Who am I?
Claire Green -
MTI Registered Holistic Massage Therapist, a Mum and a Nurse.
MTI Accredited Holistic Massage Therapist
Training with the amazing Andy Fagg and Charmaine Storer, at the renowned Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB), was transformative for me on a personal level. And although I didn’t take up massage professionally when I qualified in 2004, it remains one of the best things I have ever done. I worked instead at St. Peter’s Hospice before taking a break to have children. Since discovering the power of massage on the course, I have continued to receive regular massage myself. On many occasions, it has literally kept me upright and functioning.
And now, as my children are growing and I am able to work again I have only one calling-massage.
It is a privilege to work so closely with clients, to hold space, to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and rapport which is essential to facilitate relaxation and change.
I’m passionate about professional development, undertaking advanced workshops and doing massage swaps with colleagues to share knowledge and expand my repertoire. I attend monthly clinical supervision sessions with the wonderful Sarah Hoare, and receive regular massage from Andy Fagg.
I have recently taken further training courses in
I started my working life as a nurse at age 18. Qualified in both adult and paediatric nursing, my passion was working with children who had cancer. I undertook a course in paediatric oncology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and worked in a central London Specialist Centre for several years.
I moved to Bristol in 2001 to work at Bristol Children’s Hospital on the Bone Marrow Transplant unit, nursing both adults and children. This was an extremely emotionally intense environment. One of my collegues was studying at BCMB, and I observed first hand how powerful massage could be. As a result I became interested in studying massage as it embraces the key elements which made me passionate about nursing - compassion and sensitivity, excellent clinical knowledge, and a great sense of humour!