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Below is a list of the therapists working at Bodywise:

Alastair Stewart

I have been working in a mindful way for over 20 years, initially with a ground breaking mental health project called Lothlorien. A curiosity of how the body expresses emotion and subsequently manages that emotion is at the heart of my practice. This journey has taken me to live with Yogis, Zen monks, to be... Read more

Anne-Marie Gill

Prior to obtaining my BSc in acupuncture at the Northern college of Acupuncture in York, I worked for the NHS, having trained in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. My main role within the NHS for the past 20 years, has primarily involved working as a Health visitor with homeless families, and supporting women who have... Read more

Barbara Medda

MrSS, CNHC regd. Barbara is a qualified Shiatsu practitioner, she has been practicing Shiatsu since 2015, she is registered with the Shiatsu Society UK and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.She is currently a Shiatsu College Manchester teaching assistant. She practices Shiatsu and Japanese Facial Rejuvenation at Bodywise on Fridays and other days in South... Read more

Grazyna Gwarek

Grazyna (she/her) is an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist who offers empathic and skilled service to clients motivated to engage actively in the process of therapy. She incorporates elements of Transactional Analysis, Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in her work. This combination offers a comprehensive framework and toolkit to support clients to appreciate different perspectives on their issues... Read more

Hannah Mackay MRSS(T)

I have been practising shiatsu since 1997, and I am registered with the Shiatsu Society. I practise Shiatsu at Bodywise in the city centre on Wednesdays and in Chorlton, South Manchester, on other days. I also teach with the Shiatsu College Manchester and run shiatsu workshops for beginners and practitioners. I enjoy working with a... Read more

Helen Bambrough

B.A(HONS) PGCE AOR MAR ITEC I have been practicing since qualifying in 1999 and I have worked as a Reflexologist in a variety of settings including a drop-in centre for homeless people at Salford Cathedral, The Y Club, United Utilities, Eclipse (for young people recovering from substance misuse) and Bodywise. I also work as a... Read more

Ian Marriott

MARH Ian qualified as a homeopath from the Lakeland College of Homeopathy in 2011, and is registered with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. Since then Ian has practiced extensively using both homeopathic remedies and flower essences. His main areas of expertise are working with the deeper causes of both emotional and physical health issues. Homeopathic... Read more

Jane Craggs

Jane Craggs has been practising and studying yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2000. She originally trained as a yoga teacher whilst living in Spain and on her return to the UK set up Yogaspace and subsequently Manchester Yoga Shala, a collective of teachers committed to bringing authentic yoga to those who may not... Read more

Kate Engineer

***Kate is not accepting new clients at the moment.*** If you are currently a client or have been in the past then you can still book. Kate trained in Holistic Massage over 20 years ago with the Chalice Foundation. Kate’s original training in Contemporary Dance has given her a deep understanding of bodies in motion.... Read more

Lucy Ascham

Do you suffer from poor posture, aches, or fatigue? Interested in addressing these issues at their root and boosting your energy naturally? The Alexander Technique might be your solution. Lucy Ascham’s journey with the Technique began in 1989 when she was a music student battling stage fright. A seasoned Alexander Technique teacher guided her to... Read more

Nadia Miller

Nadia Miller is an experienced Mindfulness teacher and Somatic Experiencing® practitioner who specialises in helping others manage the effects and symptoms of trauma. Nadia came to therapeutic practice after undergoing her own journey of healing from developmental and generational trauma. Having experienced first-hand the transformative power of compassion, Nadia became passionate about helping others find... Read more

Paul Connery

From September 2022, Paul will be offering Therapeutic Shamanism sessions in person one day a month on a Thursday. He is still offering online sessions. Contact him at or on 07807 239032 to book an appointment. Hi, I’m Paul I am a qualified Therapeutic Shamanic Practitioner, a Reiki Master and hold a certificate in... Read more

Rebecca Entwistle

Rebecca has been practising Thai Massage since qualifying in 2012. Prior to this she had been teaching French and English in an east London secondary school.  Rebecca made the shift to bodywork as she felt drawn to work with her hands. She discovered the spiritual practice of Thai massage, with its roots in India and... Read more

Tanja Bastia

BA(Hons), MA, PhD, MRSS Hello, I am a Holistic Acupressure and Zen shiatsu practitioner. I practice in Macclesfield and Manchester and have been registered with the Shiatsu Society since 2018. I came to shiatsu over ten years ago during a difficult period in my life and fell in love with the healing potential of shiatsu.... Read more

Tejapushpa (Carolyn Entwistle)

Tejapushpa is also able to give online and phone consultations. Please contact her by email at Lic. Ac. MBAcC and ATCM Tejapushpa has been practising acupuncture for over 30 years, since qualifying in 1991 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. Before this, she had been counselling women and girls who have... Read more