All the latest news from Sarah Hoare Massage & Hypnotherapy

Free Month of Headspace

HeadspaceThere’s a FREE month of  Headspace available with this voucher code: PREMIUM1M-BHWQ31

First come, first served, ie. the first person to use it uses it!

Just pop it into the promo code box on the homepage or at the checkout at and away you go.

The voucher is available as part of Headspace’s lovely “Get Some / Give Some” system. I’ve completed my first 30 days and so I get to share the joy of “treating your head right” with some lucky person.

If you’re that lucky voucher code user, please leave a comment below by way of  a thank you!

See you soon,


Possibly Your New Favourite App

I’ve become such a huge fan of headspaceAndy Puddicombe’s Headspace (website and app). I really can’t recommend it highly enough.

If you have ever wondered what meditation could do for you, pondered what this mindfulness thing is that everyone seems to be talking at the moment, or felt that life could be simpler, more peaceful, more meaningful, give Headspace a go. Ten minutes a day is all it takes to get started.

Quite simply, I love it! And I’m not alone. As I type this post, the Headspace website tells me 4513 people are using it to meditate right now! And on that note, it’s time for me to make that 4514…

See you soon,



It’s not every day you get to work with a Yogi representing Great Britain in competition!

Screenshot (14)Back in April, I jumped at the chance of working with Laura McDonald to help her prepare for her upcoming World Yoga Sport Championship. Having already competed in the national event, Laura had been selected to represent Great Britain on the world stage.

I already knew Laura, as she’s one of the very best teachers at Bikram Yoga Bristol (where I regularly get put through my sweaty paces!). And I was delighted when she showed an interest in my hypnotherapy skills with regards to her international competition.

We worked together for 5 sessions, using a range of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy techniques, and you can read what she thought of our sessions here now, and watch the video of her amazing 3 minute yoga sequence. (Make sure you keep watching for Laura’s surprise afterwards!)

“I am so glad that I was able to experience Hypnotherapy with Sarah. The sessions proved invaluable to me when preparing to take part in a world yoga competition, representing my country. In previous competitions I had been so nervous that I hadn’t really enjoyed the experience as much as I would have liked to.

Sarah helped me to understand the way that my brain works, so that when I did get nervous I could rationalise it so it was not such a big deal. On the day of the competition I actually felt pretty relaxed and excited. I had decided to replace that awful feeling of nervousness with one of excitement at having such a wonderful opportunity. When on stage I did have a moment where I started to wobble, but falling out of my posture was not an option for me anymore and I was able to regain control. What felt huge on stage looked like the tiniest quiver when I watched it later on video.

Not only did Sarah help me with my competition, she also helped me with other aspects of my life. I hugely looked forwards to our sessions as I knew at I would walk out feeling vibrantly happy. Long after the competition I still listen to the CD recording that Sarah gave me as it helps me to relax and sleep peacefully. Thank you Sarah, I would recommend these sessions to anyone!”   

What a privilege it was to work with such a dedicated, hardworking and motivated individual. Now, who’s next?!

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you gain focus and control in whichever sport or activity you do. When we are trying to achieve our best physcially, it makes sense to be in our best possible state mentally – strong and in control, not riddled with nerves or distracted by stress. Free initial consultations are available to see how hypnotherapy can best help you improve your performance and enjoyment of both your training and competition. Contact me now to find out more.


Fully Qualified Hypnotherapist!

I am so delighted to announce that I am now a fully qualified hypnotherapist. Hooray!

I have a particular interest in helping people get the best out of themselves when it comes to relationships, work and daily life. When life throws challenges and difficulties out way, it’s easy to get into a pickle and react with anger, stress, anxiety or depression. When we learn how to respond calmly, with clarity and with confidence, we can turn our lives around and get back in control. Hypnotherapy is the best tool I’ve found to equip us for success in our daily lives.

Why not give me a call now to arrange your FREE initial consultation? You can find out more about how hypnotherapy makes life better, and ask any questions you have about hypnotherapy and hypnosis.

Contact me on 07976 710368 or via my website

Website gets hypnotherapy treatment!

positive energyI’m in the process of updating my website to reflect my growing hypnotherapy business. Please take a look every now and then, over the coming days and weeks and months, as things change. I’d love your positive energy and input… any feedback is most welcome. Thank you!

A Whole New Challenge ~ Hypnotherapy Training

I’m really excited to have started a 10 month hypnotherapy diploma course with The Clifton Practice, here in Bristol.

It’s absolutely fascinating learning about how the brain works and how we can tap into our potential through the natural state of trance.  And having been a massage teacher for almost ten years now, it feels really great to be a student again.

If you are at all interested in hypnotherapy, please ask when you see me for massage. I do need practice clients for my course.

At the moment I’m practicing reading relaxation pieces aloud, so just close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and listen to my voice…

Sarah 🙂

What’s the space like at The Healing Rooms?

My treatment room at The Healing Rooms

My treatment room at The Healing Rooms, Bristol



The Healing Rooms, at Bristol Buddhist Centre, has three treatment rooms, and this is the one I use. There’s plenty of natural light and lovely clear space for massage and talking.

And there's space for the talky bits too

And there’s space for the talky bits too


I’m here on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


To make an appointment for a massage here, please contact me.






All best wishes, Sarah

Effortless Massage Workshop – thank you everyone!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who attended my first ever Effortless Massage workshop on Saturday. It was so lovely to share my approach with other professionals and explore and enjoy ways of working more effectively with less strain; creating more presence and engagement  and needing less  busyness.

Integrating qi gong worked, as I hoped it would, to highlight the essence of doing  more with less; of creating ease and efficiency through relaxing and letting go of outcomes and expectations.

I have Dario Gerchi to thank for my love of qi gong. I think I’ve been attending his classes for longer than I’ve been massaging. You can find out more about his work by following this link to his qi gong website.

I’m getting a chance to revisit the workshop in Devon on May 20th, when I’ll be visiting the MTI South West Regional Group. If you’re a member of MTI and you’ll be in the South West on May 20th, please come and join us! It’ll be more fun if you’re there.

Call me for more details.


March 17th – Effortless Massage

Saturday March 17th I’ll be taking it easy with a group of fellow massage practitioners as we explore how effortless massage can be.

My one day workshop will explore themes of economy, efficacy and effortlessness, through a variety of exercises and activities, including plenty of hands-on massage.   We’ll explore how much more less can be and how to maximise self-care simply by paying really good attention to yourself.

We’ll be stepping back a bit and allowing the magic to happen… trusting in the body’s innate drive for health and wellbeing, and facilitating its expression through effective touch.

I’ll be drawing on my ten years massage experience, my ongoing qi gong practice, and my explorations and pennies dropping whilst running and swimming.

And I’ll be sharing my ceaseless desire to do as little as possible, but to do it well!

Come and join us. It’ll be even better if you’re there too.

Contact BCMB for more details and to book your place.

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