1997 - Obtained the Massage Training Institute (MTI) Qualification
in Holistic Massage. Since then I have kept a position on
the MTI Register of Practitioners to maintain my professional
status. This means complying with their standards for continuous
professional development, insurance and first aid.
I have massaged regularly since then and my diary has never
been without a booking. Many of my clients are regulars.
For three years, 1998 to 2000, I did voluntary work every
week massaging people who were HIV+ (for the Terrence Higgins
West Ltd). Since 2008 I have regularly attended the Age Concern groups in Keynsham (as a volunteer) and given mini-massages to the elderly.
2003 – Obtained the David Lauterstein Certificate after
attending three of his 5-day residential workshops in three
Though this treatment stands alone, I find that I use it mainly
as an add-on to a zero balancing or holistic massage treatment,
when specific areas need a little extra help.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
2005 – Qualified with ‘Your body in Safe Hands’
after one years training. It is taught by Wally Belgum, who
learnt it in Malaya and has made it his own through experience.
He has a busy practice specialising in MLD.
In the work I have done to date I have successfully reduced
the fluid retention in arms, legs, abdomen, chest, neck and
Joined the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH)
in 1996 and was accepted as a full-healer member in 2000.
2000 - Obtained the Confederation of Healing Organisations
‘Contact Healer Award’ after two years training.
I have carried out healing on a regular basis since 1996.
Spiritual Response Therapy
2004 – Obtained the Spiritual Response Association certificates
in Spiritual Response Therapy and Spiritual Restructuring
(13 days training in total, followed by practical experience).
The limited amount I have done has been good and I hope to
devote more time to this in the future.
2001 – Obtained the Zero Balancing Association Certificate
after two years training.
Have been doing ZB regularly since then.
2005 - Learnt how to apply Zero Balancing to people with autism.
2009 - Learnt how to carry out Zero Balancing on ladies who are pregnant.
2002 – Qualified with the UK Sound Healers Association,
after one years training.
Sound Healing can be done alone, but at the moment I tend to use it more at the start of the other bodywork sessions when appropriate. The Shamanic Soul Retrieval work is done alone and is giving good results.
2005 – Gained the British Society of Dowsers certificate
in 'Dowsing for Health'
2003 – Gained the Bristol Cancer Help Centre certificate
in 'Working with People with Cancer'
2008 - Qualified in 'Indian Head Massage'
2009 - Trained in 'Adapting Indian Head Massage for Elderly/Palliative Care'