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Self-Care with Indian Head Massage

In these challenging times, we are all placing a lot more emphasis on self-care – for ourselves, our clients and our families. Following a run of successful courses, I’ve put together a pre-recorded 50 minute video on Self-Care with Indian Head Massage with the course content and notes.  It is fun, relaxing and informative. Details below.

“The video is excellent. It is the next best thing apart from seeing someone in person. The way you explain the moves is easy to understand and I feel would help my confidence and reassure I’m doing the right thing. Also your enthusiasm comes across which makes me feel enthusiastic too!” Patricia Ashworth

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Hand and Foot Massage Course in Cornwall

We are delighted to be offering this Hand and Foot Massage course in North Cornwall. The day course is run by Bridget Prusik an experienced tutor and owner of Sea Holly Therapies. It open to everyone and held in a beautiful location making it a wonderful idea for a creative present or mini-retreat. Or to add skills to your current therapy practice.

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Diploma in Indian Head Massage in Cornwall

Looking to study Indian Head Massage? Check out our FHT Accredited Diploma in Indian Head Massage in North Cornwall. Numbers are limited. Nearby cottage available to rent making it an ideal break.  Continue reading »

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Zoom Indian Head Massage Refresher Course

Join Mary Atkinson and Bridget Prusik, two leading experts in IHM, for a CPD session Indian Head Massage Refresher via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to share the extensive knowledge and support of Mary and Bridget and meet like-minded people. A perfect way to update your skills and feel confident in giving the very best massage to your clients.

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FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year – Mary Atkinson

Absolutely delighted to announce that I have been awarded the title of 2020 FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year. This was given in recognition of the support I provided for thousands of people across the world throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, by sharing live Story Massage sessions online.

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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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Healing Touch for Children Book

Looking for natural ways to help your child cope with unsettling times? My book Healing Touch for Children offers easy to follow ways of providing support and comfort. It is supported by a YouTube channel with demonstrations of the techniques. The paperback edition costs £4.99 and the Kindle version is £2.99, both exclusively from Amazon.

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Indian Head Massage for Children

Indian Head Massage is a wonderful therapy to share with all ages – from young children to elderly people. One of our Indian Head Massage Diploma graduates, Tia Tamblyn, has a wealth of experience with Indian Head Massage for children. Tia Tamblyn answers common questions about how to adapt this popular therapy for young people.

 

 

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Benefits of Foot and Hand Massage

If you’ve enjoyed a hand 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 you can find out more in my book: Hand and Foot Massage.  Continue reading »

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Personal Stories of Surviving the Japanese Tsunami

It’s hard to know where to begin writing memories of our return visit to Rikuzantakata, a city devastated by the North East Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011. My husband, Richard, and I visited the area after a year the disaster with Cocoro, a small aromatherapy charity. We went back in September 2019 to mark the closure of the charity. We’re pictured below with others therapists from the charity.

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