About Me

 

KK010Hi, I’m Kath and I’ve been working with massage since 2007.  I am registered with the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and abide by their code of ethics.

How did I get into massage?  Well I think that massage actually found me and I love it.

Most of my life I have used massage as a means of aiding relaxation.  I spent 30 years in the corporate world developing software and massage was my way to take time out and switch off, to step out of my mind and into my body, and just be.

When I tripped over my own feet in 2005 and managed to pop the tendons in my shoulder (an injury common to rugby players!) massage helped me immensely.  Although the tendons in my shoulder healed very well, the muscles remained tight and painful still trying to support the injury and massage for me helped  the muscles learn to relax and soften again.

This journey showed me how wonderfully resilient our bodies can actually be and how massage can play a really important part.  I was hooked, and spent 2007 studying for a practitioner diploma in holistic massage with the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB).

Since then I have continued with my professional development in widening and advancing the skills and techniques I can use in my massage treatments.

KathKokkoPortraitI live and practice in the Malvern Hills and surrounding three counties area with my husband and a menagerie of animals.

Do I still develop software?  Once a nerd, always a nerd!  I love writing software but now I use it to help me with my business, for example I put this website together.

Qualifications

2015        Indian Head Massage (Level 3) with BCMB

2007        Practitioner Diploma in Holistic Massage (Level 4) with BCMB

Advanced Training/Continuing Professional Development

2019        Anatomy, Function and Muscle Testing with Jane Langston      

      Emergency First Aid at Work

2018        Postural Assessment with Jane Johnson

Treating Frozen Shoulder with Jane Johnson

Treating Lower Back Pain with Jane Johnson

2017        Hot Stones for Massage Therapists with Karen Yarnell

Sciatica: Clinical Assessment with Tim Bartlett

2016       Trigger Point Therapy & Myofascial Release with Earle Abrahamson

Myofascial Release I with Ruth Duncan

Emergency First Aid at Work

2015        Introduction to Ayurveda & Ayurvedic Massage with Kathy Moores

2014        Deep Tissue Massage with Andy Fagg

2013        Chair Based Massage with Jacquie Kelly

Emergency First Aid at Work

2012        Massage and Cancer with Andy Fagg

2010        Hands Free Massage with Darien Pritchard

Rhythm Mobility with Darien Pritchard

Emergency First Aid at Work

2008        Deep Tissue Massage with Charmaine Storer