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Somatic Mind-Body Work with Trauma Discharge Massage

The Monastery

february, 2024

This is a repeating event

wed07feb10:30 am4:00 pmSomatic Mind-Body Work with Trauma Discharge MassagePowerful movement, meditation, mind-body classes & trauma discharge massage with therapist Susan Roberts10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Details

We are delighted to announce that Susan Roberts, the Monastery’s very own Somatic Mind-Body Transformational Therapist is expanding her work here at The Monastery and will be joining us every Wednesday starting from February, 2024.

Each Wednesday morning, Susan will be teaching a series of somatic movement, meditation, mind-body classes, expanding on her classes and workshops that take place each Sunday.

Then on Wednesday afternoons, Susan will be offering her legendary healing touch for private chair-based trauma discharge massage sessions.

Long known for her powerful, much loved and popular sessions during the Monastery’s pre-covid Health & Wellbeing days, it is fabulous to have Susan back sharing her remarkable power of touch to help people discharge their nervous systems from what they might be carrying, whilst helping to build resilience too.

To find out more about Susan and read her glowing testimonials, click here.

Please scroll down to browse Susan’s brand new Wednesday programme.

Wednesday mornings | somatic movement, meditation, mind-body classes


Each Wednesday morning, from 10.30am-12pm, Susan will be offering somatic movement, meditation, mind-body classes at the Monastery. These are small classes, designed so that each student receives individual attention throughout the class.

What is Somatic Movement?

Somatic movements bring ease to the physical body and more freedom to your movement, releasing the physical muscles and body back to a more natural, neutral state.

Everything in life is inter-related and it is important to understand what could be causing us stress and trauma leading us to pain and discomfort. Our bodies react to everything we experience and carry through life….physically, emotionally, mentally and energetically.

How will I benefit from the classes?

Whatever life throws at you, Susan will help you learn how to self-regulate, solve and soothe the issues and release anxiety levels so you can become more resilient and emotionally stable.

With a lifetime of experience using massage, aromatherapy, body awareness and somatic exercise movements – linking the physical with our subconscious holding patterns, Susan’s solutions are simple and life changing.

February programme: classes

Wednesday February 7th: Mat Based Somatic Exercise Movement Class

Wednesday February 14th: Mind Body Nervous System Connection: Exploring How & Where Stress Gets Stuck

Wednesday February 21st: Seated Somatic Exercise Movement Class for those who can’t manage mat work – or those who do a lot of sitting at desks etc

Wednesday February 28th: Meditations to Specifically Soothe the Nervous System & Help Build Resilience.

For more information please visit Susan’s website.

Please click here to book a class 

Do I need any special clothes or equipment?

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and loose, comfortable clothes are recommended.

Booking info

Class investment: £15 for the full 1.5-hour session

Limited places, advance booking advised.

Please click here to book a class 

Wednesday afternoons | chair-based, trauma discharge massage

1-4pm (individual slots at 1pm; 1.45pm; 2.30pm; 3.15pm)

Each Wednesday afternoon, from 1-4pm, Susan will be offering private chair-based trauma discharge massage sessions. These private sessions, using techniques that have been scientifically proven to connect with our nervous system’s reactions to life’s experiences, are individual massage slots which each last for 40 minutes.

What is trauma discharge massage?

The nervous system and physical body can hold our reactive state just by talking about our life’s experiences. The body doesn’t know the difference between here and now and there and then experiences – it just reacts in the same way, leading to tension and ultimately, physical pain and discomfort.

With incredibly sensitive touch, along with training and understanding about the mind-body connection that spans some 40 years, Susan’s legendary healing touch can help soothe what you may be holding on to – and invite the mind – the body – the nervous system – the subconscious – to let go and release it.

How will I benefit?

Done on a regular basis, TDM sessions not only help to discharge what the nervous system might still be carrying, it can also bring ease to the physical body, help to rebalance energy levels, help us to integrate change, and build a more robust resilience to life’s ups and downs.

Booking info

Private massage investment: £30

Slots are available at either 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm or 3.15pm

Advance booking essential

Please click here to book a massage slot 

About Susan Roberts

Susan is a Psycho-Tactile Mind-Body Somatic Therapist; Trauma Discharge Massage Therapist; Life Script & Somatic Exercise Movement Coach. An immensely skilled healer, Susan brings over 40 years of experience to her sessions and classes.

Enquires: 07766 058783


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(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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