Therapeutic Massage

Rehabilitation & Well-being

I gained my ITEC qualification in therapeutic massage in 1991 after a yearlong course in Buckinghamshire. The course was intensive and built on the anatomy and physiology knowledge I already had from my nursing studies. Practical skills included various massage techniques and how to apply them to different parts of the body to promote detoxification, circulation, relaxation and a sense of wellness.

Therapeutic massage by Maria Pettman of Qalbi Yoga

I used my complimentary therapist skills when travelling around Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia and was very fortunate to be able to work in a clinic in Northern Queensland with a group of well-established therapists. I learnt a great deal from their different styles and approaches to the healing therapies and have incorporated some of these styles into my practice, resulting in my own unique touch.

Therapeutic massage offers many benefits to a wide range of conditions including: stress/anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, soft tissue strains or injuries and sports injuries. It aims to reduce muscle tension and energize by using long, slow and circular strokes: rhythmical kneading and shorter stronger movements work on deeper muscle groups and connective tissue when treating joint, muscle or back injuries. As the skin is warmed during massage blood is drawn to the surface, increasing circulation and encouraging the elimination of toxins from the body. This can help speed up recovery times after illness or injury.

Each massage session is purposefully designed to help ease, rehabilitate and add to your sense of well-being.

First session £50 for 1 hr (please add on 20 mins for consultation). Consequent sessions £45 per hour

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