Meet Maria Hiltunen
Who can benefit from my treatments?
Anyone can benefit from my treatments. I have worked with a wide range of individuals with a variety of physical, mental or emotional health issues. My experience also includes working safely with clients during pregnancy and my treatments can be adapted as a gentle and supportive therapy for elderly clients. The benefits of massage can be experienced at every age and stage of life.
Your treatment session can be anything from therapeutic, relaxing massage to the release of deeper tension and knotted muscles. How the session goes will depend entirely on how you are feeling in your body and mind at that moment and what you want from it. It will be your time and space.
What inspires me?
I first encountered massage and bodywork in 2003 during 3 years of vocational dance education and fell in love with it immediately. Massage has been an important part of my life, helping and supporting me on every level – physically, mentally and emotionally. It has taught me a great deal both personally and professionally. Because of this, I am passionate about massage and the benefits that nurturing touch can bring to an individual.
I find working as a holistic massage therapist a rewarding experience. Being able to support and help my clients to relax, unwind, reconnect and feel more comfortable in their bodies and minds makes me feel that my work is important.
How I like to relax
Outside of massage, I am a passionate sauna lover and a wild swimmer. When I moved to England my partner built me an authentic Finnish sauna with a wood burning stove, it is my favourite place to recharge my batteries. What could be a better way to relax and enjoy life.
My other interests
Versatile exercising, stretching, dancing, meditation and wholesome food keep me balanced and happy.
I trained at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork and hold the Massage Training Institute (MTI) Diploma in Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology. I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is recommended by the Department of Health.
I am based at New Images Hair and Beauty salon in Severn Beach.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07402 710183