Welcome

My name is Peter Cadney.
I specialise in stress reduction, pain relief and relaxation using massage, breathing techniques and sound.

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Shiatsu

In a Shiatsu session I work gently on acupressure points, muscles, joints and circulation to bring your mind and body into balance. Each session lasts from 60-90 minutes and takes place on a special padded mat on the floor. You will remain fully clothed and each treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs.

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Breath Work

I use Bio-Dynamic Breath Work with people to help free their physical, emotional and mental blockages which can result in postural imbalance, chronic tension in the body, depression, anxiety and other mental/emotional problems.

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Sound Therapy

A deeply relaxing treatment using specially designed instruments that retune the nervous system. Ideal for people who have busy lives and find it hard to find the time to slow down and rest. A sound treatment allows the nervous system to switch into neutral in order to 'change gears', the effect of which is profoundly peaceful and relaxing.

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Testimonials

  • Sarah Mayhew Manchester, UK
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    "Pete introduced me to sound therapy and Shiatsu. I can only describe the whole experience as amazing. Pete has a very calm presence and is a naturally gifted healer. His dedication to his practice promotes a wisdom that is reassuringly insightful and comforting. He helped me gain confidence in healing myself through his knowledge of both sound and Shiatsu therapy. Because of Pete I was able to come off my medication which I had been taking for a long time.
    I will be forever grateful for the compassion he showed me when I was going through a difficult time. He has helped me immensely. I highly recommend him. Thanks Pete :)"

  • Rebecca Burn Manchester, UK
    Rebecca Burn

    "Pete has such an incredible, calming energy and he makes me feel so relaxed. Shiatsu with him is like nothing I've ever experienced before. It's like a journey through the senses that leaves me feeling totally at peace but also energised and more motivated than ever! After seeing Pete I feel as though I can see more clearly the direction I want to be going in. I feel more alive and awake and I'm so grateful to Pete for that. I look forward to continuing the journey and learning more about myself in the process :)"

  • Sal Maguire Manchester, UK
    Sal Maguire

    "I would highly recommend a Shiatsu massage from Pete! He made me feel completely relaxed, at ease and truly connected with him and my surroundings. I felt elated, calm and content during and after my massage. What's magical about Pete, is that he has a natural empathic and sensitive nature of meeting you on your level and considering your needs with a non judgemental and non invasive approach. I believe this quality and balance is quite difficult to find, yet is paramount in making progress during any kind of therapy. Whether you need pain relief, an energy release or a way to relax, I would say Pete's form of therapy is beneficial for absolutely everyone!"

  • Arabella Gibbins London, UK
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    "It was Pete who gave me my first Shiatsu massage and it was the beginning of a special journey for me. Although I didn't know what to expect Pete has a wonderfully calming presence and I immediately felt safe and at ease in the room. The treatment itself was full of new sensations, I felt ripples of energy move and expand around my body..thoughts slowed down and time seemed to melt away :) it's hard to explain but I left feeling incredibly present, open and very much 'in' my body. I also had the best night's sleep I'd had in months. Working with Pete offers me new ways to soften and heal, it's opened a door to myself :) Thank you!"

  • David Mycock Manchester, UK
    David Mycock

    "I always look forward to my shiatsu massage. Whether it's an aching back or a busy mind, Pete always seems able to 'fix me'. I find I leave the studio feeling more centred and more balanced and this seems to push outward to all areas of my life. Really glad I found shiatsu and really pleased it is Pete who delivers it."

  • Lucy Francis Manchester, UK
    Lucy Francis

    "My session with Pete allowed me to feel reconnected and rebalanced with myself. I was feeling weak and lost and afterwards felt energised and focused. Pete puts so much into the session and is professional and skilled. My tuning therapy was nothing short of amazing and I felt the effects of it for some time after. Wonderful!"

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Therapies

Shiatsu

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"Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river."
– Lao Tzu

In a Shiatsu session I work with your acupressure points, muscles, joints and circulation to bring your mind and body into balance. Shiatsu is a very gentle therapy that is totally painless. A session lasts from 60-90 minutes and takes place on a special padded mat on the floor. You will remain fully clothed and each treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs.

A tailored Shiatsu treatment can help to alleviate back, shoulder and neck pain, sciatica, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, menstrual problems, digestive problems, infections, headache, joint pain, asthma, stress, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, diabetes, fibromyalgia, generalised and unexplained pain, mood swings, low energy, alcohol and drug dependency and many more.

Some benefits of Shiatsu include:

  • Reduced stress
  • Increased energy levels
  • Pain relief
  • Increased sense of peace and vitality

60 minute treatment £40
90 minute treatment £60

Breath Work

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"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."
– Thích Nhất Hạnh

Throughout life, as a result of difficult circumstances and situations, we construct layers of physical, emotional and mental resistance, which can result in postural imbalance, tension and pain in the body, depression, anxiety, unhealthy emotional patterns and many other symptoms.
Breath work is designed to free these layers of resistance and holding patterns by giving the body and mind the opportunity to surrender, expand and release in a safe and confidential space. This space allows a deep opening within which participant's true growth and healing potential can manifest and enables the development of a direct mind-body-spirit connection. This connection can encourage participants to experience the full range of sensations and emotions available to a human being, whilst expanding their capacity to support and contain the free flow of healing life-force energy.

