Ros Hadley returns to the Ashcroft Practice after a gap of some years. She is an experienced massage therapist who offers either full body or back, neck and shoulder massage. She is also used to working alongside our osteopaths on more specific issues such as post-injury or post-surgery shortened muscles and connective tissue - these are usually referred to her on a case by case basis.
As well as being a qualified therapist, Ros is also an artist and travel writer. We have two of her paintings in our therapy rooms at the Ashcroft Practice.
All appointments with Ros are an hour long.
Beatrice is currently on maternity leave
Over the last five years Beatrice has worked with a wide range of clients and has a particular interest in treating musicians. Her approach is gentle but her range of skills allows her to vary this according to each individual client’s needs. Regular clients have included guitarists, gardeners, office workers with postural problems and headaches, retirees with osteoarthritis and triathletes in training for Iron Man.
After her initial years as a McTimoney Chiropractor, Beatrice began training in Sports and Remedial Massage in order to build further skills into her practice. Gaining more massage experience, she realised that this was where her passion lay. She started to offer massage as a standalone treatment and after some time decided to focus entirely on massage therapy, finding it extremely rewarding and worthwhile.
Beatrice now also offers pregnancy massage.
Pregnancy massage is very similar to standard massage but uses different positioning for the comfort and safety of mother and baby, as well as avoiding deep techniques and certain areas of the body. It is a very relaxing treatment and has been found to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Pregnancy massage provides relief for pain in the back and other muscles and joints, and helps reduce swelling in the feet and ankles. As well as its physical benefits, it can also provide much-needed emotional support during pregnancy.
Qualifications and further training
Member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) and also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK's voluntary regulator for natural therapies.
Beatrice also practices in Stroud. You can visit her website here.