Every journey to wellness is personal and unique, and we all need help and support with our bodies from time to time.
At RestoreU, we offer AcuEnergetics, Meditation and Sound Therapy options.
Through AcuEnergetics we understand how energy (electricity) moves in the body and mind, and how disruption in the flow of energy can lead to pain and illness. Working with the bio-electrical system in the body we can encourage your body to promote faster, natural healing to ease pain and improve physical and emotional health. In combination with meditation and 'stillness' techniques, you will also learn how to listen to your body and better understand when it is out of balance.
With the practice of meditation; of staying present and mindful for a limited period of time has been shown to have numerous and in some cases profound benefits for both our mental and physical health. Yet, many of us don’t meditate because we think we’re too busy or don’t know how.
At RestoreU you can explore your own Meditation Journey, through our courses and programs which are available throughout the year. Or you can explore it on your own journey with bespoke 121 guidance and support.
A Sound Bath is a deeply immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to NURTURE YOUR MIND AND BODY.
The sounds introduced during a Sound Bath are an invitation into a deeper state of consciousness, an opportunity to unplug from external stimuli and to gain perspective on what’s going on within you. The goal of the experience is to invite deep rest and relaxation, and explore self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Or you can explore Sound Therapy sessions on an individual program.
AcuEnergetics® is a modern treatment modality with a unique and effective approach to treating illness in the body. It was developed over the past 40 years by an Australian, Kevin Niv Farrow.
It works with the bio-electrical system in the body, by encouraging the body to promote faster, natural healing to ease pain and improve physical and emotional health. Practitioners work with Energy Centres, Meridian lines or internal organs using their energetic hand techniques to restore flow and restore function.
Meditation and Mindfulness have been known to have a wide range of benefits for many thousands of years. We often focus on the emotional benefits resulting from meditation, which include stress reduction, increasing joy and creating a sense of calm.
However there are significant mental benefits, which include improved creativity, better focus, increased productivity and improving awareness and listening skills.
Meditation and mindfulness also have physical benefits which have been found for many health conditions, including heart disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure, insomnia, chronic pain, cancer, and immune deficiencies.
‘Sound bath’ or ‘Gong bath’, are all the same, they are a form of sound healing where the gong and related sound tools are played to promote relaxation, meditative states, self transformation, enhanced creativity, and general well being.
The term 'bath' signifies being bathed in sound waves - there is no water involved. Fully clothed, you are invited to lay comfortably on a yoga mat (or sit on a chair/cushion if you find it more comfortable), wrap yourself in a blanket, close your eyes, let go, relax, and be cocooned in a sonic immersion.
A sound therapy treatment is both a passive and participatory experience. The passive aspect is that you become more relaxed by laying down and slowing your breath. By doing this, you prepare yourself to become the receiver of sound. It's in this place of stillness that you participate by becoming more open and aware of each sound that comes in. Sound helps to stimulate the dermatomes and encourages the body to fully open up and restore natural flow.
Meditation Teacher, Sound Practitioner and an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner
I became a fully qualified AcuEnergetics® Practitioner in 2015.
I discovered this modality whilst living in Australia and it opened my eyes to what we can do to help our bodies heal naturally.
During my training to become an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Being a mother of two, working for myself and having a family pet, I understand the effects of daily stress on the body.
Whilst undergoing my own AcuEnergetics® therapy, I was advised that regular meditation would allow me to listen to my body more closely and respond when it needed help.
I was resistant to start with because I couldn’t understand how sitting still, doing nothing could be of any benefit to me or my illness. However I persevered and practiced every day for 20 minutes, even when I didn’t feel I had 20 minutes free.
Through journaling my meditation practice I was able, in just a short period of time, to look back and see the huge difference meditation had actually had, not only on my mental health but also on my physical body.
Meditation has been a wonderful gift for me; changing my life for the better in so many positive ways. For me, meditation is no longer just a practice, it’s a way of life and being able to share the gift of meditation with others is such a blessing. In 2020 I became a registered British School of Meditation Teacher.
Sound vibrations have been used throughout history by many cultures to maintain balance and harmony in the body.
It's deeply immersive, gentle, yet incredibly powerful therapeutic and restorative process.
In 2020 I qualified as a Sound Practitioner with the Northern School of Soundsmiths.
I love how all these modalities can work fully on their own, or I can blend them together as needed for you.
Giving you the time to RestoreU, mind and body.
I would highly recommend people to go to one of Sonia’s gong sound baths at Place 8 Wellness. The sounds of the gongs, Sonia’s lovely calming presence and beautiful surroundings are hard to beat. I left floating on air, I can’t wait for the next one
If you're looking for a different way to relax, a sound bath is highly recommended by me. The sounds Sonia is able to get from her gongs and singing bowls are amazing from the deepest tones that reverberate deep in the soul to the clearest chimes counterpointed by the local birds, the whole experience is mesmerising x
I cannot begin to describe the impact of the sensation of the gong bath. A totally indulgent relaxation session that just clears your head and overwhelms you with a sense of calm ... amazing
Highly recommended if you're keen to begin or develop your meditation practice.🧘♀️ One benefit of Lockdown 2.0 and 3.0 for me has been that I was able to join Sonia's meditation courses online - it's been great to learn different styles of meditation and discover which suit me best. As someone who is constantly 'doing' it's been great to get better at 'being' to help look after me and cope better with these challenging times! Thank you so much Son
Though I had “dabbled” with meditation for a while I needed the structure of a set programme to really embed this in my life which this course has done. The 8 weeks was the perfect length for me and the online option though I would have preferred face to face did actually work better I think! There was no stress or pressure to get anywhere on time, apart from in front of my iPad! Sonia is very approachable, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank You.
I thought the event was absolutely amazing. I loved the Yin Yoga which put me in the right mind and body condition to be ready for the incredible gongs. The effect of the sound waves washing through me was intense and really took my mind to a different plane. The outdoor setting was also brilliant. I was raving about the experience to my colleagues the following week
Monday - Friday: 9am till 1pm
By appointment only
Saturday & Sunday: Closed