11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Deep Tissue Massage (inc. mobilisation)

Deep Tissue Massage aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.

I have been working as a Complementary Therapist for 8 years. Since I was a child I have always felt a deep infinity with nature which sparked my interest in Holistic Therapies. I look to natural forms of healing as way of treating mind, body and spirit , which with all the day to day stresses of modern life can become out of balance, creating tension and illness , both physically and mentally in ourselves.
I am trained in a wide range of therapies such as Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and  Seated Acupressure as well as Spa treatments such as Scrubs , Body Wraps and Facials.
Many of these therapies originated in the Far East thousands of years ago and their roots can be found in Ayurvedic and  Chinese traditions. They treat the person as a whole rather than the isolated symptoms. Massage and reflexology not only relax the body and mind, but boost the immune system, release natural endorphins that can combat depression and anxiety, aid lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, tone the muscles, and release blockages in the energy channels  resulting in increased vitality and energy.
I believe the more we listen to our body’s messages the more it responds with increased health and vitality. We all deserve a bit of time out for ourselves to relax, switch off and recuperate in an environment where we can feel tranquil and safe. Holistic Therapies are to me a stepping stone on the pathway to self love, self awareness and spiritual development, where the needs of our body , mind and spirit are nurtured as a whole.

Qualifications

I trained at City of Bath College where I qualified in Complementary Therapies (VTCT Level 3) in 2011 and then Spa Therapies (VTCT level 3 ) in 2013.

Professional Bodies

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists FHT

Days at Neal’s Yard

Saturday 9.30am-6.00pm & Sunday  10.30am – 5.00pm. Alternate weeks.

Web Page & Facebook

For more information visit my website : www.calmingminervasholistictherapiesbath.com

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Having previously been a farmer, natural builder, Japanese translator, a sergeant in the US Marine Corps & Army, a hippy  Ayres Gipson, CMT, EMBA, NCTMB (US) is nationally-certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork in the US.  A native of Northern California, Ayres lived at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, working as a massage therapist and apprenticing as an Esalen®  massage instructor.  He has practiced various bodywork forms in spas, healing centres, clinical settings, and in private practice for over 18 years.  Ayres has led and assisted professional certification courses and professional development courses for bodyworkers in the US and the UK.  He now calls Pembrokeshire, West Wales his home, with practices in Narberth, Bristol & Bath, and St. Margaret’s, London.

Sessions Offered

Insight (about an hour of table time): includes a full-body check-in with time to focus on a specific area or structure of the body.  I use insightful assessment and effective therapeutic techniques such as postural integration, sports massage, trigger point, craniosacral and myo-facial work, followed by skilled deep tissue and flowing Esalen massage for those troubled areas.

Integrative (about 1.5 hours): very popular and truly holistic, this session includes a full-body check-in and a multi-approach, full-body, flowing Esalen massage.  Plenty of time to focus on specific areas and integrate all into a complete whole – a bespoke, spontaneous, multiple-modality, eclectic, and explorative, bodywork experience.

Deep Integration (2 hours): this session is for all lovers and connoisseurs of massage and bodywork.  Plenty of time for including therapies such as deep lymphatic drainage, craniosacral work, energy balancing, and more.  Lots of time to enter timelessness – therapeutic and deeply integrative.

Qualifications

Certified Massage Therapist & Craniosacral Therapist, assistant tutor & tutor for both Polarity Therapy and Professional Training Course ~ Monterey Institute of Touch, Carmel Valley, CA

Esalen massage Therapist ~ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

MTI ‘conversion’, assistant tutor for Professional Training Course ~ Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, Bristol, UK

Professional Bodies

In the process of re-joining Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association.

Days at Neal’s Yard

Occasional weekends.

Website

Working Wed Afternoons, Fridays & Saturdays

Anna’s passion for complementary therapies started when she received a short reflexology session, which helped to release pain that she had. She decided to study Reflexology to be in the position to support others. She qualified as a Reflexologist in 2008 and went on to gain her Diploma in Holistic Massage two years later.

