About Us 

Val Thatcher 
I believe that regular massage treatments are highly beneficial for both the body and mind. I offer a range of therapies, including reflexology, holistic massage, hot stone therapy, seated massage and Indian head massage. 
I qualified with the International Institute of Reflexology and the Association of Reflexologists in 2008, and completed an ITEC Swedish Massage diploma and Stone Therapy Diploma in 2012. I have BSc (hons) Biological Sciences. I also offer one-day courses in Indian Head Massage and Seated Acupressure Massage, and 4 day courses in Reflexology.  
I myself have a busy family life with three children. Through my own experiences of juggling the demands of modern life I fully appreciate the benefits of regular relaxation. Having the opportunity to relax and switch off is fundamental to both our physical and psychological well-being. After even a short period of relaxation we are better able to cope with demands upon us, be they challenges at work, looking after family, or both! 
Gilly Brown 
I have been a qualified Holistic Massage and Reiki practitioner for over 8 years now. I have also recently qualified in On-site Massage.  
Through the power of touch massage can rebalance the body and mind encouraging harmony within, and a better sense of wellbeing. 
Massage soothes, calms and relaxes the body helping to reduce stress and anxiety. 
Massage can also relieve pain, reducing aching muscles and stiff joints enabling better movement, flexibility and posture. Reiki is a safe and gentle non-intrusive hands on healing whereby the reiki practitioner channels universal life force energy through their hands to the client, inducing a deep level of relaxation enabling healing to take place.  
Laura Ross 
Laura has over 12 years experience as a complementary therapist. Her sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual so no treatment is the same. She practices relaxation massage but also use deep tissue techniques to release aching and injured muscles. 
Qualifications & Experience 
Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) 
Diploma in Massage & Bodywork in Pregnancy & Post Partum, APNT (Association of Physical & Natural Therapists) 
Thomas Myers’ Myofascial Release – deep tissue techniques 
Usui Reiki I & II 
Ayurvedic Massage, Massage Training School, Rishikesh, India 
Penny Brohn Cancer Care- Intro to the Bristol Approach to Cancer Care 
Bsc Social Studies & French 
Would you be interested in working for balanceBristol as a therapist? If you are fully qualified then please contact us on the form below. 
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