Caroline originally trained with the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training and has done additional training in Warm Bamboo. Caroline became increasingly interested in massage after attending an open day at SCMT followed by further training. She is fully insured and trained in hot bamboo-, therapeutic- and deep tissue massage. Caroline is CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) registered. Caroline has previously owned a small dog walking and dog grooming business which she has now passed to her daughter to make more time for massage. Book an appointment with Caroline
CNHC reg., SCMT Dip., MTI reg. Laarni is an accomplished therapist with more than 22 years experience plus has a background as a nurse and midwife. She is a qualified Sports massage therapist and qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage and Myofascial Release, which she integrates into her treatments. She offers therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage, myofascial release and hot stones massage. As a midwife Laarni is also well placed to do pregnancy massage. Deep tissue massage Therapeutic massage Manual Lymph Drainage massage Sports massage Hot stones massage Myofascial release Pregnancy massage Book an appointment with Laarni
DS (Dip Shiatsu), NSS (Northern School of Shiatsu), ESS (European School of Shiatsu), OMSTC (Oriental Medicine Shiatsu Training Certificate), NHS (Academy of Natural and alternative Sciences) My name is Anna Galanaki and I was born and raised in Greece. For many years I worked in the Fashion Industry, making sure that people would look as close to perfection as possible. Although I had the opportunity to make them look beautiful it was only about their appearance. My internal need to help people not only look better but also feel better was unfulfilled. As this need was growing bigger and bigger, my decision to turn to Holistic Therapies was an easy one to make. I had finally found purpose in my life. My first Diplomas had to do with Holistic Massage and Facial, Aroma and Hot Stones Therapies. This initation to the Holistic approach of the Being was the first motive for me to start researching the Ancient Greek Medicine. The Elements, the Laws of Nature, the power of Emotions, the power of Herbs, they were all there! What a different approach from the Western Medicine that we are used to! I realised then that the knowledge of Western Sciences of Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology were only the additional tools to work with. From Ancient Greek Medicine to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu was the most natural next step to make and the most fascinating of all other Therapies to choose. Practising Shiatsu means that you keep on observing, searching and studying until you find the way to treat the cause of the disease and not the symptom. The Art of Healing! After having my first Shiatsu Diploma in Athens, which was followed by other bodywork techniques like Sotai, and as my School is a branch of the European Shiatsu School of London, I decided to have my second Diploma here in the UK. The Northern School of Shiatsu based in Sheffield gave me that opportunity. Many CPD Certificates with expert Teachers from all over the world followed. The Aim is always the same: Helping people! Shiatsu Pregnancy Shiatsu Deep Tissue massage Hot stones Therapeutic massage Holistic face treatment Three ancient healing techniques combination (Hot Stones Shiatsu) Book an appointment with Anna!
DipRemMassage* (SSNT), CertIV Massage** (SSNT), CFP*** (Australian Feldenkrais Institute), FGUK, MLD UK – CDT/DLT (Vodder), CNHC reg. Movement is life. Without movement, there is no life. I love working with people who want to improve their quality of life, and I do that by helping them improve their quality of movement. I have always loved giving massages – as a teenager my friends used to ask me to sort out sore necks, backs and shoulders. While studying music performance as a classical singer at university in Melbourne, Australia, I was introduced to all sorts of body work modalities, including remedial massage and the Feldenkrais Method. Eventually my natural interest and skill turned into a trained professional career, which I was following whilst doing a masters degree in music performance. I ran my own business, the Opera Studio & Wellbeing Centre, which combined all three interests. My clients ranged from students to professional musicians, singers, actors and athletes, from children to aged and palliative care. They included people with healthy bodies wishing to improve their day to day functionality or performance, people with acquired brain injuries, chronic pain, CFS, CP, MS, Parkinsons, stroke patients, amputees, mental health issues, rehab clients and pregnant women. There were labourers, office workers, managers, firefighters, farmers, artists. There were children with development or learning difficulties. There were people wanting to function better in their everyday life, at work and at home. I taught Feldenkrais classes at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, University of Melbourne to Music, Drama, Dance and Music Theatre students. I also taught massage and remedial massage at the Victorian Fitness Academy. I now live in Sheffield, and have joined the team at Therapy Room Sheffield. I am passionate about helping my clients feel better, and work towards the optimal functioning of their body. Anything you are good at, you can get better at! What is it that you are interested in? What are you curious about? Are you making the most comfortable and efficient use of your body? Do you want to move more freely? Make an appointment, and let’s see what we can discover together. *Diploma of Remedial Massage, **Certificate IV Massage Therapy Practice – Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne Australia; ***CFP= Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (Melb3 FPTP), MMusPerf (VCAM), BMus (Uni Melbourne), CertIV TAE, DBS Check, CNHC registered Remedial & Sports Massage In a remedial massage session, I use a variety of techniques tailored to each individual client. These may include elements of, but are not limited to, myofascial release, Shiatsu, resistance stretching, deep tissue massage, reflexology, effleurage, petrissage, MET, trigger points, joint and limb movements, acupressure, sports massage, intra-oral work, and oscillation. Feldenkrais Method The Feldenkrais Method is a learning method based in movement. It breaks down the patterns and habits we form over our lifetime, exploring them in a gentle and non-judgemental way, and rebuilds the patterns so we can move more easily and efficiently. 