Hi, my name is Alicia Bodnar. I am a mobile massage and holistic practitioner, and I am passionate about holistic health. For me, being a massage and holistic practitioner is not only a job, but a way of life.
For as long as I can remember, I was interested in human body and soul, what makes them work harmoniously together and how to achieve happiness and stillness of mind. How to achieve an inner peace and quietness that feels like a flowing river .
I studied Holistic Therapies (Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology) in Brighton and hove City College in 2005-06.
After I’ve finished my college, I started working as a volunteer, providing Reflexology treatments for a severely disabled and extremely aggressive young man in a care home I was working in at the time. I soon found out how profoundly relaxing effect it had on him and how it changed the cycle of his destructive behaviour. I soon started teaching other members of staff and they were keen to learn as treatment time was often the calmest time of the day for everyone involved.
I have also worked in a voluntary capacity providing massage and holistic treatments for personnel and patients at Royal Sussex County Hospital as a member of Active Lightworks (registered charity).
In 2007 I started working as a full time massage and holistic therapist and never looked back.
Massage is one of my lifelong passions. I feel so lucky to actually love my job! I want to know everything about bringing positive changes into body, mind and spirit using the art of touch, so I am constantly learning and broadening my knowledge .
I like working on both ends of massage pressure spectrum. I specialise in very gentle and relaxing treatments like Pregnancy, Aromatherapy and Holistic Massage but I also work very deeply into the muscles doing Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. I work with runners, acrobats, rugby players and all sorts of sports people. I specialise in working with injuries, chronic and acute pain. I draw from many styles and often combine deep pressure with aromatherapy oils or Thai stretching.
I work closely with other professionals like GPs, chiropractors, psychologists and care support workers to provide the best possible treatments for my clients.
I am qualified in:
Swedish, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, Hot Stone, Indian Head, Thai, Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy with Mel Cash.
Natural Facelift Massage, Hollistic Facials, Aromatherapy Product Blending, Dr Hauschka Skincare, Organic Skincare
Hopi Ear Candles, Reflexology.
I am interested in beauty treatments using natural, Aromatherapy products and I am working on developing my own Aromatherapy line of beauty products.
I run massage workshops, and “how to make your own aromatherapy products” workshops.
So, massage is one of passions in my life and you can find me massaging somebody most of the time. If I’m not, however, it means that I am pursuing my other passions- playing cello, walking on the Downs or Yoga.
I am fully insured, CRB checked and a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.
Thanks again for visiting my site and I hope to see you soon!
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