A few years ago, after working as a construction surveyor, I decided on a change of direction. For some time I had looked after a close family member with a chronic illness and it was during this time that I first became aware of the health benefits of massage. I began studying Swedish massage in Birmingham, and was lucky to have been taught by Lorraine Horton and Julie Linton of the Meridian School of Massage and Bodywork. I have since gained level 3 and level 4 diplomas in Holistic and Therapeutic Massage, as well as a certificate in Indian Head Massage. I also regularly attend courses and workshops covering areas such as trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, etc. During my initial training, a friend who suffers with MS volunteered to be one of my case studies and I have also worked with people suffering a variety of conditions including stress-related illness, anxiety and depression, repetitive strain injury, etc.
I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and am fully insured and CRB/DBS checked.
- Andrew Richards