I graduated from the School of Holistic Massage in Edinburgh in 2012, which is accredited by Massage Training Institute, UK. Since 2012 I have gained qualifications in Baby Massage, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Neal's Yard Remedies Holistic Facial, and Pregnancy Massage. I also hold a degree in English Language and Literature, MSc in Social Policy and have experience of teaching and working in the voluntary sector.
I practise Holistic Massage at Neal's Yard Remedies, Edinburgh. In my massage practice I specialise in women's health and well-being.
I am a qualified member of Massage Training Institute, and registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) – both promote high quality standards and professional development in the field of Holistic Massage.
I am also a team leader of the MTI Scotland Team which aims to organise CPD training events as well as develop professional networks of massage therapists and ensure high standards of care and service.
In my practice I always aim to find individual approaches to every client. Using a holistic approach means working on physical, mental and emotional levels.
On a physical level, massage can help relax tight muscles; improve circulation, nervous function and joint mobility. It can also improve sleep and reduce stress by bringing all the body systems back into balance.
Emotionally, massage can provide non-intrusive touch, calming a busy mind and enhancing self-esteem. At a deeper level, massage can release the personal history stored in the body tissues, leading to powerful changes in energy and providing vital elements in the process of growth.
The Holistic Massage which I offer in my practice is a nurturing process of touch and response.
Ongoing CPD includes:
Holistic Facial 2016
Pre & Post Natal Massage 2016
MTI conferences – Apr 2014 – chronic pain management, sacred bodywork,
MTI massage therapist events – Indian Head Massage, Myofascial Release, Eastern Theory, Marketing and Massage Business.
A wide range of yoga workshops and regular yoga practice.
2013 – Baby Massage Instructors Certificate, Scottish School of Child and Baby Massage, Edinburgh
2012 - Diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage, Level 4, MTI, Edinburgh
2011 – NLP Practitioner Certificate, Brain Train Academy, Edinburgh
2001 - Remedial Massage Certificate, Kharkiv University, Ukraine