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Your well-being from the inside out.

Life’s challenges can often be difficult to define and understand. Wholeness comes by accepting the different parts of ourselves. This is where our work begins.

I’m Andrea Wright, an experienced and established physiotherapist, an embodiment movement facilitator and shamanic practitioner, who heads-up the team at Integra Therapy. Together we offer you the opportunity to explore what you need to be fully alive and well in your own body.

When the origins of your pain may be well understood, a physiotherapist does well to ‘fix’ these issues. Strictly speaking this isn’t true because humans are not machines to be ‘fixed’; we are complex biological systems. If your pain or dis-ease is persistent, involving complex factors such as low mood, anxiety, or unexplained symptoms,

then a broader approach may be required to support those challenging circumstances.

At Integra Therapy we provide a therapeutic approach that sees and works with the whole of you. We take into account; musculoskeletal injuries, suffering, stress and life events, to help you find the solutions you need for vibrant living. Alongside our core therapies we have developed a unique understanding to also support marginalised groups, particularly people of colour where the inequalities in society often have an on-going impact on health.

Wisdom

Wisdom

With 25 years of physiotherapy experience working with a variety of musculoskeletal, sports and somatic conditions, I specialise in a unique form of fascial release. Combined with compassionate presence through interactive dialogue, you discover your own body offers up the solutions for powerful transformative healing.

Cooperation

Cooperation

Through the practice of Authentic Movement, attending fully to what arises in our experience, we have the opportunity to know ourselves more clearly and what supports us living with others in the collective and with energetic phenomena in the spiritual dimension.

Freedom

Freedom

My long-standing spiritual practice and my research in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies, further underpin the Shamanic healing work I offer. We inquire still deeper into the energetic components of what might be holding you back, due to our personal, collective trauma and past experiences which influence how we live our life to its full potential.

My philosophy

I believe that to live our life most vibrantly, understanding the nature of relationships holds the key to this potential.

It is possible to have conscious clarity in how we relate at every level of our organisation and what meaning this holds for us; from the personal to the collective and in our broadest understanding of the spiritual realm.

This development of consciousness, embedded in non-judgement, compassion and choice underpin how these relationships can be explored, adapted and transformed. Thus you can take up your true (and right) position in the world.

services

Services

We love to see people thrive! And we’re here to support your wholeness in every aspect of your wellbeing so that you can do just that.

Embodied Physiotherapy

Embodied Physiotherapy

Here you’ll receive physiotherapy excellence, but with a difference. A unique blend of approaches that allows you not only to discover your body’s full potential, but also harnessing it in the most effective way to help address injury, pain and dysfunction.

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Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement

If you’re feeling disconnected from your body, finding the right way to resonate deeply with it can be challenging. In a safe and inclusive environment this mindful, movement practice invites you towards a more conscious, compassionate self-attitude, allowing deep healing and integration of unknown parts of the self to occur.

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Shamanic Healing

Shamanic Healing

Finding answers to long-standing troubling life issues can be exhausting. Personal, familial and collective histories, loss and trauma can leave energetic imprints with an individual preventing them living a vibrant and fulfilled life. Using ancient traditions, energy medicine and a contemporary therapeutic approach, energetic blocks at the subtlest levels can be removed ushering the individual towards healing and wholeness.

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Myofascial release

Myofascial release

Experience a unique form of this powerful and effective manual therapy technique to address pain and dysfunctions from injury and trauma. Balancing all the systems of the body, relieving tension and stress with immediate changes you’ll feel more freedom and ease in your body.

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Corporate Services

Corporate Services

We provide physiotherapy excellence in a business sector, where we excel in being flexible and responsive to our client’s needs. We understand wellbeing is vital to maintain high standards of work alongside the demands of the job. Seeing employees flourish is our joy as we are able to provide tailored services to meet their specific needs.

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Workshops

Workshops

Finding freedom and a vibrancy in our bodies brings great joy. Creative movement, stillness, mindful attention and being connected to each other and perhaps the Sacred is important and life affirming. In an inclusive environment you will be held safely to explore your wholeness, harnessing the deep wisdom of your moving body.

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biography

Biography

I gained my Physiotherapy degree in 1995 soon specialising in sports and musculoskeletal medicine. Early in my career I was fortunate enough to gain valuable insights into the science and application of myofascial release as a manual therapy technique under the pupillage of Ron Huntley, which I later further developed into the unique, transformative form of body work that I use today.

Over the years I’ve ‘mixed and matched’ clinical practice alongside occupational health in large corporate settings and hospital departments delivering staff manual handling training and ergonomic assessments.

My curiosity and personal circumstances invited a deeper inquiry into the human experience that enabled me to complete and achieve with a distinction an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies. This was a pivotal moment in my life. It complemented and expanded on my yoga and meditation practice to understand the theories and neuroscience underpinning our full human experience, encompassing the spiritual dimension. It was at this point that I learnt about Authentic Movement; a practice that appreciates the cultivation and application of compassionate, non-judgemental presence in a therapeutic context.

I have a deep passion for equality and appreciate the wider sociocultural systems that affect our relationship to our body, which in turn informs our overall health. I’ve further expanded my skills in psychology, embodiment, trauma theory and land-based spiritual practices such as shamanism, broadening the scope of my practice.

If you don’t find me singing away down the allotment whilst getting my hands dirty or out exploring the nature in some shape or form, then you may see me acting on stage or giving some other creative outpouring elsewhere. I bring all of this wide experience to my therapeutic practice enabling people to discover their own internal resources to move towards wholeness.

