Covid-19 Update 3 – Back to Work!

Patience pays off and I am back at work (with Covid-19 protocols in place, of course).

Please contact me for massage, relaxation, hypnotherapy, professional massage supervision and massage teaching. It’s all back on the table again.

Through lockdown, my massage supervision sessions moved online and have been a great success. I will be expanding this service to offer more opportunities to practitioners in search of professional support, and am also delighted to be re-starting hands-on, in-person supervision sessions very soon too.

Please get in touch for more information, bookings and getting involved.

With all best wishes,

Sarah x

Covid-19 Wellbeing Update

While I continue to feel well, and in accordance UK Gov / NHS guidelines, I intend to work with clients, supervisees and students who feel well, wish to attend their sessions and are not at high risk to themselves or others.

If you already have a booking, I welcome your choice to attend or not attend, and will appreciate as much notice as possible regarding any postponements and cancellations. If you are in any doubt about whether to keep a booking, please phone me (07976 710368) and we can talk it over.

If you are thinking of booking a session, again please call me and we can discuss whether it’s the right thing to do right now. 

Remember, while I can’t massage you remotely, hypnotherapy works very well via WhatsApp, Facetime, Zoom or Skype.

And as an existing massage or hypnotherapy client, supervisee or student, you may wish to phone me for a brief chat to stay connected during this strange time of increased physical isolation. It’s important we keep the connections that work for us. 

As an ambassador for wellness and health, I feel compelled to share my belief that massage and hypnotherapy are both amazing ways of feeling better physically and mentally, and feeling more connected emotionally and spiritually. The better we feel, the better able we are to cope with the challenges we face, and the greater perspective we can bring to our daily lives. In light of this, while I can work safely I will. 

Let’s stay level-headed and open-hearted 💛

And please enjoy this link regarding massage and the immune system. A study in 2017 at Roehampton University found after a massage, patients’ white blood cell count was increased by 70%. That’s pretty amazing, eh?

BBC Two – Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, Series 8, Episode 5 – Could massage boost your immune system?

Please take care of yourself during this time and don’t hesitate to be in touch if I can be of help.
 
All best wishes,
Sarah x
 

Smash those Resolutions!

One of the things I keep learning is that it’s OK to ask for help with the things I find difficult. And, not only is it OK, it’s brilliant! Receiving help turns scary into fun and transforms impossible into easier than expected. It’s great to have someone to talk things over with, to share progress with and yes, to celebrate with. Sometimes these people are in our lives already, friends, family, colleagues, associates. Sometimes we need to step outside of our usual zone to find the particular help we need. If you’re determined to smash your awesome new year /  new decade resolutions, perhaps this is the year to do things differently. I am here to help. I’m here with massage. I’m here with hypnotherapy. I’m here to make sure you don’t just get off to a flying start, but that you sustain your efforts and reach your goals. You’ll be surprised how much better you can feel, and how much better life can be. And it doesn’t need to be painful or difficult. ‘No Pain, No Gain’ is an out of date thought process for both massage and talking therapy. Let’s make every day a happy day. I am here to help, but I can’t do anything til you get in touch. Let’s do this! Sarah x

Self-Care and After-Care Half Day Supervision Session

My last 2019 half day event for professionally qualified massage therapists is on Friday 13th December. As always it will be relaxing, nourishing and fun and a great chance to spend time with other awesome, like-minded bodyworkers. And specifically, this time the focus is on our own self care and how we can best help our clients between massages by offering them useful, relevant and accessible after-care suggestions. It’s time to feel good! 

Details: 2pm – 6pm at BCMB, Clifton Bristol,  £45.

Please contact me directly to book your place.  Whether you’ve worked with me before or not, you’re very welcome and I’m sure you’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive! 

See the event on Facebook here.

Can you think of a nicer way to gain 4 CPD POINTS?

NEW – Friday Evening Supervision!

I’m delighted to be starting another NEW MASSAGE SUPERVISION GROUP, this time in Bristol at BCMB on Friday Evenings. We’ll meet monthly and discuss, share, practice and celebrate all things massage. 

Those who know me will know how much I value supervision. I think it’s essential for all practitioners and have adopted a mission to make it available to as many people as possible. 

Currently there are four places waiting to be snapped up and I expect them to go pretty fast. Please get in touch with me directly if you’re interested in joining. 

Each meeting will last 2 – 2.5 hours (depending on group size), and costs £25 per person.  It’s a bargain. 

Contact me via my website or call 07976 710368

Supervision Wales is GO!

Supervision Wales is GO!

I’m delighted to announce my new Massage Supervision Group starting in South Wales later this month. Meeting between Abergavenny and Crickhowell, it’s a space for massage practitioners to get support and be inspired, to share, to learn and hopefully to have a laugh! Please contact me ASAP if you’re interested in joining. Monday Mornings, monthly-ish! First one June 24th.

Massage Supervision in Abergavenny

I’m really excited to be planning a new massage supervision group in Abergavenny.

I’ve facilitated supervision groups in Bristol since 2004, after being approached by a subset of my first MTI Holistic Massage Diploma group. Such a joyful way to continue sharing my love of massage, supporting practitioners as they develop into the therapist they’re destined to be.

Now that I live in South Wales, it just makes sense to start a group there, and Abergavenny is a truly beautiful and gently bustling location.

If you are interested, please get in touch. You can message me via this website, email me directly at sarah@sarahhoare.co.uk or call or txt me on 07976 710368.

If you’re not sure what I’m on about, you can read more about supervision and mentoring here…

Thanks, Sarah x

2019 Massage Training Opportunities

Hi Massage Lovers, whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or an established practitioner, you may be interested in my 2019 schedule of training opportunities… All in Bristol unless otherwise stated.

2019 Introduction to Holistic Massage 2-Day Workshops – perfect for absolute beginners:

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August

Monday 9th & Tuesday 1oth December

2019 Massage Practice Days – ideal whether you’ve just done an Intro or you’re already qualified (CPD):

Sunday 31st March

Monday 2nd December

2019 Advanced Workshops – designed for qualified practitioners (CPD):

Effortless Massage 1-Day Workshop – Monday 21st January

Deep Tissue Massage 3-Day Workshop (Worcester) – Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th March

Deep Tissue Massage 3-Day Workshop – Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Monday 11th November

Bookings via enquiries@bristolmassage.co.uk, please. Feel free to contact me for further information though. Thank you.

Sarah x