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
Jo Perkins was born in Essex and graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1988. As a professional osteopath for the past 32 years, Jo manages her own busy clinic in Cardiff and has worked in Swansea University since 2013, initially as a clinic tutor, and since 2017 as a lecturer. Jo hasbeen a tutor with Teach Therapy since its launch in 2006
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
Hello, my name is Sue Croft, I am 56 years old. I have been an Osteopath for 20 years. For the last 4 years I have been a full-time lecturer at Swansea University Masters in Osteopathy course. I lead the Anatomy & Physiology and Biomechanics modules. As well as academic lecturing I am a Clinic supervisor, the best of both worlds, theory and practice! Before I trained as an Osteopath I qualified as a Sports Massage therapist at St Mary’s University, Twickeham, London. Once I gained my degree in Osteopathy I went on to take the MSc in Pediatrics. I have worked as an Injury Prevention coach on training camps both at the Olympic Pool Stratford and at the T3 Training facility in Tenerife. I enjoy working with swimmers developing training plans, so they can rehabilitate injuries but continue to train and progress at the same time. I moved from London to Swansea to take advantage of the swimming opportunities here on the Gower. I am an English Channel swimmer and Ice Miler. Here in Wales, there are pools, rivers, lakes and sea to swim in. What’s not to like!
Angela Green PGCE, BSc, MFHT
An experienced and Award Winning Clinical Complementary Therapist with 13 years’ experience working within Cancer Care in the largest NHS Cancer Centre in Wales. Angela currently runs her practice from Mind Body Oasis, Holiday Inn, Cardiff North offering a range of therapies including Reflexology, Aromatherapy & Massage, Indian Head Massage, Clinical Reflexology & Aromatherapy for Cancer and Reflexology Lymph Drainage. She is passionate about supporting people using complementary therapies and believes that complementary therapies can have a hugely beneficial effect helping the side effects of treatments and aiding in relaxation and stress relief, sleep disorders, digestive issues, pain management fatigue and many other problems.
Angela is an experienced Educator and Lecturer offering a programme of Clinical CPD courses for Complementary Therapists wanting to update and expand their knowledge and skills.
Helen Tyler - Chartered Physiotherapist
Helen qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1974 and worked in various aspects of Physiotherapy in the NHS in Cardiff before taking some time out to have a family. On returning to work she took up lecturing Anatomy and Physiology with exercise and massage to Beauty Therapy and Complementary Therapy students which was followed by lecturing Physiotherapy students at Cardiff University.
Helen then returned to the NHS as a clinical physiotherapist working in oncology at the Velindre Cancer Centre where she went on to become the lead therapist and manager of the therapy team.
Helen is now retired but remains actively interested in the promotion of assisting people to live well with and beyond cancer.