1:1 lessons are called Functional Integration lessons, or FI. These are usually on a Feldenkrais table, which is shorter and wider than a normal massage table. The practitioner uses touch, movement, and guided awareness to help direct the attention and curiosity of the client (or student). Often movement patterns are broken down into smaller components and explored out of context. When the separate components are linked back together, there is often more detail, awareness and choice of movement available. There are also voice led classes, usually in groups, called Awareness Through Movement lessons, or ATM. These also explore movement patterns, and the student is encouraged to discover more about their own movements, habits and patterns via small, comfortable movements. I am a member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK. Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Combined Decongestive Therapy/Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (MLD CDT/DLT) The Vodder method of manual lymphatic drainage is recommended for a wide range of conditions. The relaxing and decongesting effects of this gentle therapy can be surprisingly powerful for acute as well as chronic symptoms. My advanced training in this method, combined decongestive therapy/decongestive lymphatic therapy means also that I can treat lymphoedema clients, including measuring and bandaging. Neal’s Yard Remedies Organics (NYRO) Neal’s Yard Remedies Organics is a UK based company providing ethical, organic, health and beauty products. I am an independent consultant with NYRO. The Therapy Room will be stocking a small supply of these high quality products for direct sale, as well as being able to take orders from our clients in order to help support your ongoing health and wellbeing. NYRO products include award winning skin care products to suit any skin type, as well as superfoods, supplements, teas, health boosters, creams and salves, essential oils and diffusers, bath and shower products, hair care, makeup, organic care for mothers and babies, men’s range and aluminium free deodorants. There are great gift ideas, and if you are interested in hosting a party or workshop, please have a chat. Book an appointment with Marilla
My fascination with massage began at an early age, when massage was very much part of my childhood in Germany. My other passion are languages, and I hold a degree in Applied Languages and Cultural Studies from a German University. After working for 12 years as a translator, I decided to eventually train in Holistic Therapeutic Massage with the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training (SCMT), which laid the sound foundation for a person-centered, mindful approach to massage. In 2007, I made the switch from translator to massage therapist and have never looked back. Making this fascination my career did, however, only get me more hooked on the subject, and I have since trained in various forms of massage related bodywork. What I would like to achieve with my work is, on the one hand to raise the client’s awareness of their own bodies and where they are holding tension, and on the other to provide them with the possibility of relaxing, unwinding, de-knotting mentally and physically. I believe that massage can help to break out of learned postural patterns, and we may do a postural analysis to see if we can get a better picture of where you are holding your tension. By integrating effective techniques into the massage session, you will get a longer lasting benefit and relief from soft tissue related conditions. Aftercare advice may include advice on self-massage to tackle trigger points and particularly tight areas in between sessions. My training includes therapeutic and deep tissue massage (including trigger point techniques), myofascial release, seated acupressure massage, the Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), and holistic sports & remedial massage. Research and continuous professional training ensure that I am up to date with my knowledge. As a receiver of plenty of massage myself, I know that client comfort is an important prerequisite to be able to fully let go. You can expect hot towels, a highly adjustable table, and of course plenty of cushions for support – not as a luxury, but standard. I started work as an assistant teacher on SCMT massage courses in 2008 and was formally accredited as a massage tutor by the Massage Training Institute at the beginning of 2013, after having completed a teaching qualification (CTLLS). At the Therapy Room, I also deliver workshops on how to look after your lymph-system, facial self-care, safe stretching with muscle energy techniques, and more. Skills Sports & Remedial Massage Manual Lymph Drainage Deep Tissue Massage Myofascial Release Holistic Facial Therapeutic Massage Hot Stones Massage Seated Acupressure Massage and Indian Head Massage RhythmMobility Book an appointment with Eva
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