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Caroline GirgensonsCaroline Girgensons – B.Ed.(Hons)MTI
Holistic Massage Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Reiki
Experience the magic of massage……                                    

What is holistic massage therapy?
As a holistic therapist I treat clients as individuals and tailor the treatment to meet their specific needs.  Holistic massage is the therapeutic and sensitive use of touch, adapted to a client’s unique physical and emotional requirements, in order to promote positive change. Massage is suitable for everyone. It can encourage deep relaxation thereby enabling the body to release stress, tension and anxiety; furthering your own healing potential. Regular holistic massage can help you relax, rejuvenate and feel revitalised by releasing emotional and physical tension and promoting general well-being. It can bring you back in touch with yourself.

Regular massage has many benefits and can help to:
Relieve muscular aches & strains
Ease & reduce chronic pain and tension
Improve muscle tone & joint flexibility
Release endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller
Reduce headaches & migraine
Promote better sleep
Improve circulation
Promote positive health during pregnancy
Reduce mental stress and anxiety
Revitalise your spirit and energise your body
Encourage healing – post injury & illness
Aid & relax breathing
Balance the body’s systems to promote well-being
Relax mind, body and spirit

A Massage Treatment
Your massage session will always begin and end with a conversation – to establish and agree the most appropriate massage for you. I have an intuitive approach and work sensitively with clients. Massage work can be light and gentle, an acknowledgement of the body, or you may prefer a firmer touch, working deeper into the muscles. Specific problems can be addressed with a range of massage techniques, also joint mobilisation, trigger points and breathing, stretching, rocking or holding and energy holds. We will work together to encourage healing and relaxation, to restore and balance you. A holistic massage provides a quiet time and space for you to relax away from your everyday activities and pressures. We can manage our demanding lives if we look after ourselves at the same time.

How often have you said? “I need a massage!”   

Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage takes place as a seated massage treatment. I use a range of different techniques in a flowing sequence of massage movements over the upper back, shoulders, neck and scalp areas. In addition, I will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last about 30 minutes. It can be a very powerful experience.
Indian head massage is an excellent treatment for those of us who have little spare time. It is especially good for office and computer workers who build tension patterns in the upper back, neck and shoulders, through postural habits. Indian Head massage can relieve, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing; leaving them feeling energised and revitalised, and better able to concentrate.

Reiki
Reiki is a holistic treatment simultaneously healing on a physical, mental and emotional level. Reiki works on all levels of your being.The energy of your body and that of the practitioner work together to bring you back to health and balance. A Reiki treatment is carried out lying down and fully clothed. As I place my hands on or over your body, you may feel gentle tingling sensations, warmth, coolness or nothing at all.  It is very gentle, safe and calming. Recognising the link between mind and body, Reiki works holistically, ensuring your emotions support your body’s move to wellness. Reiki can benefit everyone.
Clients come to Reiki for a wide range of reasons. It can be used to treat any ailment or disease. Some common benefits clients have experienced are: Reduction of physical pain – such as migraine, deep relaxation during the session – which is retained; improved sleep patterns, emotional clearing and greater mental clarity, increased wellbeing; feelings of calmness. Reiki can also be an excellent treatment to help relieve stress and its associated symptoms, as well as boosting the immune system and reviving energy levels. Reiki can begin to assist you in other areas of your life, as you find balance in body, mind and spirit. Regular sessions can help maintain good health and bring you into balance.
Reiki and massage are a wonderful combination and can be combined as a treatment. Many clients find this extremely beneficial.

About myself
I trained with the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB). I have Diplomas in both Holistic Massage Therapy and Indian Head Massage. I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I undertake regular professional development on an on-going basis choosing courses prompted and supported by my work with regular clients and those suggested by my own needs and interests. I am currently pursuing these interests through further courses in Pregnancy Massage; Massage & Stress; Anxiety & Trauma Massage and meditation workshops, and further Reiki training.

For over five years I regularly volunteered as a massage therapist with The Rainbow Trust. The Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
I am an avid lover of nature and wildlife and volunteer for the RSPB.

As a registered CHNC and Massage Training Institute practitioner, I have public and professional liability insurance with Balens.  I gained my teaching degree in Bristol in 1987.

Qualifications:

BEd (Hons) Degree in Education / Qualified Primary School Teacher
Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage and Bodywork - MTI
Level 3 Diploma in Indian Head Massage – MTI
Acupressure Facial Therapy
Massage and Pregnancy Level 1
Integrated Myofascial Therapy Pt 1 & 2
Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner
Registered with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Member of Massage Training Institute (MTI)
Member of UK Reiki Federation

Fees:

First appointment includes a free 15 min consultation so please allow longer
Holistic Massage
£50 - 1 hour
£30 - half an hour
Indian Head Massage - £30
Reiki - £50
Massage & Reiki combination
£55 - 1 hour
£75 - 90 minutes
Acupressure Facial Therapy -£50

I offer advance block booking discounts for pregnant clients, and concessions as appropriate.

Gift vouchers are available.

Health Insurance: As a member of CNHC, Caroline is recognised by some health insurance companies. If you wish to make a claim from your health or workplace insurer I will provide a receipt. (eg Healthshield)

Contact Information:

Tel:  07963 566 887
email: cgholisticmassage@gmail.com

I also practise at The Fishponds Practice  www.fishpondspractice.co.uk and The Harbourside Practice www.theharboursidepractice.co.uk.

... giving yourself “space to be”

 

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