Sally IbbotsonQiGong Coaching and Shiatsu in Forres, Scotland

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Sally Ibbotson

is a Qigong Teacher and Shiatsu/Massage Practitioner in Forres, Scotland.

Currently working from

Bank Lane
IV36 1NX

She has been Practicing and Teaching for nearly 30 years and has worked in the local Community, the Hospice movement and the NHS as well as for corporations.
Sally specialises in Personal Qigong forms.

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What is Qigong?

Qigong is a form of moving meditation similar to Tai Chi and far easier to learn. It works on the premise that we can gather energy from the earth and environment by adopting a meditative attitude and moving in time-tested ways. CLICK HERE for an example.

Benefits of Qigong

Examples of Conditions which are typically improved by Qigong are:

*Lower Back pain
: In a 2005 study, 87% of Qigong practitioners reported less back pain.

*Stress-related issues, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue.

*Joint Pain or Stiffness or post injury rehabilitation.

*Sleeping difficulty .

*Menstruation or pregnancy issues.

"I came to you for Qigong because work deadlines had become so stressful that my IBS was causing me to double up in pain. During the 7 weeks that I have been practicing daily qigong, my partner has noticed how much better I have negotiated those deadlines. I am no longer in pain, my neck and shoulders are more mobile and although I am tired, I am not so stressed. I will certainly make regular Qigong part of my life!" (Steve June 18)

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On-going On-line Classes and Courses

Qigong classes are on-line Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 40 minutes please contact me by clicking here. for details.
One to One classes and Personal Qigong Prescriptions are popular - contact me by clicking here. for details.

My YouTube channel has options for home practice and all classes are backed up by easy to follow videos:

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Personal Qigong

Sally specialises in designing personal daily practices which include
Mindful movement
Intentional visioning
Clearing blocks to progress

This unique service comprises

An hour long interview by Zoom
A personal practice video
3 coaching calls a month.

The price is £80

Please contact me by clicking here. for more information.

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Ancient and Effective

The BBC programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ (Series 2; 19th October 2018) compared Tai Chi to Zumba, favourably, as a form of aerobic exercise by measuring flexibility of capillaries, chemical markers of inflammation and heart rate .

This is backed up by a paper published in the BMJ 24th March 2018 which compared Tai Chi to aerobic exercise. Similar physiological results were found and in addition, class attendance and adherence to home exercise was higher than in standard prescribed exercise (patients found Qigong/Tai Chi more enjoyable and less painful) and physiologically had similar or greater benefits. Tai Chi and Qigong are so similar that the research can be applied to both.

"Hello from Canada, .
I have just discovered your you tube postings, and just wanted to say thank you. Your teaching is so clear and easy to follow. I have practiced Qigong for several years now and yoga for many, many, so the frame of reference for my accolades to you are well established.." (2018 you tube subscriber)

The Qi Gong Teachers Association UK is a good source of information about Qigong in general.

" ......wanted to say thank you. Your teaching is so clear and easy to follow.."

Qualifications and Insurance

Dip. Shiatsu
Dip. Teacher of Body Massage
Dip. Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Well Mother Teacher of Pregnancy Massage
Dip. Teacher of Qigong
Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

My practice is insured by Balens UK.

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