My name is Claudia Torres and I am a fully certified bodywork therapist.
I offer a space for deep relaxation and healing, an atmosphere of peace and acceptance that can allow you to connect with a quieter, deeper, truthful part of yourself.
Each therapy on its own is a way of self-exploration. A way to identify what factors in life are perpetuating problems and/or are causing current issues.
My Approach is to work guided & along with your body/mind/energy using breath work, soft & deep tissue and energy therapies to facilitate a state that would allow your entire body, specially the nervous system to open, clear and rebalance itself in an integrative way.
Apart from being really effective at treating stress and physical tension this bodywork emotional regulation perspective also has broader implications: you will discover that a sense of peace and well being turns towards your body in a compassionate way, tuning into its signals, and allowing it to be your guide.
From the moment we are born every muscle from the top of our head to the tips of our toes moves as we breathe. As we begin to be a little older, as long as we feel safe, there’s going to be a movement within us that is natural and easy.
But if we don’t feel safe for any reason, we start to hide away and we do that with our muscles and our breath. We can start to contract making ourselves smaller. So that natural flexibility we have in life, our natural resources to deal with our life situations is lost.
When someone is deeply present with you, there’s a sense you are no longer alone with what you are experiencing. That’s really healing.
My aim is to assist you to remember who you really are and from that realization, to enable you to discover more possibilities so that you can live your life with freedom and ease.
As a therapist member of the UK regulatory body, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), you can be certain that I adhere to the highest standards of work, care and professional conduct. All of my treatments are tailored to your individual needs and a warm, friendly and confidential service is assured.
Maybe paying attention to our nervous system healing is the key that its been missing and many of us have been searching for
"He estado muchos años en terapia, y aun así... llevaba mis conflictos / reacciones de mi cuerpo conmigo a todas partes … “ Claudia Torres”, es la única persona que me ha transmitido un entendimiento en profundidad de las magníficas habilidades que tiene el cuerpo para estar en vida… físicamente mi cuerpo ha mejorado más de lo que yo imaginaba.. He tenido muchos traumas que se activan física y emocionalmente…ahora siento compasión , amor, paz y tranquilidad dentro de mi y es a través de el esencial trabajo de Claudia, con gran eficacia, muy directa y respetuosa, y yo de clienta termino con sonrisa y amor a “la vida”. Su energia es un Gift!!"
"The Amanae massage is a life changing experience. For the first time in my life, I went through things from my past, buried beneath layers of emotions I would not dare to come close to, and successfully survived them. All thanks to Claudia. She is uncommonly understanding and kind, her patience with me is admirable and her willing to help has touched my heart. I'm deeply grateful to her. Thank you Claudia."
"I would definitely recommend Claudia Torres for deep healing body trauma, her work has exceeded my expectations! very insightful, through her work I had felt like coming back home (my body) for the first time! , I’m feeling uplifted, with a new perspective of looking at life!!"
"My experience with Amanae has facilitated more transformation and resolution than any therapeutic technique I've tried in the past (there have been many!). It’s by far the most effective thing I’ve done to resolve lingering aspects of the past. It goes beyond talk therapy to uproot long held and unconscious beliefs. Each time I have a session, I uncover deeper insights and feel a huge release. Today, I feel less triggered by things that used to affect me. Amanae is supporting me through a new transition in life and helping me to be more accepting and flow with what is. I’m very grateful for this technique and my practitioner. I only wish I had found it sooner!"
"I had such a beautiful and very healing session with Claudia. It allowed me to process and release some very difficult emotions while feeling held and safe throughout. Such a wonderful and powerful experience"
"It is very hard to put into words my experience of Amanae and with Claudia personally. I have had two sessions with Claudia and a three-day workshop and even though I have had numerous inner work sessions facilitated, Claudia, and Amanae as a practice, stand out and are very close to my heart. Claudia has the rare gift of sensitivity while creating a very solid and safe container. 'Safe' being the keyword of my experience. I have no words how vital that safety was for me. That allowed me to feel and process some intense emotions and experiences. Truly transformative. Highly recommend."
"My experience with Amanae was incredible. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, is this treatment a massage I thought?! I did know that I wanted to access my deep childhood emotional trauma, and I was recommended to see Claudia through my wife.
