Artaine qualified as a sports masseur in Melbourne Australia in 1988.
Sports massage not only treats sporting injuries as the remedial effects of this type of massage helps other injuries and illnesses. These include aches and pains, back pain, circulatory problems, tension, muscle spasms/tension compensatory muscular problems.
Whilst nursing in Australia she had become aware of the benefits of complementary therapies through nursing colleagues and from personal experience.
Once qualified in sports massage as well as working with individuals she worked with an Aussie rules football team. It was during this time that, she training as a level two Reiki practitioner in 1990.
On returning to the UK Artaine continued to practice sports massage alongside nursing. She undertook further Reiki training and now teaches Reiki as well as offering Reiki treatments. Her nursing background has given her an understanding of medical conditions and a holistic approach is used during treatments.
In 2011 Artaine completed a Canine Myotherapy Diploma enabling her to offer remedial massage to dogs through veterinary referral.
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 London and Stroud. You can visit her website here.