11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Massage (Holistic)

July 18, 2015

This involves a variety of techniques designed to relax muscles, increase oxygen in the blood and release toxins from muscles. Stroking in the direction of the heart stimulates circulation and flushes the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes, all of which help shorten recovery time after muscle strain. As well as providing specific medical benefits, holistic massage improves general health and wellbeing.

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

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

I gained a special interest in holistic health, wellness and natural beauty on my travels around the world. Having worked in the fashion industry for many years and still modelling well into my fifties -I have had a vested interest in how to look and feel ones best totally naturally!

I am trained in Reiki, Cranio-Sacral Therapy , Reflexologist AOR and specialise in maternity treatments often combining aromatherapy, massage and reflexology. Rejuvanessence and Facial Energy Release- face therapy. Qualified in Advanced Massage in 1990 and became an IFPA registered Aromatherapist and Rejuvanessence® practitioner in 1991.

Please take a look at my own website carolinejosling.com

My treatments often draw on a mélange of all these techniques with a strong holistic lean; I offer advice on how to optimise health naturally with life- style and supplements suggestions whilst complementing any conventional medical treatment. In a busy and often stressful world I believe that treatments can restore and revive the person, as well as offering support whilst going through a stressful time, recovering from illness, low energy or grief. Treatments can help to release pent up stress and tension to help you regain balance.

I have run many practitioner trainings since 2004 /2013 for The International Institute of Rejuvanessence and now run practitioner trainings in Facial Energy Release-face therapy.

Facial Energy Release – face therapy

This is a wonderful life-enhancing therapy that soothes away the ravages of modern life. Unique fingertip holistic therapy also known as “Angels Touch”.

It includes gentle, very precise massage of the 91 muscles of the face, neck skull and shoulders whilst also working on facial connective tissue making it more elastic and flexible.

As well as looking younger, clients often say that they feel invigorated, rejuvenated, healing.  Blissfully hypnotic touch works on lymph, acupuncture points releasing blocked energy and tension. A course of Facial Energy Release comprises of six sessions of 80 minutes each working on different groups of connective tissue and muscles.

Qualifications

ITEC anatomy and physiology 1990
Aromatherapy ITEC 1990
International School of Therapeutic Massage Advanced Massage,1 and 2 1990
International Institute of Rejuvanessence 1991
International Federation of Aromatherapy exam 1991
Aromatherapy Associates Diploma 1991
Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy (including Reflexology) for treating Obstetrics 1999
REIKI 1 & 2 1997
Cranio Sacral therapy 1 and 2 Upledger 2000
Reflexology AOR 2008
Spinal reflexology 2008
Reflexology Obstetrics (Central College of Reflexology) 2007
Maternity Reflexology part 1 and 2 by Susanne Enzer 2010

Professional Bodies

International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists MIFPA
Association of Reflexologists MAOR
Association of Light touch therapists

British Complementary Medicine Association

Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 9.30am-1.30pm

Website

carolinejosling.com

Maxine Kear

I have been practicing as a therapist since 1991. I trained first in Therapeutic Massage and started my practice in London  and eventually moved to the West country.

I trained in Health Kinesiology and also Reiki 1 and 2 and have recently completed a course in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Clifton practice in Bristol.

I love what I do and am very excited about working as a Hypnotherapist. To help someone change their life for the better, reach a goal that they felt was out of their reach or unlearn old unwanted habits by the power of positive thoughts and action.

Qualifications

Therapeutic Massage Diploma with The College of Holistic Medicine
Reiki I and II
Health Kinesiology Diploma
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Professional Bodies

Member of Kinesiology Federation
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Alternate Sundays 11am-4pm (5pm BST)

Website

maxinekearhypnotherapy.co.uk

Keiko KishimotoSince I first trained as a holistic therapist, I have constantly updated my skill and knowledge.  Now I offer a wide range of holistic treatments and, depending on your needs or conditions I carefully choose your treatment plan with you. All my treatments are tailor made to ensure you have a truly holistic experience.

I use combinations of different techniques for my massages which allow me to range from a firm pressure to a delicate touch, which helps to release the tension seated in any depth of tissue.
I have an extensive knowledge of aromatherapy and use this for my treatments. Aromatherapy and holistic treatments work wonderfully together and I take pride in this combination which helps not only reduce physical problems but may also bring emotional relief as well. My treatments are always based on ‘de-stressing’ and you can feel both physically and mentally lighter after my treatment.

Maternity and gynaecological care also feature heavily in my range of treatments. My extensive training in this field brings a deep understanding of the needs of women and enables me to extend my treatments to help with hormonal, physical and emotional changes for any stages of women’s life.

