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Bliss Russell, BSC (Hons), IIHHT, APNT dip, FFHT, PTLLS3, TAQA, FdA

Available weekdays, Saturdays and evenings at the Cotswold Health Centre, Stroud and home visits.

I have been a holistic therapist for over a decade, treating clients at festivals and camps, health food shops, in private practice and spa settings, also clinical work in hospitals and palliative care. I view my work as both a vocation and a personal journey for myself and others I meet on the way. I come from a place of gentle laughter, encouragement and authenticity. I find that healing happens when clients are allowed to be themselves in a relaxed environment. Although I do a full consultation at the initial therapy appointment, follow-up sessions tend to be focus on the therapy and being in the present moment.I am happy to provide treatments to naturists, please call to discuss. My teaching style is informal, relaxed and friendly. I believe we all have much wisdom to share, and learn as much through teaching as I hope my students gain by re-connecting with these ancient skills of self healing and discovering their own personal power.

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to train with many gifted teachers, including Darien Pritchard, founder of Dynamic Massage & Bodywork, Andy Fagg, Pat Turton and Peter Mackereth of Bristol Cancer Help Centre, Simon Heather of the College of Sound Healing, Denise Tiran of Expectancy caring for pregnant clients, Simon Gall, founder of the London School of Thai Massage, Huna & LomiLomi in Hawaii with Kahunas Harry Uhane & Sila Bray Jim, Marianne Hvass and Starhawk in various Shamanic techniques including journey-work, soul retrieval and non-violent communication skills, William Bloom author of the Endorphin Effect, Chris Samuel, Usui Reiki Master, and Lynne Bowkett, Tera Mai Reiki, and Mel Crowe, Karuna Reiki. I graduated with Honours in 2015 in a BSc Health Studies with my dissertation focusing on Massage During Cancer Treatment, incorporating an FdA in Complementary Therapies, at the University of Bedfordshire, studying botany and chemistry as it relates to aromatherapy with Margaret Pawlarzyk-Karlinski of the IFA. Call or text to chat on 07402 852136. I am happy to meet with prospective clients.



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