related problems

•Physical ailments including back and joint issues

•Breathing disorders

•Mental and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression

•Postural and balance problems

•Gastrointestinal disorders

•Women’s Health ranging from irregular or painful menstruation, infertility, prolapse & menopause.

•Helping patients to recover from injuries, surgery and illnesses


Yoga therapy can also enhance the quality of life for patients with chronic diseases.


What to Expect

The first therapy clinic session will be a 90 minute one to one session.

A health information questionnaire will be completed either before or during the session.

Discussions will then take place looking at the medical history, injury, past or current treatment and medication currently being taken. There will also be discussions around daily activities and work.


A postural analysis will take place observing movements and the breath. Previous yoga experience will be taken into consideration. Discussions will take place around issues and priority of concerns.


A short yoga practice will be compiled for you to do at home between sessions. This will have been undertaken in the session to ensure that you know how to perform all the elements of the practice safely.


A written copy of the practice will be given to you.


After the Event

Yoga therapy is a self care approach to your wellness, supported by a yoga therapist.

It will be most helpful to you if you are willing to take an active role in your own health care. This may involve undertaking the home practice daily or as discussed with your therapist.


Follow up sessions may be required which will be 60 minutes long. This will involve discussions around the home practice and your observations. Adjustments may be made to the practice following your feedback and priorities.


What to Wear? 

Dress in comfortable clothing in which you can stretch and move freely.



NOTE: You do NOT require any yoga experience to attend yoga therapy.




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