I initially qualified in aromatherapy and massage in 2005 after completing an 18 month course. Once I became a qualified therapist I completed a course in Indian head massage, a 12month course in reflexology and my reiki 1 and 2.
After the birth of my first son in 2007 I attended baby massage classes and loved them so much I became a baby massage instructor, so I could introduce other parents to this fun and special time with their baby. I offer private massage group classes, individual instruction to parents, and I currently deliver baby massage to several childrens’ centres in North Somerset.
Having my own children I have experienced the joys baby massage brings as a parent, and have used the techniques to empower me when dealing with issues such as constipation or when they are upset. I continue to give my children therapies using a variety of techniques, including: massage, aromatherapy, reiki, story massage and reflexology.
Between 2009 and 2012 I volunteered at a local hospice as a therapist, this gave me experience of dealing with people experiencing palliative care. My time spent volunteering means I am confident in working with people who have conditions such as cancer. Since September 2014 I have been working with complex needs clients several times a week within a nursing home environment. Since 2016 I have also provided therapies for a charity for mums and mums to be who are managing post natal depression and other mental health issues.
In June 2014 I took the keys to my own clinic space in South Bristol. The centre has several therapists complementing one another to offer a range of holistic and beauty therapies. The website for the centre is kinsaletherapycentre.co.uk.
As a professional therapist I undertake Continuing Professional Development in accordance with my membership bodies, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists and the Association of Reflexologists.