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Gemma Mcandrew

I am very friendly a definite people person teaching has always been my long term goal massage is my passion.

Gemma Mcandrew

Having spent seven years working in many kitchens in Edinburgh as a pastry chef after having my twin daughters 10 years ago, I realised that the unsociable hours were going to be very difficult with a young family. The only experience I had with massage had been when I left School and attended a beauty therapy course. The beauty side had not been my forte. However, when it came to the massage side, I loved it. The industry has moved on so much from 20 years ago, but at that point, you were very much a Beauty Therapist and were expected to provide all of the beauty treatments nails waxing etc. none of which I had enjoyed.


I felt a powerful pull to go back to the massage world. The holistic side was a massive interest for me as well. So I returned to college to retrain and from the moment the course began I knew I had made the right decision. The workings of the body fascinated me, the difference you can make to how a client feels both physically and mentally through touch is amazing. On completion of the course, I began working at a clinic in Edinburgh providing Swedish/relaxation therapies. As my client base grew I had a lot of very sporty client runners; this led me into deep tissue training, enabling me to work deeper and relieve chronic tension. After having my little boy three years ago, I took my work out on a mobile basis and continued to build more clients. The demand became so great that I took two therapists on who work alongside me. Every year we work the massage tent for a number of different charities at events all over Scotland and find this to be incredibly rewarding. As a runner myself, I know how important massage is on completion of an event. As time went on I trained in other therapies, adding more strings to my bow. I love to learn.

For the last three years, I have been involved in an extremely exciting project for the NHS providing monthly chair massage to many staff in various departments within hospitals. These services were initially paid for by the team themselves, but due to the feedback and transformations, the NHS has now provided a budget for this, allowing the staff to benefit from this free of charge, which is fantastic.


I now have a little team of therapists who offer mobile services throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding areas in both the private and corporate sector. I am very friendly, a definite people person, teaching has always been my long term goal and massage is my passion. I have attended many Gateway courses as a student and have found them to be excellent, very informative and a pleasure to take part in with lots of support provided. When I discovered there was an opening for a new tutor in Scotland, I was very excited to apply. I am looking forward to teaching the students and passing on the knowledge and experience I have gained myself while also being a part of their journey.

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Gemma's Therapist and Tutor Qualifications

 

VTCT Level 3 In Swedish Massage
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Diploma Indian Head Massage
Diploma Hotstones therapy
Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
Diploma in Thai Full body Massage level 1
Diploma in Thai Full body Massage level 2
Diploma in Myofascial Release
Diploma in Chair/Seated Accupressure On Site Massage
Diploma in Pregnancy massage/ Abdominal and Full Body
Diploma in Hopi Ear Candling/Thermo Auricular
Diploma in Thai foot massage
Diploma in NFLM
Diploma in Bamboo massage
Diploma in Tuina massage
Baby Massage Instructor Training Course
Massage introduction Workshop for Couples, Singles, Beginners and refresher

Courses from this Tutor

Massage Course

Advanced Deep Tissue Massage - Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Baby Massage Instructor Training Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Bamboo Massage - Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Chair Massage | Seated Acupressure On Site Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Hand, Arm, Leg and Feet Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Hopi Ear Candling Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Indian Head Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Massage Introduction Workshop for Couples, Singles, Beginners and refresher - Full Body - Gemma Mcandrew

Myofascial Release Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Pregnancy Massage, Abdominal and Full Body Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Thai Foot Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Thai Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Full Body Level 1 - Gemma Mcandrew

Thai Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Full Body Level 2 - Gemma Mcandrew

Tui Na Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

Spiritual Course

Crystal Healing Accredited Diploma Course - Gemma Mcandrew

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Gemma's Therapist and Tutor Qualifications

 

VTCT Level 3 In Swedish Massage
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Diploma Indian Head Massage
Diploma Hotstones therapy
Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
Diploma in Thai Full body Massage level 1
Diploma in Thai Full body Massage level 2
Diploma in Myofascial Release
Diploma in Chair/Seated Accupressure On Site Massage
Diploma in Pregnancy massage/ Abdominal and Full Body
Diploma in Hopi Ear Candling/Thermo Auricular
Diploma in Thai foot massage
Diploma in NFLM
Diploma in Bamboo massage
Diploma in Tuina massage
Baby Massage Instructor Training Course
Massage introduction Workshop for Couples, Singles, Beginners and refresher

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