Emma JamesIíve been interested in complementary health since I was a student when I discovered homeopathy. After graduating, I spent three months in Chile on expedition with Operation Raleigh, returning to work as an actress with Northern Black Light Theatre, a childrens' theatre company based in York. Whilst "resting" I undertook administrative jobs, having previously attended a post graduate business and secretarial course.
My interest in homeopathy continued to grow and in 1987 I started a four year course with the College of Homeopaths. However, becoming a Mother in 1990 changed my priorities and I decided to leave the course with the intention of continuing my studies at a later stage.
I became aware of the benefits of massage therapy after receiving treatment from a Therapeutic Masseur for problems I'd been experiencing with my back. Given that my problems were soft tissue and not skeletal in origin, the relief I gained from the treatment and the speed with which I recovered inspired me to look into training as a Therapeutic Masseur which I did during 1995.
Since training as a Therapeutic Masseur Iíve trained in a further six therapies; Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Bach Flower Therapy and Reiki Healing. Currently I'm training in Thai Yoga Massage with Kira Balaskas at the School of Thai Yoga Massage which is a natural complement to the Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.
As a family we have a commitment to health and sport. I cross train with my favoured sports being golf, running, swimming, Iyenga yoga, sailing, boxing, Shotokan karate and as a spectator, cricket and rugby.