About

 

You do not need improving

kate-codrington
Gazillions of pounds are generated out of making women feel bad about themselves. I believe that you are just fine as you are; even when you feel horrible you can heal, connect and come home to yourself. If you need it, I can hold space for you to let go and find threads of joy and ease within yourself, so you can start to accept and heal.

 

My professional story

I have been using massage professionally since 1993, running a successful on-site massage company, working with Reiki and with women affected by HIV and AIDS at Body and Soul and in private practice. After training in Biodynamic methods with Gerda Boyesen I deepened my understanding by studying at Chiron gaining a certificate in Body Psychotherapy and Biodynamic Massage.

I have worked in many settings teaching, practising and writing about massage, usually focusing on women’s health and am still fascinated with the process of empowering women by supporting body awareness.

Having loved massage during my own pregnancies, I was inspired to study Shiatsu with Suzanne Yates at  Well Mother where I gained a credit for my diploma and specialised in pregnancy massage.

I brought a bloody brilliant gang of women together supporting each other in PAPA, a birth network in Watford. Some of the connections made at PAPA created businesses and projects that are still vibrant today.

I trained in abdominal massage in 2013 with Helen Petch and Clare Blake. It makes the perfect bridge between the energetic healing of Biodynamic work and the issues that arise from the cyclical nature of being a woman. My fertility massage and rebozo massage skills have been developed further by studying fertility massage with Clare Blake in 2014.

For many years I also support therapists to feel relaxed about their marketing with online training.

The movement and exercise I started to learn at Well Mother has brought me to train in Womb Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. This started my interest in menstruality and I took the Women’s Quest Apprenticeship Leadership Training in 2016.

My training with Red School continues and I was the first graduate in Menstrual Medicine Circles in June 2018. Sessions can be online or in person in Watford.

In partnership with Leora Leboff, I run Woman Kind retreats, holding a space for groups of menstruating and menopause women and therapists to build more kindness into their lives.

 

Organisations, Insurance & Privacy

I am a member of the ABMT (Association of  Biodynamic Massage Therapists) and hold full insurance. I have professional supervision and keep my skills updated, you can find a full list of my qualifications here.  It is very important to me that I hold safe, respectful spaces for women and you can find my privacy policy here.

 

Social Media

I used to be ex-directory, imagine that! These days I’m a committed social media user, to find out what I’ve been up to you can follow me on twitter, look at my facebook page,  Instagram or even Google plus! No snap-chat though ; )

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