SCMT Dip. My interest in massage comes as part of a lifelong fascination and exploration into the art and science of healing. I believe that the body has an innate impulse to return to a state of wellness and that there is much we can do to encourage it in this direction. As a practitioner, it is my intention to help clients both through periods of dis-ease as well as providing them with the tools to support themselves to remain well. A qualified Massage Therapist (L4) (MTI) and Medical Herbalist (BSc) (NIMH), I have much experience in supporting people on their healing journey toward balance in body, mind and spirit – acknowledging the three as deeply entwined. At the Therapy Room, myself and the client may also do some work with herbal medicines – alongside massage – if this is something you are interested in. Massage can be an excellent way to reconnect with our bodies. It can help us to retrain our nervous systems to remember how to relax, pulling us out of our often over-expressed ‘fight or flight mode’ back into ‘rest and digest’. The effects are both instant (hands up if you’ve ever fallen asleep during a massage??) and long lasting – it is quite normal to see client stress and tension scores descend when they choose to prioritise massage as a part of their regular self-care routine. Massage is also invaluable for various conditions, in particular, pain. In what has been referred to as ‘a silent endemic’, chronic pain can range from slightly irritating to completely devastating, and due to its invisible nature can be a lonely burden to bare. It is my great pleasure to work with clients in this area, helping them to feel lighter in themselves, making day to day life more pleasurable. So, whatever your background, whoever you may be – whether it be to schedule in some all-important ‘you’ time and find a place of deep relaxation, or you’re interested in working out some problem areas – be it knotty shoulders, tense calves or shooting pain – let’s get to it!
SCMT Dip. My journey as a massage therapist began in 2019. It complements a 20-year career as a Speech & Language Therapist in the NHS, working in stroke and brain injury neuro-rehabilitation, palliative care, elderly medicine, and mental health. Throughout my career in traditional healthcare I have become increasingly curious about the broader issues of our health – what it means to be physically well, but also how our physical selves interact with our individual emotional, thinking and spiritual selves. I believe that bodywork techniques such as therapeutic massage can help towards healing and re-integration of these aspects, and can complement traditional medical treatments available. Massage can teach us much about our own body and mind, how we best function, and how to live well. Sometimes we simply need a period of complete calm and relaxation to help us recharge. In these instances I can use massage techniques to guide your system to a place of greater balance and rest. At other times we might need treatment that considers the individual health conditions we carry and the specific symptoms we experience. In this type of remedial approach I aim to help relieve specific symptoms of pain, stress and discomfort affecting you. I do this by combining my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and health conditions with your knowledge and experience of yourself and your own body. This collaboration forms the bedrock of my practice. My main focus is exploring the question ‘What works for you?’ My passion lies in relieving symptoms and supporting you in your journey of understanding your own health and recovery. The first relationship you have in life is with yourself and your own body – make it a harmonious one! I qualified with a Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage in 2019 through the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training. I am accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I am a trauma-informed practitioner, with an interest in trauma conditions such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Though I don’t offer direct treatment for trauma conditions, I offer sensitivity to and awareness of trauma-related issues that may arise in connection with receiving a treatment. If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to contact me. I also aim to provide a safe, informed and welcome environment for transgender clients whether to address health issues, or for general relaxation.
SCMT Dip. I first became interested in alternative therapies as an adolescent when trying to relieve the symptoms of various childhood conditions. This interest stayed with me as I studied biochemistry at Lancaster University and whilst working as a lady’s and children’s shoe fitter for a high end retailer. My early career was focused on fashion and hospitality, assisting people with looking great and having a good time. I eventually came to realise this wasn’t enough for me and I needed to help people ‘feel’ great, so I took the plunge to train as an holistic massage therapist at the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training. I qualified in 2011 and have been practicing ever since, bringing a sense of wellbeing to my clients and myself that was never possible before. I have developed my skills over the years adding hot stones massage as a treatment and have also incorporated hands free techniques and passive joint mobilisation. For me, holistic massage is about treating the whole person; mind, body and spirit, choosing the right techniques and delivering them in a relaxing and therapeutic manner. I have had success in helping clients with stress, anxiety, back pain, sciatic pain, arthritic pain and many other conditions. I’ve worked with amateur athletes and bodybuilders, those who work in sedentary roles and those who are more active. I always offer advice after a session on how to maintain your feeling of wellbeing and relaxation so the effects of the massage stay with you as long as possible. Skills Holistic therapeutic massage Hot stones massage Book an appointment with Eddie
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
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