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.
Darien Pritchard has been a body-worker for over four decades. He trained massage professionals for 25 years, and has taught Professional Development courses for massage practitioners since the early 1990s. He is writing a book on Hands Free Massage and is preparing new editions of the student text Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Massage (2001/04) and his career-maintenance reference book Delivering Effective, Strain-Free Massage (2007)
Darien has been a pioneer in focusing on the practitioner’s bodyuse as an integral part of massage training in the UK. He pioneered ‘Hands Free’ Massage - the skilful, sensitive use of the forearms and elbows to save the practitioner’s hands. Darien has also been developing RhythmMobility® bodywork in his practice since the 1980s. He combined and extended elements of massage and the Feldenkrais Method® with his love of rhythm (enhanced through dancing and playing music).
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
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