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Alexandra Shave

Offering Self-Myofascial Release Therapy and Integrated Myofascial Release Therapy

Integrated Myofascial Release Therapy (iMFT) is a specialised manual therapy that works with the fascia to reduce fascial, soft tissue, muscular, and joint tension. The treatment can help with pain, stiffness, and immobility, as well as other symptoms like stress, fatigue, (chronic) pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and hormone imbalances. iMFT is gentle yet profound and suitable for all people (including children and babies), offering a path to comfort and wellness.

Self-Myofascial Release Therapy (SMFR) is a powerful and unique self-care approach derived from Myofascial Release Therapy. During the classes, you'll learn techniques to identify and self-treat areas of hard, sticky, and dehydrated fascia, often indicating restricted, painful, and dysfunctional regions in the body. Regular practice can help you manage symptoms like pain, stiffness, brain fog, mood swings, IBS, fatigue, anxiety, and headaches.

Alex is a Myofascial Release Therapy specialist with further certification in: 

  • Women's Pelvic Health Specialist (all pelvic health issues)
  • Scar Tissues (scars can pull on any other body part)
  • Advanced Integrated Myofascial Release Therapy 
  • Pelvic Balancing (a gentle MFR sequence to realign the pelvis)
  • Unwinding (the body’s emotional self-regulatory system)
  • Understanding pain (persistent pain management)
  • TMJ (jaw issues)

Alex is a highly recommended, experienced, and insightful integrative therapist. She holds a bachelor's degree (2012) in Health Sciences, BSc (Hons), specialising in Remedial Massage  and Neuromuscular Therapy. She is also certified in coaching, mentoring, Ayurvedic massage, Reiki I/II, mindfulness, counselling skills L2, and Infertility counselling, and aerobics instruction. She’s also a bit of a yoga fanatic. 

At Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre (, Alex brings her specialist training to help people skilfully and mindfully on their journey to wellness. With a nurturing and intuitive touch, she takes a holistic approach to every treatment, ensuring you feel heard, respected, and cared for. Her empathy and understanding create a safe and supportive environment for your healing journey.  

Alex has nearly two decades of experience and a track record of helping people transform their lives. As a Gold member of the SMA and fully insured through Balens, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every session, instilling confidence, and reassurance in her clients. Her proven success and professional standing ensure you're in capable hands.

Whether you're experiencing discomfort, pain, anxiety, fatigue, or stress due to physical or emotional trauma, injury, or neuromusculoskeletal issues, Alex is here to help you get back to an optimal function and a pain-free active lifestyle.

Alex loves rocky beaches and good coffee and embraces a sense of freedom in all aspects of life. She believes that looking after yourself and taking charge of your health is the most beneficial thing you can do for yourself and others around you.

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