I have built the foundations of Touch Therapy over many years, without being consciously aware this is where I was heading! As with anything I do, I work with enthusiasm, curiousity, energy and enjoyment, which I believe reflects in my practice.
I work intuitively and by listening, not only to you and what you want, but also with my hands, so each treatment is unique and aims to meet the needs of you, the client on that particular day.
My ‘journey’ has included developing my interest in complementary therapies, actively seeking ways of healthy living, training as a Counsellor and finally arriving as a Holistic Therapist following the completion of a rigorous training at Central College Nottingham in Holistic Massage and Anatomy/Physiology.
I have since studied Hopi Ear Candle treatment, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Seated Chair massage, Hot Stonefusion, Holistic Medical Massage and Tsuboki Japanese Face Massage so that I can offer an integrated treatment package to suit your needs.
I continue to develop and update my techniques by further reading, studying and regularly attending workshops and seminars on more advanced techniques.
I am the joint Co-ordinator for the Nottingham branch of the Federation of Holistic Therapists Local Support Group. Not only is the group a valuable source of support, networking and information for local therapists, its mission is to also to promote awareness of complementary therapies and provide a central point of contact for the public. Feel free to contact me or my co-Co-ordinator, Jayne Newsome at The White House, Bestwood – 0115 962 2924 or browse the FHT website.
In addition to my individual client work, I work in the corporate sector, offering a stress-busting seated chair massage to staff in their workplace.
I work with vulnerably housed people with mental health problems at a Framework Housing project in Nottingham. I offer the full range of complementary therapies once a fortnight and in the intervening week I offer nail care, hand/arm/ back massage as a Therapeutic Care volunteer for the British Red Cross. I am also a Therapeutic Care Trainer for BRC training volunteers who then deliver the TC service in a variety of placements such as hospitals, daycare centres and prisons. In addition, I offer commercial training with the BRC to workers from a wide of organisations such as care homes, activity centres for the elderly and disabled, or any organisation where clients may benefit from Therapeutic Care.
I have trained with RESTUK which provides stress massage to rescuers in crisis situations. This is a relatively new charity founded by Kim Woolridge and Lynne Woods who worked with Carolina Emergency Response Massage Team in New York following the 9/11 disaster. Kim and her team are now working hard to establish links with front-line rescue organisations to become part of the frontline response teams which would be called up in times of critical incidents.
In any spare time, I enjoy gardening, walking, art films, creating mosaic wall plaques and garden pots and most of all, relaxing with and enjoying my family and friends.