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Some things people have said:

Plum O Richardson

Embodied Physiotherapy

I have been seeing Andrea for several years and have found her practical, yet comprehensive, approach to healing invaluable. Incorporating aspects of therapeutic talk and engaging in an empathetic dialogue, she centred my personal experiences when addressing my physical concerns and challenges. I’ve found her highly knowledgeable, warm, and effective.

Plum O Richardson
Anonymous

Shamanic Healing

During the sessions my body felt awoken to a new level of sensitivity and improved functioning of my nervous system and this has continued after the sessions and become more integrated over time.

Anonymous

Media producer

Chris

Embodied Physiotherapy

I cannot praise Andrea enough… her treatment immediately set me on the path to recovery. Her skill and knowledge are apparent, her manner is attentive and personal, and her treatments gave results…

Chris

Writer, educator

Jacqueline

Embodied Physiotherapy

…I felt comfortable and relaxed during the treatment and I let Andrea work with some of the more ‘difficult’ parts of my body. I was aware of changes in the body taking place… I had increased mobility, far less pain and felt lighter.

Jacqueline

PhD candidate

Diarmuid Hanley

Shamanic Healing

As I am going through a long transition in my life, and finding it difficult at times to move forward, I had a blockage that I didn’t recognise. Andrea was able to ask the right questions and by doing so through intuition she was able to identify my problem.

Her ability to open this space to identify the problem and then work on the issue was amazing. I felt very open and safe to express my emotions with her and in doing so was able to work with her to go deeper and allow the process to develope naturally.

The feeling of release was amazing and also my third eye was opened more and able to see more clearly what is holding me back and why. The process of transition in anyone’s life can be very difficult and slow, this work has helped me to let go of things completely.

I have felt physically better since this session and realised much later that I had actually changed and had really walked forward. Of course this work needs my constant attention but this work has helped me to unravel old contortions on which I am still working.

Anyone who has inner and outer problems, or physical and emotional problems would gain so much from this woman. Her work reiterates to me the fact that all is connected and how we create our own blockages.

Her work will benefit many people trying to heal and develope in order to try to pertain to be what they are meant to be. And, especially in these times we are all experiencing in this world and the huge transition we are all going through, albeit unconsciously by many people.

Diarmuid Hanley
Emma

Embodied Physiotherapy

My experience with you was excellent. You are very knowledgeable, professional and personable. I felt very comfortable sharing how I felt, physically and mentally, and the combination of talking, massage and exercises was perfect.

Emma

British Weightlifting Champion 2019

Annie Gardiner

Authentic Movement

I worked with Andrea for some months to explore boundaries in my mind through movement. I found it extremely interesting especially the witness part of it. Andrea was amazing to work with – super supportive and extremely perceptive. I know now that the things that we talked about in reflection of the movements helped me very much to understand and make difficult decisions in my life for the better. It’s a very interesting process to go through and Andrea is highly skilled and trust worthy person to do it with.

Annie Gardiner

Educator, musician

Molly Conisbee

Embodied Physiotherapy

I went to Andrea with an incredibly painful shoulder, which was debilitating for me as I write for a living and most days need to sit at a computer for work. It was also stopping me sleeping well.
Andrea’s expertise and support have helped me to understand, work with, and strengthen my shoulder, and the change has been remarkable.
Her empathetic and sympathetic approach supported me in understanding what was going on with my pain in a holistic and structured way. This involved both the ‘science’ bit, of how parts of my shoulder were responding and reacting to the rest of my body, but also the emotional part of feeling uncomfortable, or in pain, and how to deal with that. Andrea showed me a range of techniques and exercises to work with the shoulder, but also to see that ‘problem’ as part of a whole-body system, that needs to work in synch.
Andrea’s treatments were fantastic, and she gave me a range of follow-through ways to continue to exercise and strengthen my joints after our sessions. These were simple to achieve at home and built my confidence in taking control of the situation.
I cannot recommend Andrea’s treatments highly enough. Don’t suffer the aches and pains – get some support from this remarkable woman.

Molly Conisbee

Bath Independent councillor

Miky Font

Embodied Physiotherapy

I think at first what brought me to her was her integrated method between feelings, internal state and the obvious physical work, but to be honest what I got was beyond expectations.
Andrea provides a space for reflection on the self, where no judgement exists and the truth is asked for. … It’s incredible how much she can tune into my energy and steer the whole session based on all the messages she can get from that connection, and it’s that connection that appears to be the healing force that allows me and also her to build this bridge between mind and body. … Andrea has an undeniable awareness and sensibility that transcends any conventional practice
It’s incredible the space that Andrea provides for this conversation to happen without any judgement and how much she tunes in into whatever I bring into the session. I feel safe to share anything with her and in doing so our energies sync and the channels for a very open exchange of emotions, sensations and images takes place.
I definitely feel transformed and touched, more connected and aware of my mind-body self.

Miky Font

Self-support ultra cyclist, surfer

Anonymous

Shamanic Healing

Working with Andrea Wright has been a profound and rewarding journey. Throughout the three sessions undertaken over 6 months we have accessed some of the inner themes that have moulded me in my growth and development as an individual. Through the work I now have a completely new relationship to emotions and narrative details that had previously been totally out of reach. I’m still work in progress but I feel set out on a new and much more heart based authentic path and really look forward to continuing the journey of awakening together.

Anonymous

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  • AXA
  • Pru Health
  • HCPC registered
  • Aviva
  • Simply Health
  • Standard Life
  • Cigna
  • WPA
  • Group AMA
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