Karen Freed has worked with the body for more than 40 years and has extensive experience and knowledge across a number of holistic and movement modalities.
She completed a BA (Hons) in Dance at Roehampton University and trained as a Contemporary Dancer and Choreographer at Trinity Laban in London and attended many professional courses at other leading dance academies. Working as a teacher, choreographer, dancer and dance event creator in London for many years, she developed an in depth knowledge of movement and dance across many styles.
During this time her interest in holistic modalities gradually arose, starting with experiencing holistic movement and dance styles such as shamanic dance, trance dance, Feldenkrais and going on to develop a deeper interest in Sivananda Yoga. Dipping her toe into Trager – a combination of movement and holistic therapy – before deciding to train as a Holistic Therapist in 2003.
Her initial holistic therapy training encompassed Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Nutrition and Indian Head Massage. Later on she trained in Seated Acupressure Massage and could often be found at local and national events offering seated clothed massages to the public as well as in the workplace. This lead to more interest in acupressure and she qualified in Tsuobki Face and Tsuobki Foot massages. Further courses in Hot Stones Massage, Warm Bamboo Massage and Sports and Remedial Massage followed.
The interest in dance is still present and she qualified in Chakra Dancing and Ecstatic Trance Dance with Amoda and offers this to groups at retreats and elsewhere. These self-healing forms of dance compliment other healing modalities she works with such as Sound Healing and Reiki.
As a very experienced, multi-disciplined holistic therapist she is able to offer an extensive range of personalised, effective holistic massage and professional holistic therapy treatments for individuals and to work deeply with clients to beneficially affect their overall wellbeing, health and structural balance of the body.
Karen Freed is an expert in Chair Massage (Seated Acupressure Massage), a specialist massage designed for computer users, and probably the most experienced Chair Massage therapist in South West England with many thousands of satisfied clients and treatments to her name. Now that many people are now working from home on their laptop/ computer this massage has become an essential regular treatment.
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