I am a qualified holistic and sports massage therapist operating within roughly an hours travelling time from Hitchin in North Hertfordshire. I am also trained in pregnancy massage and am currently completing my case studies for both pregnancy and baby massage qualifications, so if you would like pregnancy massage or a five week course of baby massage instruction for FREE then please get in touch.
As a therapist, I favour a slow relaxing approach, and do not subscribe to the "no pain, no gain" style of sports massage. If you would like a full body massage then you will need to book 1.5 hours as I don't believe in doing full body in less time.
Holistic massage is based on Swedish massage techniques but means that I look to treat you as an individual and will be assessing you overall even if you come to me for treatment of a specific issue or injury.
So I can offer just a relaxing massage; a therapeutic massage to help help with certain conditions; pre and post event sports massage; sports massage / deep tissue for injuries; and pregnancy massage for all of which I carry full insurance plus baby massage instruction for which I am insured for non chargeable case studies pending gaining my full qualification.
I also run couples workshops to teach one partner how to massage the other (4 or 6 hours) and offer gift certificates
Prior to training as a massage therapist I have worked extensively with adults and children with additional needs including mental health, learning disability, autism, visual impairment and the Deaf. I have Level 1 BSL. I am cleared at enhanced level DBS.
Please feel free to text or email me with any questions. As I am often travelling or giving treatments can I suggest you give a couple of convenient dates / times when I can phone you back.
I look forward to helping you. John
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 3 Holistic Massage
Levels 3 & 4 Sports Massage
Pregnancy Massage Training
I charge the same rate for all types of treatment (except pre and post event massage for which we would agree a rate depending on location etc)
£48 per hour; £64 for 1.5 hours and £16 for every additional half hour or part thereof.
I offer 1/3rd discount of your first consultation (so £32 and £42 respectively)
Thereafter I offer 12.5% discount for:
- four or more appointments made and paid for in advance
- two or more appointments booked for the same location and consecutive times
- Armed services personnel and veterans
I also offer free treatment for Armed Services personnel and Veterans for those who cannot afford it through Therapies 4 Forces
Couples workshops: 4 hour - £150; 6 hour £200
Holistic massage “John is a highly skilled and professional practitioner. He always takes time to listen and remembered all aspects of my case, tailoring my massages accordingly. He genuinely cares about his clients and provided bespoke appointments to ensure I received massages that would benefit my long-term physicality and health. He worked with me to ensure each massage was a beneficial and enjoyable experience.” Wheelchair user for 3 years due to chronic fatigue syndrome and complex stomach infections
Couples massage workshop “John understood our needs and tailored the techniques he taught us during the workshop accordingly. He explained and demonstrated the differing techniques clearly and at our pace and patiently supported us in practising them on each other as a couple. A brilliant workshop which has given us the skills and increased our confidence in being able to massage each other.”
Pregnancy Massage “John gave me a much needed back, neck and shoulder massage. I was 22 weeks pregnant and feeling run down and stressed. Add to that a complex auto-immune Vasculitis condition that was flaring and I was in need of some 'me time'. John made me feel completely at ease, making sure I was comfortable throughout the massage, and working on all the knots I had to ease the stress I was obviously carrying! John focuses on providing a massage that suits your individual needs and takes the time needed to provide a holistic massage. I felt so relaxed and calm after the massage and slept incredibly well that night!”
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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