Starting as a junior weight lifter at the age of 14; my later career saw me continuing in the sports sector, starting out as a gym instructor in both public and private gyms. I went on to manageseveral of Bristol's Sports Centres and Swimming pools as an area manager.
A professional service providing personal training, athlete conditioing and a range of massage therapies for those who want addition guidence in attaining their health, fitness and performance goals.I offer a personable, differentiated, fun, functional approach towards training and recovery gained from many years of experience within sport, health & fitness.
Originally qualifying as a physiotherapist in Bath (1990), he continued his studies at the college of osteopaths (London) qualifying there as an osteopath in 1996. He now runs his practice inHenleaze, Bristol. His knowledge has developed through numerous post graduate trainings including sports massage, muscle imbalance and core stability, harmonic technique, and cranial sacral technique. Chris has also studied the Alexander technique to some depth since 1997.
After receiving my first Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage I knew instantly that this was the Massage I'd been waiting for and what I wanted to study. The beautiful flowing movements of the practitionerfascinated me. As a dancer I am always seeking ways to move my body and I like doing this effortlessly. The Hawaiian Massage performed by the practitioner looks exactly this way: effortless, flowing, wave-like movements across the receiver's body.
At this stage it was a small scale, very part time, mobile massage service, and in the first 9 months was very proud to have completed 33 massages. When I was growing up, I was very lucky. I had myown bedroom that, whilst I got nagged about tidying it up, was truly mine to do with as I wished. Moving the furniture around, decorating it, and more importantly who I invited in to share my space. I found I was creating a space that felt like a sanctuary. Not only for you, but for me as well.
With increasing scientific evidence showing that relaxation profoundly improves health and wellbeing. Massage On The Hill works hard to battle the effects of stress and tension in our ever busyinglives. We all need a little 'me time' every now and then!
Hello, my name is Lara Olivares and I'm a Massage Trainee Therapist. I'm currently undertaking my Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology with the Bristol College ofMassage and Bodywork situated in Clifton. As a student member of the MTI Practitioner Association I've got insurance so all the massages I will be giving out from the college will be fully insured.
We are a group of massage therapists based in Bristol and the Forest of Dean, committed to providing excellence in massage therapy. Rather than adopting a 'one size fits all' approach, our treatmentsare tailored to our clients' needs, focusing on more than just superficial aches and pains.
I believe strongly in the connection between body and mind. You cannot have a healthy body if your mind is overloaded and visa versa. Through the different holistic massages I practice, I can help tobring your mind and body into harmony. Massage should be used in parallel with any current treatments and medication you are using and not as an alternative.
My life is a lively mix of looking after three small children, keeping myself in good health and massaging the people of Bristol! I know what it's like to lead a busy life and deal with challengingsituations. I receive massage regularly because it makes me feel happy and relaxed, I use it particularly if I'm feeling any physical pain or needing some extra care. I first discovered massage when a kind friend bought me some sessions as a gift.