Holistic Massage, Thai Yoga Massage & Scar Tissue Remediation & Body-Based Mindfulness
My name is Max Mora. I am a qualified massage therapist, weaving a combination of holistic oil massage (Swedish, myofascial, and deep tissue) or Thai yoga massage (acupressure and stretching) techniques with a range of mindfulness practices.
This unique approach is to support my clients in the relaxation of mind and body while cultivating calm awareness of their experience in the present moment.
I also offer bespoke scar tissue remediation sessions, which involves massage of the scar using organic castor oil and the application of a heat pack. While the heat pack is in place, holistic massage with scented oils soothes the rest of the body and the mind.
I practice in London at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, E8.
From first learning practices and techniques to ground myself in my own body over a decade ago, I have been a passionate advocate of the power of consciously noticing and being present in our bodies to transform our experience of living.
Bodywork can be a wonderful way to relax, replenish, and have aches and pains eased.
The addition of mindfulness practices to the experience can deepen our understanding of the interconnectedness of body and mind, through which we can cultivate greater awareness of our whole being.
For this reason, I bring massage therapy together with guided body-based mindfulness practices, interspersed in an 85-minute client-centred session.
Our attentiveness is a great gift to others. Whether deep tissue work or gentle holding of a pained area, present and full-hearted touch is a core principle of my approach. I have written a blog about the value of skilful bodywork as an adjunct to talk therapy.
I hold a VTCT/ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage and a VTCT/ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology from the Brighton College of Classical Massage, awarded with distinction. I hold a Thai yoga massage practitioner certificate and an advanced practitioner certificate from the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage, whose teachers are in the direct lineages of traditional Thai massage masters Pichet Boonthumme, Chaiyuth Priyasith and Asokananda. I am also trained in scar tissue remediation, embodied consent, trauma-informed practice, breathwork and somatic education.
I am a registered, insured and accredited member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and adhere to their Code of Conduct and Professional Practice.
I work with all genders and all bodies, and I take active steps in my personal and professional development to cultivate inclusive practice. I am experienced in working with gender diversity, pregnancy, all body sizes, and bodies that carry scar tissue. My practice is trauma-informed.
In terms of accessibility, HQ Rooms has a downward-slanting approach to a ground-level entrance and my practice space is up a single internal flight of stairs. If you would like to book a session and need to discuss access options, please let me know.
Rate: £90 for an 85-minute session
Session times: Thursday afternoons.
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