She has been constantly upgrading her knowledge and skills by attending reflexology, massage and healing workshops.

She has been supporting different types of people, specializing in dealing with stress and stress related conditions and also supporting people that face emotional challenges. She tailors each session according to client’s needs, adjusting the pressure and using her nurturing touch to encourage the state of relaxation and supporting the release of blockages and tension.

Qualifications

IEB Diploma in Reflexology 2008

Reflexology in Preconception, Pregnancy and Post Natal Care 2009

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage 2010

Myofascial Release CThA 2010

Thai Herb Compress Massage 2012

Advanced Level Practitioner and Teacher of Transference Healing 2012

Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork Training 2019

Kinetic Chain Release 2019

Professional Bodies

Member of CThA

Days at Neal’s Yard

Friday 9.30 – 6pm and Sunday 11 – 5pm (& Wed 2 – 6pm until March 2020)

TRANSFERENCE HEALING: Please contact Anna for appointment

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I offer a versatile service in bodywork. With ten years experience, I have gained an understanding about how our lifestyles directly affect our body’s systems.

Through massage I focus on releasing tension caused by physical and emotional patterns I have an intuitive and gentle approach to relieving stress from todays busy environment providing a specialised service that helps to support people under modern day pressures like stress at work, multi-tasking mothers, separation, difficult relationships, loneliness and bereavement.  I offer a wide range of therapies which are tailor made for the clients’ needs and offer after care advice,

Qualifications

2010 Indian Head Massage Certificate Lucis College,The Guild Holistic Therapists

2011 Therapeutic Massage ITEC Diploma Level 3

2011 Anatomy & Physiology ITEC Diploma Level 3

2012 Reflexology ITEC Diploma Level 3

2014 Crystal Healing Certificate Lucis College, The Guild Holistic Therapists

2014 Emotional Freedom Technique Certificate Lucis College

2014 Ayurvedic Face Lift Certificate Lucis College, The Guild of Holistic Therapists

2018 Aromatouch Technique Certificate Dr.David K. Hill, Chief Medical Officer

2018 Luxury Beauty Facial Diploma Associated Beauty Therapists

2018 Pregnancy/ Abdominal Massage Diploma Gateway

2018 Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Diploma Gateway

2019 Myofascial Release Diploma Gateway

2019 Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Facial Ines Willis

Professional Bodies

Member of the International Federation of Reflexologists

Days at Neal’s Yard

Monday – one a month 2 – 6pm but do call for availability

Also available for home visits – women only – ring Beth directly on 07443 625 638

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I grew up in the North East of Scotland in a beautiful forest, and was immersed in plants from a young age. If I had a sore throat my mother would send me to the garden to pick herbs to make a gargle.  She took me to massage workshops when I was five, and I did my first degree in Reiki when I was eight. These experiences influenced me from a young age and have been deep in my heart.

I travelled to Thailand to learn Thai Yoga Massage and trained in a variety of techniques including Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Table Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Thai Herbal Ball Massage and Tok Sen, an ancient technique taught in the temples by monks. I am also trained to teach Thai Massage. We worked with boys at a youth offenders borstal, and we worked with mentally and physically disabled, and Elderly patients, in care homes.

Thai Yoga Massage is like a beautifully choreographed dance that invokes the deepest of peace. It is an ancient art which has been practiced for over 2,500 years. It involves a symbiosis of acupressure and stretching techniques, sometimes referred to as ‘lazy yoga’. Thai Massage works along the energy lines, (called Sen lines) in the body. These lines are correlated with Chinese Qi meridians.

Swedish Massage is designed to soothe, relax and relieve the body and the mind. It eases stress and tension with a variety of techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and tapotement.

Deep Tissue Massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to work deeper into the layers of muscle and soft tissue. The nature of Deep Tissue Massage means that it is really effective in treating chronic conditions. The pressure, stripping and friction techniques break down knots and lactic acid crystals and improve circulation to bring relief and relaxation.

