I first became interested in complementary therapies when I suffered from migraines in my mid 20's, finding that massage helped ease tension in my body, relieving the pain.  After 20 years as a Personal Assistant, I decided to follow my dream and train as an aromatherapy massage therapist, going on to study Indian head and deep tissue massage.  Much of my continuing professional development training now takes place at the renowned Jing Institute in Brighton.  

I founded Pure Bliss Massage over 15 years ago, treating clients from my therapy room in the attic of my home in South Bristol, as well as massaging staff in-house corporately.  I have continued studying and learning new skills and techniques, including table Thai, holistic facials, Thai foot massage and hot stone fusion.  The majority of my training has been undertaken at the prestigious Jing Institute in Brighton where I recently completed my certificate in Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology and am currently undertaking my year long Advanced Clinical Massage course. 

I trained as a nutritional therapist over 3 years at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and, although I no longer practise nutrition, I still have an on-going interest and am always happy to incorporate tips on diet and lifestyle into my client self-care. 

I love learning more about the body and how massage can help my clients and myself.  The more I learn, the more I want to learn - it's like doing a never-ending jigsaw puzzle and every new piece of the puzzle starts to fill in the bigger picture.  More than anything, applying that learning to my treatments and seeing the difference it makes to my clients is what makes me love what I do.

Qualifications

International Institute of Health & Holistic Therapies     

Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Thai Foot Massage

Holisitic Facial Massage 

Jing Institute, Brighton

Certificate in Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy &  Physiology

Hot Stone Fusion Massage     

Advanced Hot Stone Fusion

Table Thai Massage

Current on-going training

Advanced Clinical Massage  - Jing Institute  

So far completed: Upper body including Lower Back, Neck & Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel, Shoulder Girdle.

Other Qualifications

Institute of Optimum Nutrition

3 year Nutritional Therapy Diploma

Professional Memberships

Federation of Holistic Therapists

Federation of Nutritional Therapists

 

Ali Cook MFHT, Dip MS Anat, DipIon, IIHHT