TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS:
I qualified in Holistic Massage (ITEC) in July 2003. Around the same time I saw a demonstration of NO HANDS Massage at a complementary health exhibition. I was deeply touched by the beauty and the power of this treatment, the focus on empowering the client, and the way music is used as part of the treatment (not just as background 'noise'.) I immediately booked on all of the NO HANDS courses.
Once I started learning NO HANDS, I was even more impressed with the effectiveness of this approach to Massage - it feels absolutely wonderful, both to give and to receive. And I soon learned that each and every treatment is different - even better as I love variety! NO HANDS is like a dance between practitioner and client. Beautiful to watch; even better to experience!
I qualified as a NO HANDS Practitioner in May 2004, and continued to learn more about this 'Gentle Giant' of Touch. I passed 'the toughest Bodywork exam in the world' and became a NO HANDS Master Therapist in June 2006, and have continued to train with Gerry and Geraldine on the NO HANDS Mastery Programme for 10 years. All in all I have completed over 2500 hours of Massage training so far. There is always more to learn!
I am a senior member of the NO HANDS Massage Training Team, and a licensed NO HANDS Massage Instructor. If you are interested in learning NO HANDS in a small group, in Hebden Bridge, please let me know via the link on the 'contact me' page. PHILOSOPHY:
I believe that regular Massage is absolutely essential for a healthy, happy and successful life. And in 10 years as a therapist I have not found a more powerful or effective treatment than NO HANDS. That is why I make sure I get my own regular NO HANDS treatments. To encourage you to experience the power of NO HANDS Massage, I have a very generous introductory offer for new clients which means you can book a treatment with a highly qualified and experienced therapist for the price a newly-qualified therapist would charge - and you receive a free copy of the world's first novel about Massage, too, so you can read all about what to expect in the treatment room - just ring to ask me for details. (Only available to first-time NO HANDS Massage clients; if you've already had a NO HANDS Massage before you know what you are paying for, and that it is worth every penny!)SAFE TOUCH:
I believe that SAFE TOUCH should be available to everyone who needs it - even those who cannot afford to pay for regular Massage. For this reason I offer five sponsored 'Pay what you can afford' treatments a month to those who need some support. I am thinking here especially of people who have experienced 'unsafe' touch; e.g. abuse survivors, armed forces personnel or anyone who has experienced a traumatic event or who is going through a tough time - OR someone who is always giving to others and really deserves a treat but would never ask for one. Please note this is not psychotherapy; it is simply respectful, safe, contractual Massage. If you are interested in booking a sponsored treatment for yourself, or know anyone who you think could really do with a Massage but would never book one (or even if you would like to sponsor a treatment for someone else) then email me via the 'Contact me' page, explaining why you think you/they qualify. Remember to leave your contact details so I can book you/them in! After the first treatment we will then decide on possible follow-up treatments.