Welcome to Nurture – Massage Therapy and Baby Massage. My name is Liz Blount, massage therapist and infant massage instructor.
Having spent nearly 20 years working in Human Resources in the NHS, I chose to change careers and retrain as a massage therapist. I studied with York School of Holistic Therapies, which encourages an individualised, client-focused approach to massage therapy.
I now enjoy bringing this approach, along with my own caring, nurturing style, to my work at Nurture – Massage Therapy and Baby Massage.
My motivation is to help individuals take the time they need to allow their body and mind to relax, to deal with the stress they are facing and help them manage their own health and wellbeing.
My focus as a massage therapist is on putting the client at their ease by listening to their wants and needs, and tailoring the massage treatment to match. I am keen to work with people who may feel nervous about getting a massage, perhaps because they feel self-conscious or they have had a negative experience before. I love seeing an anxious client start to let go of the tension as they realise they are in safe hands (literally!) and can just relax.
Clients comment that I have a nurturing style that ensures they leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and restored.
Having become convinced of the importance of touch, I also chose to train as an Infant Massage instructor.
Baby Massage can offer so many benefits to both baby and parent, and it is a real privilege to be able to show parents how they can use baby massage to make the most of its physical benefits and help build the bond with their child, in a relaxed and baby friendly way.
I trained with To Baby and Beyond, whose instructor course is recognised by both the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Nursing.
My additional training in Pregnancy Massage means I am able to offer a complete “bump to baby” massage service.
I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists professional organisation and am committed to continuing professional development. I am currently training as a Clinical Aromatherapist and look forward to being able to bring this skill into my practice.