Professional Supervision for Massage Therapists in Devon

Professional Supervision for Massage Therapists

professional supervision for massage therapists

Who is it for?

Supervision is suitable for massage practitioners at any stage in their professional practice. Maybe you are newly qualified and are looking for help in setting up your massage practice, or it could be that you’re a therapist who has been seeing regular clients for some time, who’s keen to refine and clarify their offering. Supervision can also be helpful at times when confidence might be low, after having a break from regular practice due to parenting, sickness, overwhelm, bereavement or other personal situations that might cause us to take time out from helping others to tend to the needs of ourselves or our families. Whatever your circumstances, professional supervision is suitable for anyone who would like to access the support, connection and development available through regular group sessions.

How does it work?

Our supervision group meets monthly for between 2-2.5 hours (depending on the number of practitioners). Together we create a completely confidential container for discussion and learning which this means you are free to bring matters relating to yourselves or clients without undermining confidentiality agreements. Clients remain un-named and should you feel the need to discuss any situation, that stretches your capacity as a practitioner, then this is the space to explore new ideas and techniques together.

Each session begins with a check-in where we share where we are each at and outline any requirements we might have. As a group, we agree what needs to be covered and then usually the session includes a mix of talking and hands-on, body-orientated work. It might be that during a session we identify a need for further exploration of a topic. In which case we can arrange to all bring our skills, insights, books and techniques to the next session for in-depth study and knowledge exchange.

What do I offer?

I bring my experience of full-time therapeutic massage practice and personal development over the last 8 years. During that time I have received monthly supervision and made a commitment to regular CPD. You can read more about me and my massage practice. Having worked independently over the last 25 years I also have experience in sales, marketing and self-employment as both a sole trader and limited company. As well as becoming part of a supportive peer-to-peer network, joining this supervision group will also give you access to:

• Support with the practical side of setting up, running and developing your own business. Refining and articulating what you do and how you market yourself

• Guidance on boundary-setting, clarifying working hours and help with finding the right work-life balance for you

• Exploration of new massage techniques and space to re-visit techniques that might have got a bit rusty.

• Tips on self-care for you and after care for your clients

• Help with integrating your own personal process into your professional practice

• A confidential space to discuss more challenging client issues or triggers

Please note, these are not therapy sessions, nor an opportunity to be treated for a physical condition, although these needs may well surface during our time together. It is up to each practitioner to tend to any emerging personal needs outside of the supervision environment. 

I charge £20 per person, per session and each session also represents 2hrs of CPD for any MTI registered practitioners. If you are interested in joining the group or have any questions about supervision please do get in touch.