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Welcome

My name is Uschi Braun.  “Uschi” (pronounced as in '[s] ushi') means “Little she-bear” and “Braun” is the German version of “Brown”.

I was born and grew up in Germany, moved to New Zealand in 1994 and lived there for 21 years.  I have been living in the UK since end March 2018.  I have 'come full circle' and feel very settled in Petersfield.

 

My Massage Background and Qualifications

I love massaging and have been massaging friends and family since 1979 (when I was 18), and have been massaging professionally since 2005.

From September to November 2003 I did a Massage & Aromatherapy course (10 weeks, 3 hours per week) at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga in New Zealand.

In 2005 I obtained the National Certificate in Massage (using Aromatherapy) from the New Zealand College of Massage in Auckland in New Zealand.

In 2006 I obtained the Certificate in Allied Therapies (including Reflexology, Chair Massage etc) from the New Zealand College of Massage.

In 2008 I completed a 3-day Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) course in Tauranga, New Zealand, held by Jill Griffiths, who runs the well known Weller Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

In October 2018 I obtained the Certificate in Hot Stone Massage from the Brighton School of Massage.

And in November 2018 I attended the Diploma in Indian Head Massage from the Brighton School of Massage.

Since becoming a massage therapist I have also attended other courses / workshops / seminars including seminars on homoepathy.

I have been a Registered Massage Therapists etc with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) in the UK since June 2018 and Massage New Zealand (MNZ) since 2005.

 

I offer 

  • Massage Therapy (with / without Aromatherapy)
  • Reflexology (feet and / or hands and / or ears)
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (lymphatic drainage is a great “side effect” of any Massage or Reflexology treatment, and can also be a treatment by itself)
  • a mix of Massage and Reflexology and Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Please see the respective website pages (= "tabs”) for more information on Massage Therapy, Reflexology and (Manual) Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).

Depending on what my clients prefer, I use oils / waxes with or without aromatherapy oils.

 

Benefits of regular Treatments

  • Helps break the chronic pain spasm cycle while reducing associated muscle tightness
  • Stimulates / increases circulation of blood and lymph
  • Releases endorphins (= body’s natural painkillers) that uplift and help to feel good / better
  • Helps to eliminate wastes from body
    • thus drink a glass of water AFTER a massage etc treatment, and a lot of water during the day
    • drinking a lot of water can also help to prevent e.g. bladder and kidney infections, and dementia (which can also caused by dehydration of brain)
  • Assists with absorption of nutrients into body
  • Helps with prevention of soft tissue injury and rehabilitation of injured soft tissue (e.g. OOS [= Occupational Overuse Syndrome] or RSI [= Repeated Strain Injury])
  • Helps to reduce post-operative recovery period and speeds up elimination of anaesthetics

 

BEFORE receiving a massage / reflexology / lymphatic drainage you have to inform massage therapists etc about

  • Your general health
  • Current conditions (e.g. hepatitis, blood pressure problems etc)
  • Current medical treatment / medication (including homoeopathy)
  • Past injuries / operations / conditions

I am looking forward to seeing you.

Uschi