Juan Mases, Massage Therapist
I have been practicing massage and bodywork for over twenty years and am always keen to incorporate new approaches to my work.
My interest in Yoga led me to learn Thai Massage - I liked the idea of someone doing the work for me!
I believe life is more enjoyable if our bodies are working well for us... at least it is a good place to start to making the most of life.
My background is in the care sector working with people with disabilities and I was a foster carer for many years. This experience has taught me to listen to others with empathy and to react with awareness. Over the years I have supported many individuals. Their varied range of needs requiring a flexible approach to meet their expectations. This transferable skill I apply to my massage sessions.
I enjoy cycling, climbing and yoga …and dancing if the mood takes me.
Qualifications and experience
True Thai, Edinburgh (Therapist) 2011-2013
Bodyharmonics Thai Massage Training (2011)
Yoga therapy @ Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda, Chennai, India (2006)
Kinesiology @ Professional Kinesiology Practice International (2003)
Bowen Technique (2001)
Basic Thai Massage with Brian Cooper (2000)
Massage Therapist @ Body Positive (1992-2008)
Advanced Remedial Massage @ Northern College of Physical Therapies (1992)
Remedial massage @ Northern Institute of Massage (1990)
Pregnancy Massage Training with KnotStressed Therapies (2015)
Postnatal Massage Training with KnotStressed Therapies (2015)