About

Brian Smith

 

 

An experienced, professionally trained Sports Therapy and Holistic Massage Therapist, I offer a wide range of treatments ranging from stress relief, relaxation, and improved well-being to injury management and rehabilitation. I am fully qualified in VCVT Level 3 Swedish Massage, VCVT Level 3 Sports Massage and the more advanced VCVT Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy.  I am also qualified in Manual Lymph Drainage/Combined Decongestive Therapy with the Dr Vodder Academy, having completed  Basic Body &  Therapy 1 courses  in the UK and Levels 2 & 3  at the Dr Vodder Academy in Wachsee Austria with the amazing Professor Hildegard Wittlinger 86yrs   http://www.vodderakademie.com/therapeutenliste.html . As well as being CRB checked, I am a registered First Aider, and a Member of both The Federation of Holistic Therapists and Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK (MLD uk).

Based in Neath, I have worked with clients of all ages and walks of life, from runners, bikers, and professional rugby players to keen gardening enthusiasts and academics working long hours at their computers. My aim is to help individuals reduce physical discomfort from stress, strain, and other injuries, and to overcome any problems which are stopping them from enjoying their favourite activities to the full.

My professional experience also covers working with clients with long term illness, such as chronic pain, ME and  in particular cancer as a volunteer at The Old Mill Cancer Foundation. (Please Note: clients with serious medical conditions should always consult their Doctor/Consultant prior to treatment. In some cases, written medical consent from the overseeing practitioner may be needed in order to safely commence and/or continue therapy.) All of the types of massage I offer have the potential to improve  well-being and to help clients cope with the varied stresses of busy modern-day life, as well as providing some valuable ‘me time’ for individuals to recharge their energy levels and achieve a better work-life balance.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding particular treatments, the potential benefits of massage for specific conditions, or the different kinds of massage available, prior to booking a treatment. I look forward to working with you to help you get the most out of life.

 

Professional Associations – Registered Member Of                                                  

Federation of Holistic Therapist (FHT)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK (MLD uk)

British Lyphology Society (BLS)

Qualifications & Training

Level 4 Sports Massage (VTCT)

Level 3 Sports Massage (VTCT)

Level 3 Swedish Massage (VTCT)

Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology  (VTCT)

Basic Body – Manual Lymph Drainage (DR Vodder School – MLD UK)

Therapy 1 – Manual Lymph Drainage (DR Vodder School – MLD UK)

Therapy 2&3 – Manual Lymph Drainage (DR Vodder Academy International, Austria)

Head & Neck MLD Master Class (Casley-Smith – Lymphoedema Network Wales-  NHS Wales)

Advanced  Massage course – Understand & Treating Lower Back Pain & Sciatica (CPD training – FHT)

Advanced  Massage course  –  Myofascial  Release (CPD training – FHT)

Advanced  Massage course  –  Understanding & Treating Neck Pain (CPD training – FHT)

On Site Massage  (CPD training – FHT)

Advanced  Massage course  –  Freeing The Shoulders (CPD training – FHT)

Exploring Holistic Cancer Care Course – (CPD training – Old Mill Holistic Education Centre)

Strapping & Taping course – (CPD training – SPS)

Hot Stone Massage Practitioners Course – (CPD training – FHT)

Advanced  Massage course  –  Releasing The Lower Back & Hips (CPD training – FHT)

Ultrasound Therapy – (CPD training – Physique Management company)

Advanced  Massage course  –  Releasing The Neck (CPD training – FHT)

 

 

 

KEY:

VTCT = The Vocational Training Charitable Trust

FHT = Federation Of Holistic Therapies

SPS = Sport Performance Services

CPD = Continued Professional Development

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