Ask the Practitioner: Kirsty Manning

by Stepping Stones on July 3, 2013

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Kirsty Manning


As part of our Therapy of the Week, we have a quick Q&A with Kirsty to help you get to know more about her and the therapies that she offers

Why did you choose to start doing holistic/deep tissue massage?

Having had some disappointing massages in the past, I finally found a massage therapist who really listened to what I wanted and needed. Massage helped me manage the physical and emotional effects of a sometimes stressful job. She inspired me to find out more about massage and after doing an introductory weekend course, I was hooked and haven’t looked back since.

What’s you favorite other alternative or complementary therapy?

Thai yoga massage, I love that this treatment is floor based as it helps me feel very grounded during and after the massage.

How do you feel your therapy benefits your clients?

I think touch is a really powerful medium which can bring many benefits. In the current climate it can be difficult to justify “treating” ourselves with a massage, however the value of looking after our bodies and our wellbeing shouldn’t be underestimated, what’s more important than your health? Among many other benefits holistic and deep tissue massage can help stimulate the immune system, relieve muscular pain, improve sleep and reduce stress.

If you won £1 million what would you spend it on?

I have family living in America and we don’t often get the chance to get together so I would pay for us all to go on a big holiday together, somewhere exotic. I’d probably try to buy a house with a big garden for my cats to enjoy as well. I’d give some to charity also although choosing which causes would be challenging as there’s so many deserving ones!

Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share with us?

I have a great recipe for Phad Thai which is one of my favourite dishes but it’s a bit long to write out here. The secret is a little tamarind sauce and plenty of peanuts!

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