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Take A Breather

Poynton, Cheshire East, Cheshire

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Take a Breather is a reflexology, massage and wellness business ran from a beautiful, quirky narrowboat moored at Victoria Pit Marina in Poynton, Cheshire. Treatments are carried out on the water. A real hidden gem in a unique, private and tranquil environment.

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15 September 2019

Cannot recommend enough! Such a gorgeous location: lush greenery, well cared for canal & field of sheep next to the boat! The treatment area was clean, comfortable, warm and uniquely designed . Chris makes you feel totally at ease. The treatment was excellent and effective, and afterwards I noticed how much less stressed I felt, and how happy I felt too! More...

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5 August 2019

Thank you Chris for the best massage I have ever experienced. The indian head massage was just what I needed. The whole experience was brilliant from start to finish. Stepping out of a canal boat looking over fields and the canal beats stepping out onto any busy pavement any day. I will definitely be back for more. More...

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17 July 2019

Fantastic deep tissue massage!! Was really stressed and achy after moving house and Chris made me feel so much better, he's professional, calming & talented.

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30 June 2019

What is there not to Love Arrived stressed 5 out of 10 , left stress level 1/2

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15 June 2019

had a deep tissue massage which was fantastic and reflexology which was soooo relaxing. would highly recommend

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2 April 2019

Quirky location with professional and caring therapist. Thorough medical questionnaire, clean and cosy surroundings. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thank you Chris.

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15 March 2019

Just had the most amazing,uplifting and relaxing Hopi ear candle treatment with acupressure facial massage with Chris. Feel like I’m floating on air. He came out to me especially as I couldn’t get to the boat,highly professional and through with medical questions etc. Definitely recommend Chris,you don’t know what your missing More...

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1 December 2018

Saw chair massages advertised on the vegan Christmas market page, I went today and it was my favourite thing about the whole vegan fair! Chris gave me an AMAZING 15 minute chair massage for the bargain price of £10! He does reiki too and the stall were selling healing crystals also. 100% recommend! More...

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18 November 2018

Wonderful afternoon on board with Chris and Lola, for myself and my mum! Combo massage and Reiki, so relaxing and both came away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! Really lovely setting, the boat is set for a really chilled atmosphere. Chris is both friendly and professional, also very knowledgable with all things wellness! Lola is a massive bonus, she's a scrumptious little bear. We plan to make this a regular thing and will certainly be booking again. I certainly feel much less stressed and tense... which was really needed. Thanks a million Chris x More...

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23 July 2018

I've had a few treatments with Chris and they were wonderful! Very professional and he goes out of his way to come to my home. Highly recommended

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23 July 2018

I had a Reiki session with Chris Haddon and whatever he did, I feel a lot better and not like a car that needs an oil change. I'm hoping to make this a regular thing for me. More...

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23 July 2018

Was having trouble some trouble with my ears. Chris recommended his Ear Candling service, and they feel amazing. Beautiful atmosphere and very professional service.

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23 July 2018

Chris is great! Very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended for a back massage.

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23 July 2018

I was treated to a beautiful Indian Head Massage by Chris? I was an Indian Head Massage virgin so I didn't really know what to expect but the room itself was so calm and peaceful. Chris had lovely salt lamps, candles and incense sticks going with beautifully calm music in the back ground! The head massage was just unreal it was so amazing I fell asleep! Chris really is amazing at what he does?❤I will definitely be going back for more! It helped me to release my stress and left me with an amazing sense of relaxation and rejuvenation. More...

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23 July 2018

I had a Hopi Ear Treament with Chris at Blueprint Studios a few weeks ago. It was amazingly relaxing and really cleansed my ears! Treat yourselves people! Highly recommend it! Chris was great at explaining the treatment before hand and answering any questions. My sister and I got our Nanna a voucher for a treatment, which she still raves about, from the comfort of her own home. Thanks very much Chris ��� � More...

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23 July 2018

Great massage from Chris today. The boat is a brilliant place for a relaxing, restorative treatment with the bonus of the cutest little dog in the world, Lola! Chris tailored my treatment around the fact that my back is a disaster area and he really helped release some of the tension and knots I had. Can't recommend him highly enough. More...

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23 July 2018

First treatment with Chris this evening and won’t be the last. Super relaxing head and back massage in a very relaxed setting. Chris as you most of you will know, is a lovely lad and made me feel very welcome. An all round great experience x More...

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23 July 2018

What a lovely guy Chris is! Thanks for the great massage - really needed it !!

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23 July 2018

I've had several sessions with Chris of various treatments. All of which have been superb and incredibly supportive to my adventures through life. My current one pregnancy. I've decided to book a regular slot to keep both myself and my baby in order. Energy work is not a luxury it's an essential part of taking responsibility to be as healthy as you can be. I can't recommend Chris's skills enough plus you get the relaxing experience on a boat if you so wish! What could be more perfect � xx More...

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23 July 2018

Well had a Reiki treatment and feet reflexology and all I can say is wow. Felt amazing and how professional he is. This guy sure knows his stuff and would recommend to everyone to try him out. He's very knowledgeable and explains everything so well.
Thanks once again Chris x
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23 July 2018

Flippin awesome!!!
Chris came to mine, I had an Indian massage treatment and reflexology. It was amazing!!! He's super professional and excellent at what he does ( very tolerant of cats and teenagers too)
I would highly recommend you book in with him immediately :) More...

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23 July 2018

I had a Swedish Back Massage on board the narrowboat.
Chris is fantastic and the treatment very therapeutic and relaxing.
Thank you so much :-)

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23 July 2018

Thanks Chris for a wonderful afternoon of treatments. We loved it and Dan said his back feels much better. I loved my treatment and already I feel more vibrant. We will be back. Lovely location and your hands are magical! Of course, not forgetting Lola who is such an amazing and loyal doggie. I enjoyed my cuddles with her � More...

