Postural Realignment- Be Activated- Neuromuscular Activation
‘Your posture and presence is everything, how you hold yourself determines how you connect to yourself, others and the world around you.’ -Francesca Blechner
Combining Be Activated bodywork with powerful breathwork helps to release areas of stress, physical and emotional tension held in the body at a cellular level, creating shifts and allowing energy to flow. Enabling clients to access their power yet be grounded resulting in;
- better decision making
- More resilience to stress
- Improved clarity
- Reduced anxiety
- Heightened awareness
- Access intuition
- Improve physical, mental and athletic performance
- Rebooting the parasympathetic nervous system facilitating the body’s natural healing abilities
The highest of recommends. You won’t get a better treatment than this when looking for relief from injuries/strains/tension/niggles. Francesca’s approach is always specific to your body…her wide-ranging, in-depth knowledge and experience of so many forms of exercise/physical activity is very evident in the treatment. FANTASTIC.
Fran is an AMAZING bodyworker and masseur. I both do and teach other Masseurs and so I’m mega fussy about who massages me, it’s just got to be right and when Fran arrives I simply just exhale, don’t have to say a word and she nails it EVERY TIME. She should be in everyone’s black book! If you have a body, you need Fran, regularly!
Genuinely one of the best bodywork courses I’ve ever had; Fran has a very in-depth knowledge of all things physiological and will tailor to your specific needs. I have a sedentary office job and am looking forward to booking another course for some Muscle Activation Therapy. Very highly recommended
I’ve had three sessions so far, and would highly recommend Francesca. She identified imbalances I wasn’t aware of within the first session, and has already eliminated a lot of them. This has translated into my performance in the gym as well, so very happy and will continue the sessions for the forseeable future!
Fran is one of the best sports massage specialists I have come across. She brings her in depth knowledge of personal training, yoga and other holistic therapies and creates a bespoke treatment depending on what you need that day. I have suffered from lower back pain from sitting at a desk all day and hyper mobility. A treatment with Fran always sets me right again, and she offers advice on exercises and posture to help… Read more “Cannot recommend her highly enough!”
Francesca is a wonderful therapist, treating me in a fabulous way I have never experienced before in my 10 years of backpain. I love her holistic approach and want to recommend her to anybody who wants to learn more about your body and about how to treat yourself!
I suffer from repeated hip and neck problems due to poor posture at work which I combine with minor injuries contracted while playing football or golf. There is not a single issue that Francesca hasn’t been able to address thanks to her wide range of techniques, her precision and her strong commitment to healing and helping her patients overcome their physical worries.
Being a martial artist I went recommended by an osteopath. I was recovering from a disc herniation and in addition to help me in the recovery she taught me some very useful techniques for muscles activation and flexibility improvements. I totally recommend it
Fran is amazing; she successfully opened up my muscles and allowed my body to be much more flexible.
Fran has been expertly ironing out my running aches and pains and general posture issues, along with suggestions for muscle strengthening and mobility exercises to get me back up to speed. Brilliant in-depth knowledge, great communication and very approachable, she’s left me feeling like new!
I cannot recommend Fran highly enough. I went to her first with a hamstring and lower back injury and after a single session I felt like a new woman! She has a wealth of knowledge of various therapies and techniques and understood exactly how best to treat my specific injury. After trying a number of therapies in London, Fran is the one that I will be going back to!
Best bodywork I’ve ever had. Francesca’s understanding and perception is incredible. Could not recommend her more. Great for mind body and soul.
I had a painful back for years. This has really helped me sort it out. It is fantastic!
As a fellow practitioner it is evident that Francesca has an amazing knowledge and she is always seeking to expand on it. She listens to what you want and helps you achieve it, she is also someone I would refer clients to.
Fran is a brilliant muscle activation specialist and undid years of desk posture within a few sessions. Highly recommended!
Developed by South African Physiotherapist and Kinesiologist Douglas Heel, It is a powerful and revolutionary technique, a form of structural realignment that can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.
Be Activated Techniques helps the brain re-establish effective and efficient connections between itself and the muscles. Reawakening muscles that have become confused or switched off. The pressures of life can result in the body breaking down, muscles becoming lazy creating ‘cheat patterns’ and dysfunctional and inefficient breathing resulting in a loss of strength, power, flexibility, and resilience in both the way we move AND behave.
‘What is in the mind is in the body and what is in the body is in the mind’ -Douglas Heel
The Be activated technique uses simple muscle strength and flexibility tests to measure changes.
Through release of the diaphragm, faulty breathing patterns can be integrated more efficiently. The cheat patterns are ‘interrupted’ by resetting the neural pathways through specific muscle activation points. Muscles can then be released from a state of tension and pain to their normal length and function. The body and brain can then integrate at the patterns reset. People report feeling lighter, more balanced, stronger, better posture and breathing better afterwards. Bespoke exercises and self-activation points are taught specifically to clients as needed, so they can continue the effect.
- Musculoskeletal injuries like back, hip pain etc… and prevention
- Those wishing to enhance athletic performance
- Office workers to improve posture and energy
- Excellent tool for public speaking, actors and those in the media where posture and presence are fundamental.
- Those suffering from stress and anxiety
- Neurological issues such as stroke recovery, Multiple Sclerosis.
Anxiety and tension are deeply embedded in our postural muscles and tissues as we run around in ‘survival mode’ and forget how to breathe properly. The Be Activated technique can help unlock stress and anxiety often held in the diaphragm and psoas (hip flexor). It teaches you to breathe better allowing you to drop back into your parasympathetic nervous system where deep restoration and healing can take place. An incredible amount of anxiety and tension is often held in the gut, where the ‘second brain’ resides.
Francesca often combines her skills in abdominal massage and breathing with Be Activated techniques to release emotional tension and restore a sense of calm. Clinical tests have proven that diaphragmatic breathing is an effective therapeutic tool in treating many physical and mental disorders, such as hypertension and chronic anxiety. Coupling this with Be Activated techniques optimises the benefits.
I’d been curious about abdominal massage work for some time before finally finding time to investigate. Francesca is a sensitive and careful therapist who draws on physiological knowledge, whilst at the same time just letting her hands guide, and ‘do the work’ for you. Most profound for me was having insights into the more emotional and psychological issues that can be released when a space for deep bodywork is created; as with abdominal massage. Francesca… Read more “I highly recommend Francesca’s hands to you!”
75 Minutes £110
5 x 75 Minutes @ £495
Available by appointment @
6C Aston Road
Home visits Chiswick, Ealing, Shepherds Bush, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Kensington, Knightsbridge.
For Central London minimum 90 Minutes (or 2 people)