Herbal Medicine is also referred to as phytomedicine, and is a tradition that involves using plants for medicinal purposes. Different parts of the plants can be used to make medicines, including the leaves, flowers, berries, bark, roots and seeds.  A Qualified Medical Herbalist has a BSc or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine, and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP.

I have been practicing Herbal Medicine and bodywork for five years, and I have worked in a variety of settings, including Herbal First Aid (and E.M.R – Emergency Medical Responder) at festivals. This has given me a lot of experience working with both acute and chronic complaints.

I have experience in a variety of techniques and often blend the different styles, tailoring the treatment to the individual needs of the client. The most popular treatment is a synergy of styles such as Swedish to warm and soften the muscles, DTM to release deep tension and lactic acid crystals and Thai stretches to clear, open and realign the body.  I often use Herbal Medicine to complement body work treatments, such as calming teas and healing balms.  I combine gentleness and care with strength and presence to provide the perfect treatment.

I use herbs, hands and heart, working in harmony, to empower and inspire people to health and vitality for themselves, and for the world.

Qualifications

Thai Massage Diploma                                         2013

Therapeutic Thai massage Diploma                  2013

Thai Herbal Ball Massage Diploma                    2013

Thai Foot Massage Diploma                                2013

Thai Table Massage Diploma                              2013

Teaching Thai Massage Diploma                       2013

Swedish Massage ITEC Diploma                       2014

Deep Tissue Massage                                           2014

E.M.R (Emergency Medical Responder)          2014

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine NIMH                 2017

Professional Bodies

N.I.M.H – National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Days at Neal’s Yard

Presently ad hoc – ring to find out more

Website

www.ishaherbsandhands.co.uk

https://www.nimh.org.uk/

 

 

Working Sundays

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I’m passionate about many forms of alternative health and complementary medicine, but holistic massage therapy is my chosen path of expertise. I started out on a completely different path in life, studying politics and economics up to Master’s level at the London School of Economics. After spending a few years working for some well-known international organisations, I took the decision to embark on a career change to pursue my passions of holistic healing and organic living.

After gaining some experience in these areas during my travels around the world, I returned home and studied to MTI level 4 (CertHE) in Holistic Massage Therapy under a master Osteopath and Massage Therapist. This course also included a solid grounding in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, so if you suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal or immune disorder, I’ll approach your needs as an individual. However, should you simply need a relaxing massage, you will be in good hands too!

Qualifications

MTI (level 4) in Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

(Holistic Massage with a grounding in Swedish, deep tissue and remedial techniques)

Professional Bodies

Member of the Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Friday 6.30 – 9.30pm and Sunday 10.30 – 5pm

Working Mondays

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Giacomo was born and grew up in the North-East of Italy. He moved to UK in 2014 to begin his studies in Herbal Medicine. He graduated in Herbal Medicine BSc(Hons) at the University of Lincoln in 2017 and then moved Bristol to attain a diploma in Holistic massage at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork in 2018.
In September 2019 he designed a unique way to combine Herbal Medicine and Bodywork which he called Naturopathic Massage Therapy (NMT). NMT focuses on treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions holistically using manual therapy, nutritional/ lifestyle advice and medicinal herbs as therapeutic tools.
In his bodywork curriculum, Giacomo has been working with a large variety of ailments varying from trauma/tissue dysfunction such as sport injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, postural complications, neurological and pain disorders to psychologically-derived ailments such as stress, anxiety and chronic emotional tension; This background allowed him to develop a typology of bodywork which is both specific/remedial and intuitive/holistic.
Giacomo is currently undertaking a diploma course in Sport and Remedial massage at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. Among his other qualifications he holds a certificate in Facial Acupressure, Complete Manual Therapy and FREC3 First aid.
Giacomo is member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Qualifications

-BSc (Hons) Herbal medicine – Lincoln University 2017
-Dip Holistic Massage – BCMB 2018
-CPD Facial acupressure – BCMB 2019
-CPD Complete Manual Therapy – Royal United Hospital Bath – 2019

Professional Bodies

-National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NMH)
-Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Website

Days at Neal’s Yard

Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm