About me 

 

My Name is Christo Brennan, I am 47 years old, I grew up in Yorkshire, spent many years travelling and then12 years ago landed on the Isle Of Wight. I am constantly moving and stretching my way through the day and I love how the body works and responds. I am passionate about food and nutrition, I love sea swimming in the winter, tree climbing whenever I can and am often partial to a little roller skating with my teenage girls!

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Finding my place

 

Last year I moved with my partner Emme and our family to a beautiful rural location and I decided to follow what I am truly passionate about; Movement, Health & Healing. 

I am now a fully qualified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapist, co-author of a vegan lifestyle book and a self appointed minimalist.

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Getting here

 

For many years I ran a successful design & build company in the French Alps. I would travel between the Isle of Wight and Val d'Isere several times a year and although the mountain lifestyle was fun the constant striving to over achieve and make more and more money was becoming increasingly complicated and incredibly stressful.

In the summer of 2020 I suffered a burn out, of mind, body and soul. I desperately needed to create some space in my life so I dismantled the business, sold most of my stuff and put my house up for sale.

Over the following months I spent time trying to gain a better understanding of my true self and experienced healing through massage, meditation and a growing relationship with mother earth (I also have an amazing chiropractor and brilliant kinesiologist!)

What clients say...

''Chris is one of the strongest, most vivacious  and positive characters I know and is a hard working chap to boot! His journey into Ayurvedic massage is perfect for his enthusiasm and skill set and having had his magic hands work on me I can attest to his skill and passion!''

Rob Da Bank

''I’ve had various yoga sessions and sports massage treatments in the past so I thought I knew what I was in for, how wrong was I….
The two-hour ayurvedic yoga massage with Christo was so much more than anything I’ve experienced previously. It’s the first time I’ve had to deep breath through the holds and massage to gain the benefits from the therapy. 
I trusted Christo with his skills and as a result had a truly amazing experience and one that I will be back for more of.
A 10 out of 10 treatment and I would recommend to all!''

James Bell

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"In an earthy, down home setting, a fabulous therapeutic experience!  Combining assisted stretching with massage, it was a thorough, whole body treatment that left me feeling calm and cared for.  A week later the improvements in my posture and breathing have sustained - highly recommended.''
Rebecca Taylor Buchanan DC FMCA MRCC
McTimoney Chiropractor

''Helping to create space breath by breath, thank you''

Nuala

"Chris has a good connection and understanding of his own body, this becomes very clear in the way he is able to listen to the bodies of the people he is working with. Chris is gentle and compassionate, which enables him to push your physical (and mental) boundaries with care and respect."

Jake Esman

''From the outset, the stunningly simple, beautiful setting lead to a feeling of escapism from the real world.  I have never had a treatment where I felt I was working WITH the practitioner in this way.  During the two hour massage I was completely absorbed in being actively involved in the experience, with no room for my normally busy mind.  I arrived feeling physically tense and with my mind in turmoil but left the treatment feeling open and blissful in body and mind with a real feeling of being reset.  I feel I owe it to myself to repeat the process on a regular basis and would encourage others to do the same."

Megan Baker 

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"Chris is welcoming, reassuring and professional in his approach. While prompting feelings of trust and calm 

the massage is unhurried and provides a genuine opportunity to switch off from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

The tranquility of the setting enhances the experience.  Post massage I feel taller and lighter - as if there was less pressing down on me. My joints feel ‘oiled’ and there is a sense of internal ‘airyness’ and calm. 

As an aid to your physical and mental well-being I thoroughly recommend a visit to Christo."

Neil Hendriksen