About Shelley

I am a professional Massage Therapist, specialising in Deep Tissue, Sports/ Remedial, On Site Massage (Seated Acupressure) and Holistic Massage. These treatments help to alleviate bodily tension and pain, relieve stress, address postural and musculoskeletal issues and can induce a deep state of relaxation. During the massage session my approach is holistic, I will use a fusion of techniques to support the unfolding of the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Massage sessions are bespoke to the individual client and can combine treatments eg clients can choose deep tissue on the upper/ lower back and a more relaxing holistic for the rest of the session. 

After seeing the many benefits of complementary therapies over 12 years as a front line worker in social care/ mental health settings I was inspired to become a professional massage therapist. Over the last 8 years I have worked in various complementary therapy clinics, including Neals Yard Remedies and corporate on site venues. I have also volunteered for MIND and the Samaritans. 

I have a special interest in the mind body connection and believe the body can be a great educator, that massage can bring more awareness to the body, especially when we are in pain or stressed. Self care and bodywork can be the first things to go when we need them the most. The pandemic and working from home or “living at work” has made this especially challenging.

I am also a filmmaker and video editor, during Lockdown I made some relaxation videos to support clients, these can be found on my Instagram – @hopkinsholistic