Our busy lives and busy minds need our permission to rest.

 

 

Qualifying in holistic massage therapy in 1995 I have spent well over 10,000 hours in clinic to date, both privately (www.dancebase.co.uk) and for community health organisations

(see Links page).

 

Privately my clients are obtained through word of mouth and performance agencies. They include dancers/non-dancers and performers of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Frequently offering on-site treatment for performers and crew in theatres and festival venues locally and while on European tours, e.g Rosas dance company.

 

As a sessional therapist for community health organisations I help support clients with diverse issues: mental health, chronic illness and injury, living with cancer, as carers, substance misuse,  isolation , trauma and abuse.

 

From my own background in track and field and, at various times, a practitioner in dance, Capoeira, yoga and Pilates I am  aware of the holistic health benefits of movement and encourage clients to include regular mindful stretching and movement in their lives and be responsible for their own health as much as possible. 

 

Feedback convinces me of the power of massage, especially by using the

NO HANDS® massage approach,
in bringing positive change and empowerment to those who

seek it.

 

I aim to be as accessible as possible

to a wide variety of clients, 
charging on a sliding scale and sometimes accepting suitable

barter exchanges.

 

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

ITEC 1995

(International Therapeutic Examination Council)

 

AOSM 2001

(Academy of On-Site Massage)

 

MISA 2005

(Massage In Schools Programme)

 

Counselling Skills 2007

 

Advanced NO HANDS® Massage 2009

 

One Year Mastery Level NO HANDS® Massage 2010

 

One year NO HANDS® Massage

trainer assistant 2012

 

Level 1 Iris Cancer Partnership: Massage for People Living with Cancer 2012

 

NO HANDS® Sports Massage 2013

 

NO HANDS® Deep Tissue Massage 2014

 

On-going annual NO HANDS® Massage and other touch and movement based courses.

Massage invites us:

 

to just stop and take time out to enjoy some quality time in the present. 

Here we have an opportunity to remember how good therapeutic touch feels and to enjoy physical contact particularly for those of us living alone

 

to ease excess physical and mental tension and stress, aches, pains and strains. By increasing fluidity and ease of movement in our bodies we can reduce the likelihood of injury or trauma or

speed up recovery afterwards

 

to maintain good health, balance and a sense of connection with our whole self

 

to gain insight into the interconnection of our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, actions and outlook

 

to value ourselves and increase feelings of hope, vision, purpose and confidence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as offering Massage…


I feel a deep connection with Nature so spend as much time as I can just being in it as well as capturing moments through photography and journaling.

 

On my allotment I seek to create a space which is fluid, contemplative, inspiring and productive.
To me it is a retreat, an outdoor studio and an occasional gathering space – especially at harvest times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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