Massage can help your body and mind feel calm and relaxed, helping re-balance and improve well-being, reducing the effects of fatigue, stress, health conditions, anxiety and depression.
Applying pressure to the skin and manipulating your muscles using various massage techniques creates an effective therapeutic effect, enabling the body to release natural endorphins that can help lift mood and boost energy levels, help improve circulation and immunity levels, it can also help ease muscular aches and pains.
• About Simon •
Simon’s first experience with massage was in his late teens, a close friend was a massage therapist helped Simon with lower back issues following a traffic accident. They taught him the basics on an exchange basis by means of helping with costs, Simon practised some of these techniques with friends on an informal basis ever since.
Simon originally enrolled on a massage course in 2011, due to work commitments was deferred until the opportunity became available again in 2016. Simon wanted to do his formal training to become a massage therapist with the intention to help others in the way massage helps him.
Simon was trained by Jackie Harris at the City of Bristol College, his course included in depth physiology and anatomy, the history and benefits of massage, he was taught and trained to use the full range of Swedish Massage techniques used to work the entire body, to relieve muscle tension and be able to loosen sore joints. He learnt how to work with other healthcare professionals, communicate with clients and provide a wide range of aftercare advice.
Simon completed and passed his practical assessments, case studies, massage exams, physiology & anatomy at level 3 exams, and gained his professional massage qualification in May 2017.