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Research Findings for the Benefits of Hand and Foot Massage

If you’ve enjoyed a hand massage and/or foot massage then you know that it can be a very calming, soothing and beneficial experience. We look at four published research studies that support anecdotal evidence. And if this inspires you to learn Hand and Foot Massage then we are running an FHT accredited Hand and Foot massage day course on Sunday 5th August 2019 in the Wadebridge area, Cornwall. More details here: Hand and Foot Massage Day Course.  Continue reading »

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Diploma in Indian Head Massage in Cornwall

Looking to study Indian Head Massage? This popular three day accredited IHM Diploma is being held in a glorious venue in South East Cornwall on 15th, 16th and 22nd July 2019. Numbers are limited to ensure a fun and informal course with the best tuition.  Continue reading »

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Let’s Join Hands for National Massage Day 2019

Did you get involved with National Massage Day 2018? And are you excited about this year’s event? Or did you promise to be more prepared for 2019? Well, here is advance warning so you have plenty of time to plan! National Massage Day will be held on 1st October 2019 with Pro-Touch Awareness Month running for the whole of October.

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Healing Touch for Children Book

My book Healing Touch for Children is now out in a new edition – supported by a You Tube channel with demonstrations of the techniques. It only costs £4.99 from Amazon (or directly from Mary Atkinson) and is also available as a Kindle version at £2.99.

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Free CPD for Holistic Therapists – 10 simple tips

Concerned about getting sufficient CPD points to meet the requirements of your professional body? Well, here are ten simple ways of achieving your Continuing Professional Development without putting pressure on your bank balance.  Your professional body will provide you with full details of the policy for CPD for holistic therapists. Many will also have templates to help you record your CPD activities. Continue reading »

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Indian Head Massage Techniques – Head and Face

Are you looking for a reminder of some Indian Head Massage techniques? Or would you like to learn some new moves? Here are a few video clips to inspire you.   Continue reading »

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Indian Head Massage Techniques – Back, Shoulders and Neck

Students on my courses find that videos are a helpful aid to remembering the different moves. Here are video clips of my four favourite Indian Head Massage techniques (filmed with a friend in my kitchen!) for working on the back, shoulders and neck. These are just a few of the different moves that you learn when attending my courses in Indian Head Massage. Continue reading »

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Celebrating the New Indian Head Massage Community

Our exciting new Indian Head Massage Community (IHMC) was launched with an inspiring and well attended CPD Day at Purple Turtle Academy in Brighton on 18th November 2018. Feedback was very positive about the organisation, content and supportive atmosphere during the day – and everyone left happily with new information, skills and contacts. As one attendee wrote: “brilliant launch day with wonderful info, support and fun – here’s to the future.”   Continue reading »

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Reflections on Volunteering at the Women’s Centre, Dunkirk Refugee Camp

I’m just back from a week volunteering as a massage therapist and general helper at the Women’s Centre in Dunkirk Refugee Camp. The whole experience was made even more meaningful because it was supported by friends and family, and shared with Sue Cooper, a fellow therapist with a very generous heart. I’ve been struggling to find the words to describe the confusing emotions of the week, so here are ten of my most poignant personal memories. written from the perspective of a woman. Continue reading »

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Story Massage for Children and Adults

Are you interested in sharing Story Massage with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work? 

We offer two options:

  • In house/group training days for your school or organisation
  • Accredited day course for individuals

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