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23 July 2018

I went yesterday to this amazing, chilled relaxing boat for a Swedish back massage and I felt so relaxed. It was so nice and peaceful. The massage was so good and yesterday and today my head and shoulders feel so much lighter?. Would definitely recommend Chris for location and treatments. Can’t wait to go back xxx ‍♀️ More...

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23 July 2018

Super fantastic. Try even if you have reservations its reduced my pain levels and made me feel warm and cosy inside. He is very professional and explains everything. . Absolutely recommended. Saving for the next time. I defo need another session More...

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23 July 2018

I've just spent the most relaxing and vibey time having a massage with Chris and once again he has worked his magic. I can't recommend him enough. Not only do you get a first grade treatment but the whole experience on the calm and peaceful canal boat and cuddles with the gorgeous dog Lola makes for a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of life. Thanks Chris and see you soon! More...

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23 July 2018

Felt lighter in my muscles and so much more relaxed after my taster massage last week! Look forward to a full one soon.

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29 May 2018

Lovely treatment very calm and relaxing looking forward to my next!

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29 May 2018

Chris was very professional & the overall experience was very relaxing. Looking forward to trying more treatments!

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29 May 2018

Chris is a great & very unique massage therapist. Wonderful with kids too!

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29 May 2018

My friend bought me a voucher for my birthday and I have been fortunate enough to have had 3 totally blissful treatments now with Chris. My partner and I headed off to his barge one gorgeous spring day and not only did we both have the most revitalising and rejuvenating reiki session along with a totally indulgent and relaxing Indian head massage. Chris had created a wonderfully zen atmosphere with idyllic music in the background. I can honestly say it was just perfect and exactly what we both needed to recharge and relax. Whilst my partner had his treatments I asked Chris if I could take his totally adorable and well behaved little dog Lola for a stroll down the canal bank, stopping along the way to have a coffee outside a small cafe on the canal bank and chatting with passers by who stopped to make a fuss of Lola. It was really lovely, my partner got to enjoy the same and thoroughly enjoyed his time with Lola. I have since had a head and shoulder massage which was heavenly. Chris is such a nice guy, he totally puts you at ease straight away and has a lovely energy. I can’t wait for my next treatment and can’t recommend Chris enough. Well worth treating yourself or a loved one to this wonderful experience! Namaste Enjoy!! More...

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29 May 2018

Chris is a WONDERFUL therapist, I could not recommend him more! He is so caring and kind.... and he definitely has super healing hands! ! I am totally inspired by how passionate he is about helping others, and I really hope that more people get to experience him, the boat, and lovely little Lola.Big Love to you, Chris.. Until next time :) More...

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29 May 2018

I had the back and shoulder massage from Chris and it was amazing. Really got a lot of the tension out. Highly recommended.

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29 May 2018

I have enjoyed a number of treatments from Chris, predominantly Swedish massage and reflexology. Having never treated myself to anything like it before, I am so glad to have encountered a holistic therapist that is not only professional and knowledgable about his vocation, but also obviously hugely passionate about what he does. His canal boat and the area around it is so tranquil, and a treatment on board is the perfect way to escape the stresses of daily life for a while and indulge in a bit of relaxation (and Chris’s friendly, calming demeanour is totally contagious!).I have also had mobile treatments in the past when it has been more convenient, which have successfully replicated the overall experience in the comfort of my home. I wouldn’t hesistate to recommend Chris’s business to anyone seeking a chance to unwind in their own surroundings; or better still, in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. More...

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29 May 2018

I’ve had many treatments off Chris. Whatever treatment he turns his hand to is always top notch and professional. I highly recommend him. What’s also nice is he works from his boat for a more scenic dreamy affair or from a salon if you prefer that environment. More...

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29 May 2018

5 star Indian head & Swedish back massage with Chris on the most beautiful relaxing boat, super relaxing! See you soon :)

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29 May 2018

Lovely relaxing time on the boat with Chris and Lola. Great face massage and ear candles. I’ll be back!

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3 September 2017

I've just spent the most relaxing and vibey time having a massage with Chris and once again he has worked his magic. I can't recommend him enough. Not only do you get a first grade treatment but the whole experience on the calm and peaceful canal boat and cuddles with the gorgeous dog Lola makes for a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of life. Thanks Chris and see you soon! More...

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Q&As

Providing my clients with amazing treatments to help them get positive results and most importantly.. relax!

After being a therapist part time whilst working full time, I built up a solid client base and was able to take my business to a full time running business on the water.

Coming to relax on a beautiful narrowboat for a reflexology, holistic or massage treatment on the water is a must! A great place to step out of the rat race, relax and unwind. Home visits also available.

Services

Gently working the reflex points of both feet, or hands. Specific points are worked to stimulate organs, nerve endings and energy pathways to dissolve blockages causing ill health.

A relaxing full body massage combining long strokes, kneading and deep palm movements to work out tension, ease the muscles and promote healthy blood circulation. Each massage is adapted to the individual.

Practiced in Indian family rituals for thousands of years, concentrating on the head, face, neck and shoulders, relieving stress, tension, strains and pains.

Stress reduction, relaxation, restoring physical & mental well-being with the added use of healing crystals to work with your chakras to help balance and restore.

Perfect for tired ears, stuffy heads, colds, flus and stress. Bathes your vocal chords & promotes calmness with a gentle none invasive treatment combined with a face / head acupressure massage.

This traditional technique works on the sen lines from the ayurvedic tradition. The foots reflex points are worked gently combined with soothing massage from the knee to the tips of the toes.

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