Portsmouth Massage

Massage has been an integral part of my life for over 30 years. Prior to starting massage therapy on a professional level in 2010, I completed non professional courses including Shiatsu, Reflexology, Holistic massage, baby massage and baby yoga for my own wellbeing, and for giving massages to friends and family. Since 2010 I have built up professional certifications in a range of therapies, as well as facials.

The rebalancing holistic massage I offer is a unique one which has evolved from my own experience of giving and receiving massages, my professional education in massage therapies, plus tools for health I have picked up over the years: Meditation, alternative medicines, herbalism & healthy eating. 

The massages are designed to aid the body in its healing and rebalancing processes. I tailor the sessions to my clients individual needs, so a session may include some hot stone therapy, deep tissue massage & reflexology. The aromatherapy can include providing custom made blends for home use.

  • Massage Therapy (including Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and a professional strength electronic massager - Thumper).
  • Aromatherapy and Reflexology
  • Hot & Cold Stone Therapy, Warm Bamboo Massage and Thai Herbal Compress Massage
  • Facials (with massage)
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hopi Ear Candling with MLD massage
  • Baby Massage Classes & individual/group classes in massage - e.g. massage for couples
  • Outcalls, Pamper Parties, Wellness events for corporations and festivals.

I am certified and insured with The Guild of Holistic Therapists (MGHT) with insurance coverage for Treatments, Public and Product Liability for £6 million. I also have a PTTLS - Level 3 BTEC certification for teaching. My honours degree is in Fine Art (from Glasgow School of Art 1995), and I still work on art commissions.

If wanting to cover therapy costs with private medical insurance, please keep hold of your receipt and check with insurance company if GHT certifications are covered.

I have had a wide variety of clients including, Navy / Army personnel, Actors, Writers, Pro Sports People (Golf, Rugby, Football), Professional Dancers, Yacht owners and professional crew, and clients with conditions/illnesses such as Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, Cancer and Depression.

Education:

I also work as an artist. (Painter; abstract, portraiture)

  • BA Hons Fine Art & Art History, Glasgow School of Art 1995.

Southern School Of Beauty Therapy
Certifications in:

  • Body Massage (including pre blended aromatherapy massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, anatomy and physiology and use of audiosonic, gyratory and infra red equipment).
  • Hot & Cold Stone Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage

Professional Certifications with the Guild of Holistic therapists (at various schools) in:

  • Thai Herbal Compress Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Facials
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Baby Massage Classes
  • Warm Bamboo Massage
  • Hopi Ear Candling

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Highbury College, Portsmouth

  • PTTLS -Level 3 BTEC PTLLS certification for teaching.

Glasgow School of Shiatsu

  • Shiatsu - non certified courses in Shiatsu

Other short uncertified massage courses:

  • (baby massage, baby yoga, holistic massage, Neal's Yard workshop in making creams, ointments, and use of herbs, oils and aromatherapy), Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Edinburgh, New York.