I am an ITEC & BTEC qualified therapist, insured with Complimentary Therapists Association (http://www.ctha.com/) and a member of Embody Complementry Health Therapists (www.embody.foryou.com). I am registered therapist with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and hold a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Certificate.
My personal journey into massage and alternative therapies began when my priorities began to shift in 2002 after my first massage course in London.
My passion for bodywork & energy therapies inspired me to spend the last 14 years immersing myself in studying and practicing various traditional and contemporary disciplines. I’m very fortunate to have studied with incredibly gifted teachers and healers and to learn from my inspirational clients.
Massage training has taken me from Guatemala - Indian Head massage, to upstate New York - Usui Ryoho Reiki (Master level), to London - ITEC & BTEC Holistic Massage (highest qualification), to Bali - Balinese massage, Hot Stones, Facial Massage, and back to London - immersing myself in Sports Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Abdominal massage, Pregnancy training with Aromatherapy Associates, developing the anti-cellulite massage and USA again to study the phenomenal Biosync body/spirit work.
I have travelled the world in search of the most effective, holistic, powerful bodywork to study and offer my clientelle.
ITEC (Credit) Holistic Massage
BTEC Holistic Massage
First Aid Certificate
Certificate Indian Head Massage
Certificate Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Certificate Pregnancy Massage
Certificate Hot Stone Massage
Certificate Balinese Massage
Certificate Facial Massage
Usui Ryoho Reiki Master
Additional workshops: Sports Massage, Natural Facelift Massage, Healing Touch 1, Effective Stretching, Love your Guts, Refexology, Quantum Touch 1.
Volunteer work & Fundraising
The Sewell Foundation (March 2016) Joined Hair Organics in Notting Hill for a day of fundraising, donating monies raised from treatments to raising awareness for Autism and the Sewell Foundation.
Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea
(ATOM Massage Opening Night Fundraiser 6 December 2014)
Donated proceeds from opening night for ATOM Massage Therapy's new treatment room at 43 All Saints Road, Notting Hill.
'Dear Therese, I’m writing on behalf of all of the staff, volunteers and members of Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea to thank you for your very generous donation, following last Thursday’s wonderful launch party for ATOM Therapy. The money you have donated will go towards the delivery of the vital services we provide for local disabled people, whose lives are particularly difficult at these times of cutbacks and austerity. Warmest Regards Jamie RentonChief ExecutiveAction Disability Kensington & Chelsea.'
Special Yoga Centre (Pamper Night 17 Sept 2010)
Participated as a therapist on Pamper Night where all proceeds from ticket sales and refreshments went to the Special Yoga Centre Charity.Helped raise over £1200 in valuable funds for the Special Yoga Centre's community services bringing yoga therapy to children with special needs.
Special Yoga Centre (Pamper Night 22 Jan 2010)
Participated as a therapist on Pamper Night where all proceeds from ticket sales and refreshments went to the Special Yoga Centre Charity to enable them to continue offering yoga therapy to infants and children with special needs, and to offer support to their families.
Paul D'Auria Cancer Support Centre (Jan - December 2009)
Volunteered through the home visiting service for people living with Cancer with who were unable to come to the Centre. I trained for over 3 months in Palative Care, issues surrounding home visits and massaging people with cancer. Due to lack of funding for the HV co-ordinators, the centre has closed that service in January 2010.
International Alert (Ben & Jerry Festival 2008)
Massage volunteer to raise Funds and awareness. International Alert is an independent peace building organisation that works to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict.
Macmillan Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction (Dec 2015) Donated treatments which were included in the celebrity Christmas Stockings that were auctioned -£220,000 was raised which is enough to pay for a Macmillan nurse for more than 4 years.
Macmillan Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction (Dec 2014)
Donated treatments which were included in the celebrity Christmas Stockings that were auctioned -£205,000 was raised which is enough to pay for a Macmillan nurse for more than 3 years.
Queensland Flood Relief Event (Jan 2011)
Donated treatments which were auctioned at Mahiki, London to raise funds for the Queensland Flood Relief.
Macmillan Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction (Dec 2010)
Donated treatments which were included in the celebrity Christmas Stockings that were auctioned -£173,125 was raised which is the equivalent of 50 Macmillan nurses for a year.
Guiness Book of World Records (Oct 2007)
Participant in the following: "The current record for the largest ever simultaneous massage is 154 people, which was set in England in 2007"
The aim of each treatment is to deeply release any tension and trauma that your body may be holding onto.
A Touch of Magic Massage Therapy