Lesley Lister MTI Registered Practitioner
The Lodge House
Natural Health Practice
Trinity House Practice
150-152 Cumberland Street
0114 234 5459 / 07905 616906
I am an experienced Massage Practitioner, based in Sheffield, specialising in holistic massage. My training is with the Massage Training Institute (MTI). MTI is a National Examining Body, specialising in holistic massage and is regarded as the “Gold Standard” for massage training. http://www.massagetraining.co.uk/
My approach is to ensure that you are comfortable and at ease and build up a sense of trust to enable you to get the most from the massage. In holistic massage, the attitude of both giver and receiver and the communication between them are important to the effectiveness of the treatment. In my experience it is very difficult to relax unless you trust the therapist!
I give an individual treatment depending on your reasons for having a massage, and how you would like to feel afterwards. Massage has many benefits, both physical and emotional, and treatments will vary depending on the reason for the massage: it can be very gentle or invigorating.
What is holistic massage?
Holistic massage is nurturing touch involving the whole person on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It treats the individual as a whole, rather than concentrating on physical conditions.
How does massage work?
Massage is the systematic manipulation of soft tissue using a form of touch which promotes comfort and relaxation. Working on the skin with soft tissues and muscles has an effect on all major and minor systems of the body. It improves general health and enables deep relaxation or re-energising as well as relief from aches, pain or stiffness. It fosters self-esteem, helping people to become more aware and accepting of their body, their emotional life and their past.
Regular holistic massage also helps to maintain good health, whilst preventing illness and undue stress.
Feedback from clients: -
“Lesley takes time to understand what your needs are & suggests the type of massage she feels would benefit you. She is very open to feedback & uses this well in treatment. For years I have suffered with lower back pain & have seen various physiotherapists with variable results. Lesley was able to identify trigger points that were causing a lot of pain & she doesn't shy away from more sensitive areas (gluteals, hips). I'd highly recommend her.” Tina
To quote one of Lesley’s regular clients who travels in from the Peak District
“I have found Lesley to be a really skilled and sensitive massage practitioner, helping keep my early-stage arthritis at bay. Her calm and professional approach makes the whole process very relaxing too.” Alan
“I went to see Lesley when I was at a really low ebb, my energy levels were low and I was feeling very down. I talked through my feelings with Lesley and she was incredibly understanding and I received the most wonderfully relaxing massage, Lesley works with energies as well as providing a straight forward massage and by the end of it I was deeply relaxed on the couch and did feel 'drunk' after the session. at was 2 weeks ago and I have not dipped back into my low energy low ebb state.. I would never have believed that a massage could make such a difference but it did. I would really recommend Lesley's massages”. Stella
Training, qualifications & experience
My massage training was with the Academy of Natural Health based in Neals Yard, Covent Garden, London. I qualified in Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology with both MTI and ITEC in May 2000 and am an MTI Registered Practitioner. I have worked with a wide range of clients and conditions in private practice in London, Newark and Sheffield.
The birth of my daughter Katie, now 11 years old, introduced me to infant massage and I qualified as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) in March 2002. Between 2003-2005 I ran Baby Massage classes for Newark & Sherwood Sure Start. I also have specific expertise for Massage in Pregnancy and studied the Massage and Pregnancy Diploma course with the APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists)
During my time in London, I worked at Phoenx House, a residential care centre helping substance abusers rebuild their lives. Massage was introduced to support the recovery programme and proved very beneficial.
In June 2012, I went out to Sarajevo as a volunteer massage therapist with the charity Healing Hands Network working with those still suffering from the aftermath of the Bosnian War.
Other available therapies
Massage is particularly helpful in pregnancy and childbirth, providing a nurturing, supportive and relaxing environment during this time of change. It supports the physical changes in the body and can relieve specific conditions e.g. muscle tension, lower back pain, poor circulation and swollen ankles. It promotes deep relaxation and can help with sleep problems. Massage gift vouchers are a popular present for new mothers!
Baby massage is a very special way to communicate with your baby and can also promote sleep and relieve colic. It also provides an opportunity to meet other mothers in a safe and supportive environment. Specific strokes are taught to help alleviate common baby ailments.
£40 per hour
I am based at the Lodge House, Natural Health Practice, Walkley, Sheffield.
The practice was set up in January 2006 to offer a range of therapies to the local community in a professional, safe and friendly environment. Feedback from clients has been very positive. To quote Sue Bottomley, Medical Herbalist and one of the three Directors “We have all been delighted at how quickly the practice has established itself as part of the local community. Due to the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, we have attracted people who may not previously have thought of using complementary therapies. http://www.lodgehouse.org.uk/
The practice is easily accessible by public transport. The 95 bus stop (from town) is 50 metres beyond the practice. There is road parking outside peak times.
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.
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