Latest massage therapist to register the World Championship in Massage is from Wales. IMA has asked her to tell about herself:
My name is Janet Stevens. I am looking forward to represent the beautiful Celtic country of: Cymru (Wales) U.K.
I trained 33 years ago in Classic Swedish Massage (In order to gain both national and internationally recognised qualifications. Massage had to be incorporated into health and beauty therapy back then. I did 4 years full time in total in the early 1980s)
International health and beauty council
City and Guilds .
(A Royal charted institute)
BA (Hons) Degree in theology and religious studies.
From University of Liverpool
I also studied for part of my degree at Lund university in Sweden.
(The sacred texts are the original and fascinating source of holistic Well-being. Including the ancient art of massage).
I work at Golygfa Gwydyr. (G.G) Llanwrst Conwy. North Wales.
(My project has not been advertised on the web site. It was word of mouth only.
For the last year and a half. The project has been part of a feasibility/viability study.
The project has been given a further 2 years funding. And is still continuing to run fully booked every week. With a 3 and half month waiting list).
At “GG” my project was originally funded by the Welsh government. (Due to the impact of Covid 19. And it’s effect on the mental health of the community).
At “GG” I provide a massage/sensory package (which engages all five senses.) Incorporating the therapeutic use of touch, colour/ light, sound, smell, Followed by light refreshment.
Mindful of the planet. – Organic /wild crafted and vegan products are used where ever possible.
Plastics and waste etc are kept down to a minimum.
I feel my role as a massage therapist is to assist and support the body and mind to heal its self. And To encourage the client to experience body, mind and emotional awareness – Through the medium of massage and the senses.
Client is king –
The massage/sensory sessions are client led.
Clients are an integral part of the team.
Their contributions and comments are greatly valued .
The massage category I wish to enter for in Copenhagen 2023 is:
Classical/ Swedish massage and Freestyle Western massage.
The International Massage Association look forward watching Janet Stevens skills at the World Championship in Massage 2023 in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark.