My name is Flurina which is an old Swiss name meaning to bloom. The gesture of the blooming flower is what my life is about: Unfolding into space, with ease and grounded lightness.
I initially trained as a dancer in Denmark and the Netherlands. During this time, I encountered many somatic practices, such as the Alexander Technique and Ideokinesis which continuously teaches me as a facilitator the art of creating space and finding ease in movement by using images and imaginations. The wish of engaging my hands in care for others led me to gain a Masters` degree at the European School of Osteopathy.
I hugely enjoy working with children of all ages. I am touched and inspired by their nature, playfulness, and spontaneity. Treating and meeting the child where he/she is at, to me, is like journeying through landscapes of stories, touch, movement and play – where we all learn together from what the growing body is telling us. I am currently doing further training in paediatric osteopathy at the Osteopathic Center for Children in London.
As a paediatric osteopath I assess how your baby or child’s body is moving. Areas that are not moving so well can affect the way the body’s systems work and develop. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore the normal movement in all tissues, which in turn can improve for example how your babies feeds and sleeps.
I also developed a keen interest in treating and working with women to help them manage complaints associated with the hormonal cycle and changes during pregnancy and ageing. I completed further training in this area and regularly work as an assistant teacher in this field.
Osteopathy can offer support whether you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, a new mum, recovering from birth or gynaecological surgery or also if you are experiencing continence problems, I will assess and treat your whole body with particular focus on the bones and ligaments making up your pelvic bowl and its related content such as bladder and uterus. Treatment often involves reconnecting to your breathing and exploring the subtle movements of your breath which are so fundamental for pelvic health.
I create holistic individual treatment plans for each of my patients, with particular emphasis on osteopathy in the cranial field, visceral techniques and gentle articulations to facilitate the body’s own healing mechanisms. I integrate my understanding and practice from the fields of dance/movement, Body Mind Centering and the Alexander Technique.
When I am not in clinic, I enjoy being in nature, dancing, playing the Jazz violine or recording episodes for my own podcast «The breathing body».
To book an appointment with Flurina Thali, please email us HERE or call 0208694271
Mondays 8am – 2pm
Tuesdays 2.30 – 5pm