Cotswold Health Centre
8A George Street
I have been a qualified massage therapist for 8 years working from home and in clinics, both in Stroud and Bristol. At present my main place of work is the Cotswold Health Centre, Stroud. Before this I worked as a nurse for 11 years working in a variety of settings including a hospice. Working in these capacities has given me a broad breadth of professional experience and expertise in the field of health.
I specialise in deep tissue massage and in 2013 completed a one year training in “No Hands” massage which beautifully compliments my hands on work. This exciting new approach uses the soft part of the forearm with falling bodyweight to create profound, transformational release.(see www.nohandsmassage.com).
Receiving a massage will help you to reduce a wide variety of stress related symptoms through deep relaxation, supporting your health and enhancing your sense of wellbeing. Your individual needs will guide the way and the depth in which I work and I always encourage and respond to your feedback.
I’m one of the founding members of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network and honouring the spiritual dimension in the every day is an essential part of life and work.
Am a member of the Association of Natural and Physical Therapists. (APNT)
Healing and creativity are the corner stones of my life. I’ve given several public talks about my healing journey including the “Wisdom and Creative Power of Dreams” and “Living a Creative and Passionate Life” and have facilitated both creativity and dream workshops at several venues including Hawkwood College, Stroud and the Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham. I have also had several public exhibitions of my paintings. I also experience deep nourishment from nature and her changing seasons.
Training, qualifications & experience
March 2003 - Dec 2005 The Maitri Foundation. 2 year training in Therapeutic Massage.
Sept 1990 - Jan 1994 North West London School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Diploma in Higher Education
in Nursing Studies ( General Nurse)
Accelerated course for graduates.
6/9th Dec 2013. Advanced 2 “No Hands” Massage with Gerry Pyves. Bradford.
18/21st Oct 2013. Advanced 1 “No Hands” Massage with Gerry Pyves. Bradford.
7/10th June 2013 Practitioner training. “No Hands” Massage with Gerry Pyves. Bradford.
10/12th Feb 2013 Transforming Touch. “No Hands” Massage with Gerry Pyves. Birmingham.
Sept 2009.The Maitri Foundation. “The Pelvis - Seat of Wisdom” with Sue Johns.
2/3rd Nov 2008 The Maitri Foundation.
Rhythmobility with Darien Pritchard.
20/21st Jan 2007. The Maitri Foundation.
Hands Free Massage with Darien Pritchard.
Sept 2011 to present. Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage Therapist. Cotswold Health Centre, 8A George St, Stroud, GL5 3DX.
Tel 01453 767600
August 2014. Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage Therapist at Restival, Hawkwood College, Stroud.
Tel 01453 759034
May 2014 to present. Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage Therapist at Heartspring Retreats, Stroud.
Tel 01453 767306
Sept 2013 to present. Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage Therapist for Adventure Yogi Retreats, Poundon House, nr Oxford.
Tel 01273 782734
Oct 2012 to March 2013. Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage Therapist. Chiron Centre, 130, Westbury Rd, Bristol, BS9 3AL
Tel 0117 962 0008
Between Jan 2006 and August 2014 have seen massage clients from home. Mobile service offered since Jan 2006.
Other available therapies
Full Body Massage
Indian Head Massage
£40 per hour
Up to two hour sessions available.
I currently have an early spring offer of three one hour massages for £99 which expires at the end of May 2015.
“Thank you for a really lovely massage session - it was just what I needed, and was very sensitive and gentle too: I felt you were great at following feedback. It was therapeutic and pleasurable - yippee! You enabled me to drop into a deep sense of being at my centre. Wonderful”
“ I would highly recommend Annabel as a massage practitioner. Her touch is a great combination of sensitivity and strength; she is perceptive and I felt held."
"I cannot recommend her work highly enough. Annabel brings a stillness to her touch which I find deeply nourishing and healing.”
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Not available Mon. Available Tues 1pm-7pm, Wed 2pm-5.30pm, all of Thursday, Fri 9am-2pm and most Sats 9am-3pm