Joanne Perkins (Registered Osteopath)
Joanne has been an Osteopath since 1988. She also practices in cranial osteopathy, counselling theory and practice, myo-fascial acupuncture, hydrotherm massage, and strain-counterstrain technique. Joanne has been teaching Advanced Massage Techniques for many years and she also teaches the Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques module of the B.Sc(Hons) Complementary Therapies at University Wales Institute. Joanne is the secretary of the South Wales Osteopathic Society.
Judith became a Reflexologist in 1997 after a career in IT and Project Management. The need for further expansion of her reflexology practice led to the opening of the Something Else Therapy centre in 2005. The centre is staffed by several therapists and practitioners offering a range of therapies, including 4 reflexologists. Judiths lecturing career began in Merthyr Tydfil college where she taught Anatomy and Physiology and Level 3 Reflexology. In 2007 Judith joined the team at the centre for complementary therapies at Cardiff Metropolitan University as the reflexology module leader and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011. She has a particular interest in the research field and holds a Masters in Research Methods. As part of Judiths lecturing role she supervises final year undergraduates preparing their dissertation research projects and is involved in the methodological design of studies into reflexology and other complementary therapies
Darien Pritchard has been a body-worker for over three decades, including twenty five years of training massage professionals, and two decades of teaching Professional Development courses for qualified massage practitioners. He is the co-author of the student text Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist (Corpus Publications, UK, 2001), and wrote the career-maintenance reference book Dynamic Body use for Effective, Strain-Free Massage (Lotus Publications, UK: North Atlantic Books, USA: 2007).
Darien has been a pioneer in focusing on the practitioner’s bodyuse as an integral part of massage training in the UK. He has been using his forearms and elbows for twenty years (without which he would have been unable to sustain his career). He pioneered Hands Free Massage (the skillful, sensitive use of the forearms and elbows to save the practitioner’s hands) by adapting techniques from other traditions to classic western style massage, and was the first to use the term Hands Free for this approach
Marie has been a Complementary Therapist since 2000, qualified in Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage, Holistic Facials, Hopi Ear Candling & Thai Foot Massage. In additions to therapies Marie is also a qualified First Aid Trainer
As a NVQ assessor and a peripatetic tutor, she provides therapies and teaches people from a variety of backgrounds including those with mental health issues, physical disabilities, the partially sighted and blind.
In 2004 Marie won the ELWA "The Adult Tutor Of The Year Award"
Marie has many years experience working in the care profession such as St Cadocs Hospital, MIND, Domicilliary Care, Leonard Cheshire Nursing Home and providing detox treatment in Drug & Alcohol Projects.
Michele runs a busy On Site massage practise in the Bristol, Bath and Swindon area offering seated massage, reflexology, deep tissue, Indian head and aromatherapy massage. She is a Reiki Master and also qualified in Ear Candling, Hot Stones, Warm Bamboo Massage and Infant Massage Instruction. Michele is a qualified teacher to cert ed standard and has just achieved QTLS with the Institute for Learning . She lectured for the City of Bristol College for 4 years at diploma level and is a member of the FHT
Julie Duffy is an accomplished tutor and therapist who runs her own complementary therapy clinic as well as teaching the Clinical Aromatherapy modules in the B.Sc(Hons) Complementary Therapies at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She recently held the position of chair of Education for the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. Julie developed and is the author of the courses titled “Infant Massage Instructor Course” and has been teaching this very popular and rewarding therapy to therapists, midwives and Health visitors and also “Massage in Pregnancy & Childbirth” both courses are available at Teach Therapy
Originally from the North East of England, Celia worked in the media industry compiling arts listings for various organisations including ITV Oracle Teletext, before being made redundant in 1992. Celia then trained in Massage Therapy and a couple of years later, after two children, became a Bach Flower Practitioner. She was the onsite Massage Therapist for several magazines in London, including Elle, Elle Decor and Red and also made weekly visits to Cherry Lodge Day Centre in North London, to offer massage and flower remedies to people affected by cancer. From her practice in Bath, she offers Massage, Organic Facials, Bach Flower Therapy and Ear Candling.
As a Bach Practitioner and Trainer, she covers Level One and Two courses in Bath and also for Teach Therapy in Newport, Wales. 2014 saw Celia visit Russia to run two Level 1 Course and also Tbilisi in Georgia to speak at a medical seminar about the wonders of Rescue Remedy. In addition, Celia works as a Bach Demonstrator for Nelson Bach, giving in-store training to Health Shops and Pharmacies.
Celia is based in Bath, Avon and Somerset
Kate qualified in aromatherapy and massage in 1994 and in reflexology in 1997. Since that time she has undertaken a number of self-development courses and is qualified in a number of complementary therapy disciplines. She has worked in a number of natural health and complementary therapy centres in the south west as well as with adults affected by eating disorders. Kate has worked as a complementary therapy lecturer and assessor at her local FE college for over 10 years and now currently teaches reflexology and aromatherapy courses in London and at TEACH Therapy
Sarah-Jane is an experienced professional with extensive work experience in careers advice and guidance. She is educated to degree level, a qualified Careers Adviser and a ten year career in Public Sector Management. Sarah-Jane has first hand experience of setting up and running her own small business as a self employed Beauty and Holistic Therapist. She is a free lance trainer, qualified beauty and massage therapist, spa therapist and Mother of two.