My name is Ana and I’m a fully qualified massage therapist/masseuse based in Brighton, UK. I specialise in working with LGBTQ clients to help them relax and reconnect with their bodies.
I trained with the Brighton School of Classical Massage and from there set up my own practice. My original background is in trauma, and I have carried this understanding and knowledge of healing forward in to my work as a masseuse.
From the first day I thought about becoming a masseuse, it was important to me to ensure my practice was welcoming of all body types and empowered people to reconnect with their bodies. When we reconnect with our bodies, we can not only experience improvements in mental health, but we develop a better relationship with ourselves which allows us to live our lives happier and more fulfilled. As a member of the LGBTQ community, it has also always been important to me to ensure my practice is not only welcoming to LGBTQ people, but that I am informed and experienced in LGBTQ specific issues such as working with trans clients, alleviating binder pain and understanding the impact of dysphoria. I encourage all my clients to immerse themselves in the experience of massage and to feel whatever it is they want to feel. I provide a gentle and nurturing space and time for pre-massage consultations where we can talk about your body and your needs – physically and emotionally, and where we can ensure your experience is one which is safe, comforting and relaxing.
Informed and educated consultations, trained in LGBTQ prevalent pathologies and a gentle and patient approach to touch. Click below to see everything I do to make the experience welcoming for you.
As part of the pre-massage consultation, we will discuss any areas you feel you don't want to be touched, preferred pressure levels and any concerns you may have around existing body issues.
60 mins. Working on the whole body allows me to work intuitively, finding areas of tension that you may not be aware off. I can also pay particular attention to areas you feel pain or tension and work to release this for you.
60 mins. This works well for those who are working office based jobs, have high levels of stress or who are experiencing back ache.
30 mins. This works well if you don't have a lot of time but would like to relax and unwind.
If you are on low income and would still like to visit for a massage, I am happy to discuss a sliding payment scale for sessions.
Crystal Therapy can help us recognise and name the obstacles holding us back and involves Crystals being placed on the body. This can include guided meditation, or be done in silence. I can also combine my Crystal Therapy work with massage for those looking for a more full body experience.
60 mins. I work through your chakras, clearing energy.
90 mins. Through out my massage practice, I have worked intuitively with the body. My bespoke crystal healing session combines chakra rebalancing, gentle guided meditation, and gentle massage to the back, neck and head.
Similar to my "Body Consultation", via video call we discuss your needs and I prepare a bespoke crystal prescription for you. This can help inform what crystals you buy and how you use them.
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