I have been a massage practitioner since 2008. In April of that year, I did the 2 Day Basic Hands Free Training and later that year, the Advanced Training.
While I was on the Advanced Training, I was so blown away by the tools and techniques, I asked Darien to let me know if he ever needed an assistant. I needed to help spread this amazing work.
At the end of 2009 I assisted Darien for the first time. And slowly but surely, I became his co-teacher and then start teaching solo.
My initial training at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork was superlative. However, due to my stature and small hands, I knew I needed other tools to help extend my career. Without attending the Advanced Training, my massage career would have ended very quickly.
I love teaching this work and am eternally grateful for the opportunity to do so, and also to Darien, who spent so many years refining this work.
Alongside my private practice at Neal’s Yard in Bath, I also design websites for complementary health professionals. I founded the Bath Practitioner Group and facilitated it for 12 years which was a wonderful melting pot for practitioners.
BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (2017-2022)
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training (2016)
MTI Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage and bodywork (2007)
Feedback from a happy Hands Free-ers
“The 8 day training really does change your practice. The course itself is well paced with plenty of time between classes to practice and develop the skills. There are plenty of follow up videos and a well illustrated manual. On top of all of that you also get Leora as your tutor. You couldn’t ask for more. Stop thinking about it and take that leap of faith. You will not regret it.”
– Carmen Zahra
Hi lovely Leora, Queen of the World!
A thought just occurred to me and I thought I’d write it down for you now.
Before doing the Advanced Hands Free Massage course I used to have a roughly 50% success rate. If I had 4 clients in a day, 2 would be great massages, 1 would be okay, 1 would be fraught with anxiety.
I have just finished a busy day. I’ve not been feeling great the whole day, maybe I’m coming down with something and I have just done 5 back to back massages, ALL of which were amazing. Everyone has left shaking my hand, eyes dazed with wonderment, repeatedly offering thanks.
This course has transformed my practice, my business and my stress levels. Best thing I’ve ever done. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
You rock lady.
“Thank you so much for the coaching session. I came to you to help me boost my confidence. You have a wonderful touch and are a great mentor… I really appreciated receiving massage for so long – it was exactly what I needed. I used some of what I learned in that session on a client the next day and it went so well! I used my forearm with more confidence and flow. She loved it. I feel I have a long way to go still but I had the courage to try.”
– Rebecca Richards