Gentle Exercise and Music Relaxation in Bristol
Gentle exercise and music relaxation are ideal wellbeing options for the workplace.
I offer group sessions on-site - either on a regular basis or for a specific event.
Gentle Exercise and Music Relaxation (1 hour)
Sound & Music Relaxation (1 hour)
Gentle Exercise: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a wonderful system of movement for rejuvenating, energising and relaxing. The movements can be adapted for people with mobility restrictions and can be performed seated or standing. Being non-aerobic, it is the perfect exercise to do in the morning before work begins or during the working day.
Music Relaxation uses instruments from all over the world to help release stress and facilitate relaxation in a group setting. The gong, crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, cosmic tone, percussion and voice, can create an atmosphere of deep peace and relaxation. When the mind and body are relaxed, the body’s self healing mechanisms, like the immune system, can work optimally. The sessions begin with a short guided meditation and breathing exercises to help initiate the relaxation response.
If you have any questions or would like to book a session, please get in touch.
The Benefits of Gentle Exercise and Music
Tai Chi and Qigong movement has been found, through research, to bring about:
- Improved balance, strength and flexibility
- Improved immune function, bone and heart health
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Increased confidence
- Improved mood
Relaxing music has been found to:
- Reduce anxiety and the physical stress response
- Improve quality of sleep
- Improve mood
- Help pain management
- Guetin, S., Ginies, P., Siou, D.K., Picot, M.C., Pommie, C., Guldner, E., Gosp, A.M., Ostyn, K., Coudeyre, E. & Touchon, J. (2012). The effects of music intervention in the management of chronic pain: a single-blind, randomized, controled trial. Clinical Journal of Pain, 28, (4), 329-37.
- Harmet, L. Takacs, J. & Bodizs, R. (2008) Music improves sleep quality in students. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62 (3) pp. 327-335.
- Jahnke, R., Larkey, L., Rogers, C., Etnier, J. & Lin, F. (2010) A Comprehensive Review of the Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24 (6), p.e.1-1.25.
- Schafer, T., Sedlmeier, P., Stadtler, C. & Huron, D. (2013). The Psychological Functions of Music Listening. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 511, 1-33.
- Standley J.M. (1986) Music research in medical/dental treatment: meta-analysis and clinical application. Journal of Music Therapy, 23 (2), pp.56–122.