We have a number of massage therapists working with Keheren Therapy, all of which bring a different range of knowledge and experience in the use of massage therapy. As a result we offer safe, effective treatments tailored to your needs.
Deborah Slater (owner and therapist at Truro, Kingston and Richmond)
I have worked as a nurse for many years and unfortunately also have first hand experience of being a back pain sufferer.
Discovering the benefit of deep tissue massage therapy approximately 11 years ago. I soon realised that massage could help speed recovery and consequently I didn’t have to rely on analgesia alone.
In addition I was privileged to have the knowledge and expertise of Dave Marriage (formally of the Pain Clinic Truro) to act as my mentor.
- Hydrotherm experience level one (distinction)
- VTCT level 3 diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.
- S.N.H.S Diploma Reflexology
- VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage.
- Advanced level 2 Hydrothem Massage.
- Hydrothem Massage in Pregnancy level 3.
- Qualifications in Anatomy & Physiology
Catherine Manby – Massage Therapist, Truro
During my childhood I travelled extensively in Europe and gained a love of the outdoors the natural beauty of the earth, healthy living and other cultures. Later on whilst at university I travelled to India and Australia. After working as a Landscape gardener and Design and Technology Teacher I re-trained as a Sports Massage Therapist in Cornwall in 2013.
I love massage because it helps so many people. Massage is deeply healing and restorative for a wide range of conditions with mental, emotional and physical benefits. I feel that it helps people reconnect to themselves and to their lives in general with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose with the deep sense of relaxation that massage therapy provides.
I am interested in the body’s energy systems and how to harness the healing power of the body and mind into healing itself through guided imagery , visualization, relaxation and massage technique, stretching & strengthening. Utilising the breath and learning correct breathing technique is also imperative to maximize oxygenation and circulation of the blood to the related affected tissues of the body. Working with a wide range of people and with every day being different is also hugely rewarding.
- VTCT Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage Therapy Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.
- Hydrotherm Massage
- Indian Head Massage,
- Warm Bamboo Massage
- Thai Foot Massage.
Hannah Ford – Sports (& Massage!!) Therapist Truro
After Graduating from The University of Hertfordshire with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy I moved to Cornwall from Buckinghamshire.
During my 4 years at University, I spent a year of this at Harlequins FC working in the medical department. Here I enhanced my therapy skills in soft tissue, taping techniques, examination and assessment, as well as rehabilitation of injuries.
I have worked with international sports teams including the All Blacks Rugby Union, Italian Rugby Union, New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL establishing specific treatment plans, pre and post-match routines. I have also worked in clinical settings in Hertfordshire, treating members of the public, students and athletes alike.
Massage is not just about feeling relaxed, although it’s a big part! It’s about the overall experience and outcome that the client has.
By being involved in sport from an early age I understand the importance of maintaining the bodies full function. This is through recovery and maintenance.
A love for sport and an interest in the anatomy of the body led me to a path pursuing a career as a Sports Therapist. I find helping the body, whether it to be reliving pain, enhancing wellbeing or just maintaining joint mobility to be hugely rewarding for the client and myself.
Read more about Sports Therapy here.
- BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy
- Hydrotherm practitioner
Stella Marcanzoni – Therapist – Richmond
I am a fully qualified BSc Physiotherapist. My postgraduate diploma training includes Neurological Physiotherapy, lymphatic drainage, pilates matwork and equipment, Bobath, kinesio taping, Mulligan, and so many more.
I love massage because you can provide treatment to clients for different reasons, such as chronic pain or other health conditions to offer them relief from their symptoms without medication. I see massage a way to help people to cope with their problems since to relief stress, or manage their chronic pain or an acute injury. It makes clients feel happy about themselves; enhancing their quality of life.
- MACP accredited Combined Movements Course (Neil Bowler) -London, 2011.
- How to treat Tennis Elbow. Prof. Eyal Lederman 2011 Cpdo Ltd, 2011.
- How to treat: Impingement syndrome of the shoulder Prof. Eyal Lederman 2011 Cpdo Ltd.
- Hydrotherm massage.