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Merry Christmas from all of us at Bridge Health & Wellbeing

Dec 20, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we would like to thank our clients and colleagues for another fantastic year at Bridge Health & Wellbeing.

We have been delighted to welcome several new team members over the past 12 months, including physiotherapists Josephine Garofalides and Mareen Frost and massage therapist Sharon Sawyer.

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During the year, we hosted several events, including a Spring into Wellness evening in March, a Running Advice Clinic in July and a Winter Wellbeing evening in November. It is always a pleasure to welcome visitors through the doors and open our space to local businesses that complement our health and wellbeing services.

Group of people at Spring wellness event at Bridge Health & Wellbeing in Christchurch, Dorset  People at running well event in Christchurch Dorset Groups of women holding beaulieu candles

Highlights of the year included winning the Outstanding Business of the Year at the Christchurch Business Awards and being shortlisted for the Dorset Business Awards Best New Business.

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It was an honour to see our Aquaid elephant water pump installed in Africa and raise funds for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance this year. We were very proud to see the local martial arts athletes we sponsored pick up golds for Great Britain at the World Martial Arts Games in July.

Bridge Health & Wellbeing water pump in Africa Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance staff on task world martial arts championships golds

Now, we prepare to take a break and spend time with our families over Christmas.

Studio Wellbeing classes finish at 10:15 on Friday, 22nd December, for a two-week break.

All classes restart on Monday, 8th January. Please ensure you are booked into your regular class in January before you break for the holidays. Several new courses are starting, including our Create Your Calm course with Erica and our Grit & Grace women’s empowerment circle with Sharon.


Christmas opening hours for clinical appointments are:

  • Friday 22nd December – 8:00 – 13:00
  • Saturday 23rd December to Tues 26th December – CLOSED
  • Wednesday 27th December – 8:00 – 12:00
  • Thursday 28th December – 8:00 – 12:00
  • Friday 29th December – 8:00 – 12:00
  • Saturday 30th December & Monday 1st January – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 2nd January – Return to normal opening hours

If you need help with pain or injury, check our latest availability and book your initial or follow up appointment online.


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you to the clinic in 2024. Thank you for all your support this year. We couldn’t do it without you all!

Paul & Louise O'Connell, founders of Bridge Health & Wellbeing

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