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monica halper

postnatal recovery

neurokinetic therapy

therapeutic massage

melt method

pilates

yoga

    your body

your pain

with Thoughtful Movement

about you

  • Do you have chronic pain?

  • Are you postnatal, seeking to smartly & safely recover from the inevitable challenges of pregnancy & birth?  

  • Do you want to improve your muscle balance or athletic performance? 

  • Do you feel as if you are in a struggle with your body?

  • Are you wondering what the MELT method is and interested to learn how you can use it to help yourself?

  • Have you been thinking for ages you would like to learn Pilates or yoga?

  • Do you want to refine and explore your practice more deeply or figure out what might be inhibiting you?

Let's work together to achieve your goals! 

Whether you want to discover more about your movement patterns or simply learn the MELT method to help free yourself from pain, let me share my experience and enthusiasm with you on your journey.   

about me

monica halper

thoughtful movement

postnatal recovery

neurokinetic therapy

therapeutic massage

melt method

pilates

yoga

Movement and self-care practices offer an amazing opportunity to explore, investigate and to learn so that we can Move Thoughtfully, live healthily and reap the obvious as well as the unforeseen benefits.  I study voraciously and continually soak up evidence-based knowledge and amazing techniques in order to educate you.  The better you connect to and understand your body, the easier it is to achieve your goals.  I would love to help facilitate this journey for you!  

 

my training

I have been teaching MELT Method techniques since 2014, yoga since 2001 and Pilates since 2006.  I am a certified Raynor Massage Therapist, trained with London Institute of Thai Yoga Massage, and am certified in Level 1 Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT).  Also extremely influential to my work is my completion of Advanced Post Natal Wellness, Natal Fitness and Abdominal Scar Therapy with Burrell Education and my studies of movement assessment and strategy with Dr Kathy Dooley and Immaculate Dissection.  

 

my journey

After three years studying Taekwondo, I found myself gravitating to the self-reflective, less aggressive practice of yoga.  Upon completing two comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training programs in 2002, I taught at Yoga Works in Los Angeles for several years before moving to London, England in 2006 to embark on my Pilates journey (and marry a sweet British man). In Alan Herdman's Pilates Teacher Training, I sought to nurture my own injuries and to foster a deeper understanding of my compensatory patterns and the anatomy of movement.  As I immersed myself in the method and witnessed its sound, practical benefits, a true love of Pilates took hold.  Armed with matwork and apparatus teaching certifications, I felt better enabled and eager to guide students with injury rehabilitation, physical therapy maintenance, the experience of the pre- and post-natal body, common and undiagnosed musculoskeletal imbalances, or those simply wishing to grow stronger, more balanced and more connected to their own bodies. 

 

melting

Pilates was a game changer, but I still found I could not always resolve the issues my students were presenting with.  So my quest to gain more tools for my toolbox led me to the MELT Method Hands-Off Bodywork!  I am a Level 4 Advanced MELT Method and have learned so much more from years of Assistant Teaching the Teacher Trainings for Sue and the MELT Master Trainers. 

 

The journey continues; I love my job and there is so much more to learn!  

about melt

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.  MELT techniques utilise specialised tools to foster better hydration and fluid exchange in the connective tissue system which in turn improves neurological communication.  MELT is a beneficial addition to any wellness or fitness routine.

Follow these links if you want to read more about the MELT method or MELT creator Sue Hitzmann!

 

products

Looking for MELT method products in the UK?  Our unique soft foam roller and Hand and Foot ball kit are integral to the effectiveness of the techniques.  I stock full rollers, half round rollers, short Performance rollers and Hand & Foot treatment ball sets!  

Products can be posted via Royal Mail following payment by direct bank transfer.  

Contact me for availability, other products, postage rates and payment.

Orders must be completed by email; the website does not track stock levels.

Mini Hand & Foot Kit £25

Full Foam Roller £65

Half Foam Roller £40

Short Perf Roller £40

booking

private sessions

Prices vary depending on where you book in and there are discounts for multiple sessions; just get in touch for details.

  • I teach and treat out of my home studio near Canonbury Station in Northeast London.  

       We can MELT or explore Pilates on the Reformer or Wunda Chair.

       The diary is handled by the clinic and they can be reached at 02078343700.

  • Schedule permitting, I'll travel to your home or office in London Zone 1. 

  • Live Online Pilates, yoga, movement and breathing lessons available via Zoom or Skype. If you have MELT balls and/or roller, I will help you online to refine your technique, develop a personal "map" and address any questions.  If you are looking for NKT treatment, in person is of course ideal, but this can also be done online (we don't have much choice nowadays!)  

group classes

  • MELT group classes in London are on the distant horizon.  I'm deciding locations and structure; if you have any requests feel free to send an email and let me know what or where you'd like. 

workshops and events

  • The back burner is simmering; will post here when anything is brought forward.

  • Sue Hitzmann will once again be bringing MELT to British Fascia Symposium in Solihull, May 2020.  We hope to see you at this amazing wekeend of shared knowledge.  Book your tickets now!

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teacher training in the UK!

  • Sue Hitzmann is scheduled to teach a Level 1 MELT Instructor Training in London June 2020!  Schedules are rapidly changing due to Covid19, but fingers crossed this training will happen.

  • Stay tuned for the 2020 course schedule.

Follow these links if you want to read more about the MELT method or MELT creator Sue Hitzmann!

 freedom and joy in movement

          your tissue

           your body

contact

phone:

44 (0) 7983 525320

 
 
 

You can also order your products direct from the MELT Method store.

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