Holistic Massage Therapist
My name is Nicky Taylor and I am a qualified Holistic massage therapist working with clients in my private London practice at HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston and Haggerston , Hackney, E8.
I had a background in performing and visual arts prior to qualifying as a Holistic massage Therapist with the Chalice Foundation 25 years ago – soon after which I started a family. Of all my clients my children have become my longest standing receivers of treatments and testament to how instinctive the impulse for touch arises from the need for acceptance, love and healing.
As my children came of school age, I became increasingly concerned by the lack of physical creative outlets in their education and set up to teach dance classes locally in order that they primarily find expression through their very physically active beings. This in turn led to enrolling on a Dance and Movement Therapy MA at Goldsmith University – setting up placements in a Sheltered Accommodation for the elderly and at a school for children with multiple and profound learning difficulties.
Impactful life experiences have opened new paths of seeking and self enquiry and with it the urge to be of service. I volunteered for a brief period as a Massage Therapist at St Josephs Hospice, working with both the terminally sick as well as relatives before taking a job supporting a local woman with early onset Alzheimer’s managing a team of carers to enable her to stay at home for as long as possible.
This work expanded and deepened in many ways…so too the challenges and the necessity to attune to the sense of self – and even essence in order to provide a support on which communication and compassion can occur.
In my current approach as a Holistic Massage Therapist, I seek to use active awareness to help reveal where in the body’s energetic system potential areas for healing reside. In my experience, the practice and cultivation of awareness is key in realising the ability to self heal on a more subtle yet fundamental level – allowing massage to be more effective in helping to resolve both chronic and acute areas of tension as well as linking them to difficult past events and feelings.
It is also my experience the journey within in this way connects us to ourselves, others and our environment. Be that near, or extended, and to where the transmission of healing takes place and the beginning of acceptance and forgiveness.
Nicky Taylor, Holistic massage therapist can be reached using the following:
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