Mary Atkinson


Atkinson, Mary

Mary AtkinsonMary Atkinson’s involvement with complementary therapies began in the 1980s while working as a healthcare journalist on national magazines. In the mid 1990s she trained to be a practitioner and has qualifications in Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. She is now a highly respected tutor and has been awarded Fellowship of the Federation of Holistic Therapists for her inspiring work in the field.

Her first book The Art of Indian Head Massage (Carlton Books) was published in 2000 and since then she has authored other books including Hand and Foot Massage (Carlton Books) and  A Practical Guide to Self-Massage (Cico Books).

She is Co-Founder of the innovative Story Massage project (with Sandra Hooper) and teaches positive and respectful touch activities for children of all ages and abilities. Her latest book Once Upon a Touch… Story Massage for Children (Singing Dragon) is a practical introduction to story massage.

Mary was presented with the FHT Excellence in Leadership Award 2015 for her work with developing story massage for the children traumatised by the Japanese tsunami.


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