Bio and Other Services
Hi. I’m Caroline Platt and I have been a practising massage therapist for over 15 years. I’ve always had an interest in what is now called ‘Health and Wellbeing’. Even during the time I spent working in finance in the City, I found that a healthy diet and exercise helped me cope with work-related pressures and stress. Having always followed natural medicine and therapies rather than traditional methods, I decided I wanted a change in direction and to become my own boss. Massage therapy seemed to me to be a good fit, combining my passion for helping people and natural remedies.
Through providing massage therapy to my clients over the years, I noticed that stress seemed to play a role in many of the physical and mental conditions that was presented to me by my clients. Often this was in the form of niggling aches, pains and tension that often resulted in headaches, poor concentration and disrupted sleep patterns to name but a few. It is certainly well known the role that prolonged and chronic stress has to play in the development of many health conditions including heart conditions. cancer, diabetes, gastro intestinal problems, depression and anxiety. This is just one of the reasons why it is so important when you first start to notice the impact stress is starting to have on your own health and wellbeing to take action, and massage can play a part in your overall self-care routine.
Dementia is a condition that I have experienced in my personal life as well as in my work as a massage therapist. I have seen the benefits that massage can bring to a person with dementia first-hand; it can improve moods and helps calm the person reducing anxiety and depression. I have found that using aromatherapy oils in the massage treatment provides additional benefit and a sense of relaxation. The power of touch is important for us all, but with people who have dementia, it is even more so, especially to help them feel connected.
I continually update my skills in the area of health and wellbeing, and I am now a qualified coach, having trained with one of the leading academies in the sector. My particular area of interest and specialism is health and wellbeing. The last couple of years throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly shown the important of looking after our health and ensuring we do everything to optimise our own wellbeing and immune systems. We are certainly seeing high levels of stress, exhaustion, financial worries and burnout, all of which will be having an impact on both our physical and mental health. One of the reasons I have now launched an online course is that it will offer skills and techniques to help people deal with the challenges we face and help them build their resilience so they can thrive, and not just survive.
Resilience and Positive Psychology – Creating Health through Happiness
My new course, Creating Health Through Happiness, is a six week course, where I will be coaching you once a week, live on Zoom. Please email me if you are interested and would like more details and I will happily send you further information.