in Leicester with Minaxi Odedra
About Minaxi Odedra BSc (Hons)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST),
Other skills – Occupational Therapist (OT) NHS Healthcare
I am registered with The Craniosacral Association practising in Groby and Leicester, after completing a 2 year Diploma in BCST in 2012.
I am fluent in Gujarati and in British Sign Language.
I have over 10 years of experience working in the NHS Healthcare as an Occupational Therapist and am also registered with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC). My extensive experience working in cardiac, respiratory, stroke, oncology, renal, neurology, brain injuries and general medicine, has made me appreciate the value of our health and the importance of preventive health care. I now work part-time for the NHS as an OT, again promoting independence and facilitating patient’s journeys from hospital to home.
I can say that completing my training in BCST brought me ‘back to basics’, showing that life does not need to be complicated. It has made me appreciate and acknowledge the inherent intelligence present in our body to maintain optimum health, both mental and physical. In today’s society, with increased worries and stresses of daily life, the imbalance of work, rest and leisure, irregular sleep patterns, diet, our environment, our lifestyles has led to a compromise in our well-being. We need to appreciate the value of being human. These days we tend to spend more time primarily in our head and forget that we have a body until we start to experience pain and discomfort. A little ME time (getting into our parasympathetic system) regularly allows the body to recuperate, to renew and for the inherent intelligence to manifest itself. BCST is one way of having that ME time, allowing you to ‘Be in the Present’.
I also practice Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) introduced by David Bercelli. I am currently studying to gain qualification to teach this to my clients as an empowering tool to practice at home in-between the craniosacral sessions.
I am also a strong believer in the benefits of stillness meditation, when we let go of the energy involved in being in a ‘state of thinking’ and surrender to what is, our sense of self awareness expands, it can help us have clarity, allow us to truly connect to our mind, body and the environment.
The Craniosacral Therapy Association of the United Kingdom recommends that you choose a Registered Craniosacral Therapist. This ensures they are fully qualified, meet the professional standards and follow the Code of Ethics.