I have always been aware of power of therapeutic touch and the benefits it can have on so many different levels. We know that physically massage helps to ease tired and sore muscles, improve circulation, nerve function and joint mobility. But as importantly, it can provide the caring, non-intrusive touch we long for. It can soothe the busy mind and reduce stress, helping us to feel nurtured, valued and generally more balanced. Especially in these times of uncertainty and stress, it can help ground us in our bodies.
After several years of teaching in the Early Years, I decided to follow my passion. I trained at the highly regarded Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, gaining a Level 4 in Holistic Massage and Bodywork. I joined the professional body MTI and became a fully insured with Balens.
Having learnt and embedded many techniques (deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, stretching, mobilisations & subtle energy work) I went on to train in Hands Free Massage. This way of working focusses on using forearm and elbow with high sensitivity and awareness to work slowly and deeply. Alongside flowing stokes, I use these tools to apply firmer, more effective pressure and save straining my hands.
I am committed to always furthering my learning through CPD and attend workshops, regular supervision groups and do skill swaps with other practitioners. I really love what I do and feel it's a privilege to be able to work with people in this way.
Skills and Qualifications
Diploma in Holistic Massage and Bodywork, BCMB, MTI
Level 4 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, BCMB
Deep Tissue Massage, Andy Fagg
Releasing the Neck, Andy Fagg
Freeing the Shoulders, Darien Pritchard
Hands Free Massage, Leora Sharp
Chair Massage, Jacqueline Kelly
First Aid Course, St John Ambulance
I am a member of the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I am insured with Balens and have an up-to-date First Aid Certificate.