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Healing Touch for Children Book

Looking for natural ways to help your child cope with this unsettling time? My book Healing Touch for Children is now available in Kindle version for only 99p to offer some support and comfort to families. It is supported by a YouTube channel with demonstrations of the techniques. The paperback edition costs £4.99 from Amazon.

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Diploma in Indian Head Massage in Cornwall

Looking to study Indian Head Massage? Start the New Year with new skills by joining our Diploma in Indian Head Massage in Cornwall in October 2020. Numbers are limited to ensure a fun and informal course with the best tuition.  Continue reading »

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Free CPD for Holistic Therapists During Lockdown

Concerned about getting sufficient CPD points? Well, here are some simple ways of achieving your CPD  during lockdown – without putting pressure on your bank balance.  Do also check out the website of your professional body for details of the policy for CPD for holistic therapists. Many will have templates to help you record your CPD activities.


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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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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 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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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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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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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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