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Three years ago I decided to get fit, but GYM wasn't the answer. Being a lover of Taoism, it only felt natural to take up Tai Chi lessons. The Universe called upon and sent me to "The Seven Heavens Clinic" where I met my personal trainer Faisal Mian. Little did I know at the time the importance of breathing exercises, something so simple yet so profound. Little by little I began to learn how to breathe, how to stand, how to walk, how to centre myself, etc. Every lesson which I had, brought me closer to myself...I realised that the nature of martial art was much more than just a sport. My soul thrived in it, even though my body was out of sinc. To bring the mind, body and soul together was the most difficult task I ever had. Faisal is inspiring, sensitive, motivational and resourceful in teaching...never dull. There where times when I would be in fits of giggles because I just couldn't get the new movements right...but he would always find a way to ground the "childlike" student. A good Tai Chi teacher is not just a good fighter, he is creative, patient and understanding. And Faisal is all that and more.
Apart from training, this heavenly clinic became a place where I found more help on health matters. Working in demanding retail environment, stress is present frequently. Sometimes I would be so tired that I didn't even have the energy to practice qi-gung at home. During those times I needed help from an outer source and the answer was "The Seven Heavens Clinic". Faisal knows his students well, and finds the appropriate treatment to help them bring balance in aligning their energy. When our energy is not aligned and balanced, we are not able to perform correctly our daily tasks and cope with daily stresses. Deep tissue massage is very profound because it helps to unblock the stuck yin energy, it also helps with blood circulation and it works the lazy muscles which I didn't even know I had...ha ha ha. Highly recommended.
Then 2 years ago, I had a pulled ligament on my right arm. The pain was bizarre because it felt like it started from the shoulder and then it worked its way down my hand. I thought it would go away in few days...not so...one morning I noticed that I was not able to hold even my hairbrush properly, couldn't lift the glass of water, the simple movements became restricted and I became very unhappy. That was the time when I was introduced to Faisal's brother Awais. I was booked for 6 accupuncture treatments. I try to avoid visits to GP as much as possible. Holistic treatments have become the essential way of treating body ailments. Awais is very professional and sensitive towards clients. He would combine the accupuncture treatment with cupping and gentle massage to relax the muscles. Accupuncture has also helped me balance anxiety due to hormonal changes and the pain on my arm has gone.
Faisal and Awais provide teachings and treatments tailored for students and clients. With their help I have learned how to listen to my body when it speaks to me through any discomfort. Both of them have given me faith on chosing a holistic treatment first. I always recommend this clinic to my friends and one of them has become a regular visitor for accupuncture. She said to me one day: The day you told me to call Awais and book a treatment with him, was the day that my life changed. Her back pain has been ongoing for few years, and now she is really enjoying her accupuncture treatments. In the west, holistic treatments have been very slow on being accepted, but all this is changing as people can see for themselves how alternative treatment is more natural than medical help, when aproppriate of course.
My visits to this heavenly clinic are not just visits for training and treatments, they are also educational. For people who are not afraid to get to know themselves better in mind, body and soul, then this is the place to visit.
I highly recommend:)
I can only be full of praise for Faisal Ahmed Mian"s and Awais Mian's treatments and approach in their Seven-Heaven's clinic.
I went there for the first time about one year ago when a very bad back pain was stopping me from moving freely. After just one session of Faisal's deep tissue massage I felt as if my body had released a lot of the pain and my tension had eased. I followed this up with Awais' acupuncture and cupping and my spasms basically ceased to nil.
Every time I go there I feel as if I am being very much taken care of and my needs and pains are treated seriously. The atmosphere is calm and professional and Faisal and Awais share a lot of their deep knowledge and teach you to recognise and understand your body rather than just giving a massage to feel good.
I have learned several breathing techniques which have really made a difference to my health.
Faisal's deep tissue massage is the best I ever had as he finds tense areas I didn't even know I had. Afterwards I always feel as if my body is new and in alignment again.
Awais acupuncture is equally amazing. I I once had a swelling on my right foot because of of straining my ankle. The NHS had given me very bad therapeutic training but the swelling didn't go away and it still hurt. After just one session of acupuncture the swelling had gone down to almost normal. It had been swollen for two months before. Awais also introduced me to cupping which I very much enjoy ( even with red marks on my back) as it sucks out a lot of back pain.
I have always been treated with care and respect and always look forward to a session with either of them because I know I will feel very different and great afterwards. I know that they love what they are doing and do it to help others. They have trained their techniques for a long time to be this perfect.
I highly recommend going there and experience the difference to any other treatment.
I also recommend them so positively because they are wonderful people who really care about their patients.
The rooms have just been refurbished and it is easy to find- only 2 minutes from Finsbury Park tube station. The journey from mine ( East End) is worth it every time!
Very nice teacher, helping and understanding.
I thoroughly enjoy my weekly visits to Iyengar Yoga. It is always a pleasure to stretch and relax in this small class and know that the teacher is making sure you are in the correct position. I am sure it would be ideal for the beginner as well as challenging for the more advanced.
Nice small classes. Very welcoming and friendly. Good attention to detail during poses to make sure your alignment is correct and you are getting the best out of the poses. Feel lovely and relaxed afterwards. Really enjoy the sessions.
Very small groups which means excellent attention to detail and maximum benefit. If you are not in the correct position this will be noticed and corrected so you can be sure you are always doing the correct thing, and safely too.
The positions vary each week so it is not repetetive, you work at a slow and steady pace and feel extremely balanced afterwards. It is energizing and relaxing at the same time, and the groups have people of all levels and abilities so there is no reason to be self conscious.
This is a very relaxed yet effective environment with an excellent teacher.
The tutor is very welcoming and offers excellent teaching with attention to individual needs.
I loved it and found it really helped me. From being sceptical I'm totally converted and would recommend meditation to anyone. The ladies who ran the classes were amazing, put everyone totally at ease and really helped. I just wish I could afford to do more...
The best yoga teacher I've ever had. Calm, professional, friendly. Lots of explanation e.g. what every posture is good for /aching back, neck, knees etc/. Every lesson has a deep spiritual dimension so it's not just about showing postures.
I highly recommend especially CANDLELIGHT FLUID FLOW - very new and amazing yoga experience.
I have found the classes very relaxing and therapeutic. Julie is a great teacher with this almost visible aura of calmness. I have learned some breathing and relaxing techniques that I can use every day now to find a balance in this busy world. I recommend the classes to anyone who would like to experience something new and make their life less stressful.