I am passionate about holistic massage, especially as a means of combating stress. I understand how damaging the effects of stress can be and I’ve been lucky enough to realise that you don’t need to be stressed to be successful. I get a great deal out of working with people and enabling them to relax. It’s an honour to help them let their barriers down, achieve greater connection with their bodies and establish better peace of mind.
I see holistic massage as a partnership. During each session we will work together to create the best treatment plan for you so you get the most out of your time with me.
Skills & Training
I’m a graduate of the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB), qualified with a Diploma in Holistic Massage. I am registered with the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and a fully insured massage practitioner. I am also a Tai Chi and Chi Kung instructor. The principles and wisdom behind these ancient forms of Chinese exercise inform my massage practice and enable me to fully connect with each client through my body use and focus of energy.
I am a member of the teaching team for BCMB, introducing students to the course I undertook in 2010. It’s wonderful to educate new people on the principles of massage, to see them develop, graduate and eventually set up their own practices. I’m also head of the BCMB Events Team which takes the work of the college to various events around Bristol. Look out for us at festivals and fêtes like Bristol Harbour Festival, Redfest and Picnic in the Park.
I undertake continuous professional development by regularly attending advanced workshops and professional supervision.
Sophie’s treatments are always wonderful, and I mean that in the true sense of the word. Sophie manages to make me completely slide into a dream state of relaxation. I have never felt this sensation before but it is something glorious and truly satisfying. I have had massages with other people but Sophie seems to be able to completely relax me whilst still working hard at the knots I develop in my back. The results are fantastic and I always wonder why I leave it so long between treatments.
I can not recommend Sophie highly enough. She has a true talent with the right persona to accompany it.
Christopher Hardy – Social Worker Assistant, Bristol