As soon as Claudia started to ask me questions about my childhood I just started crying, old wounds started to flow to the surface and my heart started to open. Then, I lay down on the treatment table under a sheet and Claudia placed her hand on my heart and asked me to breathe into her hand. She would then ask me how I was feeling and what was on my mind. It wasn't long before old memories surfaced from childhood, and once again I was sobbing my heart out, it felt like my soul was releasing the emotional pain through crying, releasing feelings that I had been holding onto my entire life. I couldn't feel any judgment at all from Claudia while I was going through these experiences, instead I felt encouraged, safe and accepted to just be me with my feelings, which made me cry even more. I cannot recommend Claudia enough, her treatments have been a blessing."
"Personally, I have found amanae to be one of the deepest forms of healing I have experienced. Despite a personal background in light and energy work, I was still surprised by how profoundly amanae accessed and moved blocks long held within my body. For me, it's as though amanae was the key to unlock specific doors which other forms of practice haven't managed to do, further enhanced by the way Claudia holds the space making it incredibly safe to surrender to the process of releasing."
"I have had two sessions of Amanae so far and I looked around for a while trying to decide which bodywork approach would be gentle enough not to freak me out. I did this against the backdrop of ongoing psychotherapy and meditation to try to free my blocked energy and learn to be more present in my body whilst also dealing with major surgical trauma that contributed to significant pain. I have to say that my experience was positive although I had trepidation at hands on work as initially I was scared to open my heart doorway. Once my energy settled I was OK and I felt energy move about my body and I felt safe and held. The feeling of being open and that a definite shift had occurred lasted for a couple of days at the noticeable awareness level and I was slightly disorientated by these feelings. From that perspective it was very useful. I am continuing on that "opening” journey and it is slow work but I will get there. I will also do more Amanae work as significant shifts in me happen and I think that it will help solidify these. Hopefully this will make sense to some people, but maybe not all. We are all on a journey and do not all start at the same point but being congruent with yourself is a healing objective and we can all relate to that."
"During the massage session I felt energy pulsating through my spine and concentrating on a specific point in my back. At a certain point I had a vision of endless flowers, vibrant and beautiful colours pulsating, which felt an energetic like an energetic gift. Little did I know that after the massage, I met up with a friend who brought me to a park displaying those exact same flowers. It felt serendipitous and I have no doubt that it was thanks to the treatment."
"I was recommended to try amanae with Claudia by a friend. I had experienced some difficulties in my life, but wasn't allowing myself to really feel my emotions about things that had happened. I had been searching for a bodyworker who could help me access repressed emotions and bring them to the surface so I could properly feel them. I believe that we release emotions through feeling them and experiencing them, and so this is what I was after. I had heard that bodywork and treatments that involved pressure or movement of the body could help bring up emotions in a different way than other methods of accessing emotions.
I've now had a few sessions. In the session Claudia would have me breathe deeply and she would place some pressure on certain points on my body or move my body in certain ways. Some movements felt sort of like massage but it wasn't a massage session. While this was happening Claudia would ask me questions about how I felt and encourage me to keep breathing. In every session I've cried a lot and she is very gentle and kind and encouraging. I imagine she would be just as comfortable and encouraging if I ever have anger or fear come up as well.
I have found a lot of relief after the sessions because I was able to release some repressed emotions and access the truth of how I really feel, it has been a great support to my healing and emotional health.
It is very rare to find practitioners of any kind who are truly comfortable with others feeling emotions. I have tried many bodyworkers, massage therapists, and other kinds of treatments, even including talk therapy. Even so, many of these practitioners are not comfortable (even if they say they are) with clients feeling and expressing big emotions during the session. I believe that this is why I found amanae sessions with Claudia so much more effective than many things I've tried; because she encourages this kind of healthy release, and is very compassionate and gentle about big emotions.
I would recommend the sessions to anyone struggling with their "mental health", or who has recently experienced difficult hardships or change in their lives, and anyone who is trying to work through childhood trauma. Because the body and emotions are connected, I feel it would also benefit people experiencing problems with their physical health, as well."