I’m Sophie Paine a bodywork practitioner working in Stroud and Bristol. My main discipline now is Biodynamic Massage helping to support people experiencing the effects of stress, anxiety and trauma in their lives to regain a sense balance and integration.
I have over 20 years experience in integrated healthcare and as a Bodyworker. Now a Biodynamic Massage Therapist I came to this approach through my own personal journey and having being helped so much by it decided I wanted to do the same for others. It’s an approach I deeply resonate with and makes sense with the way I’ve come to understand how we function as human beings. Currently I’m undertaking a 4 year training in Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy with LSBP (The London School of Biodynamic Therapy) and will soon be offering Biodynamic Psychotherapy as a trainee Psychotherapist. This Psychotherapeutic approach integrates bodywork, massage and talking therapy.
I originally trained in Holistic Massage with the Massage Training Institute (MTI) in 1996 am a qualified Reflexologist having trained with the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR) and am a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR).
My other areas of specialty are supporting women in Pregnancy and working with Reflexology to help support Natural Fertility. If you would like to view other trainings I’ve done over the years please click this link: CPD.
I am a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC) a register set up through government to protect the public and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
My practices are based in Stroud, Gloucestershire and South Bristol at The Centre For Whole Health at Bristol’s Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in Bedminster.