Massage Therapist Kate Brydon is the newest member of the Rowan House therapy team! Kate first became interested in massage whilst seeking ways to keep her own body and mind in balance. She began her training in India, going on to train in Dublin before practicing in Greece! Kate has studied holistic massage, sport massage, acupressure and soft tissue therapy.
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Kate uses massage as a way of aiding physical health and overall wellbeing in her clients. She aims to relieve discomfort and aid relaxation using massage, trigger point techniques, mobilisation and Acupressure. Addressing aches and pains with a pain free approach to treatment, at most finding where the pain begins but never going beyond the point of pain.
We sat down to find out more about her…
So Kate! What drew you to begin practicing at Rowan House?
I have been visiting Clare at the centre over the last year or so since arriving in Norfolk. I love driving out of the city into the peaceful neighbourhood of Hethersett and there is always a warm welcome greeting me at reception. There is a friendliness felt throughout Rowan House and when Clare offered to share her room with me I welcomed the opportunity.
What’s the favourite place you’ve ever visited?
Wales, Greece, Ireland , Maine, California, India… They have all given me something special. Made me a little bit who I am, influenced a little bit what I think. Experiencing the different cultures, colours, landscapes, music is a favourite thing for me. At this moment Norfolk is my favourite place.
Have you ever been on TV?
I’ve never been on TV and actually I’m a little camera shy!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever had?
I have been guided by many wise people in my life, but at this moment my mind has gone blank with specific advice!
A practical bit of advice I was given a few years back was to write down goals, intentions and wishes regarding where you would like to be in one year, five years and ten years. Thinking about where you would like to be physically (living), what you would be doing, relationships, thinking also about intentions regards my spiritual life. I found the piece of paper a year or so later and was blown away looking at where I was in life and the links to these goals and intentions I had put down a year earlier.
I think it is time to pick up a pen and open my journal again ~)
Do you have a favourite charity, if yes who and why?
I am interested in local charities supporting their local community.
Travelling in India I remember reading a pamphlet about the city I was visiting at the time, Pondicherry on the southeast coast of India. The pamphlet had some history of the city, a guide to places of interest, and some helpful tips for visitors who were maybe new to India. One piece of advice was not to give to beggars. The writer said that though to an outsider it may appear as if these people are getting no help , actually their community does work to look after each other. And then the writer went on to say that it is better to keep these offerings and use them for your own community at home. This made sense to me, helping the people close to me.
What do you do to relax?
Walking in nature helps me relax, especially in the forest. I love the peace on a still day with maybe a little wind, and the different lights passing between the leaves and trees. Maybe spotting, or hearing, the squirrels busy in their daily doings.
What’s your wellbeing best top tip?
Finding a practice that helps to slow down the businesses of the mind & return to it a little each day, or every other day, or once a week, …. being able to feel that space between thoughts, and having an awareness of this space. For me this time, & sometimes just moments, puts things in perspective, in a way simplifies things.
SPECIAL OFFER: Book your first treatment with Kate before the end of April you’ll get a rather wonderful 20% off! Email Kate at: email@example.com or call the Rowan House reception on 01603 813 999.