In 1989 having left the Corporate world and living in the USA, Maria studied Nail Technology which she practised for a number of years before her interest in massage led her in 1997 to qualify in ITEC Anatomy, physiology and body massage with Essentials for Health and in 1998 obtaining Indian Head Massage, Reiki/Seichem Healing, Thai foot massage and Hopi Ear Candling qualifications with Gateway Workshops. Maria practised privately on a one-to-one basis as well as attending corporate functions and events successfully offering the above therapies to the Corporate World.
In 1999 Maria obtained her Practitioners certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming (the understanding of brain processing, communication techniques, counselling and tools for positive change) with Realisation at Stenhouse. This brought about extensive changes in her values and beliefs.
In 2002 Maria started working with Children at Play and Youth Centres in a her local area teaching them relaxation techniques through breathing and self-massage as well as the art of meditation, believing that they will be taking on the stresses of tomorrow's world and if they can incorporate it into their lives now, it will help them to be less stressed adults.
Maria offers Holistic Massage for beginners, this is an Intro to/Refresher for Swedish Body Massage. Great for complete beginners wishing to use this with family or friends or those who wish to brush up their skills. You will receive a certificate of attendance and a full manual for easy reference. This is a fun day but you will learn a lot as well. In addition you will receive a wonderfully relaxing massage. Ideal for singles or those who wish to come as a couple, you will learn how to give a full body massage in a small group of just 4 giving you one to one tuition.
Maria has a friendly and patient manner allowing you to relax and easily learn the techniques for massage, giving you the encouragement you need and help for those wishing to start out on the complementary therapy path.
Maria really made people feel relaxed and we all came away confident. She's a natural teacher and was supportive and encouraging throughout. Maria was always sensitive to our needs and made it a thoroughly positive and constructive experience all round.