Welcome to SB Holistic
My name is Dr. Sarah Bryan and I am the owner of SB Holistic
I find great fulfilment in working with busy professionals, who are experiencing long-term pain, stress and tension. If you are curious about your health and are ready to learn new ways to look after yourself, then I would love to help you make the changes necessary for you to achieve a healthy, happy, relaxed, mobile and pain-free life.
I have been practising massage therapy and aromatherapy since 2012 and Myofascial release since 2015. Some of my clients are fit and active, while others live with the consequences of long-term illness or injury. I firmly believe that whatever our age and state of health, it is always possible for us to make positive change.
Find out more about me and my journey to becoming a massage therapist.
Massage Treatments in Exeter, Devon
I offer you not just a massage treatment, but a learning experience and a journey towards better self-awareness. I work with you using a variety of massage and bodywork approaches, to give you a treatment programme which is truly tailored to your specific needs. There are no predetermined massage sequences, routines or treatment plans. Every treatment is different, even for the same person on different days. I never know how a treatment is going to unfold until I am actually working with you.
You will achieve the best results from your massage treatment if you play an active role in your recovery and well-being. Self-care is an important part of recovery, so I always give you a simple rehabilitation programme to follow. Following your rehab programme will help you to get better faster and will keep you pain-free for longer.
Here is a summary of my therapy approaches and how they can help you:-
The massage is tailored to suit you, using various massage strokes, ranging from light touch to firm pressure, with stretches and joint mobilisations/movement. This will leave you feeling relaxed and may help to relieve aches, stress and tension.
People often think “no pain, no gain”, when it comes to sports massage, but it does not have to be this way. I use advanced bodywork techniques to help you get better faster, or optimise your physical performance, in a person-centred way. I aim to “work with” you, rather than “doing to” you, because I believe that this achieves the best results for you with the least possible discomfort.
I work with slow, sustained pressure, holds and stretches directly on your skin, without oil, to release restrictions in your connective tissue (fascia).
Your bones, muscles, skin and internal organs are all attached to the fascia. Therefore, this subtle, yet deep treatment really does affect your whole body in many amazing ways.
MFR can help you to correct your posture, keep your internal organs working healthily and can aid phenomenal releases of stored-up physical and emotional tension.
Scars can be uncomfortable, impair your movement, appear unsightly and make you feel self-conscious. They are a normal part of the body’s healing process after injury or surgery, but the layers of fascia can get stuck together and then the surrounding tissues and organs do not move and work quite as they should.
The great news though is that I can use both MFR and aromatherapy massage to help unstick the tissues on and around your scar, where it feels stuck or sore. This can make it easier for you to move and the scar often looks better too, giving you back your confidence.
People often think “no pain, no gain”, when it comes to deep tissue massage, but it does not have to be this way.
I use my forearms and elbows to work firmly, yet sensitively, into tight and aching areas. Leaning in with my body weight enables me to work deeply into your muscles, without causing you unnecessary pain or discomfort.
Having a massage with natural essential oils from aromatic and medicinal plants will bring a sense of luxury to your treatment, as well as added health benefits for your body and mind.
After a thorough consultation, I mix your unique oil blend to suit your physical and emotional needs on the day. For long-term treatment and lasting benefits, I can make up prescription oil blends for you to use at home too.
I combine specialised myofascial release (MFR) techniques and aromatherapy massage with exotic essential oils, to give you a natural facelift, glowing skin and a deep feeling of relaxation.
I am the only therapist currently offering this treatment in Exeter.
De-stress and optimise well-being in your workplace. All you need to do is find a quiet, private room and my clinic will come to you.
Winner of the Holistic Therapist Magazine Star product 2017, SB Holistic Magic is my unique aromatherapy toolkit for massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
For useful information about massage and aromatherapy, check out my blog here.
Ready to feel great again?
To discuss how we can work together to bring about positive change in your life, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Sarah Bryan is the only CNHC registered massage therapist practising in Exeter city centre and the only CNHC registered aromatherapist in Exeter.