Some of the many benefits of a breath work session include:

  • Inner peace and calm
  • Resolving the impact of past trauma
  • Improved concentration
  • Reduced stress, anxiety & depression
  • Breaking addiction
  • Increased energy levels
  • Being able to make positive changes in your life
  • Increased creativity

I hold public breath work workshops every month in Manchester, as well as on a one to one basis in London and Manchester. Find out about the next Breathwork Class or find out more about other breath work in Manchester you can visit The Manchester Breath Work Group.

3 hour workshop £40
One to one session £80

Sound Therapy

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“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
— Gautama Buddha

A deeply relaxing treatment using specially designed instruments that retune the nervous system. Ideal for people who are constantly on the go and find it hard to slow down or relax. A sound treatment allows the nervous system to switch into neutral in order to 'change gears', the effect of which is profoundly peaceful and relaxing, sometimes it is all that's needed for the body and/or mind to heal and regain balance.

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor M.D. is a leading oncologist who uses sound and singing in his clinical practice. To quote his revolutionary book, The Healing Power of Sound (Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D. 1999)

"our biology cannot simply be reduced to genetic switches being turned on and off, because virtually every bodily action occurs simultaneously with thoughts, feelings, hormonal changes, immune system modifications, the release of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, changes in cell receptors, fluctuations in biologic energies, and countless other transformations. This perspective goes by many names - holism, psychosomatic medicine, complementary medicine, mind-body interactions, and perhaps most tellingly, psycho-neuroimmunology. But it is beginning to take hold, because the very tools high-tech scientists have used to understand molecular biology are revealing that mind-body communication occurs on the deepest levels of cellular function.”

Studies have shown that sound therapy can produce beneficial responses such as:

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced cardiac complications
  • Increased levels of immune cell messenger molecules
  • Drop in stress hormones that activate our body’s fight-or-flight response
  • Boosting endorphins, “the brain’s natural painkillers” which strengthen the immune system

60 minute treatment £40
90 minute treatment £60

Meditation

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“The thing about meditation is…you become more and more you.”
— David Lynch

Mediation has many benefits and is fast becoming a necessary practice in our fast paced and often frantic lives to effectively manage stress levels and develop a clear, calm, focused mind and bring about a greater sense of well-being.

I offer guided meditation and mindfulness sessions on a one-to-one basis, in groups as well as meditation for the workplace.

Meditation can help:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety & depression
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve concentration
  • To make positive changes in your life
  • Let go of old patterns and ways of being
  • Open up to new possibilities
  • Resolve the impact of past trauma
  • Have a deeper connection to self

60 minute guided meditation £40
60 minute guided meditation £30 (Telephone)
Groups and Workplace meditation £POA

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About me

My aim is to help people take control of their own health. I offer treatments and advice that can help people find their own way back to health and happiness, or simply to give themselves or a loved one a beautiful gift.

I am a trained Shiatsu, Biodynamic Breathwork and Sound Therapy practitioner. I study Shiastu at the Shiatsu College in Manchester as well as practise Qi-Gong, Yoga, Dance, energy work and meditation. I have trained under the supervision of many teachers including Giten Tonkov (Biodynamic Breath and Trauma Release), Hannah Mackay (Shiatsu & Chinese Medicine), Nick Pole (Shiatsu, Clean Language and Mindfulness), Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (Tibetan Sound Healing), John Beaulieu (BioSonics Sound Science), Brian B.W.Goedhart (Energy Hygiene), Emmanuel Devine (Harmonic Chant), Pat Moffitt Cook (Tomatis Method & Auditory Stimulation), Master Mingtong Gu, (Wisdom Healing Qigong), Pedro Franco (Tantra Yoga), S. N. Goenka (Vipassana Meditation) and many more.

I am based in Manchester where I work with individuals and groups, as well as collaborating with other practitioners in workshops which provide a safe and fun space for participants to explore, expand, release and transform.

I base my work on the philosophy that in order for a change to occur a space is needed within which a change can take place; be it in the environment in which we place ourselves, the anatomy and physiology of the body or thoughts, feelings, emotions and memories.

Get In Touch

  • P: 07932 038 049
  • E: peter@artvesica.co.uk

Where to find me

  • The Manchester Acupuncture Clinic
    30 Albert Road
    Levenshulme
    Manchester
    M19 2AA
  • City Therapy
    79a Lever St
    Manchester
    M1 1FL
  • London - home visits only
  • Please contact me for booking information & prices.