Hi, my name is Abi and I run a holistic massage practice in Cheltenham. I work part-time to fit around my young family and my aim is to encourage people to take time out of their busy lives to look after themselves.
I trained in holistic massage in 2012 whilst searching for a better work-life balance. Previously I worked in Project Management and Charity Administration in Central London and was living a fun but full-on and stressful life. Becoming a parent was a natural stage for me to review how I lived my life and to slow down a little.
A small amount of self-care can be so beneficial for us both mentally and physically but we often find it hard to justify finding the time and the finances. Everyone has different demands on their time – caring responsibilities, work, hobbies, study etc – but it is so important to also allow ourselves downtime to rest and relax.
What is Holistic Massage?
A massage tailored to meet your individual needs. A free 20 minute consultation is completed before your first treatment, at no extra charge, in order to discuss relevant medical history and your exact needs. Treatments can then be tailored accordingly to allow you to get the maximum benefit from the massage. There are no set beauty routines in my treatments.
Why is Massage Beneficial?
Massage can release muscular tension and bring relief from everyday aches and stiffness. It also encourages overall body relaxation, reduces stress and may help to address feelings of anxiety.
Massage works by increasing blood flow to muscles. It encourages tight muscles to relax as fresh blood is squeezed in and toxins are removed. Massage reminds tight muscles to relax by reducing neural excitation. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system which will leave you feeling calmer, more balanced and with an increased sense of well-being.
Why visit Glenfall Massage?
Modern day life can be busy and stressful. I invite you to switch your phone off for an hour and to come and relax in my calm, luxurious treatment room. Rest your mind and have muscular tension released from your body. I work in a caring and therapeutic way and my treatments aim to balance your body and mind back to a stable equilibrium. You can expect to feel relaxed and revived afterwards.
Level 4 in Holistic Massage, accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI).
Level 3 in Indian Head Massage, accredited by MTI.
Currently studying a Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy with the Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM) in 2020 – 2021.
Advanced Practitioner training in:
Table-Thai Stretch Massage, accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT);
Deep Tissue Massage, accredited by FHT;
Advanced Massage and Clinical Anatomy;
Emergency First Aid at Work.