Qualifications

Diploma in Swedish body massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology( VTCT)
Diploma in Indian Head massage( VTCT)
Diploma in Stone therapy ( VTCT)
Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy ( VTCT)
Certificate in Hand free massage
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy and Oriental Diagnosis (ITHMA)
Advanced Certificate in aromatherapy and massage in Pregnancy (ITHMA)
Manual lymphatic drainage – basic body & therapy 1 (Dr Vodder Schule)
Maternity reflexology – Part1& Part 2(Susanne Enzer)
Diploma in Natural Face lift massage
Usui Reiki – 3rd Degree ( in Japan)
Jikiden Reiki- Shoden, Okuden
Aura-Soma Colour Therapy, Advanced
Certificate in Emergency first aid (St. John Ambulance)

Professional Bodies

Member of the Complementary &Natural Health care Council (CNHC) – for Massage therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki

Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists(FHT)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Friday 9:30am – 6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm (till 5pm in the Summer)

Website

keikokishimoto.co.uk

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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

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage 2010

Reflexology in Preconception, Pregnancy and Post Natal Care 2009

Thai Herb Compress Massage 2012

Advanced Level Practitioner and Teacher of Transference Healing 2012

Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork Training 2019

Professional Bodies

Member of CThA

Days at Neal’s Yard

MASSAGE: Friday 9.30 – 6pm and Sunday 11 – 5pm

HEALING: Tuesday 2pm – 6pm

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/

 

 

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

I trained at The College of Classical Massage (based in Brighton) under college Principle Michael Gibbons.  I regularly assist the Principal of CCM in teaching the new Holistic Massage Diploma students encompassing all areas of massage technique, good posture and general student support.

I have been hugely influenced by my Grandfather who initially trained in medicine, but embraced a new career in complementary medicine in his 50s. He had a successful Osteopathy, Acupuncture & Homoeopathy practice. He treated the whole family and encouraged me to pursue massage, regularly inviting me to observe him at work.

I massaged all my children when they were babies and now they are teenagers who enjoy a variety of sports including Kickboxing, Boxing, Rugby, Basketball and sedentary gaming, they continue to benefit from my skills!!

Meeting a new client, I observe closely individual posture and gait and after a full consultation to gain a medical history and knowledge on any repetitive physical actions they may be doing to adversely affect their body’s balance, I design a bespoke treatment to suit their needs.
I never tire of the joy I feel witnessing the “before & after” effect, the profound difference the power of touch can have!

My regular clients include Teachers, Nurses, Musicians, Artists, Chefs, Physiotherapists, Midwives, Hairdressers, Yoga teachers, Builders, Camera men, Prison Officers, Gardeners, Actors, children and other Therapists.

Qualifications

Diploma in Holistic Massage 2009

Diploma in Sports & Injury massage 2010

Further courses/qualifications;

Pregnancy massage

On-site massage

Myofascial Release

Reiki 1

Bach Flower Remedy courses 1 & 2.

…and I attend regular CPD courses.

Professional Bodies

Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesday 2pm-6pm

 

I offer a wide range of holistic therapies specializing in emotional support and stress relief. I work holistically with all my clients and believe that we all have an individual path to follow for our own healing.

As a practitioner I am always led by my client and the needs of the moment. My role is to facilitate a healing process that already exists within each of us. I work within my professional framework whilst at the same time maintaining a flexibility that acknowledges the uniqueness of each client.

I offer Aromatherapy Massage, Bach Flower Remedies, Reflexology and Reiki.

Qualifications

TCM Pregnancy Reflexology 2019

Bach Flower Remedies Level 3 Practitioner 2018

Reiki Master 2017

Master Practitioner NLP 2016

Diploma in Reflexology 1996

Aromatherapy Diploma 1996
Body Massage 1996

Professional Bodies

FHT – Federation of Holistic Therapists

ANLP The Association for NLP

Days at Neal’s Yard

Alternate weekends:

Saturday 9.30am  – 6pm

Sunday  10.30am-5pm

 

Leora Sharp - Healing massage and bodywork

Specialisation

I am here to help women through difficult times. I offer safe and supportive massage during bereavement, illness and any other mentally and emotionally challenging and stressful times.

About Leora

The treatments are deeply nurturing, relaxing, restorative, therapeutic and healing. Each treatment is different and together, we plan each session according to your needs.

The sessions can be gentle and will leave you peaceful and nurtured. We will also explore post treatment self-care options.

I respect you, your modesty and your privacy – it’s all about you.

Through massage and bodywork we can work effectively to remove tension and niggling knots that build through stress. Working therapeutically and energetically, we can release emotional blockages and effectively support, guide and empower you to keep moving forward.

Nurturing massage can also be beneficial for your family, so they too can feel restored and supported.

I look forward to supporting your body, mind and soul with effective care.

I have been doing massage since 2007 and trained at Andy Fagg’s Bristol School of Massage and Bodywork.

Qualifications

MTI Diploma in Holistic Massage

Reiki I & II

Professional Bodies

Member of the Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 2pm-6pm

Website

freemyself.net